Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The second series of the Great British Sewing Bee begins tonight!

Source: Sewing Bee

In the first BBC series of four episodes, eight amateur sewers took on increasingly more challenging sewing tasks each week before Britain's best home sewer was crowned. The final episode saw the three finalists create a made-to-measure evening gown. The series was accompanied by a book 'The Great British Sewing Bee by Tessa Eveleigh' published by Quadrille Crafts with lots of sewing tips and projects. Read our blog for projects we have done from this book. You can also find the cushion project and a review of the book from the Sewing Directory.

Source: Amazon.

This was followed by a Christmas special, featuring some of the series favourite contestants. 

On the 18th February at 8pm on BBC two, the second series of the Great British Sewing Bee will begin. This series will be twice as long with eight episodes. The BBC website now features a couple of clips and sewers profiles. You may have also seen the trailer, but if not take a look here.

Source: BBC

In the first episode the contestants will be tested on how they cope with sewing three essential fabrics: cotton, wool and silk. 

Fancy appearing on the Sewing Bee yourself? Applications are now being taken for series 3. The deadline is 16th March 2014. For all the details, email: sewing@loveproductions.co.uk and you will be sent an application form with T&C's. 

Each week the Sewing Directory will write an episode guide to the supplies and techniques used.

The second series is also accompanied by a book 'The Great British Sewing Bee - make your own wardrobe', which is available to pre-order now. I can't wait to see what new projects their will be!

Source: Amazon.

You may also remember Tilly Walnes a.k.a Tilly and the buttons from the first series, she is about to publish her first book 'Love at first stitch: Demystifying dressmaking', which will be available from the 8th May 2014.

Source: Tilly Walnes

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