A little late: Sunday’s fabric news

With apologies for the lateness (I was sooo poorly yesterday…), here are some of the things that have caught my eye around the UK fabric world over the last week.

Over at the Sewbox.co.uk, the new owner Sarah seems to be settling in nicely, and has got a lovely new load of Liberty jersey prints in stock. They are absolutely stunning, and just right for spring and summer clothes. I’m struggling to decide on my favourite, but this Village print (pictured left) is really rather lovely. Sarah says that there are some Sewbox offers in the pipeline, so don’t forget to sign up for her Newsletter to be first in the know for these.

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Whilst we’re on the subject of dressmaking fabrics Doughty’s have these lovely cotton poplins from John Louden at 40% off  – which works out at a brilliant £5.39 per metre. There’s some lovely stuff here – I’d love a skirt or a tunic top made with some of this funky purple stuff (right).

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Saints and Pinners have lots of lovely fabrics in their sale section, but they’ve also just added some Melly and Me patterns, for the rather bargaintastic price of £5.50 a time. I am dithering about buying this bag pattern – I really need an overnight bag for an upcoming trip to London (I’m very excited to be going to the Cult of Beauty exhibition at the V&A). But I only have 2 weeks to make it in, and custom orders to finish in the meantime. Hmmm…

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I’ve been browsing the Oakshott Fabrics website because I have some birthday money to spend (yesssss!). They sell a beautiful selection of fine quality handloom quilting cotton from Kerala in India – it’s really worth a look, especially if you love beautifully woven fabrics in a huge range of solid colours (and frankly, who doesn’t?). If you are in the Gloucester area then you might like to know that they are having a Warehouse Open Day on 8-9 April. There’s also a gorgeous range of free patterns for quilters on the website – recently added are patterns for these very funky cushions (left) and this utterly wonderful Komebukuro storage bag (right).

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One of the most stylish UK fabric shops out there has got to be Ray Stitch it’s definitely one of my must-visit shops when I’m looking for something fabulous to inspire me. The Ray Stitch spring sale launched last week and was so popular that the website died for a little while, but the good news is that it’s now back, on its very own server, and is better than ever. To make up for the downtime the sale has been extended to April 1st. You just need to sign up for the newsletter to get the code & get 20% off everything. I’m very tempted by this very sophisticated bundle of FQs from the Moondance collection by Jenean Morrison.

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Not really fabric news, but the celebratory 1st anniversary competition at The Sewing Directory is so fantastic I couldn’t miss it out! The brilliant prize is a brand new Janome TXL607 sewing machine (RRP £499) , and you have until May 4th to enter –  just sign up on The Sewing Directory’s form. And I should also say a huge congratulations to Fiona for making The Sewing Directory such a fantastic success – it’s always worth a look round for all the latest sewing news, courses, offers and more.

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2 thoughts on “A little late: Sunday’s fabric news

  1. Sorry to hear you have been poorly – hope you are feeling better now.
    Thanks for all the info – I have often wondered whether I could call in on Oakshott’s as I drive through Gloucester every fortnight – but sadly not on those days! Ho Hum!

  2. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been feeling poorly and hope you get better soon. Although I hardly ever buy new fabric I love to look at what’s around and try to get inspiration from it so thank you for making the effort to post despite not being 100%.
    Teresa x

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