The Great British Sewing Bee is Back and to celebrate the new series there is a great giveaway for stitching fans!

Great British Sewing Bee is Back & Giveaway!

Great British Sewing Bee is Back & Giveaway!

May 16, 2016 | Crafts, Giveaway | 27 Comments

Stitching Friends, the wait is finally over!

Tonight, at 9pm on BBC2 The Great British Sewing Bee is back! I can’t wait to meet all the new faces, check out their unique style and, most importantly, see what they are stitching!!

The previous seasons of the GBSB have been phenomenal – not only in seeing different stitchers react to a brief, add their own flair but also for seeing a wide range techniques and skills put into use.

Watching the GBSB is a fantastic way to pick up a few fancy techniques along the way, but sometimes it hard to remember all the wonderful tips, hints and hacks that are explored through out the shows.

Great British Sewing Bee is Back & Giveaway! Made Peachy Well, friends, this needn’t be a problem! The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch To Style by Wendy Gardiner (£20, Quadrille) is out now!

Very much like the show this book is sure to be a hit with stitchers – experienced and newbies alike! The book is packed with lots of technical information on everything from basic stitching, and in introduction onto garment making, through to developing your own unique style by learning how to gather inspiration, work with fabrics and silhouettes and experiment with more unusual materials and more complex techniques.

Great British Sewing Bee is Back & Giveaway! Made Peachy Not only that, the books comes with a collection of garment patterns in a full-sized pattern pack -allowing you to try your hand at a Sequin Evening Dress, Man’s Pin Tuck Shirt, Camisole & Short Set, Soft Cup Bra and Child’s Cape! Along side the vary wearable designs are full instructions and plenty of tips and handy hints to keep you on the right tracks – what more could you want?!

Great British Sewing Bee is Back & Giveaway! Made Peachy What’s more, many of the garments featured in the pattern pack are those that appear in the challenges on the show – so, if you really fancy testing your stitching prowess you can stitch along with contestants and see how fair!

This is books is not only a fantastic accompaniment to the show, but it is also a wealth of information and brilliant, fashion-led garment patterns that will really help to take your stitching to the next level!

Aside from a glass of gin & tonic, this might just be the perfect companion for this seasons shows!

Great British Sewing Bee is Back & Giveaway! Made Peachy So, to celebrate the new series I have three copies of this awesome new book that is the perfect companion to the series to giveaway to lucky Made Peachy Readers!

Easy! So that y’all get a fair whack at it, there are a number of ways you can enter this giveaway – and the best part is each one will  be counted as 1 entry…so, do all three and you will be entered three times my friend!

1 Please leave a comment below sharing what you love about the GBSB
2 Share this post on Twitter, tagging @madepeachy and using the hashtag #GBSBMadePeachy
3 Give the MadePeachy Facebook page a like, share the giveaway post and leave a comment on why you’d love to win!

Want a bonus entry? Then head over to the MadePeachy Instagram , follow and give the GBSB post a like & comment!

The giveaway is open to UK residents only (sorry international chums!)  The winner will be pick at random from the entries and announced on the 23 May  – Good Luck!

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    May 16, 2016

    I just love it! I’m slowly, slowly gaining confidence with sewing and although watching just kind of reminds me I’ve got a long way to go, it makes me really excited to try.

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    Emily Clark

    May 17, 2016

    I love looking at all the fabrics – some beautiful one’s to choose from!

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    Frankie carson

    May 17, 2016

    I love the GBSB it’s the best programming ever!!

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    May 18, 2016

    Ooh! I love the GBSB and sit down to watch every week with my husband who loves it too!

    I’d love to be a contestant and see how I got on with the roaming judges, Claudia, and sewing against the clock!

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    May 18, 2016

    It’s great TV. I think I’d watch it even if I did sew, in the same way I watch the Bake off.

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    May 18, 2016

    I love watching other sewers do their thing. I’m watching the programme with a couple of friends who are also keen sewers so it’s nice to share our hobby which is normally such a solitary pastime. Patrick, Claudia and (previously) May make the show even more enjoyable to watch. I’m looking forward to getting to know Esme.

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    May 18, 2016

    Best thing about GBSB is that it makes sewing cool again! Yes, we can all make our own clothes, as lovely, crazy, colourful and otherwise in your own image as we are!

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    May 18, 2016

    I’ve been watching since the first series and it inspired me to get sewing again!

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    May 18, 2016

    I look forward to GBSB every season. It was last season that actually got me back into sewing again!! I love it because it’s inspiring and so motivating in my own sewing projects 🙂

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    May 18, 2016

    The technical insight! I’m a bit of a newbie still and it’s great to pick up techniques.

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    May 18, 2016

    I love picking up those tips and hints that you get and it makes me up my sewing game as well.

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    May 18, 2016

    I love everything about the Great British Sewing Bee! But most of all I like getting to know the contestants and seeing them get better and better as the series goes on. It also inspires me to try new techniques and fabrics.

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    May 18, 2016

    I’ve watched with my daughter from the first series when she was deciding her GCSE options at school. The GBSB definately inspired her to choose Textiles as she’d only had a few lessons when she had to decide and we didn’t even own a sewing machine at that point. We’ve both learnt so much from the programme and only wish that each series were longer! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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    Elizabeth Connolly

    May 18, 2016

    This season I love the new judge. She had some great comments. Wonderful. Keep them coming!

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    May 18, 2016

    I love seeing the variety of garments made, gives me some good inspiration for my own projects 🙂

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    Sam Chandler

    May 18, 2016

    Hi Laura, thanks for the opportunity to win the new GBSB book, I love the show it’s got me back into the sewing groove a gain after a long hiatus & lovely to see what each individual makes of the different challenges. It just goes to show that with one pattern you can make an infinite amount of garments depending on experience, background and design eye.

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    May 19, 2016

    I’m looking forward to catching this over the weekend on iPlayer. I think you are right, a G&T is called for!

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    May 19, 2016

    I’m an addict. I record it and watch each episode at least 3 times. It inspires me to try new things, like leather!

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    Jo Rattrie

    May 19, 2016

    Lovely competition. It’s the programme which encouraged me to buy a sewing machine (series 2) and the one which still encourages me to do better and improve. Although I am glad I don’t have the same time pressures.

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    May 20, 2016

    I love seeing all the different garments made. And I really like the judges.

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    May 20, 2016

    I love the way they help each other out . People who sew are so willing to share their knowlrdge

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    May 20, 2016

    I owe GBSB my renewed love of sewing, fabric and clothes in general. I used to sew in my late teens and early twenties then stopped once I could afford to buy RTW! Seeing the first Bees make mistakes as well as make fabulous things was just so inspiring that after almost thirty years I dug out the machine and am now sewing regularly. And I have watched every episode if every series of GBSB, love it!

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    May 21, 2016

    This is my first watch of GBSBband I’m learning lots of things from it – I’m a return to sewing after many decades gap so need to refresh the grey cells

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    May 21, 2016

    We enjoy watching the sewing bee together (a family thing!) and getting to know the different personalities. It’s engrossing and such fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Katy M

    May 22, 2016

    I love learning new techniques and watching it with my husband!

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    May 22, 2016

    I love pretty much everything – getting to know the contestants (and how they often seem to help each other out), getting ideas, seeing which patterns are chosen, learning new techniques – and the judges and Claudia of course!

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