Monday, 31 March 2014

Customer make!

We love to see the inventive ways our fabrics are used! The Chanel type check has been used on the reverse side, on this chic jacket!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Portuguese Delivery!

A couple of beauties have just arrived from Portugal - you can smell the sunshine on them!!
This beautiful lace motif fabric, 100% Polyester (but feels like cotton), 140 cm wide and £15 per m
And then there's the 100% silk weave, all the colours of the rainbow captured in it -heaven! 150 cm wide & £20 per m

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

More Gutermann Fabrics

I love these Gutermann fabrics!  Lovely to  sew with and 148cms wide, £15.60/m

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Tropical Dress

Another stunning dress, by my friend Sally, in our Tropical fabric!
It's a lightweight polyester, with a wonderful drape. Like silk, but without the care issues or the price!!

Mother's Day Present?

A beautiful handmade picnic rug by Miranda & Lou, is For Sale! 
100% cotton, backed in a strawberry print (perfect for picnics!) and hand quilted. It's washable, 94 cm x 94 cm and £50! 
Call the shop if you want to know more!

Monday, 24 March 2014


Look at our gorgeous new display! 
Our talented customer Alison, creates bunting with a difference, using our fabrics and her husband's woodwork skills! She makes to order, with different themes - boats, buckets, beach bags... To name, but a few. Call her to see what she can make for you  07802 383678

Haberdashery Delivery!!

At last some new haberdashery! 

I've been trying to find lace pins for ages, mine are all bent or mixed in with my normal pins! So, much finer pins for pinning sheer & delicate fabrics. 

We now also have sew in hook & loop fastener (Velcro, but a less expensive brand!), denim machine needles, cover button gadgets (to save your thumbs!) and some smaller scissors (for little hands!) 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Another Customer Make!

Sally's been busy again!! Our gorgeous, coral organic cotton print in Vogue 1165.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Chiffon Top Finished!

My lovely chiffon top is finally finished!  Tieing in all those threads, takes longer than you think!  At £6/m, I think I only used about 80cm, so a top for £4.80 is pretty amazing!!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Window dressing

I love changing the window, but this is really making me dream of holidays in the sun!!

More new fabrics!

Some more cotton prints have arrived, to coordinate with last weeks delivery! All 112cm wide and £14.50/m

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Overlocker Heaven

In making the T-shirt, from the Great British Sewing Bee book, I have tried every possible option on my overlocker!! Finally, a 2 thread rolled hem worked and matched what I had in my head - thank goodness for sewing forums online! There are some great sewers who share their experiences on these forums, things which hadn't even occurred to me!
It's good to know, you're not alone getting frustrated 😁 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Customer Makes!

Wow, it's great to see what our customers do, with the fabrics they've bought from us!

Firstly, here's Sally in her amazing pattern matched shirt, in our latest Joel Dewberry prints!

And next we have the Serendipity Studio Diane Kimono Dress pattern, made by Deborah in our cotton prints!

Inspirational, don't you think!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Spring fabrics here!

Here's the latest couple of fabric arrivals!!
The lime floral is a lightweight polyester and the stripe, a linen & viscose mix!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Covered Button Creations!

Some gorgeous makes from our Covered Button Workshop, last night!

New Butterick Pattern Book

The new Pattern book from Butterick has arrived.  Lots of new patterns and a new range from Gertie!!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Covered Button Workshop

We've a couple of spaces left on our Covered Button Workshop, this Thursday 13th March.  Come and learn a really useful skill, for adding an individual touch to your items!
7.00 - 9.30pm, all materials, tea & cake inc!!
To book a space call 01590 642808

More temptation!

Here's the start of the new fabrics!
First part of our new Freespirit fabrics collections!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Finally finished!

At last I'm wearing the Colette Patterns Clover trousers! Great fitting pattern, just needed to lengthen the leg a bit. I tested out their online tutorials too - lovely simple instructions for putting in the invisible side zip.  I've made them up in our stretch cotton poplin, soooo comfy and a pair of great fitting trousers for under £25!! 

Friday, 7 March 2014

It's the season to fabric shop!

I saw this dress and was in love with the fabric - so I ordered it!!! And a few more to co-ordinate with it!
Coming soon!!!!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Another fabric shopping session!

Tula Pink is one of my fave fabric designers, so after her lovely Salt range (aquas, octopuses etc) we've gone for her Fox Field range in pink!!!  Unfortunately it won't be here til April 😞

In contrast, I'm still loving lime, so we've got some Heather Bailey on order!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

New fabrics!!

Lovely new chiffon florals in! 100% polyester, 150cm wide & £6/m
Also, we've a new cotton lawn print, also 150cm wide & £7.00/m!

Monday, 3 March 2014

New Organic Fabrics

Many thanks to Kirstie of
What a fab job, she's done of making us a quilt sample, to show off our new Cheating Quilt fabric and co-ordinating border fabric. Yep, another pre-printed quilt design, so just need to sew down the lines! 

Patchwork Cushion Block workshop

Here's what you could be making at our Patchwork Cushion Block workshop on Thursday 8th May 7 - 9.30! 
Booking essential 01590 642808 
£25 inc all materials, tea & cake