If you want to measure for curtains, this involves taking two measurements on your window – the width and the drop. You will get the most accurate measurements if your pole or track is already fitted and you measure with it in place. Continue reading How to Measure for Curtains and Drapes
We get a lot of people popping into our shop looking for fabric for fancy dress outfits – but these guys really took the biscuit (or should that be tortilla?). We were able to kit them each out with a different colour poncho and they posed with their hats for this snap. Continue reading Fabric Shop Mexican Madness
Just a quick note to update you on our e-commerce progress. Having taken over the business in October last year, when there was not a single computer in the building, we have been making progress. With the new website launched in February, the next step was to make it easier for you to shop with us online. Continue reading Livingstone Textiles New Ebay Fabric Shop!
Measuring for net curtains involves taking two measurements on your window. If you already have a net curtain wire or net curtain rod in place measure the drop from the wire or rod to where you want the curtain to end. If not, then measure from the top of the frame (not the glass), inside the window reveal. For the width measure the width of the existing wire or net curtain rod, or the frame if none is currently fitted. Continue reading How to Measure for Net Curtains
A new arrival in store this week is a range of sewing machines from the very basic to the fully computerised. These are new sewing machines from a variety of suppliers including Singer and Silva. If you’re not ready for a new machine, we also service and repair most makes of machine. Read more about sewing machine servicing and repairs.
We have now put in an order for Simplicity patterns and their additional range New Look. The range will include dressmaking patterns, wedding dress patterns and craft patterns. The spring collection will be available to buy before the end of March. We will also be operating the Simplicity pattern club where we will hold a collector card on your behalf and for every four patterns you buy from us you will get the fifth pattern free!
As a new team, we are constantly excited to find new products and fabrics for our customers. So imagine the anticipation as we prepare to visit our first major trade show at the NEC this weekend! Continue reading Craft Hobby Stitch International