The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 has concluded on BBC One – here’s a recap of all the contestants, results and winner!
The Great British Sewing Bee was back this Spring for series 7 with 12 new budding sewers competing.
Host Joe Lycett kicked off ten weeks of competition as the contestants were 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 were Saville Row’s Patrick Grant and Central Saint Martins’s Esme Young.
The Great British Sewing Bee aired Wednesday nights at 9PM on BBC One and online via the BBC iPlayer.
The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 contestants, results and WINNER
WINNER Serena – 21-year-old Medical student from Edinburgh
Instagram username: @serenasews_
RUNNER UP Raph – 34-year-old Textile Artist from London
Instagram username: @raph_sew_and_so
RUNNER UP Rebecca – 23-year-old Customer Assistant from Scunthorpe
Instagram username: @rebeccamaydesigns
ELIMINATED EPISODE 9 Farie – 34-year-old Accountant from Dunstable
Instagram username: @farie_zata
ELIMINATED EPISODE 8 Damien – 39-year-old IT Installation Engineer from Bolton
ELIMINATED EPISODE 7 Andrew Aspland – 54-year-old Maths Teacher from Hull
Instagram username: @andrew.aspland
ELIMINATED EPISODE 6 Adeena Khatoon – 40-year-old Student Engagement Officer from Birmingham
Instagram username: @deesewcialspace
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 final episode (16 June) the three finalists tackled a trio of challenges for special occasions. Bringing together a range of advanced sewing skills, from couture techniques to the handling of delicate luxury fabrics, perfecting occasion wear is a pinnacle for any home sewer.
Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young started by challenging the sewers to make a little girl’s bridesmaid dress before they attempted to turn homeware items such as cushions, bead curtains and table cloths into dramatic and fun outfits fit to wear at a summer festival.
The final challenge saw the sewers attempt to construct and fit glamorous off-the-shoulder evening gowns for their models. Creating a unique, red-carpet-worthy gown using yards of luxury fabric is a feat of daring construction and requires their most precise sewing yet.
Once the final stitch was in place and the catwalk was over, the judges made their decision and crown this year’s winner.
Episodes are available to watch online via the BBC iPlayer here.