The Final five are left and are taking a step back in time - they are gong to be using a sewing machine from the 1930's and suing a 1930's pattern to make a silky blouse. Second challenge is transforming a man's suit into a ladies garment and finally the made to measure challenge - a hefty vintage coat!

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.

Final Five

Challenge 1 - 1930's Silky Blouse

Silky Blouse

How to hand gather like Lynda , How to machine gather like David , How to sew an easy placket & Shirring tutorial

Great tutorials for a Scalloped Collar and a Peter Pan Collar

Learn how to make your own Puff Sleeves

Make your very own version of Tilly's Mathilde Blouse or make a smaller item with this child's Retro Inspired Shirt

We have some great fabrics to choose from : Polyester Prints & Plains , Poly Habotai and Silk Habotai

Challenge 2 - Transform a Man's Suit into a Ladies Garment

Suit

Make a Pencil Dress like Chinelo (well almost!), How to Sew Darts and Pleats & a cute Pinafor Tutorial similar to Lynda.

Plus we have a great range of Suitings, Tweeds & Tartan Fabrics if you feel up to this challenge.

Challenge 3 - Made to Measure - A Coat

coat

Learn how to insert a sleeve and how to insert a sleeve head similar to David

16 steps to sewing a Woollen Coat

Here is a great tutorial from Tilly and the Buttons on Drafting a Jacket Lining

Learn how to do Bound Buttonholes , Cover Buttons and Sew a Princess Seam

We have a couple of gorgeous coat fabrics in Black/Cerise and Camel along with a great range of Dress Linings, Sew / Iron-on Interfacings and canvas Interfacing.

NEW - Great British Sewing Bee Book : Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe

This hardback book has 224 pages full of fantastic projects wit a core collection of wardrobe essentials. These include menswear, babies and small children (onesie, dungarees and a little dress). A section on retro and glamourous with garments such as prom dresses and 60's style coats and clothing. It will have an emphasis on creative elements and choosing fabrics and trimmings to compliment garments. Click here to get your copy!

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

Here is our guide to Episode 4 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 5 and in case you missed it you can catch up here