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  • Net Curtains for the Summer with Calico Laine

    Summer is, sort of, upon us and this brings brighter days and lighter nights. Net Curtains are a great way to give your home that much-needed privacy without closing your home off from sunlight. You may also need a little bit of shade without wanting to plunge your living room into darkness! Here at Calico Laine, we have a wide range of designs to suit every taste and style. From simple styles to traditional lace, we have something for everyone. Net curtains are popular with our customers and will continue to add a touch of elegance for years to come. Measuring fo… Read More
  • New in Haberdashery at Calico Laine

    Haberdashery is such a broad term and covers everything from your most basic kit to the most glamorous of finishing touches. Here at Calico Laine we are always expanding our Haberdashery range to bring you the latest products for your kit. Keep an eye on our 'New In' section of our website to keep up-to-date, but here are a couple of my personal favourites. Cotton Jersey Bias Binding Bias binding is something that most people don't really think about in depth. I mean, bias binding is just binding...right? Wrong! Bias binding is an essential part of sewing, whateve… Read More
  • Summer Party Dressmaking Fabrics

    We all love getting dressed up for a Summer event; be it a wedding, the races or even a party of some sort. If the weather holds out (which we hope does this year) parties happen outside in the sunshine. Warmer weather means there are so many more style options available for that perfect occasion outfit. For those talented crafter's; making your own outfit can be a real pleasure, meaning you have a unique piece to show off! Here at Calico Laine, we have a huge array of Dressmaking Fabrics and patterns available for you to look and feel great. Summer Prints - Dress… Read More
  • Buy Fabrics Online - Summer Holiday Projects

    Summer is round the corner and we are all holding out hope for a repeat of last years beautiful weather. If you are lucky enough to be jet-setting this year, you may want to pack a few handmade pieces for your holiday. We have a huge range of stunning holiday fabrics and, here at Calico Laine, we make it incredibly easy to Buy Fabrics Online. Take advantage of our Sample Service to ensure you pick the perfect fabric to set off that tan. Kaftans and Cover Ups Swimsuit cover ups are an absolute holiday staple, these lightweight brightly coloured garments are an easy… Read More
  • Stylish Summer Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Although it may not feel like it with the weather at the moment, Summer will soon be upon us and it is time to bring out the summer sewing patterns. Here at Calico Laine, we are always bringing you the best Fabrics to keep you in style whatever the season. Floral Fabrics Floral prints are always a Summer go-to, they look great on everyone and here at Calico Laine we have such a wide variety. My current favourite is our Azure Floral Cotton Print Fabric, a beautiful quality 100% cotton fabric in a fun vibrant blue. This would be perfect for a summer dress; the cotto… Read More
  • Haberdashery for Bag Making

    We all love a good bag project; they can be as easy or complex as you like. From a simple tote to a patchwork creation, we have everything you need to complete your bag. Here at Calico Laine, we have a wide range of Haberdashery products to help you go from a few rectangles of fabric to a fully functional bag! Bag Handles There are so many ways to create handles for your bag. We have a wide range of ready-made bag handles that can be simply attached to your project, whatever the design. If you have decided on a classy evening clutch bag, our Bella Bag Handle is th… Read More
  • New Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    Spring is upon us and here at Calico Laine we love to keep you updated with the latest fabrics online. We are constantly updating our stock to bring in fresh colours and designs to suit your every mood and project. Whether you are a crafter or a dressmaker, there is always something new and different to inspire you. Printed Easy Care Fabrics Easy care fabrics are brilliant for Spring and Summer styles. The non-crease and minimal iron properties make these the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Our easy care range is a combination of digitally printed satins, crepe… Read More
  • Patchwork Projects with Calico Laine

    Patchwork quilting is something so dear to our hearts here at Calico Laine. We pride ourselves on providing everything you need to create your own patchwork project. From bags to quilts and everything in between, the art of patchwork really can be for everyone. We aim to offer everything you need for your patchwork project, meaning you can simply start to sew! Printed Craft Cotton We are always updating our stunning range of printed craft cottons, keeping you up to date with the latest craft and fashion trends. Here at Calico Laine, we love anything cute and quirk… Read More
  • Summer Bridal Fabrics with Calico Laine

    Everyone loves a Summer Wedding, and here at Calico Laine we are no exception. Summer weddings bring lighter Bridal Fabrics and brighter shades. Here at Calico Laine, we have a wide selection of fabrics to help create your perfect day. Simple and Classic If your design is more along the understated lines, our range of Stretch Duchess Satin would be perfect for a classic form-fitting gown. Pair this with a classic floor-length veil and you are good to go for your big day. Our range of Veiling Fabrics can be used to create a range of dramatic designs. Bridesmaids Wh… Read More
  • Great British Sewing Bee - The Final

    We have reached the finish line of the Great British Sewing Bee, and what a journey it has been. We have seen some beautiful sewing coming from 10 talented contestants this year and I, for one, have loved every minute of it. For the final time this season, let's take a look at the "occasion Wear' themed episode. Waistcoat Pattern Challenge -¬†Great British Sewing Bee First of all, the sewers were asked to create a tailored mans waistcoat complete with sham welt pockets to complete the final pattern challenge. 'Sham' pockets are just creating the illusion of a pock… Read More

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