Great British Sewing Bee EP6 Catchup

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Episode 6

Get ready for this week’s challenges as the skill level and difficulty are higher than ever. The theme for this week’s The Great British Sewing Bee is activewear which are complex and hard-wearing garments from the most technical of fabrics. With Fabric Land, you can take your pick of our vast selection of fabrics, ranging from lycra, to wadding fabric.

Cycling with Lycra:

Let the games begin. First task at hand is to assemble a male cycling top made out of lycra. This material gives a 4 way stretch in all directions and is perfect for the task as it is aerodynamic and highly mobile. With only 2 hours and 45 minutes, this fabric is not easy to deal with so make sure you don’t stretch the fabric whilst you’re sewing. Another difficult element to this task is to include a complex zip insertion so you need to be precise. A top-tip this is all about colour so create that essential impact with our diverse range of lycra colours and in our haberdashery you can also find many different zip colours for you to explore with.

A Warm Winter’s Coat:

This following task entails you to create a children’s jacket using only three fabrics: synthetic outer layer, wadding, and lining all in 90 minutes. This gives you more than enough material to play around with so get stuck in and see if you can build your very own, comfortable children’s jacket. Assure yourself that we have all the materials you will need to just check out our online fabric shop to see our stock.

Yoga Time:

Finally, the made-to-measure challenge included the most fitted garments ever attempted on The Great British Sewing Bee apparently. If you didn’t watch this week’s episode you’re probably thinking ‘really? What is it?’, well the task is to create yoga outfits! This task has to enable the person wearing it, freedom to move and fluidity. So here again, we are using the stretchy but fiddly lycra as this is perfect when wanting to create something fitted but still have the movability too.With 5 ½ hours to do this in, you better start cracking on, remember to perfect your panels as this is what the judges paid a lot of attention to.

To watch episode 6 of The Great British Sewing Bee again, click here!

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