Posts by Clare Coxon

Top tips for machine sewing with children

haberdashery in Kendal

We have a fantastically active group of young customers visiting our haberdashery in Kendal. They have reminded me that there are so many good reasons to get children started on a sewing machine at a young age: to improve motor skills, to avoid boredom during the weekends, wet days and holidays, to encourage thriftiness and…

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Upholstery fabric: cotton duck

upholstery fabric

One of the best parts of my job is shopping for new fabrics and I can’t tell you how excited I was when I first found this striped cotton duck upholstery fabric, which is the perfect weight for soft furnishings and upholstery projects. Grab your machines and get the curtain header tape at the ready,…

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