Needles at the ready for Uckfield’s TV Sewing Bee Jade

Uckfield’s very own TV Sewing Bee, Jade Earley, will be sharing her stitching skills with dressmakers and sewing fans from across the UK on 21st-24th September when The Great British Sewing Bee Live opens its doors for the first time at ExCel London.

The exciting new live event draws on the appeal of the popular TV show with a 1,200 seat Super Theatre hosted by BBC Children in Need Sewing Bee Celebrity Special host Jenny Éclair and featuring TV judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young. Jade joins contestants from across the programme’s four seasons to showcase her talents in a packed schedule of workshops and demonstrations, and will be showing off her pattern matching skills live on the Super Theatre stage.

Jade said: “I’m passionate about sewing and can’t wait to show everyone how satisfying it is to make your own clothes.”

Other highlights include a gallery of stand-out garments from the TV programme, a dressmaking drop-in clinic, a dressmaking fashion catwalk by the world’s leading pattern companies, an exhibition by the Fashion and Textile Museum celebrating the 140th anniversary of Liberty in Fashion, and shopping with over 100 dressmaking and sewing suppliers under one roof.

Sewing Bee judge Esme Young said: “Whether you’re a professional tailor or hobby dressmaker, fashion student or vintage fan, there’s something for everyone with a love of sewing, and even complete beginners keen to give it a go. We hope visitors will leave the show inspired and full of ideas for their next dressmaking project.”

Jade has recently achieved five Distinctions in her Level 3 Art and Design qualifications from Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne and is now working for local fashion designer LOM Fashion. She has her own sewing website, blog and YouTube channel and runs an online haberdashery.

The Great British Sewing Bee Live takes place on 21st-24th September at ExCel London.

Tickets are available at or by calling 0844 581 1318. Advance tickets cost £16.50 (concessions £15.50) with a wide selection of options available.

Advance tickets for the Super Theatre cost £5.00 (Standard).

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