Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Carols & Late Night Opening

Well, tonight's the night!  Carols on the Green & Late Night Shopping, with plenty of mulled wine & mince pies around the village. 
Is it a bit early to start warming the mulled wine?! I love the smell, it means Christmas has started! 
Oh & the taste isn't bad either ;)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Pattern Weight Workshop

Hey, we're making Pattern Weights in tonight's Workshop. There are a couple of spaces available...!
Call 01590 642808 to book

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Late Night Shopping!

Getting the shop ready for Late Night Shopping & carols on the Green, this Friday.
Come & join us for a mince pie!

Party Preparation Complete!

We hosted a Sewing Birthday Party, for a lovely Birthday girl & friends on Saturday. The only problem is, I don't want to take the decorations down now!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

New Look & Simplicity pattern SALE

Simplicity & New Look patterns are 1/2 price for one week only - starting today!
Time to stock up!!

Thursday, 17 November 2016


Sorry, we are CLOSED today (Friday)
Fighting off a bug, with soup & hand knitted socks!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Fabric Tray Workshop

We've a couple of spaces available on our workshop, tomorrow evening!
Thursday 10th 7-9pm £35

Come & make some beautiful storage solutions (or Christmas presents!)


What an amazing use of our Amsterdam cotton print jersey!  
Angela has beautifully adapted Vogue 9108, by Marcy Tilton, to keep the images whole.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Kid's Club

Cosy hats made this morning, at Kid's Club. All ready for Bonfire night!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Cosy Cotton Skirt

Another great customer make!
We hadn't thought of using our Cosy Cotton sweatshirting for a tube skirt, but Margaret did!!

Vogue Pattern Sale

The Vogue Patterns 1/2 price sale ends, this Saturday 5th November!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Learn to Crochet

We've a couple of spaces left on our Learn to Crochet class this week - 
Thursday 3rd Nov, 7-9.00pm £30. 
All materials & refreshments included.
You might not make a whole blanket in 2 hours, but you'll learn the skills to 😊
Call 01590 642808 to book your place.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Quick Make!

Great way to make a quick play mat! 
Our Road Map and Fleece fabrics, sewn together & edged with some bias binding - job done!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Teen Sewers!

Our teen sewers look pretty happy with their Linden Sweatshirt (from Grainline Studio) makes! They've made theirs as cosy jersey tops & couldn't wait to try them on!
It's a really versatile pattern, with clear simple instructions & comes together easily. 

Someone's been busy!

One of our lovely customers has really got her sew on!!!
I can't decide which one I like best, cos our fabrics look so gorgeous!!
Actually, I think it's the shirt, as I know how silky smooth, that Art Gallery Fabrics cotton feels!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Crochet Wreath Class

We've a Crochet Wreath Class, this Saturday 15th 2-4.30pm!
All materials & refreshments are included in the price, £30.
You don't have to be an expert at crochet, just above a complete beginner!!!
We have spaces available, so if you'd like a creative afternoon, call 01590 642808, to book a place.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Bra strapping tested!

Well, the 12mm bra strapping works perfectly, on this variation of Simplicity 8228!  I've omitted the racer back and back lining, to give a sheer lace look with simple straps.  We keep this Simplicity Madalynne bralette 8228 & 8229 bra patterns in stock, along with most of the supplies (just waiting on those bra findings!). 
There are additional variations on the designer, Maddie's blog at:
To get you stated, we are running a Bralette Workshop on Saturday 22nd October 1.30-4.30pm & there are a couple of spaces left! 
Call 01590 642808 to book your place.  
It's so nice to personalise your lingerie & soooo much cheaper to make, than buy!

Bra Making Supplies

We've just got some lovely new wide stretch laces in! From 6" to 9" wide and our black & white power nets have arrived for linings. Just trying to find a good nude colour!  
Also we've got some white & black bra strapping in, again just waiting on sliders, rings, channelling & hook/eye fasteners!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Jersey Cowl Workshop

It's our Jersey Cowl workshop next week, Thursday 13th 7-9pm £35
All materials & refreshments included and  we've a couple of spaces left!
This cowl is so cosy, I don't know if I can take it off!!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Bargain Overlocker Thread!

