Sara Pascoe invites twelve of Britain’s most talented home sewers to compete in creating beautiful garments from scratch in a bid to impress Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young as they search for Britain’s Best Amateur Sewer.
Sara Pascoe welcomes 12 of Britain’s most talented home sewers into the sewing room which is in an historic woollen mill on the outskirts of Leeds. Week One sees judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young ask them to create a capsule wardrobe across 3 challenges.
The haberdashery is stocked with local Yorkshire Wool and the sewers dive into the competition with their first Pattern Challenge to make a wool mini skirt, with piped patch pockets. Who will make a good first impression with precision piping and symmetrical pockets?
For the Transformation Challenge, the sewers turn lockdown loungewear into a going out top for an adult in just 90 minutes and in the Made to Measure, they sewers must perfectly fit a wrap dress to their model.
One sewer gets off to a flying start being awarded Garment of the Week, and another’s hopes are dashed as they become the first to be sent home.
The Great British Sewing Bee returns Wednesday 27th April at 8pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.