The Great British Sewing Bee 2023 contestants, results and WINNER from series 9

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The Great British Sewing Bee 2023 has conclude on BBC One – meet the contestants and see all the results!

The Great British Sewing Bee was back this year for its ninth series with 12 new budding sewers competing.

Host Sara Pascoe oversaw ten weeks of competition as contestants face a new brand new range of challenges to test their skill, talent and creativity.

The Great British Sewing Bee judges Esme Young, Patrick Grant with this year's sewers
The Great British Sewing Bee judges Esme Young, Patrick Grant with this year’s sewers. Credit: BBC/Love Productions/James Stack

As ever, scrutinising every stitch were judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young who will decide which sewers progress and who heads home.

The Great British Sewing Bee aired Wednesdays at 9PM on BBC One and iPlayer.

The Great British Sewing Bee 2023 contestants and results

WINNER: Asmaa – 46-year-old Consultant Breast Surgeon from Cardiff
Instagram username @sewgical_endeavours

RUNNER UP: Tony – 53-year-old Postman from Cornwall
Instagram username @tonyr.maker

RUNNER UP: Mia – 20-year-old student from Surrey
Instagram username @miasartyfarty

ELIMINATED EPISODE 9: Vicki – 30-year-old Police Dispatcher from Lincolnshire
Instagram username @whatvickimade

ELIMINATED EPISODE 8: Lauren – 30-year-old Sales Assistant from Walsall
Instagram username @madebylaurentedstone

ELIMINATED EPISODE 7: Lizzie – 49-year-old Creative Director from Bristol
Instagram username @thebettysilk

ELIMINATED EPISODE 6: Fauve – 26-year-old Trainee Solicitor from Swansea
Instagram username @sew_fauve

ELIMINATED EPISODE 5: Tony W – 33-year-old Teacher from Essex
Instagram username @house_of_tony_makes

ELIMINATED EPISODE 4: Matthew – 30-year-old Dancer and Teaching Assistant from Peterborough
Instagram username @hessewmatthew

ELIMINATED EPISODE 3: Maria – 34-year-old A&E Nurse from Fife
Instagram username @marzi_the_amble_stitcher

ELIMINATED EPISODE 2: Gillie – 73-year-old Retired Secretary and HR Manager from Nottingham

ELIMINATED EPISODE 1: Catherine – 34-year-old Senior Games Designer from West Sussex
Instagram username @catmoomie

 

The Great British Sewing Bee spoilers

The Great British Sewing Bee airs Wednesday nights at 9PM on BBC One.

In the final episode (26 July), it was the grand finale as the three finalists competed for the title of Britain’s best amateur sewer, showcasing their skills by creating the most extravagant garments.

Patrick Grant and Esme Young kicked things off by challenging the sewers to make a Victoriana-style evening dress. The competition was fierce as they demonstrated their mastery of intricate designs and delicate fabrics.

Next, it was the sewers’ last chance to impress the judges with their instinct for design in the Transformation Challenge. They were tasked with turning female party wear into stunning men’s red-carpet outfits. The creativity and ingenuity on display were nothing short of awe-inspiring.

In the final and most demanding test, the finalists had to fit a Met Gala-worthy ‘two-in-one’ dress for their models, who happened to be their friends or family members. This challenge required a perfect blend of engineering and imagination, as the dresses had to transform seamlessly from one style to another on the catwalk.

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