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The Great British Sewing Bee

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The Great British Sewing BeeThe Great British Sewing Bee

This feel-good take on the competition format returns, as Claudia Winkleman hosts 10 of the country’s best home sewers. In each episode, they face three needlework challenges set by two of the country’s most respected experts: top Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant, and renowned sewing teacher May Martin. The sewers are from all walks of life – from an IT consultant, to a retired air hostess and to a Lieutenant Colonel in the army. They all know their peplums from their plackets, but only one can win. This captivating series captures every tense moment as they compete to be crowned Britain’s best amateur sewer.

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Series 5, Episode 6

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With Joe Lycett hosting, the quarter-finalists face British and Irish fabrics week. Patrick Grant and Esme Young ask the sewers to create a worker's jacket from linen. 6/8

Series 5, Episode 6

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With Joe Lycett hosting, the quarter-finalists face British and Irish fabrics week. Patrick Grant and Esme Young ask the sewers to create a worker's jacket from linen. 6/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 7

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Joe Lycett hosts the semi-final, as the four remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world. 7/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches its dramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. 8/8

Series 4, Episode 1

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Claudia Winkleman welcomes 10 more hopefuls as the amateur sewing competition returns, with Patrick Grant being joined on the judging team by Esme Young. 1/8

Series 4, Episode 1

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Claudia Winkleman welcomes 10 more hopefuls as the amateur sewing competition returns, with Patrick Grant being joined on the judging team by Esme Young. 1/8

Series 4, Episode 1

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Claudia Winkleman welcomes 10 more hopefuls as the amateur sewing competition returns, with Patrick Grant being joined on the judging team by Esme Young. 1/8

Series 4, Episode 2

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This week the sewers hope to show the judges they can make beautiful clothes on a small scale. 2/8

Series 4, Episode 2

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This week the sewers hope to show the judges they can make beautiful clothes on a small scale. 2/8

Series 4, Episode 2

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This week the sewers hope to show the judges they can make beautiful clothes on a small scale. 2/8

Series 4, Episode 3

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It's time to get cheeky as the sewers work with the fiddliest of pattern pieces and the most delicate fabric. 3/8

Series 4, Episode 3

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It's time to get cheeky as the sewers work with the fiddliest of pattern pieces and the most delicate fabric. 3/8

Series 4, Episode 3

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It's time to get cheeky as the sewers work with the fiddliest of pattern pieces and the most delicate fabric. 3/8

Series 4, Episode 4

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The sewers tackle techniques and garment styles from other countries and continents for International Week. 4/8