Who are The Great British Sewing Bee 2022 semi-finalists?


It’s the Sewing Bee semi-final! (Picture: BBC)

The Great British Sewing Bee semi-final airs tonight and the stakes are higher than ever as the grand finale looms.

Presenter Sara Pascoe will return to host the episode which will celebrate Japanese design and sewing.

For the pattern challenge, judge Esme Young has collaborated with a Japanese designer to come up with a kimono-inspired dress, while the transformation task sees the sewers mending worn-out denim using Eastern techniques of embroidery and applique.

Finally, the made-to-measure sees the remaining contestants fitting an outfit to their models which has elements of origami folds and pleats.

Here’s who is competing in the semi-final.

Who are the Great British Sewing Bee semi-finalists?


Annie is hoping to take the 2022 title (Picture: BBC)

Age: 32
Job: Fashion Buyer
Location: Surrey

Annie credits her grandmother as her inspiration to start sewing. She currently works as a buyer for a high street fashion brand.


Brogan is competing for a spot in the final (PIcture: BBC)

Age: 26
Job: Secondary School Teacher
Location: Leicestershire via Edinburgh

Brogan started sewing after watching the first series of Sewing Bee as a child. She loves to make clothes for her sausage dog, Roger.

She also enjoys replicating high street garments, often throwing in a tier, ruffle or frill.


Will Debra sew her way into the final round? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 51
Communication Lead & Personal Assistant
North Wales

Debra began sewing aged nine and takes inspiration from luxury designers like Erdem, Gucci and Chanel.

She works for a multinational company and likes to dress up in some of her more colourful designer-inspired creations to brighten up the workplace.

Man Yee Woo

Man Yee has been sewing for 10 years (Picture: BBC)

Age: 25

Man Yee was born in Hong Kong and moved to Portsmouth as a child. Her sewing journey began a decade ago when she and her friends wanted to dress up as Japanese anime characters for Comic Con. S

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