Great British Sewing Bee

Great British Sewing Bee Episode 6 – patterns and sewing tips


We have searched the sewing pattern database to bring you the best selection of patterns inspired by the the sixth episode of the Great British Sewing bee #gbsb. If you haven’t already seen our dedicated Sewing Bee page do take a look, we’ve got loads of exciting Sewing Bee goodness! Take a look at what everyone is saying about the show in the forum Great British Sewing bee chit-chat and specifically about this episode here

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Here are some tips and tutorials from indie designers and bloggers so that you can learn the techniques used to make the patterns in the show from Activewear week. If you’ve been inspired don’t forget to check out our supplies page for where to buy fabric for activewear projects.

For more info on tools and fabric in the show – why not check out the Sewing Directory’spost.

Task 1 – Making a men’s cycle top

Top tips for sewing activewear

Read top tips for sewing activewear and buying suitable fabrics with sportswear pattern designer Melissa Fehr.


Nerdy tips for understitching

Get all the nerdy sewing tips for understitching from By Hand London.


Sewing knit hems

Colette show you how to sewing knit hems with a twin needle.
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Task 2 – Refashioning ski suit

Adding snaps or poppers

Very Kerry Berry has a handy tutorial on her blog on how to add snaps or poppers to your sewing project.


Task 3 – Fitting a yoga outfit to a model

Binding knit edges

Colette show you 4 methods for how to bind knit edges.

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Fitting leggings

The Curvy sewing collective show you how to alter a pattern to fit leggings.


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