It's Sewing Offer week at Lidl!  There are machines, gadgets & overlocker thread.
I snapped up 2 X 2500m for £2!!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

So cool!

Another clever customer, came in to show us her make! Our co-ordinating cotton jerseys, look so neat in this tunic/pinafore!

Kid's Club Florals

We had a fun time on Saturday, making felt flower brooches & hair ties.  Lots of bright colours, buttons & beads to cheer up a dull rainy morning!

Sewing Week at Lidl

There are some great offers in Lidl, this week, if you're a sewer!

Friday, 30 September 2016

Giraffes in high heels

You can't say our fabrics aren't varied, especially looking at this delivery!!!
Black stretch textured denim, road fabric, geometric jersey, floral cotton prints & giraffes in high heels! What more do you need?!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Foundation Paper Piecing is addictive!!

Well, tonight's workshop has started me on a new direction! I love the precision involved & the ability to use up those boxes of scraps, I've accumulated!  I'm not a huge gadget collector, but the hype about the Add a a Quarter Ruler, all makes sense now.  It's so quick, to trim a perfect 1/4" seam & get that neat finish.  I think I feel a quilt coming on...!

Autumn New Look

Ooooooh, the latest New Look pattern book has some great looks 😍
All the patterns are multi size & £5.95!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sale Time!

All the Autumn patterns from Simplicity & Butterick are Half Price at the moment! Time to stock up... 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Foundation Paper Piecing Workshop

It's our Foundation Paper Piecing workshop on Thursday 29th 7-9pm! 
Come & let Kirstie unravel the mystery of this neat & accurate machine sewing technique!
Call 01590 642808 to book your place

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Someone's been busy!

Our floral viscose jersey has only been in the shop for a week & one busy person is already wearing it!! Looks fantastic too.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Painted Jersey Reverse Appliqué Workshop

Forgot to show you what we'll be making at tonight's workshop!
Bit of fabric painting & reverse jersey applique 😍
We've a couple of spaces, if you're free tonight (Thursday 22nd 7-9.30pm)
Call 01590 642808 to book

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Autumn deliveries!

We've had a couple of deliveries this week & they've been photographed & uploaded to the webshop already!!!
It's amazing the effect caffeine, can have on your work rate...!

Oooooooh, pretty new things!

Firstly, let me introduce you to Maddie Flannigan! Maddie came over from Philidelphia to teach a bra making workshop in London, which I was lucky enough to get a place on. She is a lingerie designer, with ranges in Urban Outfitters, photographer, blogger & one super fit lady (as you can see, as she models her own designs!).  Busy lady that she is, she has produced 2 lingerie patterns with Simplicity. Both of which are in our shop & the webshop!
I'll be using the bralette pattern, as a basis to teach a workshop on Saturday 22nd October!  There are a couple of spaces available, if you'd like to join us!!
Call 01590 642808 to book a place

Thursday, 8 September 2016

New Poplin Prints

We've had a few new cotton poplin prints in - 112cms wide & £6 per m!!

I'm feeling some present making coming on, especially the vintage sewing print for sewing friends!

Saturday, 3 September 2016


Please note we will be CLOSED next Monday & Tuesday (5/6th September, as we're off to London for some gallery/museum culture!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Workshops & Classes

Well, here's our latest offerings in creative classes!

The samples are nearly all made!  If you have any queries on what the class involves, please call for a chat on 01590 642808 or email us at

Hopefully, there's something to take your fancy or you can always buy it as a gift for friend, with our Gift Certificates (useable on any shop product and/or class)

Please call 01590 642808 to book your place


Sat 3rd 10-12.00pm       Kids Club (7-12 year olds) £15   
Wed 14th 2-4.00pm       Drop in Sewcial. Bring your own project £5
Thur 22nd 7-9.30pm      Painted Jersey Reverse Applique £35
Wed 28th 2-4.00pm        Drop in Sewcial. Bring your own project £5
Thur 29th 7-9.00pm        Foundation Paper Piecing £30


