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  1. Faux suede Dressmaking Fabrics for Autumn

    It is that time of year when we are all putting our summer clothes away in the wardrobe and getting out the jumpers and trousers. Sometimes it feels like it's not long since we last had them out with our British weather! Autumn time is time for wearing chunky knits, lots of layers and textures and we have the prefect...
  2. Haberdashery Online - New Trims and Ribbons

    Here at Calico Laine we stock everything you may need for making all the wonderful dressmaking projects you can imagine. We have a huge range of dressmaking fabrics and Haberdashery Online that can help you to create a beautiful new wardrobe for yourself or your family. Whether you are making evening wear, bridal wear or fancy dress we can provide...
  3. Being creative with Halloween Fabrics!

    Now that the kids are all back at school and parents are getting back into their normal routine, it won't be long until people start to think about Halloween and costumes for both kids and adults. When I was little, I remember dressing up as a witch and bobbing for apples with my Mum and Dad but Halloween wasn't celebrated...
  4. On trend metallic Dress Fabrics

    Next week is a time that a lot of Mums will be looking forward to, the start of school! For many it has been a long six weeks and they will be glad of a few hours to themselves during the day while the little ones are back at school. It always seems that once the kids go back to school that the weeks...
  5. This week's New Arrivals

    Here at Calico Laine we try to provide our customers with quality products at great prices. We aim to provide our customers a range of products to choose from no matter what their budget and are happy to say that we have been doing this for 40 years! To keep our regular customers interested and to encourage new custom we are...
  6. Net Curtains for your holiday home

    With the summer holidays well and truly underway, many of our customers will be taking themselves off for a little break whether that be abroad or in the UK. Most will be staying in a hotel, apartment or even camping but some of the lucky ones will be staying in their own holiday home or caravan. Here at Calico Laine we...
  7. Haberdashery - Bobbins for your sewing machine

    When you buy a new sewing machine you will probably find that you get a little stash of Haberdashery along with this machine to start you off; this usually includes some spare needles, a brush for cleaning your machine's inner workings, a small quick un pick and around 3 new bobbins to fit inside the bobbin case. 3 bobbins is a good...
  8. New scissors added to our Haberdashery selection

    Whatever craft or sewing project you are undertaking you are more than likely going to need a good pair of scissors for the job. There is nothing worse than coming to start your project and not having the right equipment or poor quality tools that just won't do the job. At Calico Laine, we pride ourselves in offering a good range of high...
  9. Layering with Cationic Chiffon

    Chiffon fabric is a popular fabric to use for evening wear and bridal wear and over the past 5 years or so, Cationic Chiffon has definitely stood out as one of our best sellers in the chiffon range. It is a stylish fabric that imitates real silk at a fraction of the cost and this is probably why it is so...
  10. Chiffon Dress Fabric for lightweight summer clothes

    If you have booked a holiday for the summer and haven't been away for it yet, you may still have time to make yourself a new outfit to take away with you. Most of us will go out in the evening for a restaurant meal at least once on holiday so it is always nice to have a new outfit...

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