We're big fans of The Great British Sewing Bee here at Gathered HQ, so we've put together a special episode to celebrate the return of the Bee to our screens. In this episode, we'll be talking about what we can expect from the new series, highlights from the show and what past contestants are up to now.


If you'd like to catch up on the latest Sewing Bee news, you can find out everything you need to know with our complete guide to the Great British Sewing Bee 2021 or keep up-to-date with our Great British Sewing Bee episode guide. We've also interviewed the show's judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young to get a behind-the-scenes look at the new series.

You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Acast or wherever you get your podcasts. Alternatively, you can use the player below to listen to the episode online.

Photo by Unsplash/Bozhin Karaivanov

Projects of the week

This week, Zoe has been getting back into knitting and making her own cosy slippers. Have a go at making your own with this free slippers knitting pattern. Meanwhile, Sarah has been trying her hand at embroidery with this gorgeous spring embroidery hoop design.

One good thing

We're all looking for ways to unwind at the moment and Zoe's been relaxing with her favourite game: Animal Crossing. As it's Easter, she's been hunting for Easter eggs in the game.


Looking for a new TV show recommendation? Sarah's been enjoying the French show Call My Agent, which is available on Netflix. The show follows the lives and work of celebrity agents in Paris as they try to find work for their actors. It's lighthearted and often ridiculous, but very enjoyable. Unfortunately it's not a great show to craft along to because you'll need to read the subtitles (unless your French is very good!).

Feeling inspired to start sewing?

Check out Simply Sewing Magazine! It's packed with beautiful sewing patterns to make and helpful guides from sewing experts! Check out the latest issues or subscribe today.

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Sarah OrmeDigital Editor, Gathered

Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints

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