Fabrics

  1. Creating and making with the help of your local Fabric Store

    For the last few years, we have seen a resurgence of people making their own clothes and this is partly down to the success of the 'Great British Sewing Bee' on the BBC. People are beginning to move away from the 'throwaway' culture that we have grown to know and are starting to take more care of the items they...
  2. How To: Make A Fleece Hat

    One of the fabrics that our customers here at Calico Laine love is our fleece; we carry this in so many different colours and patterns that we often get comments about being spoiled for choice both in-store and online. If, like me, you are someone who works with fleece a lot, you might often find yourself with small scrap pieces...
  3. Satin Fabrics for your big day

    Satin Fabrics are one of the most popular choice of fabrics when it comes to creating beautiful dresses for special occasions especially weddings. We stock a wide range of satins from heavier weight quality duchess satins to lighter more affordable economy satins which all make up into stunning gowns. Our duchess Satin Fabric comes in a large variety of colours...
  4. Calico Laine Your One Stop Fabric Store

    As we are both an online and public Fabric Store we are constantly refreshing our stock by buying new products to sell to you. Here at Calico Laine we have so many new arrivals on a daily basis, we make it our aim to have them available to you as soon as possible, which means as soon as they come...
  5. How To: Make A Cushion

    If you are looking for an easy sewing project to do - perhaps you want to use up some extra fabric or are looking for something simple to teach sewing to a novice with - then one of my personal recommendations to our customers here at Calico Laine is to try your hand at making your very own cushion. This...
  6. How to: make a high, square necked camisole top in under an hour.

    The under 60 minutes high, square necked camisole New to sewing or not there is always a way to make something without needing to buy patterns and masses of fabric - and also making it look acceptable! As I have briefly mentioned in some of my previous Calico Laine blogs, I have recently started a dressmaking class and as...
  7. Your One Stop Fabric Store - Calico Laine

    Even with so many sewing enthusiasts across the United Kingdom and even worldwide, a great Fabric Store seems to be difficult to find for a lot of our customers who contact us in the hope that we can help supply them with what they are after. If you are not in a major city like London, for example, then Fabric...
  8. The Really Useful Textiles Company That Helps You Find The Perfect Dressmaking Fabrics.

    Whether you are a beginner or a pro there are 'sew' many different dressmaking courses that you can join, either to learn the skill from scratch or just sit, sew and socialize. In recent years dressmaking has become a very popular past time once more - it is seen as an easier and cheaper way of staying in fashion without...
  9. Chiffon Fabrics at Calico Laine

    Chiffon Fabrics are a dressmaking fabric that are popular all year round for use in all kinds of occasion wear, such as posh garments for evening do's, formal wear and bridal wear. Usually seen as quite a feminine fabric, it is also often used for ladies' blouses and shirts, delicate scarves and even intimate garments such as lingerie. At Calico Laine...
  10. My Favourite Dressmaking Fabrics

    As a sewing and dressmaking enthusiast, rarely a day goes by where I don't go home from work with a small haul of Dressmaking Fabrics just waiting to be turned into something new to wear. Whenever our new stock arrives here at our warehouse, I can always be found poring over the brand new rolls of fabric and trying to...

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