Great British Sewing Bee Episode 2 Useful Links

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Supplies, techniques and patterns from The Great British Sewing Bee episode 2

Please note all links have been removed from this post because most of them are dead due to the time elapsed since this post was written.

What a great episode that was, the contestants were really pushed to their limits with those challenges. I'm amazed they all managed to complete a pair of trousers in just 4 hours.  Totally gutted that Tilly and Mark left, will be interesting to see who makes it to the final now...

If you would like to know more about where to get the supplies feature in episode one, or to learn more about the techniques and projects featured click here.

Below are supplies, useful links and more for episode 2 of The Great British Sewing Bee.

Supplies & techniques

Video guide to sewing a zip fly from the show's sewing adviser - Claire-Louise Hardie.

Mathilde Blouse from Tilly Great British Sewing Bee

Suiting fabrics ideal for making men’s trousers like on The Sewing Bee

Men’s sewing patterns, including trousers from Sewbox

Instructions on sewing men’s trousers

Free pattern for the top Lauren was wearing (Colette Sorbetto top)

Liberty silk used by Lauren in her blouse challenge

Peplum blouse pattern used by Lauren - New Look 6130

Blue spotty fabric like Tilly used for her patch pockets

Liberty fabrics as favoured by Lauren

Blouse pattern used by Ann in The Great British Sewing Bee

Guide to interfacing as used by Sandra on her patch pockets

Tie side cushion project

Ruffle blouse pattern used by SandraTie side cushion project cusion with no zips or buttons

Chinese style blouse pattern used by Stuart

Ric Rac used by Stuart on his skirt

Alexander Henry Skulls Fabric used in patch pockets by Mark in cream and in black.

Swedish sewable tracing paper as used by Tilly.

Easy Patch Pockets tutorial from Sew Mama Sew

Sewing with silk – useful tips

Technique videos from the author of The sewing Bee book Tessa Eveleigh

Scissors used by the contestants

Navy spot fabric like Tilly used for her blouse in The Great British Sewing Bee

Where to buy the Matilde Blouse Pattern featured in the show, designed by Tilly. Also includes lots of useful tips for making the blouse too.

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

The overlockers used in the show


Blogs & websites

Where to buy The Great British Sewing Bee BookThe Great British Sewing Bee Book

Watch episode 1 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

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

Blog of contestant Lauren Guthrie

Blog of the show's sewing advisor - Thrifty Stitcher

Useful links and supplies for episode 1

Useful links and supplies for episode 3

Useful links and supplies for episode 4

Thank you to Sew Mental Mama for helping me find these links.

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