Thursday, 30 May 2013

Fabric Sample Book

We now have our fabric sample book in a local shop, for a bit of touchy feely, try before you buy. 


Just drop into:


Silver Threads and Golden Needle

36 Stopples Lane



SO41 0GL


They specialise in alterations, wool and habedashery

Ready Steady Sew...

All cut out and no machine to sew :(

But the Tula Pink Octopus Garden fabric is fab!

114cm wide cotton print

£12.00 per metre

This is what I'll be assembling tomorrow, when the new machine arrives!!

It's from a japanese pattern book - Home Couture.  Not a word of english, but great diagrams for instructions!!

New Baby On The Way...

Well, here she is!!!

the Bernina 350 PE


After 16 years, I figured it was time to look at new machines!

So I spent a little time yesterday, test driving different makes and models.

My needs are quite simple, a solid work horse, with automatic tension, an automatic keyhole buttonhole and knee lift!

The keyhole buttonhole is the decider, as many machines don't offer it, until you reach the higher ranges.  Not sure why, as it's really useful for any dressmaker, wanting to make a jacket.

One more sleep and she'll be here!!

Guten tag - they're here!

First batch of lace fabrics from Germany!!!

134 cm wide, 45% cotton and 55% nylon

pink, silver grey, chartreuse and black.

£12.00 per metre

Navy and natural to come soon

Monday, 27 May 2013

Lace Fabrics

German Lace Fabrics Are In The UK!

Should be heading out to us tomorrow.

Keep checking the website for new products!!

Friday, 24 May 2013


Sewing Workshops in Christchurch, Dorset

Latimer House, Saxon Square, Christchurch

Are you frightened of your sewing machine? Does the thought of dressmaking make you want to run in the opposite direction?
If this is you, why not book our "Perfect Dressmaking" Course, which is for beginners starting this Saturday 25th May? 
It is a fun and relaxed day and takes you, step by step through the basics. 
SPECIAL OFFER  - ONLY £50 if you book this week!
  Ring us now 01202 477600

Photo: Are you frightened of your sewing machine, does the thought of dressmaking make you want to run in the opposite direction??  If this is you why not book our "Perfect Dressmaking" Course which is for beginners starting this Saturday 25th May?  It is a fun and relaxed day and take you step by step through the basics!  SPECIAL OFFER ONLY £50 if you book this week!  Ring us now 0102 477600


Thursday, 23 May 2013

the sewing directory

We've got a listing on a great resource for sewers!


A great place for supplies, techniques, ideas and many other sewing related matters


Monday, 20 May 2013

Amazing 1 metre Beach Cover Up!

Joel Dewberry Cotton Voile is 137 cm wide, so plenty to make up in a metre.

Really lovely and soft to work with and only £16.00/m

Michael Miller Eiffel Tower prints


I am sooo excited about the Michael Miller order, I'm also a little worried I may have to cut into them all, before they make it into the shop :)

Good job I ordered lots!

Ooooh and some Riley Blake cotton flannels, for those pjs, it could get chilly camping!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Latest Order...

Just placed an order for lace fabrics from Germany!

A range of beautiful summer colours, heading this way soon x

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Thank You!

Many thanks to all of you who came to see us at
Milford Makers!

Wonderful event on a lovely day.
Well done to Deborah & Vicky for organising it.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Another delivery!

Well, it never rains but it pours...



We had a delivery of haberdashery too!!

Well that didn't take long...

The Tula Pink Salt Water fabrics are here!!!!


A lovely sea inspired collection in blues.


Perfect for the sunny weather!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Look What's Coming!!

We've just ordered some gorgeous sea inspired fabrics!! 

A bit of sun and we think it's summer!!

Mind you, when is it not time for the beach?!


Come and join us at the Milford Makers Launch Event!!

                                            6th May (Bank Holiday Monday) 10.30am - 4pm
                                                Milford Community Centre, Sea Road
                              Where you will be able to browse products from our local makers.                        

Fabric, art, photography, cakes, chocolates, aromatherapy, jewellery, knitwear, home decor, furniture, gifts and much more... all hand made locally with love
Milford and the surrounding villages are brimming with local talent and this group has recently been created as a network to support and encourage one another and to promote this talent.