Great British Sewing Bee 2022: Season 8 News & Free Patterns
Get all the latest news, on-air dates, free patterns and more for the latest season of the Sewing Bee!
When will Sewing Bee be on TV in 2022?
The date for Season 8's premiere is 27th April 2022. It aired at 8pm on BBC One and will be the first of 10 episodes.
As ever, we're expecting to see 12 keen contestents, each bringing something new and unique to the sewing room. Every week the sewists will undertake three challenges to test their technical skills, creativity and ability to work under pressure.
Who are the hosts of the Great British Sewing Bee?
The Sewing Bee judges are Patrick Grant and Esme Young. Both judges have a strong background in different areas of sewing. Patrick's specialism is tailoring and he's a champion of sustainable clothing. Esme is a fashion design lecturer with a quirky sense of style and an eye for detail.
In previous seasons, they have been joined by a non-sewing host - first Claudia Winkleman, and then Joe Lycett. The new host is Sara Pascoe - and we're excited to see her on this season because we know she can sew! She was one of the celebrity contestants on the 2020 Christmas Sewing Bee and she showed some great skills.
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Where is Sewing Bee filmed?
The location of the Sewing Bee studio used to be in London at the Metropolitan Wharf in Bermondsey, but in 2021 the production moved up North to Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Leeds. The 2021 Festive Specials and Season 8 have been filmed at this new location.
Who are the 2022 Great British Sewing Bee contestants?
The stars of Season 8 are Angela, Annie, Brogan, Chichi, Christian, Debra, Gill, Man Yee, Marni, Mitch, Richy and Steve! They're a wonderful bunch, with an incredible range of skills and experience. Find our all about the Bees in this rundown!
Is there a Sewing Bee 2022 Book?
Yes indeed! It's a wonderful book of patterns and techniques, created by Season 5 winner, Juliet Uzor. Juliet is a regular columnist for Love Sewing magazine and has even graced our cover!
The book's title is The Great British Sewing Bee: The Modern Wardrobe, and it's packed with 28 projects as well as expert guides for the modern sewist. Dressmakers will love the garments in sizes 8-22, including paper bag shorts, a dance dress, Oxford Bag trousers, Breton two-piece, a-line dress.
Could these projects be a clue to some of the challenges on the show? We'll all have to watch to find out.
How do I apply to be a Great British Sewing Bee contestant?
The call is now open for Series 9 of the Sewing Bee! If you think you'd smash it in the sewing room, you can apply online now on the BBC website. Applications are open until 18th May so go ahead and get your application in today!
Free Sewing Bee Patterns
- Unisex Robe Sewing Pattern: FREE PDF Download
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