Nine sewers return back to the sewing room to face three more challenges. Episode 2 is all about matching and combining patterned fabrics.
We have put together some information below, including Fabrics and Supplies featured in the episode (or similar) along with Tips, Techniques and other resources to get your creativity flowing.
Challenge 1 - Pleated Skirt
Learn to to make a Pleated Skirt
5 easy steps on how to Sew Pleats
DIY Box Pleat Skirt
How to do a Lapped Zip
Video on Machine Topstitching
What is Indian Chintz?
Check out this great video on on how to make a Pleated Skirt
We have some great plain and printed Peachskin
and Poly Twill
fabrics - ideal for pleated skirts.
Here are 3 methods
used to pleat fabric.
Products seen (or similar) - Gingham Fabric
used by David
Challenge 2 - Combine two men's shirt into one garment
Great Kid's Sailor Dress
Tailor a men's shirt to fit a woman
Tailor Sewing Patterns
to get you going
Satin Bias Binding
used by Julie
Cotton Bias Binding
Challenge 3 - Made to Measure Men's Pyjamas
A general guide to help with how to get the right measurements
Here is a short video on how to sew a pair of Pyjamas
A great tutorial for pyjama pants
for the whole family.
Great tutorial here on how to match
printed fabrics along seams.
Simplicity Sewing Pattern used by Simon & Tamara
Black Cotton Gingham used by David
How to put in a drawstring or elastic waist
How to make and use piping tutorial
How to make How to sew and attach a collar
Easy Patch Pocket Tutorial
We have a great selection of fabrics to make pyjamas from; Fleece Fabrics
and Polyester Prints and Plains
And of course you will need all of your Sewing Essentials
which are used regularly in sewing, ranging from repair patches, marking & measuring equipment, machine accessories, scissors, pins & needles and more.
We offer a huge selection of zips including Concealed
, Closed End
We also have a great choice of Buttons
, Cotton Seam & Bias Bindings
Here is our guide to Episode 1
and in case you missed it you can catch up here
Posted in Great British Sewing Bee Series 2
By Lisa Reece on 24 Feb 2014 12:09:42