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The Great British Sewing Bee - Episode 4 #GBSB

Claudia Winkleman is back with seven sewers tonight to make clothes on a miniature scale ..... children's clothes of course!. With Patrick Grant and May Martin watching their every move ....

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 - Toddler Dungarees


What a fab tutorial to make your own Toddler Dungarees

We have a great range of Cotton Fabrics and Denims, Drills & Cords perfect for making dungarees.

We also have lots of Buckles , Snap Fasteners, Buttons and other Fastenings that you can use.

A great tutorial on how to use snap fasteners

The What and How of a Top Stitching

How to sew a Flat Felled Seam

Challenge 2 - Fancy Dress Outfit

fancy dress

We have a great range of fancy dress sewing patterns including Pirates and Dinosaurs similar to tonight's episode. For the full range of children's fancy dress costume patterns please click here

What every pirate needs all in one place with this simple costume tutorial

Dressing up fabrics include: Tulle , Felt , Satins , Chiffons & Organzas and lots of Novelty Prints

Ever wondered how to do Applique

Challenge 3 - Made to Measure Prom Dress


Prom dresses are so varied these days - here are a few of our favourite tutorials and videos we have managed to find ... A Ballerina Dress , A Dainty Cocktail Dress , A Little Black Dress , A Ruffle Dress and for the adventurous A Belle Dress

Great tips can be found here for sewing with Satin and Taffeta

We have a great selection of Special Occassion Dress Patterns to choose from with lots of Satins , Chiffons & Organzas and Taffetas to choose from to make your special dress. And don't forget your Dress Lining

We also have a large selection of Lace and Dress Trim to accessorise you dresses with.

Learn how to sew a Boned Bodice and find your boning here

Ever struggled with zips? This video shows you how to insert the dreaded invisible zip

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 , Threads , Cotton Seam & Bias Bindings and Elastics

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

Here is our guide to Episode 2 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 3 and in case you missed it you can catch up here