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  1. How To: Make an Easy, No-Sew Blanket

    In a entry earlier this week on Calico Laine's blog, we gave a quick run-through of How To create a simple fleece blanket that has no sewing required. This is a great gift for anyone, and even if you are just creating one for yourself to keep cosy while we are stuck with miserable, chilly weather, these blankets are incredibly easy...
  2. Fleece Fabrics

    As you may know, it's winter! Fleece Fabrics are the PERFECT winter warmer fabric. Fleece is such a versatile fabric and is so easy to work with. It can be made into almost anything, ranging from a mermaid tail blanket to a wrap over cape jacket - I have personally seen both of these made up and they look fabulous...
  3. Buy Zips at Calico Laine

    One of our most popular products here at Calico Laine is without a doubt the ever useful haberdashery item, Zips. We have customers from the whole world over who come to us to Buy Zips, either online, in-store or over the telephone - and who can blame them, when we have so many varieties, lengths and colours available? The history...
  4. How to make Pom Poms using Wool

    Brr! It certainly is chilly now that December has hit us at Calico Laine! If you are looking for a fun project to do whilst remaining in the warmth and comfort of your own home, we suggest you wander over to our YouTube channel and take a look at How To create your own pom poms using balls of wool...
  5. How To: Make a Christmas Apron

    As we draw towards the end of the year, we at Calico Laine are serving a steadily increasing number of customers who are on the hunt for Christmas fabrics to create personalised gifts for friends and family. While you don't have to limit yourself to fabrics that have festive themes, items such as aprons are a popular choice for handmade...
  6. Haberdashery Essentials at Calico Laine

    If you are like me and currently wondering where the year has gone, you might also have started your Christmas shopping! It might only be the middle of October at the moment, but I always feel better getting it over and done with sooner rather than later so I am not worrying about buying last minute presents. For my crafty...
  7. Fabrics Online from Calico Laine

    With the cold weather starting to set in, we are having plenty of customers visiting our website to buy Fabrics Online for creating warmer clothing to see them through the chilly winter. Here at Calico Laine, our latest updates to our stock include a whole slew of new fabrics suitable to wear in winter, such as flannels, wools, corduroys and...
  8. Winter Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Today marks the first day of October, and here at Calico Laine we are stocking up on our winter Fabrics to see us through the cold months remaining this year. From flannels and wools to jerseys and tartans, it is incredibly important to stay wrapped up warm when the chilly weather hits, and in both of our stores as well...
  9. Buy Zips at Calico Laine

    When it comes to any sewing project, there is always a need for at least one haberdashery product to help you with what you are creating. Fasteners are always a popular choice for our customers and one of the most frequent reasons for people to visit us both online and in our two stores is to Buy Zips from us...
  10. Satin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Here at Calico Laine, we stock many different kinds of fabrics and one of our best sellers is undoubtedly our huge range of Satin Fabrics. These gorgeous cloths are favoured for their shiny, lustrous finishes and are sought after for all sorts of reasons, including bridal wear, bridesmaid gowns, prom dresses and much more. To offer a little history on...

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