The Great British Sewing Bee – Live

I know we have all been missing this years instalment of the Great British Sewing Bee on television but……

Something exciting is happening! Something you can be part of too. A new sewing and dressmaking show ‘The Great British Sewing Bee Live‘ is taking place from 21st to 24th September at ExCel in London.


Sewing live?

GBSB Live will see some of the biggest names in the sewing world and many former contestants from the show itself take part in live demonstrations, workshops and drop-in sessions. The workshop programme is huge with over 100 different workshops over the four days: From simple sewing skills to advanced dressmaking and tailoring. In fact I will be running several different workshops during the four days on tailoring skills so have a look at the full timetable here.


There will be drop-in dressmaking clinics where you can talk to an expert about any sewing problems you might have: A Super Theatre where you can meet the judges, Patrick Grant and Esme Young, and take part in various activities. There will also be a live Demo Theatre where you can pop along to get tips and advice.

A GBSB gallery is a must if you want to see some of the actual garments made on the show over the last four series. 3 free catwalk fashion shows will be held each day, featuring designs from some of the best pattern companies around.

If you are feeling really brave, why not apply to take part in a real GBSB challenge just like I did? You’ll be judged by Patrick and Esme and get a feel of what it is like to be on the GBSB. Go on, why not apply here.

Of course, there will be a myriad of trade stands for you to browse plus other retailers linked to the sewing world.

If you’ve not yet got a ticket then head over to the GBSB Live page and book now as they are selling out fast!

Enter JKC at checkout for a small discount off the ticket price.


I can’t wait to meet so many of you in September and look forward to taking part in this amazing event.


Until next time…..Happy Sewing


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