I 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?