Posted on Leave a comment

Customer Makes: a baby sleeping bag

cuddle fleece baby sleeping bag

This beautiful cuddle fleece babies’ sleeping bag was made by one of our customers who is having a new baby in the family. She kindly brought this into show us and we thought it looks so snuggly!

This sleeping bag was made using one of our cuddle fleece fabrics; It’s a whopping 150cm wide, so you won’t need much, and there is always a choice of gorgeous patterns and beautiful plains to choose from.

Our customer used some curtain lining inside the sleeping bag; this is a great economical choice, especially if you have an offcut in your fabric stash! Our curtain lining is 100% cotton, which makes for a soft, breathable lining, but if you wanted something more colourful to complement the cuddle fleece fabric, you’ll find a huge choice in our dressmaking fabrics. To add a beautiful final touch she has added these very sweet teddy bear buttons, but if you want something different you’ll find we have a massive range of buttons to choose from in both of our shops, so you’re bound to find the perfect one for your project.

If you would like a sample of any of the fabrics you have seen on our website please contact us or order your samples online, and we will be happy to send them out to you.

Posted on Leave a comment

Medieval style Dress

Furnishing cloth makes a great alternative to cotton poplin if you are looking for a luxurious dressmaking fabric.  In this picture it has been used to make a warm, heavyweight evening dress and the maker wore it to a masked ball on a winters evening.  She used curtain lining fabric for the voluminous sleeves, re-purposed from her old curtains.

 

You could re-create this classic look with fabric from our traditional collection of furnishing materials. berkleyThis lovely embellished swirl is called Berkeley.  We have a huge range of hangers to look through in our shop.DSC_4290

 

 

 

On the left, you can see that Berkeley is available in a range of refined colours and that we also have other suitable fabrics available.  In the centre of the picture is Summer Palace also at £28.50 per metre and on the right is Bess at £29.40 per metre.

 

DSC_4279The trim is stitched on to the surface of the fabric to create the illusion of a laced bodice.  You can find a large selection of trims like the ones featured below in our shop in Bridport, or ring us on 01308 456844 to request some samples.DSC_4300

 

Cinderella shall go to the Ball!  Or maybe you have panto costumes to make for the coming season? Step by step instructions are included in this Simplicity pattern making it simple to put this lovely outfit together.  Follow the costumes link above to find out more.

 

DSC_4298DSC_4285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on Leave a comment

New Fleece

New in our shop and fresh on the shelves we have a range of exciting new cuddle fleeces. Cuddle fleeces are softer than average, making them ideal for babies blankets, soft toys and general throws. They could also be used like regular fleece for clothes and craft projects.

Sheep fleece We have a fun designs which sit very nicely with our regular plain fleeces. This sheep cuddle fleece is 150cm/ 59″ wide and is priced at £8.30 per metre. This would make a really fun dressing gown!

After a babies blanket now the weathers getting colder? Or thinking of making a blanket for Christmas hTeddy bear Fleeceave a look at this beautifully soft teddy bear cuddle fleece. This is also 150cm/ 59″ wide and is also priced at 8.30 per metre. Its a neutral design so would suit a boy or a girl and would fit right into any nursery.

Lets not forget the dog this winter, we have some lovely warm dog paw cuddle fleece so your dog or cat wont get cold over the next few cold months. This is also new in and is priced at £8.30 per metre. paw print In store we also have this design in a standard non cuddle fleece.

We have more fleece for sale on our web shop and for our full range of fabrics why not visit us in our shops in Bridport Dorset and Yeovil Somerset where we have rooms and rooms of fabric.

If you would like samples of these or any other fabrics you have seen on here please contact us with your details and information on the fabric you require.

 

Posted on Leave a comment

Felted Fabric

DSC_4256 New in our shop in Bridport Dorset is a new massive range of winter fabrics, from wool mixes, warm cotton flannel fabrics and thick stretchy jerseys.  One of our favorites is this beautiful felted look on a velour background. This fabric is beautifully thick and would keep you warm on those up coming cold days. This fabric would work beautifully as a winter coat or jumper. It is priced at £14.00 per metre and is 138cm/54″ wide. The fabric is made from polyester. If you would like to see our full range of winter fabrics pop into our shop in Bridport Dorset and have a look.

