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Christmas Haberdashery At Calico Laine

Can you believe its December already? Where has the year gone? Don't despair yet though, there still 3 full weeks left and till the big day, which means you still have plenty of time to stock up on your haberdashery supplies and complete your festive projects, whatever they may be.

Door Bows

It's impossible to ignore all the fabulous Christmas decorations being put up in peoples homes, shops and town centres. They really do make you feel very festive. Over the last couple of years door bows have become very fashionable on shop doors and front doors. They really do look stunning and they're so easy to create with some simple supplies from your haberdashery box.

Here at Calico Laine we stock all the required haberdashery items needed to create this look if you're a little low on supplies. Door bows can be made from almost anything ranging from lightweight satins, festive cotton prints but the most popular materials are the sheer nets, deco mesh and snowsheer. The advantage of using deco mesh, tulle, dress net or snowsheer is that they don't fray. They are all ready to use. The average door takes about 7 meters of fabric with more needed in the same or a contrasting colour for the bow. I like multi layered textured bow personally with a couple of festive shades all tied up together with ribbons.

Christmas Ribbons

Christmas is definitely the perfect opportunity to use up all of your ribbon ends in your haberdashery box. Whether your making a door bow, wrapping gifts, finishing off your cake or decorating home made jam jars. In recent months there has been many eco friendly campaigns on social media regarding Christmas wrapping paper and how its not recyclable.

This year, why not be environmentally friendly and use recyclable brown paper for your gifts. It's so easy to jazz up your gifts with all the oddments from your haberdashery stash. The same material used for your door bow can also double up as gift wrapping materials, you just need a little festive imagination. For instance tulle looks fabulous wrapped around a bottle of wine, a festive ribbon around the neck and a home made tag. Even the smallest most simple gift can be made to look outstanding with the help of a little haberdashery. Whatever your making this Christmas, enjoy yourselves!! Merry Christmas!