Calling all sewing enthusiasts - get the chance to showcase your skills on a national stage in Series 8 of the The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC One. Think you've got what it takes? Apply now.

Love Productions, the brains behind everything Great and British, are looking for their next collection of talented home sewers for Series 8 of The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC One.

The competition is open to all amateur sewers of all ages, so if you or someone you know is a creative sewer who is proficient with patterns and can fit to perfection, then why not apply now!

Applications close at 11.59am on Monday 24th May 2021, so get going and get sewing.

To apply > CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, you can email [email protected]

Not quite sure you're ready for The Great British Sewing Bee yet?

Discover and improve those skills with a beginner sewing class and get ready to apply for next year.

To help you find the best class for you, we've rounded up the top 5 best beginner sewing classes in the UK.

The Top 5 Best Beginner Sewing Classes in the UK are:

  1. Ultimate Beginners: Introduction to Sewing with The Fashion Box
  2. Sewing Machine Masterclass with Craft My Day
  3. Learn to Sew with Couchman Bespoke
  4. Full Day of Studio Time with Make Town
  5. Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover with Make Mee Studio

1. Ultimate Beginners: Introduction to Sewing with The Fashion Box

Want to sew but have absolutely no idea where to start? Well fear no more - The Fashion Box have the perfect solution!

You can now extend your thread of knowledge with this sewing workshop for beginners. Join Craig and the rest of the Fashion Box team for this two-hour class offering an introduction to domestic sewing machines.

After getting to grips with threading, you'll also have the opportunity to explore different stitching techniques and seams, all with easy techniques provided by your fashion host.

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2. Sewing Machine Masterclass with Craft My Day

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine. Boost Your Confidence with this complete introduction to sewing on a machine.

Craft My Day will cover threading, overview of stitches, and basic maintenance. There will be lots of time for you to practice and build your confidence before we start our project to make a tote bag.

Walk away with a reusable shopping bag and lots of inspiration to use your new skills!

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3. Learn to Sew with Couchman Bespoke

Whether you are learning to sew for the first time or a top up on the knowledge you already have. Bring a readiness to learn and maybe a note book too!

You will be learning techniques that align with your abilities, and take home all that you complete for reference.

If you wish to learn a specific technique you can get in touch before the class and Couchman Bespoke will arrange something for you.

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4. Full Day of Studio Time with Make Town

Bring along a new project, or something that needs to be completed, bring some mending, bring a problem, bring a notebook or bring a mate!

Make Town will provide you with sewing machines, overlockers, cutting tables, iron, scissors, paper, and everything else you could possibly want for a full day of creative sewing heaven.

With unlimited tea and coffee sparkling water and a George Forman Grill…

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5. Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover with Make Mee Studio

Don't know how to thread a needle? Or your fly wheel from your bobbin? This class is for you!

In just two hours you will be confidently threading the sewing machine, winding the bobbin, finishing edges, using basic functions, turning corners and playing around with decorative stitches.

You'll leave with a finished envelope cushion and the confidence to have a go at home or come to one of our more advanced classes.

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