Dressmaking

  1. The Best Ways To Use Zip Fasteners

    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...
  2. Create beautiful dresses with our dressmaking fabric

    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...
  3. Tartan - the best winter fabric you'll find

    Tartan - the best winter fabric you'll find
    Whenever we think about the perfect winter fabrics our minds always end up in two places: wool and tartan. While we know that tartan is more of a pattern rather than a fabric, we still think it brings up gorgeous ideas about designs and outfits that we can create with that familiar Scottish pattern. Tartan - the perfect winter fabric...
  4. How to use ribbons - Craft, glitter or Christmas

    How to use ribbons - Craft, glitter or Christmas
    Ribbons are an under rated piece of material in our eyes, and aren't given nearly as much attention as they deserve. With so many different ways that you can use ribbons in a variety of hobbies, they're useful to have around and very pretty to look at. So, with all of this in mind, we thought we'd show ribbons some...
  5. Our December Sale - 10% off EVERYTHING

    Our December Sale - 10% off EVERYTHING
    When buying fabric online during this time of year there can be no two better words to read than: 'December sale'. So we've decided that we want to treat you all to the chance to buy your Christmas and winter fabric online with us now for a discounted price! Amazing fabric sale online now If you need another reason to...
  6. Top provider of crafts in Liverpool

    Top provider of crafts in Liverpool
    Our range of craft supplies in our stores is growing daily, as we keep on adding a wider selection of options for all of our crafty customers. From cards making supplies to paints and knitting needles, our selection is always expanding, so you won’t ever be missing out on important items.   Get all of your favourite craft supplies with...
  7. How to give your Dressmaking a more accurate finish

    It is great to create your own clothes through Dressmaking but unfortunately sometimes, if you aren't careful, your garments can look a little 'homemade' rather than having a more professional finish. By taking a little bit of time at the end stages of your sewing project you can accomplish more accuracy which will give your garment a more polished look. The first stage of achieving...
  8. Using Bi-Stretch in Dressmaking

    When it comes to selecting the right Fabrics for what you require, here at Calico Laine we now stock a  wide range of Dressmaking Fabrics to suit all of your  needs. The Bi-Stretch fabric that we stock is a medium weight Dressmaking fabric with a 4-way give. This material can be described as having ‘give’ more than being a very stretchy material...
  9. Basic Dressmaking

    Calico Laine strive to bring you the widest choice of dressmaking fabrics, crafts, Haberdashery and much much more. Whether you are an accomplished dressmaker or are just starting out there are certain basics that you cannot live without! Firstly, when you have decided what sort of garment you are making and what fabrics you are going to work with whether...
  10. Smart Dressmaking Fabrics

    If you are planning to make smart dress wear whether it is for work or a formal event we have many options available here at Calico Laine. Depending on what sort of look you are going for, we shall try to help make your decision! A beautiful rich fabric is our range of Crepe. Crepe is a classic looking fabrics...

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