Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Great British Sewing Bee!!!!

So while catching up on some of the blogs I read, I came across a mention of the BBC show The Great British Sewing Bee, and how addicting and inspiring it was for my fellow blogger to watch.  So, looking for something to watch while I pin pieces for my latest quilt, I found the episodes on YouTube.  Hooked!!!!!!!  It was great! Sadly there were only 4 episodes made for this season.  Think Project Runway meets amateur home sewers.  They cover a variety of projects that experienced home sewers typically make: an A shaped skirt, a blouse, alterations, etc.  Great show, too bad it only took me 2 days to watch all the episodes.  However it's great inspiration, watching other sewers use different techniques, find pit-falls and success in competitions.  Because of this great inspiration I'll decided to finally throw away my old lunch bag and make myself a new one.  I've only made two so far, one was posted about a few years ago here.    Also, one of the contestants has a great blog that talks about sewing and how to start as a beginner!  Lots of pictures and easy explanations! She only started sewing 2 years ago and was picked as a contestant.  It's a great read for anyone interested in starting to sew things for themselves and their homes.  Check out Tilly and the Buttons blog.

The Great British Sewing Bee

The Contestants, Host and Judges of The Great British Sewing Bee, from the BBC 2 channel.  

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