Sat 1st  10-12.00pm       Kids Club (7-12 year olds) £15
Thur 6th    7-9.30pm       Fabric Shoes £40
Wed 12th  2-4.00pm       Drop in Sewcial. Bring your own project £5
Thur 13th  7-9.00pm      Jersey Button Cowl £35
Sat 15th    2-4.30pm       Crochet Flower Garland £30
Thur 20th  7-9.30pm       Men’s Boxers £35
Sat 22nd 1.30-4.30pm     Madalynne Bralette £40
Wed 26th   2-4.00pm      Drop in Sewcial. Bring your own project £5
Thur 27th   7-9.00pm      Machine Hexxies £30


Thur 3rd   7-9.00pm       Beginner’s Crochet £30
Sat 5th     10-12.00pm     Kids Club (7-12 year olds) £15
Thur 10th   7-9.00pm     Fabric Basket £35
Thur 17th   7-9.00pm     Christmas Decorations £25
Sat 19th      2-4.00pm     Christmas Wreath £25
Wed 23rd  2-4.00pm      Drop in Sewcial. Bring your own project £5
Thur 24th    7-9.00pm     Rag Rugging £30    


Thur 1st    7-9.00pm       Making Gifts for Sewers £30
Sat 3rd  10-12.00pm       Kids Club (7-12 year olds) £15
Wed 7th    2-4.00pm       Drop in Sewcial. Bring your own project £5
Thur 8th    7-9.00pm      Fabric Gift Bags £30
Tue 13th   7-9.00pm       Decorative Fabric Slashing £30
Wed 21st   2-4.00pm      Drop in Sewcial. Bring your own project £5

Friday, 19 August 2016

Drop Spindle & Beyond Workshop!

We've a couple of spaces on tomorrow's workshop, if you're free between 2-3.30pm
Learn to spin some yarn, using a drop spindle & other techniques!

Lots of New Fabric..!

Well, we've had a few fabric deliveries this week.  Quite a variety of weights - spotty tulle to stretch gaberdine!  Some viscose jerseys, plain & printed, stretch statins, needlecord & cotton gingham!  Not forgetting my new favourite, Toucan cotton stretch jersey!!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Patchwork Pincushion Workshop

Come & learn English Paper Piecing & make a Patchwork Pincushion!
We've plenty of colours to choose from! 
Thurs 18th August 7-9.30pm £30 
Call 01590 642808 to book!

Kid's Club Makes!

We had a fun time this morning, making patchwork wrist cuffs!  Lots of machining & deliberations over fabric choices!!

Thursday, 4 August 2016


Apologies, we are CLOSED Tomorrow & Saturday (5/6 Aug)                      
Off on a yoga retreat!  Hoping to come back all zen ;)

New Look Half Price Sale!

Time to stock up on those patterns you've been pondering over ;)

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

New Printed Bias Bindings!

These new beauties will add a little extra, to any edge! Necklines, armholes, pockets, bags... to name but a few ;)

Oh & the back drop is a gorgeous cotton print from Jeni Baker's Curiosities collection, for Art Gallery Fabrics!

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Steampunk Buttons

Wow, who doesn't need an octopus, key, compass or clock sewn on somewhere!
Look how cross that octopus is!!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Embroider your First Sampler!

We've running a Beginners Embroidery class, to add some new stitches & techniques to your needlework arsenal! 
Come & learn how to stitch & transfer designs, whilst creating a lovely sampler to hang on your wall!

More Hudson Pant love!

I've recruited another convert to the Hudson Pant from:
Not only are they sooo comfy, the instructions are really clear & they give a professional finish.  Also for a stretch fabric newbie, our super wide jersey is easy to sew & doesn't fray, so no edge finishing needed!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Few spaces left!

We've a couple of spaces left on our Learn to crochet class tomorrow!
10.30-12.30, Wednesday 27th July £30. All materials, & refreshments included.
You might not make a whole blanket in 2 hours, but you'll learn the skills to 😊
Call 01590 642808 to book your place.