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Haberdashery

  • Elastics are an essential Haberdashery item

    Everybody should have a well stocked haberdashery stash in their home, full of useful bits and bobs. One of the most staple items we all should have is elastic. It always comes in handy! At Calico Laine we have got a wide range of different elastics, to suit every need. Flat & Round Elastic Let’s start with the basic elastic. Both flat and round elastic are popular choices due to their versatility. Our flat elastic ranges from 3mm width up to 70mm, in black and white, and can be used for variety of things, from dressmaking and accessories to home furnishings… Read More
  • Haberdashery – The Finishing Touches

    It’s not just fabric that we specialise in here at Calico Laine; Haberdashery is also our thing. We know that when it comes to your craft projects, it’s all in the detail. The finishing touches are so important. From fringing to ribbons, buttons to beads, we’ve got everything you could need both online and in store. Haberdashery Trims Add a touch of class and luxury to crafts with some of our lovely trims. Guipure lace is the perfect addition to many projects. Due to its elegant appearance it is often used for bridal wear, but this delicate lace can also be … Read More
  • Haberdashery at Christmas

    Can you believe the festive period is almost upon us once again. Where has the year gone? Here at Calico Laine our Christmas preparation is in full swing; so whether you're looking for a gift for an avid sewer or some festive inspiration we've got it covered in our Haberdashery department. We live in such a throw away society and unfortunately Christmas is one of the worst culprits with unwanted gifts. Why not make the effort to make your nearest and dearest a little something special that you know they'll value. Our haberdashery department is full of inspiratio… Read More
  • Feathers and Haberdashery with Calico Laine

    Haberdashery is our thing here at Calico Laine and we are so proud of our huge selection. We offer something for everyone, from the core kit you need to get started through to the fancier products. Feathers are a huge part of our haberdashery range and we are always looking for new products to finish off your crafts. Craft Feathers We love using feathers in our crafts, they can add a level of texture and fun to a variety of projects. Our Mixed Craft Feathers are a great all-round haberdashery item. Add these onto your cards, craft projects and even dressmaking pro… Read More
  • Haberdashery Gift Ideas from Calico Laine

    Haberdashery Gift Ideas As we are about to hit the Autumn months, some of the more organised few start to think about Christmas. This means more gift buying and planning than anyone wants to start when they're still stuck in the post-holiday blues. Even if Christmas isn't on your mind just yet, we all love to think of fresh ideas for gift-giving at Birthdays and Special Occasions. The Beginner For that someone who has only just picked up crafting, knitting or sewing; they will most certainly need a good basic kit. If it is sewing they love, it is always best to st… Read More
  • New in Haberdashery at Calico Laine

    Haberdashery is such a broad term and covers everything from your most basic kit to the most glamorous of finishing touches. Here at Calico Laine we are always expanding our Haberdashery range to bring you the latest products for your kit. Keep an eye on our 'New In' section of our website to keep up-to-date, but here are a couple of my personal favourites. Cotton Jersey Bias Binding Bias binding is something that most people don't really think about in depth. I mean, bias binding is just binding...right? Wrong! Bias binding is an essential part of sewing, whateve… Read More
  • Haberdashery for Bag Making

    We all love a good bag project; they can be as easy or complex as you like. From a simple tote to a patchwork creation, we have everything you need to complete your bag. Here at Calico Laine, we have a wide range of Haberdashery products to help you go from a few rectangles of fabric to a fully functional bag! Bag Handles There are so many ways to create handles for your bag. We have a wide range of ready-made bag handles that can be simply attached to your project, whatever the design. If you have decided on a classy evening clutch bag, our Bella Bag Handle is th… Read More
  • Your Haberdashery Kit with Calico Laine

    Haberdashery can be a bit of an umbrella word. It can cover everything from your most basic sewing essentials through to specialist items. But how do you wade through all the exciting sparkly pieces to get to what you really need? Our team at Calico Laine is on hand to help you create your perfect haberdashery kit. This is great if you are just starting out, or if you just want to organise and elevate your equipment. The Basics So what are the basics? This is your go-to kit which comes on every sewing venture you take and everyone's is slightly different. You will… Read More
  • Choosing Scissors with Calico Laine

    Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their sewing kit, particularly with Scissors. The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer it's just what works for you. That being said, I have put together a few tips to help you make your choice. There are a few things to consider when choosing your equipment: the purpose, the fabric and your budget. As you get more advanced into sewing and crafting, you may find it easier to have different scissors for different things. Having the right pair can make all the difference to your sewing! Craft/Paper Scissor… Read More
  • Haberdashery, Gutermann threads

    Do you ever enter a Haberdashery shop and feel completely overwhelmed by the selection of threads on display? You're not alone. These days the variety is extensive and it's very easy to get confused by the sheer volume. Gutermann are the leading manufacturer of sewing threads with a fantastic global reputation and a history spanning over 125 years, so it's safe to say they know their haberdashery! You may have noticed in any haberdashers that Gutermann threads are a little more expensive than other brands. The reason for this is because this brand develops the m… Read More

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