Meet The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9 Contestants

I wish I could describe the excitement I currently have that it has been confirmed the Great British Sewing bee series 9 is back on our screens on the 24th May on BBC one at 9pm. It has been missed so much and to have at least 9 weeks of sewing content on tv is amazing.

What are you most looking forward to with the return of the show?

For me I am looking forward to:

  • Learning more about the new cohort for the series and seeing how each will be bring their personality and creativity to each challenge.
  • Watching the the great British sewing bee in Leeds, I believe they moved to this location from the 8th series.
  • I am also excited about the Great British sewing bee’s introduction of new tasks that incorporates challenges faced with fashion and clothing waste.

Our judges are returning, we have the lovely Sara Pascoe, Esme Young and Patrick Grant to entertain us over the course of the series along with the contestants.

For now whilst we wait for the new show, we can find out who the 12 new home sewing contestants are below.

Who are the Great British Sewing Bee Series 9 Contestants?


She is from Cardiff and works as consultant breast surgeon at a cancer centre. In addition to sewing she enjoys knitting and sewing.

 Asmaa Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


An award winning video games designer she comes from West Sussex. As well as sewing she loves to bake and she keeps fit with pole fitness in addition to training as a fitness instructor.

Catherine Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


A trainee solicitor from Swansea, she picked up the sewing bug about 5 years ago and whilst doing this she also enjoys cold water swimming and paddle boarding.

 Fauve The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


Is from Nottingham and has had an interesting and varied experience with sewing and fashion, I am sure she will be bringing a lot of creative flair to the show.

Gillie The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


Based in the midlands, she was a trained barrister and taught herself to sew when she wanted to make a quilted memory blanket.

 Lauren The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


She is woman with many skills, a creative director of her own graphics company which makes short films and animations, and has said sewing has been an important part of her life.

Lizzie The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


Is from Scotland and works as an A&E nurse. She was taught the basics of using a sewing machine, beyond this she taught herself.

Maria The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


From Peterborough he is a trained dancer great accomplishments and was taught to sew by his nan who was a tailoress.

 Matthew The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9


The youngest of this year’s series contestants, she is based in Surrey. Her mum bought her sewing machine during lockdown and she hasn’t looked back since, she also enjoys lots of craft hobbies like crocheting, making stained glass art and pottery.

 Mia The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9 contestant

 Tony R

From the Cornish coast and 3 years ago after changing careers, he decided to pull out his wife’s old sewing machine and commenced his sewing journey by sewing a bag for his knitting.

Tony R The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9 contestants

Tony W

From Essex and is a primary school teacher. Inspired by the first series of the Great British Sewing Bee, he taught himself to sew by using vintage easy sew patterns and then progressing to more complex sewing patterns.

Tony W The Great British sewing Bee Series 9 Contestants 


A police dispatcher from Lincolnshire, her sewing experience began from childhood when her nan showed her how to thread a machine.

Vicki The Great British Sewing Been Series 9 Contestants 

Now you have been introduced to the new contestants, we should now start getting ready to watch the show, see beautiful fabrics and amazing creations.

Where can you watch the Great British Sewing Bee from outside the UK?

It appears you can watch it on Discovery plus or Apple TV. It is worth checking these options but I am sure you will definitely find a platform to watch it, especially as we are in an era where programs can be watched globally due to their wide reaching interest. If you are interested in reading more about the show and the books available then I would recommend you head to

The Great British Sewing Bee Website

If you want to watch the show from the UK then I would recommend heading to BBC

The Great British Sewing Bee