STOCK UPDATE : This fabric is now out of stock and unavailable. If you would like a free sample of any other fabric you have seen on here please contact us with your details and information on the fabric you require. See below for a selection of dressmaking fabric currently available online.

 

Posted on Leave a comment

Winceyette/ Flannel Cotton Fabric

DSC_4249Now that winter’s here, why not have a look at some lovely warm 100% cotton winceyette/ flannel fabric. This fabric is a cotton fabric that has been brushed to give it a lovely soft feel. Made with 100% cotton it will not only keep you warm but will breath and help you hold your temperature. We stock this fabric in 5 plain colouwinceyetterrs white, baby blue,baby pink, yellow and red. All are 100% cotton, 105cm/41″ wide.

We also have some lovely patterned flannel fabrics, a beautiful leaf design and a animal print design. The animal print flannel fabric is the same width as the plain but is priced slightly more at £6.30 per metre. DSC_4245The leaf design though is slightly wider at 112cm/44″ and priced at £7.00 per metre.

STOCK UPDATE : Our stock of patterned wincyette fabrics changes often, so please contact us to request details of current designs.

All of these fabrics are avaiable for sale in our shop in Bridport Dorset. If you would like a free sample of these or any other fabric you have seen on our web page please contact us with your details and information on the fabric you require and we will be happy to help.

 

Posted on Leave a comment

Tartan Fabrics

DSC_4131
Tradition design
DSC_4119
Modern design

Now with Autumn here and winter round the corner we have been thinking about our winter cloths both in classic and new designs. We have put together a range of our tartan fabrics that are both available to buy on our web shop and our shop in Bridport Dorset. We have a beautiful range of 12 different colours some in a more traditional colour pallet and others with a modern look to them. All the fabric are a polyester/ viscose mix and they are all about 144cm/ 57″ wide. These are a good width for dressmaking and these fabric and design would make beautiful skirts, jackets and tops.

DSC_3080 As the image shows on the right the polyester viscose fabrics hang beautifully,  so a skirt or a dress would work well in this fabric. The skirt to the right was made by one of our customers with a new look pattern that we stock in our shop in Bridport. The shirt has been made with a handkerchief cut. This is where the side panels are cut to a point giving this lovely uneven but full finish.

We have even dressed Miss Haversham this week in tartan, with DSC_4077a traditional long shirt and denim jacket. The tartan she is wearing is only available to buy from our Bridport shop and it is not currently available online.

If you would like a free sample of these or any other fabric you have seen on our website please contact us with your information and details of the fabric samples you require.

Posted on Leave a comment

Ponteroma Heavy Jersey Fabric

DSC_4088New in this week is this lovely, warm, ponteroma jersey fabric. We are stocking this in our Bridport shop in Dorset. It is available in four colourways and will look great with our large range of patterned stretch jerseys.

The ponteroma jersey is thicker than standard cotton and viscose jerseys making it ideal for those cold autumn and winter days ahead of us. This fabric will make fitted leggings and tops and the colours we have chosen will go with most things. It is 143cm/ 56″ wide. It would be a perfect fabric to use for the projects in our Beginners Guide To Sewing with Knitted Fabrics book.

If you would like a free sample of these or any other fabric you have seen on our website please contact us with your details and information on the fabric you are after.

 

Posted on Leave a comment

Halloween Fancy Dress Fabric

DSC_4069 It that time of year when we all start thinking about dressing up, with Halloween and Christmas just round the corner, so we have been looking t all our fancy dress fabrics. We have a massive range of fancy dress fabrics in our shop in Bridport Dorset, with one whole room dedicated to them. DSC_3240

We also have a small range on our webshop. With Halloween only a few weeks away why not have a look at our skeleton fabrics, the example above is a netted skeleton  fabric which would work really well as a fancy dress garment or as decoration.DSC_4073 This fabric is £3.50 per metre and is 112cm/44″ wide.

