The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 has arrived on BBC One - here are the contestants taking part and results so far.
The Great British Sewing Bee is back for series 7 with 12 new budding series competing.
Host Joe Lycett kicks off ten weeks of competition as the contestants are tested across a huge range of garments from rugby shirts to children’s dungarees, flamenco skirts to a boned basque, via food fancy dress.
Once again scrutinising every stitch are Saville Row’s Patrick Grant and Central Saint Martins’s Esme Young.
The Great British Sewing Bee airs Wednesday nights at 9PM on BBC One and online via the BBC iPlayer.
The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 contestants and results so far
Adeena Khatoon - 40-year-old Student Engagement Officer from Birmingham
Instagram username: @deesewcialspace
Andrew Aspland - 54-year-old Maths Teacher from Hull
Instagram username: @andrew.aspland
Damien - 39-year-old IT Installation Engineer from Bolton
Farie - 34-year-old Accountant from Dunstable
Instagram username: @farie_zata
Raph - 34-year-old Textile Artist from London
Instagram username: @raph_sew_and_so
Rebecca - 23-year-old Customer Assistant from Scunthorpe
Instagram username: @rebeccamaydesigns
Serena - 21-year-old Medical student from Edinburgh
Instagram username: @serenasews_
ELIMINATED EPISODE 5 Adam Brooks - 31-year-old Cruise Ship Entertainment Director from Leicester
Instagram username: @adamjamesbrooks_
ELIMINATED EPISODE 4 Cathryn Waudby - 57-year-old Post-Office Worker from Yorkshire
Instagram username: @cathrynwaudby
ELIMINATED EPISODE 3 Lawratu - 37-year-old Local Authority Officer from Surrey
Instagram username: @seamesew
ELIMINATED EPISODE 2 Jean - Art Psychotherapist from County Down
Instagram username: @jeanandyoda
ELIMINATED EPISODE 1 Julie - 62-year-old Beauty Therapist from Rotherham
Instagram username: @juliepygot
The Great British Sewing Bee spoilers
In the next episode (19 May) Joe Lycett hosts as the remaining sewers for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Week, with all the usual fabric in the haberdashery being replaced with charity shop clothes and soft-furnishings. The week starts with a pattern for a gentleman’s waistcoat using just second-hand clothes.
In the Transformation Challenge, the sewers are tasked with changing items of army surplus into a stylish and wearable garment for a woman.
Finally, the sewers are asked to use old jeans to create a Made to Measure dress. Jeans are one of the most polluting garments to manufacture, so to breathe a new lease of life into them, each sewer must create a new denim dress that fits their model perfectly. At the end, someone will win Garment of the Week, and a sixth sewer will be asked to leave the Sewing Bee.
Episodes are available to watch online via the BBC iPlayer here.