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  1. Haberdashery Gift Ideas from Calico Laine

    Haberdashery Gift Ideas from Calico Laine
    Haberdashery Gift Ideas As we are about to hit the Autumn months, some of the more organised few start to think about Christmas. This means more gift buying and planning than anyone wants to start when they're still stuck in the post-holiday blues. Even if Christmas isn't on your mind just yet, we all love to think of fresh ideas...
  2. Great British Sewing Bee - The Final

    Great British Sewing Bee - The Final
    We have reached the finish line of the Great British Sewing Bee, and what a journey it has been. We have seen some beautiful sewing coming from 10 talented contestants this year and I, for one, have loved every minute of it. For the final time this season, let's take a look at the "occasion Wear' themed episode. Waistcoat Pattern...
  3. The Great British Sewing Bee #1 - THAT Jumpsuit!

    The Great British Sewing Bee #1 - THAT Jumpsuit!
    The Great British Sewing Bee is finally back! Our team here at Calico Laine have been clearing their Tuesday nights in preparation for the excitement to begin.The sewing bug is gripping the nation and we cannot get enough! The Wiggle Dress The contestants were thrown in straight away with the first challenge; the classic wiggle dress. This iconic dress curves...
  4. Knitting Wool - DIY Easy Chunky Blanket

    Knitting Wool - DIY Easy Chunky Blanket
    I think most people would agree that knitting is one of the most therapeutic forms of crafting there is. It's something you can do whilst watching the TV of an evening and can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be. Knitting Wool can be a little overwhelming to choose from but here at Calico...
  5. How to fill a sewing box

    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...
  6. Buy Zips at Calico Laine

    When it comes to purchasing fasteners for your sewing projects we have a lot of items to offer including zips, buttons, velcro's and many more haberdashery pieces that all work extremely well as fasteners on a garment. A lot of our customers tend to Buy Zips more than other items as they are the main fasteners and most popular that people...
  7. Halloween Fabrics are coming!

    Its nearly that time of year that a lot of people love…Halloween! So why not start getting prepared with your halloween costumes with some of calico laines eye-catching Halloween Fabrics. Within the next week we are getting some great new materials in that are perfect for this time of year with designs such as spider webs, witches and pumpkins that will...
  8. Buy Zips at Calico Laine

    Now its officially summer its the perfect time to create pretty summer dresses for yourselves or your loved ones in the styles you have always wanted. Here at calico laine we have a variety of stunning summery fabrics for you to choose from including cotton prints, chiffons and printed satins that will all make up into gorgeous pretty dresses in...
  9. How to avoid Dressmaking disasters

    So the sun is shining, the weather is starting to improve and you're feeling inspired to do a bit of Dressmaking to brighten up your summer wardrobe. The only problem is you have about a dozen half finished projects in your cupboard that you really must complete before starting something new. Am I right? Don't worry, you're not alone, we're...
  10. How To: Make a Christmas Apron

    As we draw towards the end of the year, we at Calico Laine are serving a steadily increasing number of customers who are on the hunt for Christmas fabrics to create personalised gifts for friends and family. While you don't have to limit yourself to fabrics that have festive themes, items such as aprons are a popular choice for handmade...

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