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The Great British Sewing Bee

By Tessa Evelegh


The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric is the official tie-in to the third series of this popular primetime BBC TWO show. The TV series seeks out the nation’s best amateur sewer, presided over by judges Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant and WI sewing expert May Martin as presenter Claudia Winkleman offers encouragement to the contestants.


The book is accompanied by a pack of five full-size pattern sheets, containing a traceable pattern piece for every piece needed to sew the garments. The pattern pieces are also available as a pdf download by clicking on the links below.


All are complete with instructions and patterns for womenswear sizes 8–20 or menswear sizes XS–XL, including select items from the TV series, technical know-how and insider sewing tips from the judges, this book will help the beginner achieve professional results.
About the judges


Patrick Grant is the Creative Director of Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons and E Tautz. Recipient of the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2010, he is renowned for his passion for clothing, craftsmanship and classic British brands.
May Martin is a highly experienced seamstress who has been teaching sewing for over 40 years. She currently tutors at Denman College, the flagship education centre for The Women's Institute.


Download your pattern pieces
Every pattern piece needed to make all of garments in The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric can be accessed through the links below. All you have to do is click on the name of the project you want to make and follow the prompts to download that particular pattern template. The pieces that you need are always listed in the Cutting Guide instructions supplied at the beginning of each project within the book.


A4 paper size pdf downloads
If you plan to print out the pattern pieces on a domestic printer, then choose the A4 paper size pdf downloads. Once you have downloaded the pattern pieces, you simply need to print out all the pages from that pdf file onto separate sheets of A4 paper. The pdf has been formatted to print on standard A4 paper (297mm x 210mm) and must be printed at 100%. Some pattern pieces fit neatly onto a single sheet of paper, whereas others are too large and so carry on over two or more sheets. To piece together the pattern templates that are too large to fit onto a single sheet, lay out all the A4 pages and match up the the corresponding black boxes – for example, place the two boxes labelled 2B together. Once each sheet is matching up with its adjoining pages, trim each page along the crop marks with a ruler and a craft knife or cut neatly with scissors. Next, tape all the pages together in sequence. Repeat to attach any additional pages as necessary. For more tips on how to use A4 paper size downloadable patterns, click here


A0 paper size pdf downloads
If you have a local print store or copy shop that can print A0 size, then choose the A0 paper size pdf downloads. By getting A0 paper size printouts of the pattern pieces, you will avoid having to trim and stick together lots of sheets of A4 paper.


Copyright notice
The pattern pieces provided with The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion With Fabric, either as the full-size pattern pieces accompanying the book or downloaded from this website, and the items created from them are for personal use only. Commercial use of either the patterns or items made from them is strictly prohibited.
 


Downloads

Every pattern piece needed to make all of garments in The Great British Sewing Bee book be found below. All you have to do is click on the name of the project you want to make and follow the prompts to download that particular pattern template. The pieces that you need are always listed in the Cutting Guide instructions supplied at the beginning of each project.

Once you have downloaded the pattern pieces, you simply need to print out all the pages from that pdf file onto separate sheets of A4 paper. The pdf has been formatted to print on standard A4 paper (297mm x 210mm). Some pattern pieces fit neatly onto a single sheet of paper, whereas others are too large and so carry on over two or more sheets. To piece together the pattern templates that are too large to fit onto a single sheet, lay out all the A4 pages and match up the the corresponding black boxes – for example, place the two boxes labelled 2B together. Once each sheet is match up with its adjoining pages, trim each page along the crop marks with a ruler and a craft knife or cut neatly with scissors. Next, tape all the pages together in sequence. Repeat to attach any additional pages as necessary. For more tips on how to use downloadable patterns, click here quadrillecraft.com/blog_how-to-use-downloadable-sewing-patterns_17


> GBSB_Tunic > GBSB_Pyjama Trousers > GBSB_Edge to Edge Jacket > GBSB_Pencil Skirt > GBSB_Summer Dress > GBSB_Circular Skirt > GBSB_Tea Dress > GBSB_Childs Dress > GBSB_Cooks Apron > GBSB_Prom Dress > GBSB_Hacking Jacket > GBSB_Bow Tie > GBSB_Camisole > GBSB_Boyfriend Shirt > GBSB_Basic Dress > GBSB_Waistcoat > GBSB_Tote Bag > GBSB_Blouse with Collar > GBSB_Butchers Apron


YouTube Videos

If you’ve never switched on a sewing machine before or need a refresher on the key sewing techniques, then these helpful how-to videos will help you to get stitching.


> How to sew a straight seam > How to sew a curved seam > How to sew a centred zip > How to sew an invisible zip > How to sew on a button > How to make and apply bias binding


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