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Tag Archives: Scissors

  • 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
  • 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
  • How to fill a sewing box

    I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but I have sat down to sew so many times and realised too late that I am missing something crucial in my sewing box for that project. I then thought it would be a good idea to have a checklist in my sewing box so i know when I have ran out of something I can buy haberdashery before I actually need it. This is my top 10 checklist; 1. Scissors (large) My personal favourite are the 25cm Fiskars Dressmaking Scissors. They are so sharp and accurate, it's why they are our chosen scissors here at Calico Laine headquarters… Read More
  • Haberdashery - Scissors

    One of the essential Haberdashery items for everyone's craft room is a good quality pair of scissors. Here at Calico Laine we have a fantastic range of scissors available for every sewing project. These scissors vary in price starting from our cheapest range, Klieber up to our top end range, Fiskars. Although they are our budget brand, Kleiber scissors have high quality stainless steel blades which are non corrosive. This brand's multi purpose scissors even come with a handy pair of folding scissors that are ideal for travel. Our mid range scissors come form the b… Read More
  • What Are The Best Fiskars Scissors To Use?

    As a dressmaker, whether a beginner or of an advanced level,  one the most vital pieces of equipment will be your Dressmaking Scissors. Owning a great pair of dressmaking scissors will make all the difference to your finished product by ensuring smooth cutting. A good pair of Dressmaking Scissors will be an absolute pleasure to use, whereas a bad pair will be difficult, ineffective and will affect the overall quality of your work. Here at Calico Laine we stock numerous makes of scissors but my personal favourite are Fiskars. All Fiskars scissors are made in Fi… Read More
  • Haberdashery - Scissors

    Haberdashery is one of the biggest factors within the sewing, dressmaking and crafts world. Lets face it, with out it we wouldn't be able to make anything successfully, unless we resorted to wrapping fabric around our bodies and tying it or lay all our homemade cards flat down to keep all of the little bits and bobs where they were! This is not ideal at all though and is definitely not an option, at least not for me, Haberdashery is such a big part of my life! Here at Calico Laine we stock a huge variety of Haberdashery for everything and everyone! Scissors can be… Read More
  • Haberdashery at Calico Laine - Scissors

    One of the most important Haberdashery tools in any dressmaker's sewing kit is a good pair of scissors. Available in so many different types, lengths and sizes, it is paramount to choose the correct pair for the job, whether it be to cut fabric, perform needlework or cut edges so that they don't fray as easily. Scissors are believed to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians in 1500 BC, with the earliest pair ever recorded originating in Mesopotamia. This pair consisted of a pair of blades crafted from bronze, joined together by another flexible strip of bronz… Read More
  • Haberdashery - Scissors & Ribbons

    Haberdashery products are very popular and essential products with ourselves and our customers here at Calico Laine. Haberdashery items ensure you have everything you need to complete your Dressmaking projects and give them that special finishing touch they need. We sell a range of products from Bias Binding and Boning to Shoulder Pads and Zips including many more items for you to choose from. Berisfords Ribbons Ribbons are a particular product in our Haberdashery range that are really popular. We have a huge variety of Ribbons including Chiffon, satin, Grosgrain… Read More
  • Fiskars Scissors

    Fiskars are one of the best selling Scissors we stock at Calico Laine.  They are an amazing quality and cut through most fabrics with real ease. All of the Fiskars range have a life time guarantee so they are an excellent buy. Here are some of the best selling Fiskars Scissors and what they can be used for:- 25cm Dressmaking Scissors The cutting of these scissors are so precise and effortless. These are the scissors we use here at Calico Laine on a daily basis. The dressmaking Fiskars are suitable to cut through anything from denim to linen, cotton to wool; liter… Read More

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