The second example of skeleton fabric is our “day of the dead” fabric. This dancing skeletons design is on a 100% cotton poplin fabric base. It is priced at £8.30 per metre and is 137cm/12″ wide with a pattern repeat of 32cm/12″.

Both of theses fabrics are available to order in our shop in Bridport Dorset.

We also have a range of standard fancy dress fabric that would work really well with any of these fabrics. If you would like to order a free sample of these or any other fabric you have seen on here please contact us with your details and information on the fabric you require.

Posted on Leave a comment

Purple Felted Fabric

32022This wonderful fabric is a new arrival for autumn. It is a felted polyester fabric with a lovely texture and amazing detail. The pattern is a random square with purple, winter white and other colours on a black backgound. We think this fabric would be perfect for a coat (watch out for a staff make coming up), jacket or skirt. It would also make a stunning bag or cushion.

Fabric composition : Polyester
Fabric width : 58″ / 147cm
Pattern repeat : N/A (the pattern does not repeat consistently)
Price : £14.00 per metre

 

STOCK UPDATE : This fabric is out of stock and unavailable. Please see a selection of our other dress fabrics below.

Posted on Leave a comment

Space Fabrics

space RocketWith everyone getting all excited about the eclipse last week we thought we would show everyone our exciting space fabrics.

The first one is our “retro space” fabric, this fabric is 112cm/ 44″ wide and has a pattern repeat of 7 cm/3″. It is 100% cotton and is priced at £14.90 per metre.

We love its retro design with the robot and rockets, and would work well as a craft project or even a garment. It would make some really fun pajamas.

space 2

Our next Space fabric is a realistic print, and works really well. It is beautifully printed with only planets and stars. This fabric is 112cm/44″ wide and has a pattern repeat of 52cm/20.5″. It is also 100% cotton and is priced at £18.35 per metre.

 

STOCK UPDATE : These fabrics are now out of stock and unavailable. Please see below for a selection of  some of our current quirky craft fabrics.

 

Posted on Leave a comment

Fleeces

DSC_3051 We have had a delivery of our ever popular monkey fleece in both in the grey and the white.  Both the monkey fleeces are extremely soft and silky.

We also stock a large range of fleeces from plain colours to printed designs. With prices starting at £6.00 per metre.

monkey fleece 2

 

 

 

 

All of our fleeces are available at our shop in Bridport Dorset and some are for sale at our web-shop, if you would like a sample of this or any fabric that you have seen on her or our web-shop you can email us with your details and information on the fabrics.

STOCK UPDATE : This fleece is now out of stock, see below for a selection of some of the fleeces we currently have available via our webshop, or visit our stores in Bridport Dorset and Yeovil Somerset for more options.

Posted on Leave a comment

Spring Flower Fabrics

Spring is only just around the corner, its starting to feel warmer and there doesn’t seem to be as much ice on the ares in the mornings. This seems to have been reflected in our choice of new drpaisley and rosesess fabrics, we have been picking beautiful flowery dress weight fabrics.

A example of these beautiful fabrics is this roses and paisley print, which is available in two colourways. Its 112cm/44″ wide.  These would make a fabulous spring/ summer dress.

brown flowers

 

This lovely brown flowery cotton poplin has a smaller printed design, this comes in three colourways as shown. These would not only make fabulous Spring/ Summer dresses, but the tone of brown that is used would mean they would also make amazing Autumn garments. This fabric is 112cm/ 44″ wide.

STOCK UPDATE : These fabrics are now low in stock, please contact us to enquire or see below for some of our current floral craft fabrics available online.

Posted on Leave a comment

Cotton Poplins with Leaf Design

These beautiful 100% cotton fabric have just been added to our web shop in 4 lovely colourways.

This lovely fabric design comes in black, blue, tan and white. Each are 112cm/ 44″ wide. Each has a pattern repeat of 21cm/8″.

These beautifully design fabrics would work for dressmaking or for crafting and are available in our shop in Bridport Dorset or on our web shop.

STOCK UPDATE : These fabrics are now available in alternative colourways, please see below for some of our current leaf pattern craft fabrics.