Happy days! Next week is World Craft Week, when makers everywhere come together and share seven days of projects, giveaways and challenges to celebrate our favourite thing – crafting! Reach for your needle and thread and get ready to join in the fun…
Issue 54 is out now and we’ve filled it with simple-to-make garments that are as fun to sew as they are to wear, plus on-trend home accessories and cute toys for kids, too. Here’s a look at what’s inside…
Issue 54 has hit the shops – grab your copy today! You can download the free templates and sewing patterns from issue 54 to print out at home below. Just print out the PDFs at 100% and then get your cutting scissors at the ready! Note: these pattern sheets don’t include The Wrap Dress, The Cora Top… Continue reading
A whizz with jersey and GBSB‘s unofficial sewing guru, Janet left the Sewing Bee sewing room this week – sob! Janet lives in North Yorkshire with her husband of 48 years, David and their dog. As a little girl, Janet was taught to sew by her Italian mother and at 16 was making her own… Continue reading
What a week it’s been on The Bee as the sewists reuse and recycle second hand materials, from fabric scraps to soft furnishings. Catch up with all of the highlights from each week of the Show with our Great British Sewing Bee episode recaps.
In series 4 of the Bee, the sewists made a wool cape in their Made to Measure challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. We were inspired to share this tweed cape tutorial by Portia Lawrie at the time and we’re reshaping it today in anticipation of tonight’s Sewing Bee being themed on… Continue reading
Enter today to win a Heavy Duty Singer 4423 sewing machine and 14HD854 Overocker worth £579.
With her good nature and creative dressmaking skills, Mercedes will be very missed in the GBSB sewing room after her departure in episode 5 – and there must be something in our eyes as she gets tearful remembering her nan and sharing the philosophy of “sleep well and sew”. Words to live by, Mercedes.
We’re just a bit excited about tonight’s Great British Sewing Bee. Here’s all you need to know about The Great British Sewing Bee 2019.
Whether you’re returning to sewing after a few years away from your machine or have never sewn a stitch before, it’s a good idea to begin your dressmaking journey with a simple pattern so you can perfect the basics.