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Great British Sewing Bee 2019 - William Gee

Great British Sewing Bee: Apply Now for 2023

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens in May 2022, broadcast on BBC1. Are you nifty with a needle or handy with a hem? Put your skills to the test! We’re looking for more talented home sewers to take part in the next series of The Great British Sewing Bee. If you […]

Your guide to the best independent sewing pattern companies

A guide to the best independent sewing pattern companies

The past few years has seen a rise in smaller sewing companies and now there seems to be patterns to suit everyone, whatever their style. From French style to vintage inspired, here are a few of the best independent sewing pattern companies out there and the pick of my favourite makes. If you know of […]

Sewing Bee Part 3: Interfacing

Sewing Bee Part 3: Interfacing

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | | Part 4: Fastenings It’s what’s on the inside that counts… It’s an old adage that it is what is on the inside that counts, and when it comes to constructing a professional garment, it makes a huge difference to collars, […]

Sewing Bee part 2 - Pattern Hacking

Sewing Bee Part 2: Pattern Hacking

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | | Part 4: Fastenings After part 1, your sewing studio should be fully equipped and we are ready to move on to the interesting part – designing and making clothes! To make clothes there are two ways of starting: draping on a […]

Great British Sewing Bee 2019 - William Gee

Sewing Bee Part 1: Tools of the Trade

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | Part 4: Fastenings Ever wondered what goes on in a professional sewing studio? Has the Sewing Bee inspired you to give it a go yourself? Here are some useful tips and insider secrets on how to take your projects from amateur home […]

Great British Sewing Bee set to return to our screens in 2018

HUGE NEWS! Great British Sewing Bee is set to return in 2019!

That’s right, you heard correctly, our favourite TV Programme is back! Though one person will be missing from the mix…We can confirm that Claudia Winkleman will NOT be presenting the show, which as of yet does not have a broadcasting date.  Head to William Gee Online for professional sewing, dressmaking & fashion design tools with FAST […]

Sewing Bee Part 4 - Fastenings

Sewing Bee Part 4: Fastenings

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | Part 4: Fastenings Unless your garment is super stretchy you are going to need some kind of fastening to be able to get into it and keep it closed. Keep it Zipped! The most obvious thing to use is a zip. […]

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Sewing Bee 2016 Flash Sale – 48 HOURS ONLY!

To celebrate the series finale of the Great British Sewing Bee, we are having a FLASH SALE! From the moment the Sewing Bee winner is announced, we’ll be reducing our online prices by a further 10%! But hurry, our flash sale is only on for 48 hours!  Get ready to save on sewing tools, fashion design […]

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Sewing Bee Giveaway: Enter to win loads of sewing goodies & craft bags!

It’s competition time! To celebrate the start of the 2016 Sewing Bee tonight, we’re giving you the chance to win a William Gee Goodie Bag full of crafty treats and sewing goodies!  The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens Monday 16th May at 9pm on BBC2 – and we can’t wait to see what’s in store this year! […]

A Beginners guide to the best sewing classes in the UK in 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Sewing Classes in the UK

For anyone who has thought about starting to sew, making your own clothes and accessories can seem overwhelming. There’s plenty of help out there – craft bloggers, social media, and even Youtube videos – but if you just don’t know where to start, or you want to learn from a sewing teacher, why not look for a […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee 2016 – Applications Now Open!

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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The Great British Sewing Bee is back!

When The Great British Sewing Bee started with its 1st series back in 2013, we were obviously very excited. Now the Sewing Bee is back for a 3rd series, and we can’t wait to see what the new group of designers come up with as the weeks progress. As lovers of all things traditional, it was really […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee – Round 2

Thats right, you heard me correctly, our favourite TV Programme is back! To keep us all entertained for the next eight weeks, starting on Tuesday 18th February on BBC Two, we will be introduced to 10 of Britain’s top amateur sewers, competing in three challenges to test their sewing skills, time management and ability to […]

A Seasonal Sewing Bee

A Seasonal Sewing Bee

Did any of you crafty, creative lot tune into ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ on Sunday (15th) night? If you are tearing up in devastation because you missed the beautifully festive edition of all sewing-lover’s favourite show- fear not! It was delightful seeing last series’ winner Ann, joined by runners up Lauren, Stuart and Sandra […]

The Great British Sewing Bee

Look out for news of a new BBC series called The Great British Sewing Bee – this series is along the lines of The Great British Bake Off (made by the same production company) and aims to do for sewing and textiles what “Bake Off” did for cakes and baking. The series is being shot […]