Steve Cowling was one step away from being eliminated on the first round of The Great British Sewing Bee season 8. Placing 11th, this sewing expert shared he was relieved to have kept his place in the competition.
Get to know him better as this Steve Cowling Bio proceeds.
Steve Cowling On The Great British Sewing Bee
BBC Two’s The Great British Sewing Bee returned for its 8th installment on April 27, 2022, and it saw a group of 12 talented home sewers including Steve Cowling ready to impress judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant.
Joining Brogan this season were his co-contestants — Man Yee, Annie, Cristian, Mitch Bridgewater, Marni, Steve, Debra, Richy, Gill, Chichi, and Angela.
Unfortunately, Mitch was the first one to be sent home, with Steve placing 11th.
For the first round, the contestants had 2 hours and 45 minutes to make a mini skirt with two patch pockets piping around the edge. And sadly, for Mitch and Steve, it didn’t go well!
On the other hand, Angela, Marni, and Brogan were able to impress the judges with the demanded task and placed first, second and third respectively.
All excited for the premiere, Steve took it to his IG on April 19 to write, “Flaunting my dungarees (and doing some sewing) on TV soon@britishsewingbee. Starts next Wednesday at 8 pm BBC1. Mad stuff really”
Steve Cowling Girlfriend
Steve Cowling’s girlfriend Alexandra Neill was with him ever before he took up sewing professionally. The two started their story in April 2006 and have been on countless adventures since then.
“Well, I may have had to tap out halfway on Saturday. And our hotel might have been a literal dumpster. And my knee might be howling at me. But this weekend has been alright you know,” Steve wrote over his IG in May 2019 flaunting a pic from one of their travels.
Likewise, his girlfriend Alexandra took it to her IG on their 13 anniversary (i.e. on April 20, 2019) to post a pic with her “favorite person in the whole world” Steve captioned, “13 years together and all he can say is “You’re not posting something lame are you?”
Talking a little about Alexandra, she received her master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Securities from Newcastle University in October 2020. And the last we check, she was working for her Ph.D. in Food waste.
Here’s her Instagram @alexandra.neill.
Is Steve Cowling On Instagram?
Yes, as of May 2022, find Steve on Instagram @szczepan_cowling.
Most of his pots then featured himself, his marathon participation, and some animals (Yes! — cats, dogs, fox, etc.)
Steve Cowling Age
Steve Cowling was 32 years of age when he appeared on The Great British Sewing Bee in 2022.
Also, his co-contestant Annie was 32 then.
Steve Cowling Family
Steve Cowling didn’t reveal any info about his family.
The only person we could find related to him is Emma Neill, his future sister-in-law ( Alexandra’s sister).
Where Is Steve Cowling From?
Steve hails from Essex and is a massive Millwall supporter.
But as of 2022, he resided in Newcastle, England.
Steve Cowling Job
Steve Cowling is a full-time running coach. He offered three types of coaching services — Do it 1-2-1 (where he individually worked with his client on their goals, routine, and ability), Do It Online (a monthly training plan sent directly to his clients, personalized to match their running goals), and Do It Yourself (a 12 or 16-week program determining what the priorities of the training plan should be.)
His services ranged anywhere from £32 to £45.
Also, Steve is the owner of Commen Athletics, a running apparel store. As per their official website, their mission is to “create rad, high-quality clothes for runners.”
And for those of you wondering, Yes! It’s “Commen Athletics”. Their store’s name is a defunct spelling of the word “common”, which Steve wanted to use in the mathematical sense of belonging to more than one quantity. “Running belongs to all of us and brings together so many people, and that was something I wanted to pay homage to with the name,” he explained.
If Steve wasn’t a running coach, he would have been in the music industry today. In fact, when Steve was a teenager he played bass guitar in a punk band.
Reportedly, it was only after the 2020 lockdown Steve decided to take up sewing as a hobby and he’s never looked back. According to him, finding sewing was like starting to run — once he started, he couldn’t stop.
His sewing inspirations include — Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and mid-90s NBA fashion, Battenberg personified, and “Zapp Brannigan spending a summer holiday on a dude ranch.”
When Is Steve Cowling Birthday?
Steve celebrate his birthday on May 12, making him of the Taurus zodiac.
How Tall Is Steve Cowling?
Steve stands tall at a height of above 6 feet (183 cm).
His distinct features include — an oval face, short hair, and +ve prescription glasses.
Sadly, Steve was diagnosed with an auto-immune illness called Ankylosing Spondylitis. “It’s kind of a bit like arthritis in that it causes a lot of pain and swelling in my joints, and a lot of stiffness in the morning,” he explained.
Also, Steve confessed that it was because of his disease that kept him from realizing his Olympic dream. “It caused me to be on the sidelines for a lengthy spell. Although there’s not an out-and-out cure, I am now on some fantastic medication,” he added.