Eastbourne student competes in Great British Sewing Bee

Jade Earley, a Sussex Downs student who says she prefers sewing to clubbing, appears on the fourth season of the BBCs Great British Sewing Bee. SUS-160523-160025001
Jade Earley, a Sussex Downs student who says she prefers sewing to clubbing, appears on the fourth season of the BBCs Great British Sewing Bee. SUS-160523-160025001
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An A-level student from Eastbourne hopes to be named Britain’s best sewer as she takes part in a BBC crafting competition.

Jade Earley, a Sussex Downs student who says she prefers sewing to clubbing, appears on the fourth season of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee.

At just 18-years-old Jade is the youngest contestant to ever appear on the show, which sees amateur sewers compete in a series of fashion challenges.

A former competitive swimmer, Jade became interested in sewing in 2012 after an injury cut short her sporting career.

Jade lives with her parents, three younger siblings and two English bulldogs and sews for them all; shirts for her dad, dresses for her sister and tutus for the dogs.

Her family are hugely supportive of her sewing talents and have even built a log cabin in the garden for her to sew in.

She says she is inspired by fashion magazines and dreams one day of opening her own haberdashery or having her own clothing line.

The second episode airs on BBC2 at 8pm tonight (Monday, May 23) and sees the contestants making clothes for children.

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