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The Great British Sewing Bee 2016 – Applications Now Open!

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The Sewing Bee will be returning in 2016 for its fourth series – how exciting! William Gee have been supplying GBSB with various haberdashery and sewing products since the series started. If you need some inspiration to apply – just look at the textiley success of some of the previous contestants below…

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UPDATE: The Sewing Bee application process is now closed.
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Tilly Walnes
Tilly has been super successful since the sewing bee, having launched a pattern business and published books. Tillys mission is to make dressmaking accessible for everyone – Her tutorials are written in a friendly, easy to follow manner. And her patterns are often customizable, with different sleeve and length options. She also likes to post interesting pattern hacks on her blog. I particularly love her Pinterest feed, as she regularly shares photographs of peoples finished garments – so we can all be inspired by fabric choices and design options!
Tilly and the Buttons
Learn to Sew Jersey Tops - online workshop

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Lauren Guthrie
Lauren was a finialist in the Sewing Bee. After the competiton, she opened up this beautiful fabric shop and haberdashery, and has also launched a book! You can check our her beautiful shop via her website above.
Guthrie & Ghani
Coral Dress by Guthrie and Ghani

Copyright Lauren Guthrie of Guthrie & Ghani 

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Chinelo Bally
If you watched the Sewing Bee in 2014, you’ll remember the awesome freehand pattern cutting skills of Chinelo Bally. I dont know how she does it! She just whips out a measuring tape and then cuts into fabric, and somehow it all just works! Chinelo is teaching, as well as making custom garments for lots of people – i’ve linked you to her instagram feed because she is always posting amazing dresses she has made and mastered, for people of all shapes and sizes! She is also launching a book, which looks like we could all be learning her amazing freehand skills in no time 🙂
Chinelo Bally Instagram Feed
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feeling inspired by William GeeFeeling inspired? Head to our online shop and start planning your next project today, or be sure to follow William Gee on Instagram for more creative inspiration from your favourite haberdashery!
Designer Maker
Louise is a Textile Surface & Product Designer. After Graduating in 2015, she has developed her own handmade Gifts, Homewares & Accessories brand. Inspired by quirky architectural features and the little details missed by the hustle bustle of city living, Louise creates a range of illustrative surface designs. Her first collection is based on the historic city of Edinburgh.
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