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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Fabric Of The Month

  APRIL 2017 FABRIC OF THE MONTH £6.99 per metre (usual price £8.99 per metre) Our retro inspired 100% Cotton Poplin fabric reminds us of fizzy Sherbet sweets – don’t we all love those! As the drape of the fabric hangs so beautifully this makes it perfect for Spring and Summer clothing as well as all…

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Ribbon Projects for Ribbon Lovers

Type the words ‘ribbon projects’ into Google and the internet goes mad, filling up with thousands of ideas from no-sew ribbon projects to ribbon crafts in under an hour – it’s an online wonderland for crafters, sewers and ribbon lovers!

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Liquorice Allsorts Craft Cotton

  Fabric of the Month Buy this sweet fabric for £5.99 per metre instead of it’s usual price of £7.99 per metre for the whole month of October Who doesn’t love delicious traditional Liquorice Allsorts Sweets?  Now you can have the matching fabric to go with the sweetie! Fun, colourful and delicious looking.  We think…

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Retro Vibe Cotton Lawn

  Retro Vibe Cotton Lawn We can’t go into the month of September without waving a final goodbye to the great summer weather we’ve had.  I feel this Retro Vibe cotton lawn print does this in style because of it’s bright and colourful pattern that definitely gives a nod to the 1970’s – it makes…

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Spotty-Dotty Cotton Poplin

Beige Dotty Cotton Poplin £6.99 per metre instead of £8.99 per metre This neutral cotton poplin which measures 112cm wide is an ideal colour choice for so many sewing and craft projects as it will combine with different prints and the dots add a good dash of interest. I’ve recently made a lampshade from it…

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Cheerful Butterfly Craft Cotton

Bright and cheerful butterflies  For the full month of April this 137cm wide fabric will cost £5.99 per metre instead of £7.99 a metre. We know this print will make all sewing and crafting enthusiasts smile.  It would add a bright print to quilting projects or how about making a cheerful drawstring bag for all…

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