The Great British Sewing Bee 2022 contestants, results and WINNER from series 8

Who won The Great British Sewing Bee? Series 8 cast, Instagram usernames and how to watch online
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The Great British Sewing Bee 2022 has arrived on BBC One – here’s a recap of all the contestants and results!

The Great British Sewing Bee is back this Spring for series 8 with 12 new budding sewers competing.

New host Sara Pascoe will oversee ten weeks of competition as contestants face a new brand new range of challenges to test their skill, talent and creativity.

Once again scrutinising every stitch are Saville Row’s Patrick Grant and Central Saint Martins’s Esme Young.

The Great British Sewing Bee airs on BBC One and iPlayer.

The Great British Sewing Bee 2022 contestants, results and WINNER

WINNER: Annie – 32-year-old Fashion Buyer from Surrey
Instagram username: @madeby_annie_

FINALIST: Brogan – 26-year-old Secondary School Teacher from Leicestershire (Originally Edinburgh)
Instagram username: @the_crafty_pie

FINALIST: Debra – 51-year-old Communication Lead & Personal Assistant from North Wales
Instagram username: @debragoldenzebra

FINALIST: Man Yee Woo – 25-year-old Actuary from London
Instagram username: @manyee.woo

ELIMINATED EPISODE 8: Cristian – 29-year-old Retail Store Manager from London (Originally from Romania)
Instagram username: @cristian_mrsn

ELIMINATED EPISODE 7: Gill – 44-year-old Public Health Intelligence Analyst from Doncaster
Instagram username: @theonearmedsewist

ELIMINATED EPISODE 6: Angela Fletcher – 63-year-old Health Visitor & School Nurse from Lancashire
Instagram username: @sew.ange

ELIMINATED EPISODE 5: Marni Miller – 50-year-old Vet from Devon
Instagram username: @marnibettyvet

ELIMINATED EPISODE 4: Steve Cowling – 32-year-old Personal Running Coach from Newcastle (Originally from Essex)
Instagram username: @szczepan_cowling

ELIMINATED EPISODE 3: Richy Wedge – 34-year-old Baker from Shrewsbury
Instagram username: @the_back_stitch_boys

ELIMINATED EPISODE 2: Chichi – 23-year-old Research Analyst from Surrey
Instagram username: @saychichis

ELIMINATED EPISODE 1: Mitch Bridgewater – 31-year-old Theatre Manager from Cumbria
Instagram username: @mitchbridgewater

 

The Great British Sewing Bee recap

The final episode saw the finalists compete for the title of Britain’s best amateur sewer in a party themed week.

They took on a trio of party-themed challenges, starting with the pattern for one of Esme’s iconic Swanky Modes designs – the Amorphous dress.

Then it was their final chance to show off their ability to think on their feet as they faced the Transformation Challenge. They were brought face to face with all their scraps from the past nine weeks and must fashion them into an outfit that they would wear to a party.

Finally, they had to fit a red-carpet jumpsuit using sparkles and luxury fabrics to a model who is a friend or a family member. The previously eliminated sewers returned for a reunion, and the judges had the difficult task of deciding who will be crowned Britain’s best amateur sewer.

Episodes are available to watch online via the BBC iPlayer here.