Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sewcial Today!

Our Sewcial  is on today 2-4.30pm!
Drop in and bring along anything you'd like to do, sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting ... etc. Our machines are free for you to use. Lots of chat, laughter tea/coffee & cake and hopefully enough seats! £5

Spanish Lace

We have some new Spanish lace in! 100% cotton in gorgeous colours & metallic gold and silver.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta

We are at Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta this weekend, in the Village Hall. Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-3pm £3 entry & light refreshments. Come and see an interesting mix of needlework & art supplies. Setting up last night, I had a sneaky peek around & my purse is emptying!!
The shop is still OPEN though, in the capable hands of the lovely Sarah 😊

Friday, 22 April 2016

Shop Fabric Samples

I always like to show examples of our fabrics & patterns made up. I think it brings a flat fabric or drawing to life. Some are hanging around the shop & some we can be seen wearing! Sometimes it's tricky to keep up as the fabrics fly out of the door!
The moment I saw our gold metallic fabric, my Great Gatsby love came out! So this simple evening shrug was born. It's also a sample for our Evening Shrug Workshop (Tuesday 28th June), perfect for summer evenings.
The knickers are one sample you won't be seeing me wear! I love this woven cotton gingham, such a lovely fabric to sew & press. They take a 1/4 metre & can be trimmed in lots of different ways.
Happy Sewing 😊

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Handmade Jeans!

Wow, aren't these gorgeous!
How cool are these Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Patterns (stocked in the shop), made by a very clever customer! Our stretch blue/black denim works a treat 😍

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Fabric Storage Pot Workshop

Our next workshop is creating fabric storage pots. They can be made in any size, as long as your maths can cope!! But we'll probably stick with the size shown above for the class ;)

It's on Tuesday 19th April at 7-9.00pm. All materials & refreshments are included in the price of £35.

Call us on 01590 642808 to book your place.

Vogue Pattern Sale!

Oh yes, time to grap a coffee & peruse the Vogue Pattern book! 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Sewcial

Our Sewcial  is on today 2-4.30pm!
Drop in and bring along anything you'd like to do, sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting ... etc. Our machines are free for you to use. Lots of chat, laughter tea/coffee & cake and hopefully enough seats! £5

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Fastenings Workshop

We have a couple of spaces left on our Fastenings in Dressmaking class this Saturday 16th April, 1.30-4.00pm

Come & learn all about various ways to fasten fabrics together - buttons, zips, poppers etc. When's best to use what?! £30 materials refreshments included

FOE crazy!


You'll know by now, I have a love of FOE or fold over elastic, to give it, it's full name!  It's easy to apply & binds and gathers at the same time.  Another bonus is, it comes in different colours, some patterns & now with a picot edge!
My other great love is lingerie ;)
My Lingerie City & Guilds was worth every minute! It was more based on woven than stretch fabrics, but many of the principals are the same. 
It's also a great way of using up fabric scraps!!


Friday, 8 April 2016

Cosy Cotton

This gorgeous cosy nightshirt has been made by one of our clever customers! 
A super soft, Italian cotton knit, 110 cms wide & £7 per m!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

CLOSED tomorrow

Sorry, we will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday 7th April. Last few days of the Easter hols...:(

Saturday, 2 April 2016