Claudia Winkleman sets the remaining contestants three challenges designed to test different fabric handling skills on children's clothing. Firstly, they must carefully follow a pattern to make baby grows from stretch cotton jersey and then show they can handle slippery satin and chiffon by transforming an adult bridesmaid's dress into a garment for a boy or a girl. Finally, they have to create perfectly fitted woollen capes, before judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young decide who leaves the competition.


Great British Sewing Bee Series 4 - Episode 1

Challenge 1 - Follow a pattern to make a Baby Grow with Stretch Cotton Jersey

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Look no further than this YouTube Video on How To Make A Baby-Gro.



Challenge 2 - Transform an adult bridesmaid's dress into a garment for a boy or a girl

Have you seen our lovely range of Chiffon, Organdy & Organza Fabrics

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We've also got a huge range of stunning Satin Fabrics

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Take a look at the Taffeta Fabric that Josh used - along with our Tulle, Net & Veiling Fabrics.

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Challenge 3 - Create a perfectly fitted Woollen Cape

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Check out this great YouTube tutorial on how to transform a garment into a Cape



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