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  • Christmas Haberdashery At Calico Laine

    Can you believe its December already? Where has the year gone? Don't despair yet though, there still 3 full weeks left and till the big day, which means you still have plenty of time to stock up on your haberdashery supplies and complete your festive projects, whatever they may be. Door Bows It's impossible to ignore all the fabulous Christmas decorations being put up in peoples homes, shops and town centres. They really do make you feel very festive. Over the last couple of years door bows have become very fashionable on shop doors and front doors. They really do… Read More
  • Christmas Dressmaking Fabrics

    The presents are almost wrapped, the fairy lights are twinkling..it's official..Christmas is almost here! Christmas Day is not complete without a glamorous outfit to feel fabulous in. Here at Calico Laine we have a huge range of patterns and dressmaking fabrics to suit every sewing ability and style. From a simple skirt, through to a glitzy dress we can help you bring your ideas to life. Everybody deserves to feel extra special at Christmas! Our extensive range of dressmaking fabrics is always changing with the trends and seasons. We love bringing you new colours … Read More
  • Berisfords Ribbon for Christmas

    Berisfords Ribbon are a well established, internationally renowned company who have been making beautiful ribbons in the North West of England for over 150 years. With all these years of experience Berisfords have really mastered their collections to perfection. They offer an extensive range with something for every occasion. Obviously, at this time of year the focus is on Christmas. This is by far my favourite time of year and an excellent excuse to stock up on my ribbons. I always choose to work with Berisfords Ribbons because the quality is guaranteed, their … Read More
  • Tartan Fabrics not just for Christmas

    Although Tartan Fabrics are not specifically Christmassy they do seem to be everywhere this time of year. I think this is truer than ever this autumn as tartan fabrics are also the height of fashion. Whether you're looking for gift wrap, Christmas decorations, a new dress or a blazer jacket there seems to be a tartan option everywhere you look. I just love wearing tartan fabrics, they are stylish, bold, classy and in turn a timeless option. Here at Calico Laine we stock a huge selection of tartan fabrics some of which have a very traditional long standing Scotti… Read More
  • Haberdashery - Christmas Sewing Box

    So you've bought somebody special a gorgeous new sewing box for Christmas, you know they're going to made up with it The problem is, what Haberdashery items do you fill it with? Obviously you have all the generic basics, needles, threads, an unpicker etc etc. Why not add a few fun items of haberdashery to make it a Christmas gift to remember. Prym pliers By far my favourite and most used item of haberdashery is my Prym pliers. They're used for snap fasteners, eyelets, piercing. Prym have really excelled themselves with this product, it's so easy to use and then p… Read More
  • Looking for the perfect bridal fabric for 2019

    If you're set the tie the knot in 2019 then the latest fashions and styles set to hit next year look very exciting. In true romantic style the bridal scene is set to cover many timeless traditions with classic wedding dresses including fish tails, princess dresses, vintage lace and strapless to name just a few. Whichever style you are looking for then here at Calico Laine we have the right Bridal Fabric to accommodate your style. There's no denying that this years Royal wedding has had a huge impact on the 2019 bridal fashions. Meghan Markle was indeed a stunning… Read More
  • Using Concealed or Invisible Zips

    Many people are put off by the idea of using concealed or invisible Zips simply because they look more difficult than your ordinary zip. Adding a concealed zip is actually much easier than you might think. The name is quite self explanatory with invisible zips, they almost look like they are inside out and they are inserted into a garment or crafting project without any visual machine stitching showing. They are inserted using only the seam allowance so they are completely hidden. When inserting a concealed zip its quite easy to do with just your normal sewing … Read More
  • Buy fabrics online today

    Here at Calico Laine you can buy fabrics online or in either of our stores based on the Wirral. There are many benefits to going into an actual fabric shop to see and feel the quality of what's available, its also nice to go and be inspired, quite often we have an idea of what we want but something completely different changes our mind. However for many of us simply nipping into our local fabric shop is not an option as they are so few are far between but there are also many benefits to buying fabric online too. Many of us buy fabric online because we are able to … Read More
  • Dress fabrics, preparing you for Christmas

    With Christmas fast approaching many of us have started thinking about outfits for all the various social occasions we have scheduled in to celebrate the festivities. Whether it's your work night out, a lunch with your family or a new Christmas day frock then now's the time to start looking at patterns and Dress Fabrics in order make your outfit perfect. The majority of us have at least one reason to wear a nice dress over Christmas, the nice thing about looking for dress fabrics is that the choice and varieties are endless. There is nothing worse than turning u… Read More
  • Christmas Fabrics with Calico Laine

    I don't know about your household but every year in out house Cinnamon our naughty elf comes to visit every day through December. My kids absolutely love the elf's antics but as a parent it is actually really hard work trying to think up new ideas for the 4th or 5th year running. This year I'm determined to be super organised. I've stocked up on Christmas Fabrics, googly eyes, festive ribbons, felts and glue gun sticks. Lets be honest, it's impossible to go all out every night for 24 days so sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, quite often its the simplest t… Read More

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