The show established itself back in 2012 and since then has gone from strength to strength. As the show moves into it’s 10th year, Sewing street are happy to bring you two excellent Great British Sewing Bee books. Two books that will hopefully encourage new and existing sewers and dressmakers to try something new. Pick them up today.

Great British Sewing Bee Modern Wardrobe Book by Juliet Uzor

With womenswear sizes ranging from 8 to 22, along with five downloadable pattern sheets, The Great British Sewing Bee: The Modern Wardrobe covers everything you need to build garments that are easy to make, wear and combine. Discover how one pattern could become three different looks through a series of simple alterations.

The 27 projects in this book will help you gain confidence as you learn how to make clothes you’ll love and cherish. The projects include: paper bag shorts, dance dress, Oxford Bag trousers, Breton two-piece, A-line dress and much more.

Expand on crucial techniques and further your understanding of how to bring more of your own personal style into the clothes you make.

Complete with stunning photography, clear illustrations, and instructions, demystify the pattern process to create a variety of flattering garments for every occasion that suit your style and fit your figure. Starting with the essentials, learn how to personalize patterns with expert sewing tips.

The Great British Sewing Bee, The Techniques Book

The essential sewing guide, tips and tricks from the team behind The Great British Sewing Bee! The BBC primetime series, The Great British Sewing Bee, is back. This comprehensive, technique-focused book accompanies sewers at all levels on their creative sewing journey. Starting with the essentials, sewers will learn the basics: how to use a sewing machine, how to understand paper patterns, how to find and work with a vast array of natural fabrics including cotton, linen, wool and more.

With a guide 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 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 recycling old clothes, using up fabric scraps and making repairs.