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  • 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
  • Fabrics this Summer

    With the glorious sunshine already making an appearance, now is the best time to dig out those summer dress patterns. Just in time to create new summer pieces. Whether you are making an eye-catching statement piece or the perfect staple item for your summer wardrobe we have the fabrics for you!  We have a stunning range of dressmaking fabrics that are ideal for getting you through the summer months. Linen Fabrics This fabric is always a popular choice for summer dressmaking projects due to it's temperature-regulating properties, meaning  you will never have to… Read More
  • Baby Knitting Wool online at Calico Laine

    Many of us are finding ourselves at home with a lot of spare time on our hands at the moment. One of the best ways to occupy idle hands is to do something creative. So, lets dig out those knitting needles. Pick up that ball of wool and that pattern that you have been meaning to start for months and let’s get knitting! We have got so many different types of knitting wool on our website, and one of our biggest sections is the Baby Wool. Special Babies DK Knitting Wool Our range of Special Babies DK Wool is one of our most popular. It comes in nine different pastel… Read More
  • Buy Zips Online with Calico Laine

    When you buy zips online there are so many to choose from, especially at Calico Laine. Open end or closed end, plastic or metal, invisible, extra-long; the list goes on. There is a lot to consider when choosing the right one. We provide both the best quality zips and the knowledge of what zip would be best for your project. Buy Zips Online - Closed End Our most popular range of zips that we sell online are our YKK dress zips. These zips are closed end meaning they join at the bottom. As such they are perfect for many items of clothing, like skirts, dresses and blo… Read More
  • Choosing your Dress Fabrics

    Starting a new dressmaking project can be quite daunting. There are so many decisions to make. The style, pattern, colour and most importantly, the fabric. Here at Calico Laine you will be spoilt for choice with Dress Fabrics, so unfortunately that may make your decision harder. However, our team are always on hand to help. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of current and upcoming trends. Choosing your Dress Fabrics A good starting point when it comes to choosing a colour for your dress fabric is to look to Pantone Colour of the Year. According to them, the colo… 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
  • Halloween Fabrics - Buy Fabrics Online

    Halloween is right round the corner and, here at Calico Laine, we cannot wait to start decorating and dressing up! We love any excuse to get crafty and spooky decorations really are our favourites. We know it can get a little stressful, so we have made it as easy as possible for you. Simply select our Halloween Fabrics section to easily buy fabrics online straight to your door. Costumes Halloween costumes can be simultaneously loads of fun and really stressful, particularly when it comes to kids. If you fancy stepping up the old 'bin-bag with arms and legs cut out… Read More
  • Disney Fabrics with Calico Laine

    Disney is something we can all recognise; either from our own childhood or from our children. The fun colourful characters bring joy and nostalgia to all. Here at Calico Laine, we aim to bring you the best new products from all over the world. When our team spotted these stunning Disney cottons, we simply could not resist. They are stunning, versatile and a definite winner, not only with the younger generations!! If you're anything like me them I'm always looking for new and unique ideas especially with Christmas just a few short months off. These Disney Fabrics … Read More
  • Cosy Projects with Fleece Fabrics

    As September begins, we are all starting to think about when the cold weather sets in. If you are anything like me, this means cosying up on the sofa with a cup of tea. Here at Calico Laine, one of our absolute favourite cuddly fabrics is our huge range of Fleece Fabrics. We have an ever-expanding variety of prints and colours for you to choose from. Whatever your project, we have something for you! Hats, Gloves and Scarves For a quick and easy project, why not try turning our Luxury Plain Fleece fabrics into your own accessories set. Fleece will retain its insula… Read More
  • Sequin Fabrics at Calico Laine

    We love a bit of sparkle here at Calico Laine. Sequin Fabrics of all kinds have been part of our product range for many years, and we are always working to bring you the latest fashions. Our sequin and sparkle fabrics are perfect for everything from stage wear, dance wear, occasion wear and even event decoration. Sequin Jersey and Lycra Stretch properties in any fabric makes it more comfortable to wear but is, in particular, great when it comes to sequins. Our stunning range of heavy embroidered sequin lycras can be made into eye-catching dance costumes and leggin… Read More

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