Supplies and techniques from episode 3 of The Great British Sewing Bee

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Sewing Bee Episode 3

Useful links from episode one and episode two.

Lots of new techniques featured in this week episode, find some useful links below to help you learn those techniques at home.  The links for the supplies featured in this week's episode are further down the page.

Shirring technique guide and dress project

How to sew a French Seam

How to make rouleau loops as shown on the Great British Sewing Bee

An easier girls dress to make – A-line dress - Free pattern

Making curtains tutorial

How to make the little girl's shirred dress

Useful guide to sewing darts to give shape to clothing

Some useful posts for sewing a tailored jacket

Patch pocket tutorial from contestant Lauren for the pockets she made in episode 2

If you'd rather learn these techniques in a sewing class search here for local classes.

 The Great British Sewing Bee supplies used in the show

Supplies

Pink fabric with black polka dots like Stuart used in his dress

Floral fabric similar to the one used by Ann on the show

Shirring elastic

A loop turner used for rouleau loops

Boiled wool used by Stuart

Blue striped fabric  used by Sandra for her girl’s dress

Other fabric similar to the one Sandra used in her dress, and another

Orange bias binding like used by Lauren in her dress revamp challenge

Pink Satin as used by Lauren in her jacket

Sewing pattern used by Lauren for her jacket

Brown tweed similar to that used by Lauren in her jacket

Turquoise viscose fabric as the alteration dresses were made from

Braids used by Sandra in the dress revamp challenge

Tweed used by Ann for her Chanel style jacket

Pattern used by Ann for her jacket

Burgandy tweed similar to that used by Sandra for her jacket

Sewing pattern used by Sandra for her jacket

Ribbons & trims used in the show

Curtain weights as used in the curtain tutorial

Curtain tape from curtain making tutorial.

The overlockers used in the show

The sewing machines used in the show - Janome Sewists 525S

 Linton Tweed Fabric used by Ann in The Great British Sewing Bee for her jacket

A few people who have been inspired to start sewing by the show have said they’d like to know some good places to get dressmaking fabrics. So here are a few online fabric shops to get you started:

Sewbox

Dragonfly Fabrics

Raystitch

Minerva Crafts

Abakhan Fabrics

Croft Mill

Fabric Godmother

The Great British Sewing Bee supplies used in the show

Links to related blogs and sites

Blogs & websites

Where to buy The Great British Sewing Bee Book

Watch episode 1 of The Great British Sewing Bee

Watch Episode 2 of The Great British Sewing Bee

Find out more about the show, the contestants & watch exclusive tips

Where to find sewing classes in your local area

Blog of contestant Tilly Walnes

Blog of contestant Lauren Guthrie

Ann's Pearls of Wisdom - sewing tips on the Artisan Square forum

Blog of the show's sewing advisor - Thrifty Stitcher

Useful links and supplies for episode 1

Useful links and supplies for episode 2

Useful links and supplies for episode 4

Thank you to Sew Mental Mama for helping me find some of the more elusive links :-)

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