The first series of the Great British Sewing Bee started on 12 April and aired for four episodes concluding on 23 April 2013. The series was hosted by Claudia Winkleman and the judges were May Martin and Patrick Grant of Saville Row.

The SewersEdit

Sewer Age Hometown Occupation
Ann 81 Birmingham Housewife
Jane 57 Kent Retired School Photographer
Lauren 27 Birmingham Renovation Project Manager
Mark 41 Derbyshire HGV Mechanic
Michelle 35 London Manager at Centrepoint Charity
Sandra 48 Wolverhampton Cleaner
Stuart 41 North Yorkshire Sales Manager
Tilly 32 London Film Festival Project Manager

Results and eliminationsEdit

Elimination chart
Sewer 1 2 3 4
Ann Winner
Lauren Runner-up
Sandra Runner-up
Stuart OUT
Tilly OUT
Mark OUT
Michelle OUT
Jane Left
Sewer got through to the next round Sewer was eliminated Sewer won best garment of the week Sewer was the series runner-up Sewer was the series winner


Episode 1Edit

Sewer Pattern challenge
(A Line Skirt)
Alteration challenge
(Casual Dress)
Ann 3 N/A Crepe Wool Shift Dress
Jane 4 N/A Template:N/a
Lauren 2 N/A Template:N/a
Mark 7 V-neck Cotton Colour Block Shift Dress
Michelle 5 Square Neckline with Lace panel insertion Reversible Silk Warp Dress
Sandra 1 Facing Scallop Neckline Tailored Denim Shirt Dress
Stuart 8 N/A Empire-Line Dress with Pleated Skirt
Tilly 6 N/A Scalloped Neck Dress

Episode 2Edit

Sewer Pattern challenge
(Mens Trousers)
Alteration challenge
(Patch Pockets)
(Silk/Satin Blouse)
Ann 1 Diagonal Checked Square Pockets Fine Silk Cerise Blouse
Lauren 2 Gathered Floral Pockets Silk Peplum Blouse
Mark 6 Skull Print Pockets (Angled) 18th Century Chemise
Sandra 4 Square Polka Dot Pockets with folded corner Frilly Chiffon Blouse
Stuart 5 Semi Circle Red "Tulip" Pockets Raw Silk Chinese Blouse
Tilly 3 Semi Circle Polka Dot Pockets Shift Blouse with Red Piping

Episode 3Edit

Sewer Pattern challenge
(Childs Dress)
Alteration challenge
(Dart/Pleat Dress)
Ann 2 Fitted/Tailored Dress Buclé Tweed Edge to Edge Jacket
Lauren 1 Dress with Pleated Skirt and Orange Belt Fitted Tweed Hacking Jacket
Sandra 3 Fitted Dress with Red Piping Softly Tailored Wrap Collar Jacket
Stuart 4 Side Rippled Dress Boiled Wool Alpine Jacket

Episode 4Edit

Sewer Pattern challenge
(Man's Shirt)
Alteration challenge
(An Evening Bag)
(Evening Dress)
Ann 1 Freeform Couching Lace and Taffeta Cocktail Dress
Lauren 3 Sequin Zigzags Sequin Gown with Asymmetric Satin Bodice
Sandra 2 Applique Petals Teal Satin Gown with Plunging back
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