Supplies and techniques from episode 4 of The Great British Sewing Bee

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Supplies and techniques from the Great British Sewing Bee finale

So it's all over, did the right person win?  Come tell us what you think on our Facebook page.  Congratulations to Ann, and all the wonderful stitchers that made it onto the show.  Luckily it will be coming back for a second series, find out how to apply here.

Check the links below for the supplies and techniques featured in the finale.

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.

The Great British Sewing Bee sewing patterns used in the show

Patterns and supplies

Shirting fabrics online and striped shirt fabrics

Olive linen fabric similar to that used by Ann in her shirt

Men's shirt patterns: Hot Patterns Shirt, Colette Negroni shirt pattern, Kwik Sew 3883,Kwik Sew 3422, Kwik Sew 3506.  The pattern used in the show was Burda 7045.

Good site for customising supplies

Gutermann Sulky embroidery thread as used on the show

Grey fabric like that used in the bags for the customising challenge

Purse frame from the grey bags in the customising challenge

Bondaweb for applique as used by Lauren in her applique

Fabric used by Sandra in her applique

Duchess Satin in pale gold as used by Lauren other Duchess satins

Evening gowns sewing patterns Simplicity 1874 as used by Lauren, Vogue 8766 as used by Ann and New Look 6670 as used by Sandra.

Gold sequin fabric and gold sequin stretch fabric like Lauren used in her dress

Chiffon fabrics like Ann used in her dress

Teal satin fabric like used by Sandra

Lace Fabrics like Ann used in her dress.

Winner of The Great British Sewing Bee

Congratulations to Ann


Useful techniques for sewing a man's shirt and another series of useful shirt making posts

Free pattern blocks for making a man's shirt

French seams as done by Sandra on her shirt

Evening gown tutorial

Hand sewing techniques as used in bag customising project

Couching as done by Ann on her bag

How to customise a bag - Pinterest board of ideas and tutorials

Guide to applique techniques as used in the alteration challenge

Customised bag project by Perri Lewis

How to use bondaweb for applique

Customisation ideas for bags and clothing


Sandra's applique Great British Sewing Bee

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

Watch epsiode 3 of The Great British Sewing Bee

Watch episode 4 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

Useful links and supplies for episode 1

Useful links and supplies for episode 2

Useful links and supplies for episode 3

Blog of contestant Tilly Walnes

Blog of contestant Lauren Guthrie

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

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