Great British Sewing Bee Christmas Specials: Celebrity line-up, release date and more

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Photo credit: James Stack - BBC
Photo credit: James Stack - BBC

The Great British Sewing Bee Christmas Specials will hopefully be back this year with a new celebrity line-up ready to follow those tricky patterns and transform unwanted materials into something fabulously festive.

Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young regularly come back at Christmas to share their expertise and critiques, and potentially dolling out the "chics" if the celebrities are up to scratch.

BBC One has yet to confirm if and when the two part specials will air, but we're expecting the festive editions to follow a similar format to last year's, with one airing around the 22nd December, and the other on 29th December.

One will be a Christmas special, and the other a New Year's Eve extravaganza.

Last year, the celebrities in the Christmas special had to follow a pattern for a Christmas jumper, transform a charity shop bundle into fancy dress outfits, and create made-to-measure dresses from Christmas past.

The New Years's line-up were given a pattern for a festive waistcoat, had to revamp old clothes into children's party dresses, and create food-themed fancy dress costumes.

Photo credit: James Stack - BBC
Photo credit: James Stack - BBC

Claire's ice cream sundae costume was a creation of dreams. More of that below.

Meanwhile, this year's Sewing Bee saw Annie being crowned champion in the final after fending off tough competition from Debra, Man Yee and Brogan.

Here's everything we know about the Sewing Bee Christmas Specials 2022 below...

Sewing Bee Christmas Specials 2022

Like last year, we expect this year's festive specials to be split into two; one around Christmas day celebrating all things festive, and one around New Year's Eve featuring an extravagant party theme.

The Christmas Special aired on Wednesday, 22nd of December on BBC One at 8pm, and the New Year Special aired on Wednesday, 29th December on BBC One at 8pm.

We'll have to wait for official confirmation from the BBC for this year's release dates.

In the meantime, you can get into the festive spirit early and catch up on last year's Sewing Bee Christmas Specials on BBC iPlayer now.

Sewing Bee Christmas Special 2021 - Who won?

The first line-up included Rev Kate Bottley, Antony Cotton, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, and Anneka Rice. Corrie's Anthony Cotton won the coveted mannequin, gone from its traditional gold to green for the festive season, impressing the judges with his terribly chic navy dress complete with an Esme-approved big red bow.

The second line-up featured Lawrence Chaney, Rose Matafeo, Claire Richards and Kirsty Wark. Claire won the competition with her mouthwatering made-to-measure ice cream sundae costume.

Where is the Sewing Bee filmed?

The 2022 series of Sewing Bee was filmed in a former textile mill called the Sunny Bank Mills, located in Farsley, Leeds. Patrick said of the location: "Leeds is at the heart of the wool and textile industry so it feels appropriate to film in a great big spinning mill."

We can't wait to find out who might be taking part this year. We'll keep you posted.

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