Great British Sewing Bee Live: your top of the shops

In just over a week, London’s Excel centre will be full to the brim with fat quarters, threads and the satisfying whir of sewing machines! (Not to mention some of our favourite faces from our favourite TV Show. We’re busy prepping our workshops for the Great British Sewing Bee Live next week. If you’re planning a trip to… Continue reading

5 things to look forward to at The Great British Sewing Bee Live

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We’re seriously missing our Great British Sewing Bee fix. This time last year we were following the twists and turns of the most stressful sewing room in the UK, but this year’s show is in pause until plans are confirmed for 2018. So we’re pretty happy that the show’s organisers are throwing a massive GBSB… Continue reading

How to sew a circle cape: inspired by GBSB

Episode two of The Great British Sewing Bee saw the sewists tackle tricky childrenswear (and get in a right mess over gussets in the process!). The highlight of the episode was the final wool cape challenge, which inspired us to get stitching up our own swishy circle cape. There’s no pattern needed for this project,… Continue reading

DIY knickers tutorial: inspired by GBSB

How to sew knickers

If you’ve been inspired to sew your own lingerie by episode three of the Great British Sewing Bee, then start with our simple knickers tutorial. Use your brightest fabric, frilliest lace and prettiest ribbon for these beauties!

How to sew a no-pattern-cardi

How to sew a no-pattern cardigan

Ouch! This week’s semi final of The Great British Sewing Bee had us squirming as we watched the contestants grapple with their trickiest pattern-cutting challenges yet. If you’re not quite ready to take on high-end pattern play, but you’re still itching to have a go at making your own made-to-measure garment, then we’ve got the… Continue reading

Fast Fat Quarter: how to sew a bento bag

How to sew a bento bag

We loved last night’s international-themed Great British Sewing Bee… the fabrics! The peplums! The harem pants! It’s got us in the mood for a spot of sewing with an international twist, so we’re sharing this free bento bag tutorial with you. It’s the first in our Fast Fat Quarter web series. 

Top 10 moments of The Great British Sewing Bee final

The Great British Sewing Bee final

It’s over! After lashings of haberdashery high drama, tonight’s final of The Great British Sewing Bee saw one contestant be crowned Queen Bee. Ooh how we do love a good sew-off. We don’t want to spoil it, so if you haven’t seen it, don’t read the rest of this article – it contains spoilers! But if… Continue reading

Meet The Great British Sewing Bee finalist Jade Earley

Jade GBSB

Hooray the final of The Great British Sewing Bee hits our screens tonight, and we’ll be watching to cheer on Joyce, Jade and Charlotte as they grapple to be crowned Queen Bee of the amateur sewing world. We can’t wait until tonight so we’re getting in the mood by meeting the finalists, as part of… Continue reading

For the love of Joyce: meet the Bees

Great British Sewing Bee finalist Joyce

The hour is nearly upon us where we discover who will be crowned the winner of this year’s The Great British Sewing Bee. We’ll be watching tonight, and to get in the mood, we’re meeting the finalists today. as part of our Meet the Bees series of interviews with the Sewing Bee contestants. 71-year-old grandmother Joyce has been a… Continue reading

Meet Tracey Symonds from The Great British Sewing Bee

Tracey The Great British Sewing Bee

We’re so happy to get to chat to The Great British Sewing Bee favourite who won our hearts from week 1. We instantly loved her when the first episode saw her singing along to eighties pop classics with her daughter during a family sewing session. She never failed to lift the atmosphere in the sewing… Continue reading