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.

The Great British Sewing Bee - Episode 1 #GBSB

Challenge 1 - Pleated Skirt

Challenge 1

Learn to to make a Pleated Skirt

5 easy steps on how to Sew Pleats

DIY Box Pleat Skirt

Perfect Pleats

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 tutorial.

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

Challenge 3

A general guide to help with how to get the right measurements for men.

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 , Cottons and Polyester Prints and Plains

Sewing Essentials

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.

Sewing Essentials

We offer a huge selection of zips including Concealed, Open End , Closed End and Chunky

We also have a great choice of Buttons and Ribbons , Interfacings , Cotton Seam & Bias Bindings and Elastics

Here is our guide to Episode 1 and in case you missed it you can catch up here