GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE 2024 SERIES 10


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Great British Sewing Bee 2024 Series 10

Is The Great British Sewing Bee back in 2024?

Yes! Series 10 of the Great British Sewing Bee will start on Tuesday 21st May 2024. This will be the tenth series of the sewing BBC TV show and we are so excited to see what contestants and sewing challenges will be. Watch this space as we share special vlogs each week after the TV programme as sewers take on garment challenges to crowned the best home sewer in Britain. We have been eagerly awaiting series 10 since the sewing bee was last broadcast over Christmas in 2023. We will be sharing all the news about the new contestants of The Great British Sewing Bee and each week a run down of the episodes with sewing patterns featured.

What time and date is the Great British Sewing Bee on TV?

The Great British Sewing Bee will be on BBC 1 at 9pm starting on the 21st May 2024. There will be ten episodes in total, airing weekly.

What can we expect from the The Great British Sewing Bee in series 10?

So far we know that there was a call out for Sewing Bee contestants to apply for the new TV series last year and also that it was filmed in Autumn 2023. In previous years The Great British Sewing Bee has been shown on the BBC in the UK in Spring time, usually around April but this year it will air in May. If you’ve not come across the Sewing Bee before, take a look below at previous series, Sewing Bee books, interviews with contestants and also our vlogs of each episode where we hunt out the patterns used in each episode!

We are so excited that The Great British Sewing Bee series 10 TV show is back in 2024 and will be returning to our screens on BBC One. In it’s tenth anniversary year, we are expecting some exciting challenges! In this TV programme sewers take on garment challenges each week to crowned the best home sewer in Britain. We have been eagerly awaiting series 8 since the sewing bee was last broadcast over Christmas 2023. We will be sharing all the news about the new contestants of The Great British Sewing Bee and each week a run down of the episodes with sewing patterns featured.

The Great British Sewing Bee first hit our screens in 2013 on BBC Two, following the same format as the popular Great British Bake Off. Each episode features three sewing challenges with an overall theme for every episode. In the pattern challenge, every contestant using the same sewing pattern and they must follow the instructions exactly. The second challenge is a Transformation challenge, where the contestants are given second hand garments and must up-cycle them into a brand new outfit. In the final sewing challenge, it tests the contestants ability to create a made-to-measure outfit for a real life model, where the fit must be perfect. The series is filmed in a historic woollen mill on the outskirts of Leeds.

 


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Who are the judges and presenter for series 10 of the Sewing Bee 2024?

Both Patrick Grant and Esme Young will return as judges for series 10 of the sewing bee. They will be joined by a new presenter Kiell Smith-Bynoe, who some of you may remember from a recent episode of Celebrity Sewing Bee.

Kiell Smith-Bynoe

Kiell is an actor and writer, best known for his role in Ghosts and Stath Lets Flats. He has also appeared on Taskmaster, Death in Paradise, Dreamland, Bloods and Murder They Hope. Kiell was a celebrity contestant on a previous edition of the Sewing Bee in 2021 and now joins us as the new presenter replacing Sara Pascoe.

Esme Young

Esme Young joined The Great British Sewing Bee as a judge in 2016. She studied at Central Saint Martins and also teaches pattern cutting there. She is co-founder of fashion label Swanky Modes and a costume designer, working on films such as Bridge Jones (the bunny outfit!) and Trainspotting. Swanky Modes gained iconic status in the 1970s and celebrities including Cher, Julie Christie, Grace Jones and Toyah Wilcox wore their designs. The designs were featured in magazines such as Vogue, The Face and Honey along with newspapers like The Sunday Times.  Esme looks for good sewing skills with careful attention to detail. She also likes interesting design details and contestants expressing their personalities in their makes. She is a keen seamstress herself, making many of her own clothes. Esme wants to encourage more people to take up sewing as a skill and hopes that the sewing bee will let people see it is achievable.

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant is a British Fashion designer and on Saville Row works as a creative director for Norton & Sons, E. Tautz & Sons and Barbour. He is passionate about British fashion and our textile industry, contributing to documentaries such as Saville Row, Harris Tweed and is regularly featured in press. Two of his recent projects include launching the social enterprise, Community Clothing to rejuvenate the British manufacturing industry,. In 2020 he responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by launching the Big Community Sew campaign to create face coverings. His interest in fashion began after he left a career in engineering and has won many awards. Patrick is best know as a judge on The Great British Sewing bee and has featured in all series of the TV show.

Who are the contestants for series 10 2024 of the Sewing Bee?

The new contestants of The Great British Sewing Bee are:

Suzy lives in Liverpool, working in hospitality after leaving a job in corporate marketing. She likes to sew ruffles and big sleeves into her makes, often upcycling secondhand fabrics.

Pascha is a psychology and innovation student. One of her proudest makes is a Marie Antoinette-inspired silk ballgown! Her other hobbies include gardening, foraging and fencing.

Neil is from Leicester and teaches woodwork. His sewing journey started when he struggled to find clothes as he is 6’4″ tall. When he’s not working or sewing he leads a murder-themed bike tour.

Marcus lives in London and has self-described his sewing style as jarring, garish or kitsch. Apart from sewing he likes DJing, rollerblading, Lego and video games. He works as a teaching assistant and arts coordinator.

Luke first learnt to sew aged eight from his grandmother. They work as a diversity, equality and inclusion director. They also have a drag persona called Selma Skreams.

Lauren is a musician and finance administrator from Manchester. When she sews she is inspired by bold aesthetic of the 1980s.

Janet lives in Yorkshire and enjoys oil painting, sewing and dance classes. She likes making formal, glamorous dresses for holidays and dancing.

Georgie is an advocate of sustainability and often uses secondhand fabric to make her clothes. She is a DJ at festivals and clubs.

Don learnt to sew from his mum on a hand-cranked sewing machine over 70 years ago. He enjoys sewing simple garments with interesting design details. He used to be an offshore sailor.

Comfort is an architect and self-employed designer and business manager. She loves to sew with batik and designs her own fabrics.

Alex lives in Derbyshire as a copywriter and editor. She first started sewing stuffed toys as a child and is keen on sustainability.

Ailsa lives in Glasgow and sewing modern, sustainable garments with interesting design details. When she isn’t sewing she likes to swim in Loch Lomond.

Sewing Bee Episode guide – series 10 (2024)

As the sewing bee episodes are announced on BBC One later this year we will be sharing the details here including projects sewn by the contestants and the sewing patterns featured, from independent and commercial pattern companies. In previous series contestants have faced three tasks per episode including a pattern challenge, upcycling challenge and to create their own garment for a theme. In the pattern challenge they all make the same garment, using the same paper pattern. For the upcycling challenge, they must turn an existing item of clothing into something completely new in only 90 minutes. In the final most challenging task, they must create a perfect garment, sewn to fit a model.

Episode 1 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 2 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 3 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 4 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 5 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 6 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 7 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 8 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 9 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Episode 10 blog post and video – details coming soon.

Where can I talk about about the sewing bee TV show with other makers?

Each week during the series you can join our friendly Facebook group to chat about each episode. Come join the fun! Visit our blog to keep up with all the details of each sewing bee episode and subscribe to our YouTube channel for special vlogs and newsletters.