Simply Sewing issue 17

With series 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee returning to our screens this month, more people are learning to sew than ever – and Simply Sewing issue 17 is a great place to start!

Great British Sewing Bee series 4, episode 1: the techniques

It’s finally back! The Great British Sewing Bee has returned to our screens with a particularly tricky first episode, in which the contestants (meet them here) tackled cutting striped fabrics on the bias to create a chevron top, a maternity frock refashion (which new judge Esme wasn’t too impressed with) and fitting a skirt to… Continue reading

Simply Sewing meets GBSB’s Esme Young

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With judge May Martin making a surprise departure from The Great British Sewing Bee, it was announced in February that Esme Young was to join Patrick Grant in casting an eye over the sewists’ creations in GBSB series 4. Co-founder of cutting-edge clothing label Swanky Modes in the 1980s and creator of some of the… Continue reading