Great British Sewing Bee Episode 3 – patterns and sewing tips
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We have searched the sewing pattern database to bring you the best selection of patterns inspired by the the third 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!
If you fancy sewing up one of these pattern beauties for yourself, why not take a look at the list of tips and tutorials from your favourite bloggers and designers at the end of this post to get that perfect finish. We also have a Lingerie Sewing Resources page on the site to get your supplies here in the UK and worldwide.
Sewing Bee: Pattern Picks
Task 1: Bras
Task 2: Lingerie and Nightwear
Sewing Bee: Tutorials and top tips
Here are tutorials from indie designers and bloggers to help you get to grips with the techniques used to make the patterns used in the show.
Task 1 – Making a soft cup bra
The construction of bras
Madalynnehas written a post about how bras are constructed and an explanation of the different elements.
Sewing with lingerie elastic
Colette have posted 3 ways to Sew lingerie elastic.
Sewing with stretch lace
Lots of tips from The Sewing Directory about sewing with stretch lace.
Add your own lingerie straps
With your fancy new bra all sewn up, make sure it sits well with your clothes by adding lingerie straps to keep the bra straps in place. Tutorial from Sew DIY.
Sewing with clear elastic
Colette have a guide to sewing with clear elastic, ideal for making lingerie and nightwear.
Core lingerie sewing techniques
Lots of tips and tutorials for sewing lingerie from A Few Threads Loose.
Task 2 – Refashioning a scarf into nightwear
Colette have a great tutorial on Adding lace details to lingerie shorts.
Fold Over Elastic
Have you heard of fold over elastic? Check out this tutorial from Zoe from So, Zo on The Daily Stitch blog.
Task 3 – Fitting a luxury robe
Tilly and the Buttons have a tutorial on How to sew piping into a seam.
Cutting and Sewing slipper fabrics
Tilly and the Buttons also have a tutorial on Cutting and sewing slipper fabrics.
Christine Haynes has put together a tutorial on How to sew patch pockets.