Thursday, 2 November 2017

Fabrics from across the Channel!

We've had another delivery from one of our French suppliers!

Let's have a look, what we've been sent so far:

100% cotton Blue Fan print, 140 cms wide & £12 per m

Super wide Feather cotton jersey, 165 cms wide & £14 per m

100% brushed cotton Tartan (not French, this one!), 150 cms wide & £7 per m

Another wide one, 100% cotton Forest print, 160 cms wide & £13 per m

100% cotton Blue Geometric print, 140 cms wide & £12 per m

My favourite Llama cotton jersey!! 165 cms wide & £14 per m

Lovely 100% cotton Peacock print, 160 cms wide & £13 per m

A close second favourite, Quilted Velvet in a gorgeous Duck Blue!!
3 layers - velvet, wadding and white backing. It's 145 cms wide & £19 per m

100% cotton Star print, 160 cms wide & £12 per m

Cosy Bamboo mix Towelling, in grey, 160 cms wide & £18.50 per m

If you'd like more details, they are all up on the webshop, with fabric content & pattern repeat measurements!  Happy shopping ;)

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Upcoming Workshops!

We've been busy finishing off Workshop Samples & putting them on display in the shop!

Our Beanie Hat class (you have a choice of fabric!) is on Thursday 9th November, 7-9pm £35

Come and make an Autumn Felt Wreath on Saturday 11th November 2-4pm, £35

Intermediate Crochet Frame (you do need to be able to do basic crochet for this one!) is happening on Saturday 18th November 2-4pm, £30
Keep cosy with our Hot Water Bottle Cover class, on Tuesday 21st November 7-9pm, £35

Lined Wipe clean Cosmetic Pouches are being made on Thursday 30th November 7-9pm, £35

All our classes, include materials & refreshments.
Bring a friend (or two) and make an afternoon/evening of it!!

Call 01590 642808 or email to book a place.

We look forward to meeting you :)

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

INFILA needle threaders in stock!

We are now a stockist of the amazing INFILA needle threaders!

Once used, there's no going back!

You can thread any size needle, whether you're getting ready to sew or your needle has come unthreaded, whilst sewing.

Watch the video if you don't believe me!!

Closed Dates

Sorry, but it's University Open Day Season!
We've quite a few visits, to either end of the country and some in-between!

Friday, 13 October 2017

More Autumn deliveries!

We've had some more deliveries and as usual, it's an eclectic mix!! 
This is the problem with being a smallish shop, trying to keep a wide variety of fabrics, without a huge amount of storage space.  But we keep squeezing in a bit more ;)
There's been a lot of haberdashery arriving too, more useful things like Fray Check, Wonder Tape and coloured zips for little bags!
So here we have:

A soft, burnout velour with a subtle sparkle, in dark grey.  145 cm wide & £12 per m
Nice evening top or dress perhaps?

Love this Mexican style weave, acrylic/wool fabric. 145 cm wide & £11.50 per m
I'm thinking an Autumn coat.

Navy stretch textured denim, 148 cms wide & £13 per m
Definitely pinafore material or jeans, skirt...!

Oyster stretch velour, mmmmmm! 150 cms wide & £11.50 per m
Just seen blouses and dresses, made in this online!

Pleather/Faux leather, 137 cms wide & £12 per m
Perfect for bag making (it's what we used in our bag making class!)

Another textured stretch denim in a sage green/grey.
148 cms wide & £13 per m
Can you have too many pinafores?!

This photo doesn't do this 2 way stretch suiting justice, it drapes beautifully.
143 cms wide & £12.50 per m
Classic shift dress, pencil skirt and obviously trousers would look beautiful in this!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Cosy Arrivals!

We've had some cosy fabrics arrive and it's very tempting, to just wrap yourself up in them and take a nap!

This Lambs Fleece in ecru and fawn, is so snuggly, 150 cms wide and £8.50 per m.
Perfect for lining jackets, backing blankets, making cuddly toys...!

Our lovely soft fleeces have started to arrive, airforce blue, petrol, red and brown.
Great for making fleece tops, jackets, linings, hats, mitts, blankets...!
Again, 150cm wide and £8.00 per m

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Fat Quarter Bundles - Coated and wipe clean!

We've had a beautiful new arrival, from France today,

Coated Fat Quarter bundles, perfect for Cosmetic bags, for that easy wipe clean!

 Bundle sets, contain 5 pieces of 45 x 50cm 100% cotton fabrics.
And you have the choice of 4 different bundles - so much choice!
The coated bundles are £22.50.

Plenty of time to start making some gifts ;)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Latest Classes & Workshops!

