The seventh series of Great British Sewing Bee has come to a close, and tonight the final three contestants have gone head to head to see who will take home the trophy.
In the final, the sewers were faced with making a bridesmaid dress, festival couture from household items, and a glamorous off-the-shoulder evening gown.
With three sewers left, and only one trophy, the pressure was on! If you missed the final episode, head over to BBC iPlayer to catch in On Demand.
Who are the Great British Sewing Bee 2021 finalists?
Before Sewing Bee, Rafael worked as a Textile Artist, dyeing cloth for movies, but it was only during lockdown when he began to learn how to sew.
At the start of the show, Rafael stated that he’s still developing his own sewing style, saying: “I’m a DIY sewer, because I’m self-taught. So I don’t necessarily use pins. But then, I also don’t like unpicking things!”
Rebecca learnt to sew at the young age of four after being taught by her mother and grandmother, and went on to study textile at A-level.
However, Rebecca confessed that she has “a bad habit for not reading the instructions and just ploughing through.”
21 year-old Serena is this year’s youngest sewer. She is currently living in Edinburgh where she studies medicine, but the student has a passion for fashion.
Serena’s interest in sewing derives from her love of sustainable style and she now creates her own designs while as “refreshing” clothes from charity shops.
Who won the Great British Sewing Bee 2021?
The winner of Great British Sewing Bee 2021 is Serena.
At the end of the final episode, which aired on Wednesday 16th June, Joe Lycett announced that the winner of the seventh series is Serena.
Serena was shocked and stated: “When they said my name it was like… ‘is this real?'”
Following her win, Serena could hardly believe the news and said:
“It still feels like a dream, but I am so proud of everything that I’ve done. I made things that I never ever thought I would be able to make and learnt things about myself. The whole thing has just been life- changing.”