Following in the footsteps of Mastercrafts on BBC Two comes the Great British Sewing Bee with Claudia Winkleman. It starts tomorrow at 8pm.
It will follow the formula of the Great British Bake Off, with two contestants being thrown overboard each week, this time into a sea of navy trimmings and buttons instead of victoria sponge.
Chevron Sewing Trio by 'By Samantha' on Etsy
You can check out the eight contestants on the BBC website.
I personally admire Michelle the most as she balances a job as manager of Centrepoint, a homeless charity, with sewing for herself. Tilly looks the most enthusiastic as she has only been sewing for two years, yet has an entire wardrobe of handmade clothes. Ann looks to be the most experienced and will also have a good chance I think.
Wouldn't it be great if the winner is not amongst those three and is someone totally unexpected?
Of course it also depends on how well they do under pressure, not just sewing skills. Michelle looks good here too as she works under significant pressure constantly, but we'll see.