The Great British Sewing Bee Live

One of our buyers was lucky enough to spend her weekend at the ‘Great British Sewing Bee Live’ at the Excel Centre in London.  The day was packed full and things to see and do, from workshops, to demonstrations and catwalk shows – which has left us brimming with inspiration for our future haberdashery and storage ranges.

Demonstrations from past contestants of BBC2’s hugely popular Sewing Bee such as Lauren Guthrie and Jamie were there to show their sewing techniques and share tips with the crowds.

There was also the opportunity to browse the stands it was exciting to see over 200 exhibitors selling everything from textile supplies and dressmaking equipment to sewing machines and fabric. It was great to see so much craft storage being used also.


One of the highlights of the day was seeing the #GBSBLive Super Theatre, where judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young, along with a host of contestants from the last 4 series delivered a fun filled live show of sewing challenges. Then followed a live Q&A with presenter and British fashion designer Patrick, where he talked about his career, the show and his experience as a tailor.


All in all it was a fantastic event, full of inspiration and crafty people!


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