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  1. We have got some lovely NEW DRESSMAKING FABRICS in stock. We are especially trying to expand our KNIT JERSEY RANGE as more and more people are feeling comfortable sewing with these gorgeous and easy-to-fit fabrics.

    So, let's have a look at what's new in the JERSEY RANGE:

    flower jersey

    Flower Print Light-Weight Polyester Jersey (£5.50/metre)

    gold jersey

    Gold Print Black 100% Cotton Jersey (£6/metre)

    new cotton jersey colours

    Some new good quality 100% cotton jersey colours to add to our range (£7.50/metre):

    Dark Grey (not as green as in the picture) - Red (much redder than in the picture) - Pale Sky Blue - Cerise - Royal Blue - White

    shirting cottons

    We also have new shirting cottons, great for light-weight dresses and shirts for both men and women. Above you can see 100% cotton Oxford Shirting (£7.50/metre) and a pale blue cotton/poly shirting (£5.50/metre). Both are 150cm/60" wide.

    flower print cottons

    If you fancy something more flowery we have another roll of our popular 100% cotton navy flowered fabric in (£6.50/metre) as well as a flowery cotton lawn (£6.50/metre). Both are 150m/60" wide.

    kaldor & stripes

    We also have a very drapey, beautiful John Kaldor Poly print (£5.50/metre), and a medium- to heavy-weight cotton/poly striped fabric that would be suitable for skirts, jackets or any home-dec projects.

    And last but not least, what would summer be without pink cherries? Our cherry print is 100% cotton, 112cm/44" wide and suitable for a wide range of projects, be it craft or dressmaking.

    cherries

    Hope you are enjoying a sewing-filled summer and can find some inspiration from our new range of fabrics. 

  2. sakura

    Sakura has been lovingly stitched up by Jess and now sits in the window, smiling at our customers as they walk past the shop.

    Jess used our NEW SEWING PANEL, which includes all pattern pieces ready for you to cut out and sew together. The instructions are also printed on the panel, which makes sewing this doll a breeze.

    sakura panel

    There are lots of ways of customizing your Sakura doll too. Jess chose to free-motion quilt and embroider the various flowers and features of the doll to give her even more tactile detail.

    sakura back

    Each panel is £9 and would make a great present either all sewn up or just as a panel for the DIY sewing enthusiast.

  3. You might have already heard the good news on Facebook or Instagram: We are now stocking select fabrics from Tula Pink and the Kaffe Fassett Collective.

    These fabrics are all the rage with the quilters and patchworkers, but don't dismiss them for your dressmaking.

    The lovely feather print below is one of our favourites and would look great in any crafting, quilting or dressmaking project.

    fassett collective 1

    The flower and garden-themed prints from the Kaffe Fassett Collective are very vibrant in colour and would spruce up any project.

    kaffe fassett 2

    We also stock three great Tula Pink fabrics in a green colourway in our fabric cellar, and if you like them, we promise, we'll stock more.

    tula pink

    All of these fabrics go for £15 per metre or £4 per fat quarter.