The Great British Sewing Bee: The Techniques

All the Essential Tips, Advice and Tricks You Need to Improve Your Sewing Skills, Whatever Your Level

The Great British Sewing Bee


The BBC primetime series The Great British Sewing Bee, is back.
Starting with the basics, from how to use a sewing machine and understand paper patterns, to knowing your fabrics and how to achieve that perfect finish – this is a go-to guide that you will keep referring back to.

With a section that demystifies the fitting process, and with expert sewing tips on making alterations, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of projects that will ease you into the world of sewing.

For burgeoning sewers, this technique-focused book reveals the joys of sewing and the tools and skills required to progress. Interspersed with essential tips, from advice on finishing – tacking, hand stitching, hemming and more – to guidance on adding decorative finishes including piping, exposed zips, appliqué and more, this book is an indispensable reference that will encourage you to take the leap and start creating long-lasting projects to cherish.

The really comprehensive content includes:
What do you need: describing a basic sewing kit and sewing machines

Fabrics, how to choose and descriptions of the various types

Making clothes that fit: Measuring and sizing, Altering patterns

Get set! Really useful information about preparing your fabric, and understanding patterns

Sew simple: Which in fact is a brilliantly helpful collection of all the techniques you need to know from threading your sewing machine, stitch tension, pinning, hand and machine stitches, seams, hems, darts, zips and other fastenings, sleeves, cuffs, pockets, collars, facings, pleats and tucks and so much more!

Each technique is clearly described and illustrated and if you are looking to build your knowledge of sewing techniques you will love this book!

The Great British Sewing Bee: The Techniques – All the essential tips, advice and tricks you need to improve your sewing skills whatever your level. Published by Quadrille Publishing