The Great British Sewing Bee

p03tpm13I watch very little TV, I’m too busy sewing! However for the next few weeks I have an appointment with the TV on a Monday evening as The Great British Sewing Bee is back for it’s 4th series. It’s the sewing worlds equivalent of Great British Bake Off! Amateur sewers take on various challenges to be named Britain’s best home sewer.

There’s a big change this year as May Martin isn’t returning as judge, she was a lovely judge, always finding something positive to say, a bit like Darcy Bussell on Strictly Come Dancing. She does courses at Denman College, I’d love to go on one but they tend to book up really quickly! The good news is we still have the lovely Patrick, and a new judge to get to know.

With each series comes a book (of course!) I’ve got two of them, they’ve got various patterns in from the series.

I’ve decided this year I’m going to do my own Little Sewing Bee, I’m going to try and make at least one pattern from the books each week, or make something along the theme of the programme that week. It will get me back into clothes sewing as quilting has started to take over a bit and will hopefully push me out of my comfort zone occasionally.

Some weeks it might be something simple like a shell top, depending on how much time I’ve got, or something a bit more challenging like a pair of trousers!

Anyone fancy joining me on the Little Sewing Bee?

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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10 Responses to The Great British Sewing Bee

  1. We need that show across the pond!

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  2. We don’t watch much TV either and I hadn’t seen any adverts to say the Great British Sewing Bee was back. I too will be glued to the set tomorrow night. Thanks for letting us know GBSB is back!
    Barbara xx

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  3. Lesley says:

    A little sewing bee sounds lovely but I’ve got waaaay too much on my plate just now.

    I’ve also realised I’ve stupidly arranged to go out tomorrow night – gutted!

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  4. Georgia says:

    Eek, I can’t wait for it to start!

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  5. I can’t wait for it to start as I’ve recently developed a love of dressmaking. I don’t have the time right now to join you in your sewing bee, but I shall watch with interest 🙂

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  6. Sam says:

    Beyond excited to see the new GBSB series, I’d love to join you in a Little Sewing Bee. I actually sat & wrote all the timings down for the challenges last year in the hope of speeding up my sewing but never got round to it, I might have more of an incentive if I have someone else to sew along with.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Great 🙂 Having watched last nights first programme, I’m going to make a skirt this week, hoping it won’t take me 5 hours as I haven’t got 5 hours to spare this week!!


  7. amcclure2014 says:

    I’ll be watching too! I’m glad there’s recording as I’m not in when it’s on. I can’t join in with your sewing bee, though it’s a good idea – I’m a slow sewer anyway but until after the wedding don’t have time to even think about it. I have to confess I’ve never made anything from the books – I suppose the closest I’ve got is using their kilt instructions to make a full pleated tartan skirt for Helen.

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  8. ccmercer1982 says:

    Looking forward to seeing how you get on – it sounds like a great idea!

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  9. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Surely do wish we could see this over here as well… maybe some year, like some cities are now showing some of the Great British Bake Off… meanwhile, I haunt youtube. he-he!

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