For the pattern challenge, judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young ask the sewers to make a man's lycra cycling top, which requires expert handling of a fabric that stretches in all directions and a complex zip insertion that tests their patience. Stretch fabric is both practical and comfy to wear and can be sewn with an overlocker or sewing machine.
Bicycle Print Spandex - View
Spandex & Lycra - View
Zips - View
Rotary Cutters - View
Gutermann Thread - View
Elastic - View
Motifs - View
Next, for the alteration challenge, the sewers use all their ingenuity to transform garish 1980s ski suits into children's jackets.
Waterproof Fabric - View
Quilted Fabric - View
Wadding - View
Bias Binding - View
Children's Sewing Patterns - View
Finally, the made-to-measure challenge sees the sewers create the most fitted garments ever attempted on the Sewing Bee - yoga outfits - to secure one of four places in the semi-final.
Class; Sewing with Stretch Fabrics - Leggings - View
Overlocking Classes - View
Dance & Activewear Sewing Patterns - View
Yoga Pants: a tutorial - View
Leggings Sewing Patterns - View