Sat 2nd 10-12.00pm       Kid’s Club £15
Wed 13th 2-4.00pm        Drop in Sewcial.  
                                       Bring your own project £5
Thur 21st 7-9.00pm        Learn to Crochet £30             
Tues 26th 7-9.00pm       Understanding Paper &
                                       PDF Sewing Patterns £25
Wed 27th 2-4.00pm        Drop in Sewcial. 
                                       Bring your own project £5                                                                                                                               

Thur 5th 7-9.30pm         Make a Faux Leather Bag £40
Sat 7th 10-12.00pm        Kid’s Club £15
Tues 10th 7-9.00pm        Using your Overlocker £30
Wed 11th 2-4.00pm        Drop in Sewcial.  
                                       Bring your own project £5
Sat 14th 1.30-4.30pm     Interfaced Applique Quilt Block £35
Thur 19th 7-9pm            Flexi frame Glasses Case £30
Wed 25th 2-4.00pm        Drop in Sewcial.  
                                       Bring your own project £5
Thur 2nd 7-9.00pm         Make your own Knickers! £35
Sat 4th 10-12.00pm        Kid’s Club £15  
Wed 8th 2-4.00pm          Drop in Sewcial.  
                                       Bring your own project £5
Thur 9th 7-9.00pm         Beanie Hat £35
Sat 11th 2-4.00pm          Autumn Felt wreath £35
Sat 18th 2-4.00pm          Intermediate Crochet Frame £30
Tues 21st 7-9.00pm        Hot Water Bottle Cover £35
Wed 22nd 2-4.00pm       Drop in Sewcial.  
                                       Bring your own project £5
Sat 25th 1.30-4.30pm     Print & Machine Embroider
                                       Christmas Napkins £40
Thur 30th 7-9.00pm       Cosmetic Bags & Pouches £35

 Sat 2nd 10-12.00pm      Kid’s Club £15
Tues 5th 7-9.00pm         Christmas Decorations £30
Wed 6th 2-4.00pm         Drop in Sewcial.  
                                      Bring your own project £5
Sat 9th 2-4.00pm           More Christmas Decorations £30
Wed 20th 2-4.00pm       Drop in Sewcial.  
                                      Bring your own project £5

All materials and refreshments included, unless otherwise stated.
Please call for bookings 01590 642808

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wild Flower Meadow Workshop

We've a space on this Saturday's Wild Flower Meadows Creative Workshop!
We'll be teaching you, Batik & Machine Embroidery techniques.
1.30-4.30pm, all materials inc. £40
Call 01590 642808 to book a place!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Yet more fabrics...!

Our new Spanish supplier is very efficient, a couple of weeks from seeing their samples and they're here in the shop!  140/150 cm wide cotton prints and plains, between £10 & £13's per m!
The tiny blue/brown town & co-ordinating leaf prints are a particular favourite of mine!

Lots of New Fabrics!!!

Well, it never rains but it pours...!

In a fortnight, we've had Autumn fabrics come early and Asian fabrics come late.

Our first delivery was some Autumn fabrics, which are proving popular already.   Two colour ways, in a floral and stitched polyester knit, which is a great dress/skirt/jacket weight.  It's soft, but firm and in soft pink greys or bright colours.  95% polyester, 5% spandex, 155 cms wide and £14.00 per m.
The metallic fabrics are actually knits, made from 97% polyester, 3% spandex.  They are very soft and drapey, unlike their hard metallic appearence. Again 150 cms wide & £12.00 per m.

We then had a box arrive from Asia, containing our Japanese and Indonesian fabrics - double layer!

The Japanese fabrics are cotton prints, including ripple prints, which are a bit like firm seersucker (pineapples and hibiscus prints) and a linen mix.

The second layer was our Batiks from Bali which were delayed in production, due to weather in Indonesia.  When you see the hand production, in these beautiful fabrics, you can see why they are very weather reliant.

But it was definitely worth the wait!!!  The designs and colours are stunning! Here's a few of them...

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Summer Fabric Sale!!!

As it's now officially Summer, we thought it was time for a SALE!!!!

So for one day only - Saturday 24th June


Come and see us in the shop or have fun browsing online xxx

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Floral heaven...!

A lot of my favourite printed fabrics have a botanical theme.  Flowers and/or leaves, I'm not fussy!
So you can guess I had fun choosing these new ones!  
Beautiful weight and drape, as usual from John Kaldor fabrics.

These two prints are on a polyester base, that has a lovely crepe feel to it.

This Cotton print has a lovely satin finish.

I see this polyester print made up in a drapy kimono!

Added spandex, in this cotton makes it ideal for fitted skirts and dresses.

This cotton lawn will be so light to wear.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Latest Additions!!

Well, the deliveries just don't stop!  Some might have been forgotten about, it seems so long ago since we placed them!


We've new colours in our £1.50 per m bag strapping

Some new Jalie patterns for you to try

Classic colours in our £8 per m Ponte Roma & it's 150cm wide

and a new Ripstop PVC print, which is perfect for washbags, outdoor coverings...!

Along with more trims & haberdashery, including 1000m Gutermann sew all thread!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Lots of new fabrics...!

Well, our show deliveries have been coming in thick & fast!  Here's a taste of what's new in store...

Fabulous ombre cotton print with little gold squares, from Cotton+Steel

More Cotton+Steel prints, all printed on unbleached cotton

Some fun Rose & Hubble cotton poplins

Colourful cotton prints & some gorgeous bold stripes

Stretch textured denims & a variety of knit weights

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

We've had our first delivery of fabrics from Kaffe Fassett Studios!
There are designs from Kaffe Fassett, the beautiful Fern print in green and Aboriginal Dots in pink & the wow factor, Can Can girls from Brandon Mably.
The designs are printed on a lovely soft cotton, 112 cms wide & £15.50 per m

After meeting them both at a trade show & listening to a talk on how their designs come about, we were inspired!  So we bought Kaffe's latest book, to take a bit of that inspiration home!!