Search for a Star 2020

We are SEW excited for the return of our Search for a Star Competition!

We are giving one viewer the opportunity to become our newest guest designer, have a regular spot on Sewing Quarter and join the SQ family.

If you think you have what it takes to Sew, Teach and Chat to our presenters live on air you could be just the person to take on the challenge.

Here are all the details of each stage of the competition.

Stage 1: Entering the competition

Entering is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Film yourself with a short introduction to you, including 1 fact about yourself.
2. Show us how you would demonstrate 2 of your favourite projects or products.
3. Ensure the duration of the video is no longer than 3 minutes.

You have until 11th October 2019 to send your video in.

Stage 2: Screen test

The Sewing Quarter team will then select the best contestants to come to the studio for a top-secret screen test in November where you will be filmed demonstrating a project.

Stage 3: The live shows

The shortlisted contestants will then be invited back to the studio for a one hour live show in December.

Stage 4: Voting

Voting will open for viewers to select their winner from the five shortlisted contestants.

Stage 5: Winner

We will announce the chosen winner on the show and welcome them to Sewing Quarter with a regular slot on the show, just like last year's winner, Jenny McCreary!

If you would like to apply for 2020’s Search for a Star, send your video to naming the subject ‘Search for a Star: [Your Name]’ by 11th October 2019. Any queries can be sent to the same email address.

You will need to send your video through as the video file will be too large to send directly via email. To do this, visit (free version), upload your video and either copy the link created and paste into an email or send directly to

Good Luck!