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  • Using Concealed Zips for a neater finish

    When it comes to dressmaking, there are a number of different fastenings to choose from to fasten a garment. You can choose from zips, press fasteners, hooks and bars and buttons. The best selling fastener at Calico Laine is no doubt zips. Whether you are sewing a jacket, knitting a child's aran cardigan or making a bag; zips are one of the most reliable and have a great aesthetic. Zips come in a range of styles including dress zips, Concealed Zips, metal zips, jeans zips just to name a few. Concealed Zips give a garment a better aesthetic When making clothing, es… Read More
  • The Many Uses of Stylecraft Knitting Wool

    Knitting is an extremely popular hobby for all ages. You can create almost anything with Knitting Wool. Items such as clothing, accessories and interior items can all be made by knitting. Different wool's are particularly effective for different items you are creating. Here at calico laine we stock a variety of Stylecraft Knitting Wool in many colours and designs. Aran Knitting Wool Aran Wool is named after the piece of clothing - the aran jumper. It is a medium weight yarn that is ideal for creating clothing pieces such as jumpers and cardigans. As well as these … Read More
  • Kid's Crafts for February Half Term

    It doesn't seem too long since we had a break for Christmas but in the next few weeks the kids will be off school again for half term. With the weather turning particularly cold recently, it is inevitable that they are going to have to spend a lot of the holiday indoors. This is the best time for children to explore their creative side with Kid's Crafts. This can be things that have done before or new activities that the whole family can join in with. Use wooden letters for Kid's Crafts Crafting with wooden letters A recent addition to the craft section at Calico… Read More
  • Spring Fabrics and Trends with Calico Laine

    Now spring is officially around the corner its time to think about the big fashion trends. This year there seems to be a variety of trends hitting the scene that are the most popular looks. These styles seem to involve mostly colour pallets such as pastels and block brights. If you love making your own garments you need to start looking for Spring Fabrics to match these trends. Pastel Colours, Spring Fabrics One of the main Spring Trends is the ice cream pallet with colours such as pastel pinks, lemons and mints. These colours are seen everywhere such as garments,… Read More
  • New Fabrics Online at Calico Laine

    With many people struggling to find dressmaking fabrics in their local area we know how important it is for people to buy Fabrics Online. We do our best to bring high quality fabrics to our customers at competitive prices. We have a number of ranges which we stock all year round however we are always adding to this. Occasionally we stock one of rolls of fabric or we add a whole range. This keeps our Fabrics Online interesting for new and old customers. Buy Furnishing Fabric Online for your home Most of the Fabrics Online that we sell are dressmaking fabrics and ca… Read More
  • Winter Warmers by Calico Laine

    Beat the cold this January by creating bespoke, winter warmers using an array of materials from Calico Laine that are sure to keep you toasty and warm as the cold weather worsens. With our fleece fabrics and wool fabrics you can create a fabulous winter wardrobe, from hats, scarves, and gloves to jumpers, jackets, coats, and home interiors - fleece has many uses! Fleece Fabrics Fleece is a great fabric for the winter as it keeps you insulated and warm but is also a breathable fabric which makes it comfortable to wear. If you're looking for affordable, warm clothi… Read More
  • Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Her

    It is approaching that time of year again when you have to begin thinking about choosing the perfect Valentines Day gift for your loved one. It can be a difficult and often expensive task choosing the right gift, particularly for the lady in your life. Luckily, we're on hand to get you fully prepared for the big day with priceless and personal Valentines Day gift ideas. Satin Fabrics If you are looking for gift ideas we suggest handmade gifts are the way to go if you want to show the one you love that you've put care and thought into their gift. Handmade gifts ar… Read More
  • Tartan Fabrics for Burns Night

    Tartan fabrics have been around for hundreds of years and are the ultimate timeless fashion fabric. Traditional tartan plaids have a strong association with Scottish culture and are particularly popular this time of year of Burns night is fast approaching. Burns night is a Scottish commemoration which celebrates the life and work of poet Robert Burns. Although Burns night is a Scottish celebration, people right across the globe appreciate the occasion and fashion their best tartans in honour of the poet. History of Tartan Fabrics Traditionally tartan was made of p… Read More
  • The Best Ways To Use Zip Fasteners

    The zip fastener or ‘clasp locker’ has been used for many years in dress making and haberdashery and its use has evolved over this time as well as its name with it commonly being referred to as zip, zipper or fly. The functionality and design of the zip has made it a popular choice in securing fabric together. It is a practical, easy to use and secure mechanism with different variations and uses. The popularity of the zip has led to a huge trend which involves taking away the function of the zip and simply using it as a design feature. What was once a fastene… Read More
  • Create beautiful dresses with our dressmaking fabric

    There's nothing more satisfying than creating a brand new dress for your or your family or friends. Dressmaking is an amazing craft to take up that is not only fun but can also be really beneficial when you see how great it is to make your own dresses. This is why we make sure we always provide the best dress fabrics in our store. Make sure you choose the right dressmaking fabric When you make your brand new dress, there is nothing better than finding amazing dressmaking fabric to use. With this in mind, we always make sure that we have top quality fabrics in our … Read More

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