Posts by Clare Coxon

Tartan fabric and ribbons

tartan fabric and ribbons

Slàinte mhath. If you’re planning a Burns Night celebration on the 25th January, we’ve got tartan fabric and ribbons, thistle sprays, and the all-important kilt straps and pins. Faye and team x Tartan fabric, 54” (137cm) wide, £8.99 per metre Kilt pins, small 60p, medium 80p, large £1.00 Tartan fabric, 54” (137cm) wide, £8.99 per…

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Cottons for reusable wax wraps

Cottons for reusable wax wraps

One of the best parts of our job is chatting with customers about their projects. Recently, a conversation over the purchase of some cotton squares revealed that reusable wax wraps can be made at home and used as part of the effort to reduce plastic consumption. What a fantastic way to make use of our…

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Pom poms at Christmas

pom pom maker

Pom poms at Christmas are a thing of wonder and a simple tool like a pom pom maker opens up a whole world of festive crafting. We’ve collected some of our favourite ideas together below – so much pom pom fun to be had. Enjoy! Faye and team xx Pom pom Christmas trees and tree decorations…

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Lampshade making kits

Lampshade making kits

I am so pleased to have these lampshade making kits in stock. They are easy to make up and provide such a lot of flexibility as you can coordinate or contrast with your choice of fabric to make a real statement. They come in three different sizes, and they are suitable for both pendant and…

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November’s fabric of the month

fabric shop monthly offer - linen look Christmas fabric at Faye's Sewing Box in Kendal

Now that we’re in November, there’s only one thing for it – to fill the fabric shop with fantastic crafting fabrics for Christmas. Our fabric of the month is really the fabric of Christmas as it’s on offer during November and December. It’s a stunning 100% cotton, linen-look fabric with a Scandinavian inspired print and…

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October’s fabric of the month

fabric shop in Kendal

My fabric of the month for October is, of course, perfect for Halloween. Netting, printed with multi-coloured, metallic skulls, this is a lightweight, floaty choice that’s just perfect for a fancy dress costume or party decorations. It’s also incredibly cost-effective – pop into our fabric shop in Kendal before the 31st and it’s a steal.…

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Haberdashery making and mending

haberdashery making and mending

If you’ve been here previously, you will know that I am sometimes responsible for dragging you off to discover inspirational projects to try out. I think you could see that time as an investment. You might lose hours in the world of haberdashery making and mending but you will save £s. You’ll also create a wardrobe and home finishes…

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Halloween haberdashery

halloween haberdashery

Welcome to our Halloween haberdashery! We’ve had great fun putting together a spook-tastic product selection for you in anticipation of fantastic homemade costumes, decorations and table settings. Thanks to Tiree from Random Chair Commercial Photography for the stunning pictures – they really show off our Halloween fabrics, ribbons, and all the trimmings on offer in…

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Stylecraft yarn

stylecraft yarn stockist

As a stylecraft yarn stockist, it’s good to have first hand experience of using their products. We drafted in knitting Nanny and she whizzed up this gorgeous baby cardigan in Heather yarn from their Bambino range – not only did it knit up really well, the finished garment can be machine washed and tumble dried. Read…

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September’s fabric of the month

ex laura ashley fabric

My fabric of the month for September is this stunning ex Laura Ashley fabric in cotton lawn with a truly lovely drape, which makes it particularly suitable for shirts and blouses. It’s a really good alternative to rayon or sateen fabrics for lightweight garments as it has a bit more structure and ‘oomph’. And, of…

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