What does the winner of The Great British Sewing Bee get?


The Sewing Bee finale is almost among us (Picture: BBC)

The Great British Sewing Bee final is right around the corner with the semi-final set to air tonight on BBC One.

Next week’s grand finale episode will see three remaining contestants battle it out in a bid to be crowned the winner of the 2022 series.

The remaining sewers will be put through their paces and will begin by following the pattern for an amorphous dress, made from a single piece of elastene and manipulated into shape with a connection of D-rings.

They will then be presented with all their scraps from the previous weeks, from which they must create a party outfit, before fitting a made-to-measure red-carpet jumpsuit to their models.

But once the champion is revealed, what do they win? We’ve got all you need to know.

What does the winner of The Great British Sewing Bee get?

The winner won’t be taking home a huge cash prize (Picture: BBC)

Similar to the Great British Baker, the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee doesn’t receive a huge cash prize.

Instead, the champion is awarded a trophy and the title Britain’s best amateur sewer.

They’ll also win bragging rights, of course.

Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young will pick which remaining contestant is victorious after all three challenges have been completed.

In order to win the competition, sewers must make it through 10 weeks of increasingly difficult sewing tasks.

The 2021 series of Great British Sewing Bee was won by 21-year-old medical student Serena Baker.

Serena is the show’s youngest winner to date and the first champion from Scotland.

Last year’s Sewing Bee was won by Serena Baker (Picture: BBC)

‘When they announced that I was the winner I could hardly believe it,’ she said at the time. ‘I was totally overwhelmed and it was so much to take in.

‘It had been an intense 10 weeks, but mostly I felt just really happy and proud of myself.

‘There were a few tears, but they were happy tears. I was high on happiness!’

Serena added: ‘I am so proud of everything that I have done. I made things that I never thought I would ever be able to make and learn things about myself. It’s been life-changing basically, it’s just been amazing.’

Great British Sewing Bee airs Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC One.

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here