It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for since Joe Lycett shared ‘that‘ picture on Instagram in April last year. That’s right people, Sewing Bee is offically back and we even have a date – 12th February 2019 on BBC 2. We couldn’t really couldn’t be more excited and so here at Sewisfaction HQ, we’ve created the Sewing Bee Sew along, a weekly challenge that involves the whole of the sewing community.
We’ll be revealing more information over the next few weeks, but for now, here’s how it’ll work.
If you’ve watched Sewing Bee before, you’ll know that each week, the participants are given a theme which can be anything from occasion wear to upcycling old clothing – that’s where #GBSBsewalong comes in! As you watch the episode, you’ll have the chance to get inspired by the theme which will be the sew along challenge for the next week. We’ll even help you along the way with lots of inspiration from our blog and Instagram stories.
During the show, we’ll share all our favourite entires over on Instagram stories (of which we’re sure they’ll be LOADS) and at the end of the episode when Patrick and Esme reveal their winner, we’ll reveal ours – simple. As usual, we’ll be working with the amazing sewing community to make sure there are some incredible prizes for the weekly winners – watch this space for more on that in the coming weeks.
We’re all about loving slow sewing and taking things at your own pace, so don’t panic, we’re not expecting you to create a brand new ball gown in a week (although that would be impressive!). What we’re looking for is an innovative sew, perhaps it’s something in your stash you’ve been meaning to get round too for years or a UFO that you know you really should have finished a while ago!
As sewers, we know that one of the most amazing things about our hobby is the community and over the next few months, that community is going to grow with lots of sewing newbies, inspired by the amazing programme. We want to show them that sewing isn’t just about making amazing clothing (and we mean amazing) but it’s about the fantastic group of sewists that like, share, chat and sew along with us every day.
The Great British Sewing Bee might only has room for a limited amount of sewers on TV, but the realms of Instagram are endless so we can’t wait to watch everyone get involved!
Keep an eye out on the blog as well as our social channels for more exciting announcements including prizes, inspiration and of course – the challenges.
The 12th February couldn’t come sooner – comment below if you’ll be joining us in the #GBSBsewalong