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Tag Archives: Haberdashery Online

  • Buy Zips at Calico Laine

    One of our most popular products here at Calico Laine is without a doubt the ever useful haberdashery item, Zips. We have customers from the whole world over who come to us to Buy Zips, either online, in-store or over the telephone - and who can blame them, when we have so many varieties, lengths and colours available? The history of the Zip begins in 1851, when the inventor Elias Howe (who also created the sewing machine) filed and received a patent for the "Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure". Had he marketed his product more seriously, he may have received… Read More
  • Haberdashery essentials to fill a sewing box

    Christmas is on its way and it is time to start thinking about what presents to get your loved ones, if you haven't started your shopping already that is. If you have a budding dressmaker in the family it might be a nice idea to create a filled sewing box full of Haberdashery essentials to get them started on their new hobby. Alternatively, if you have someone in the family who sews already, it may be nice to update their sewing box with some new bits and bobs. If you have a young person in the family who wants to begin dressmaking you will need to start them from… Read More
  • Haberdashery for Strictly Style!

    A sure-fire way of knowing when Christmas on the horizon is the return of one of television’s most successful TV shows Strictly Come Dancing. This series is already whizzing by and as always we have seen a wonderful array of dazzling costumes, dripping with sequins and sparkle. Since the show launched in May 2004, viewers have found themselves captivated by intricate choreography and dazzling costumes every saturday night. Put together by head designer Vicky Gill and her talented team of designers who work round the clock sourcing stunning fabrics and Haberdashe… Read More
  • Haberdashery - All types of Elastic

    As I sit writing this post in our Liscard, Calico Laine, branch I am trying to think of the most popular Haberdashery item that we sell and I would have to say that it is elastic. A large amount of people who come into our long standing Liscard store are looking for elastic in some form or another whether it is a flat elastic to create a waistband on a skirt or trousers, a rounded elastic to repair jackets with toggles or a clear elastic to restring some beads. Whatever elastic you need, we are more than likely to stock it! Elastic is an essential Haberdashery it… Read More
  • Haberdashery for Pattern Cutting

    Before embarking upon any dressmaking project it is important to ensure that your finished garment will be the right size and shape to fit you comfortably - the best way to achieve this is to work with a pattern. You can either work with a commercial pattern bought from a fabric store or your own handmade pattern - whichever you choose it is important to ensure that you have to hand the correct Haberdashery items for pattern work: Dressmaking Pins - a handy item of Haberdashery for ensuring that your pattern stays in place when you are cutting your fabric. We carr… Read More
  • Haberdashery Essentials at Calico Laine

    If you are like me and currently wondering where the year has gone, you might also have started your Christmas shopping! It might only be the middle of October at the moment, but I always feel better getting it over and done with sooner rather than later so I am not worrying about buying last minute presents. For my crafty friends, I like to buy items they can use for their hobbies, and I always Buy Haberdashery here at Calico Laine. In today's blog, I've put together a little list of things that I think are absolutely essential for anyone's sewing kit, just in c… Read More
  • Haberdashery Online

    A good Haberdashery kit is essential, not only for professionals such as tailors and dressmakers but is also handy to keep around the house for carrying out everyday maintenance and repair tasks. Traditionally, items such as threads, zips and buttons were bought from a local haberdasher however nowadays most people buy Haberdashery Online as and when they require it. In recent years, Haberdashery has ceased to be just necessary items such as buttons and threads - now Haberdashery Online collections include more decorative and novelty items such as ornamental flowe… Read More
  • Buy Zips at Calico Laine

    When it comes to any sewing project, there is always a need for at least one haberdashery product to help you with what you are creating. Fasteners are always a popular choice for our customers and one of the most frequent reasons for people to visit us both online and in our two stores is to Buy Zips from us here at Calico Laine. With so much choice, though, it can be a little confusing in working out what kind of zip you need for your project - fortunately, our friendly sales team is on hand to help! There are a few things that we recommend already having in min… Read More
  • Haberdashery - Bias Binding at Calico Laine

    Sewing is a skill and it can take many years to master it so that your craft and dressmaking projects look precise and tidy. To give your sewing a more professional look, you want to create a neat edge to your seams and this can sometimes be tricky. Bias binding is a useful Haberdashery item to use to cover your exposed seams to create a neat edge which in turn will help you create a well finished product. Bias binding has a slight stretch to it due to the fact that it has been cut across the bias of a fabric and this allows you manipulate the tape around corners … Read More
  • Haberdashery - New Prym Arrivals

    Here at Calico Laine we like to provide out customers with good quality Haberdashery items. German company Prym have become a firm favourite for quality with a great selection of products to choose from for all sorts of craft projects. We have stocked prym items for a long time and will continue to do so as they are a reliable company and we always receive good customer feedback. We have recently had some new arrivals to our Prym stock which are already proving to be popular.  One of these items is the fantastic arrival of patterned elastic. Patterned elastic can… Read More

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