The Great British Sewing Bee 2014: Start Date and Series 2 Contestants Lineup Revealed

Image Credit: BBC/Love Productions/Charlotte Medlicott

The Great British Sewing Bee, 2014, Series 2 contestants: (Left to Right) Julie, Lynda, Heather, Cerina, Simon, Chinelo, David, Tamara and Jenni – Image Credit: BBC/Love Productions/Charlotte Medlicott

With series 2 of The Great British Sewing Bee coming soon to BBC Two, here’s our first look (above) at the 2014 line up of contestants.

Returning to host the show will be Claudia Winkleman, with experts May Martin and Patrick Grant again on hand to judge the creations.

The start date for the new series has now been set for Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 at 8:00pm on BBC Two. Season 2 will run for a total of 8 episodes.

The first show will test the contestants on the three core fabrics in a dressmaker’s cupboard: cotton, wool and silk. In the surprise pattern challenge, the sewers must create a simple tunic top from straightforward cotton. For the alteration challenge, a plain high street woolen skirt must be dramatically altered within a 90 minute time limit. Lastly, the contestants must then create a made-to-measure silk nightgown.

In the meantime, here’s the latest trailer to get you in the sewing mood:

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  4 comments for “The Great British Sewing Bee 2014: Start Date and Series 2 Contestants Lineup Revealed

  1. Folake
    Monday 17 February, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    I am so looking forward to this. I’ve been hooked on sewing ever since Series 1 and I can’t wait to see the creative sewing folk (I don’t know if it right to say ‘sewers’ as it connotes foul drainage).

  2. Ulrike
    Sunday 16 February, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Oh, I am so glad that this great show returns to the telly. I’m looking forward so watching the show.

  3. Val Carrington
    Saturday 15 February, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Have been waiting in anticipation for the new series. Let’s have more programmes for Britain’s sewing fraternity.

  4. Val Shepley
    Tuesday 11 February, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Roll on! Can’t wait; at last something for the sewers in our midst. There are so many programmes for cooks, house buyers, antique hunters – this is IT for us. YEY!

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