Heather Lins Stitches Calendar Kit

Posted on January 28, 2015

Hello there,

As you know, we only stock items that we'd buy ourselves, things that are a little different and that stand out from the crowd. That's why we were thrilled to discover the Heather Lins Calendar Kits when we were sourcing our launch range last Winter. They're very popular in America but not very well known over here........yet!!!!

We're pleased to say that these stitch calendar kits do not disappoint, we've been busy stitching "A Year in Stitches" and are really pleased with how it's coming along, even if we are a little behind!!

They're completely sold out in the States but we still have a few calenders left. You'll need to hurry though as our American friends are snapping them up fast!!!!


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Merchant and Mills new loveliness!

Posted on January 22, 2015

We've just finished unpacking our latest delivery of fabulous Merchant & Mills goodies!

You'll be pleased to know that we're now back in stock of The Camber Set and The Top #64 patterns and new in we've got their latest sewing pattern The Union Dress. This pattern has a straight silhouette and a henley neckline with a button through front placket. It also has both side seam pockets and in-seam front pockets and is finished off with small side splits.

 Merchant & Mills The Union Dress Sewing PatternMerchant & Mills The Union Dress Front Placket Made Up

With a nod to traditional work-wear the Union Dress is very versatile and would look equally good made up in utilitarian denim, soft laundered linen, or for a smarter look why not try seasonal wool flannel? The only question now, is which one to make first!!

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New in - Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Posted on January 09, 2015

Hello there, new in today we have some more Robert Kaufman fabrics including their 8oz Washed Indigo Denim, Striped Railroad Denim, Chambray Union's Striped Spot and new colours of the Yarn Dyed Essex Linens.

We think the Washed Indigo Denim would look great made up into The Top #64 by Merchant & Mills. What would you make?

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Knicker Making Kits

Posted on January 06, 2015

We hope you've all had a great Christmas and New Year and that you've made lots of new years resolutions for some exciting sewing projects in 2015!!

After all the excitement of the festive season, January is a really good time of year for a new stitch project. During the holidays we decided to make up one of the knicker kits and were so thrilled with the results that we re-used the pattern to make these lovely knickers, pictured below, in the Grey Mitsi Liberty fabric and trimmed with black lace.

Knicker Making Kit

Stitching the elastic trim does take a bit of time and patience, but worth persevering with as we're sure you'll agree. We used scraps of fabric and plain elastic from previous projects to practise on initially, before stitching the actual knickers.

Knicker Making Kit

 A few hours is all it takes to make a pair of pretty knickers like the ones above. The pattern can then be re-used again and again to create whatever colour and combination you fancy!

Whatever sewing project you decide on, happy sewing!!

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Seasonal Offers

Posted on December 12, 2014

These fantastic Heather Lins Stitch Calenders make great stocking fillers and are now a bargain at just £10, reduced down from £17.50! These fabulous stitch kits have been sourced from America, and are new to the British market. Now sold out in the States, we've only got limited stock left so don't delay and order today!

Chose from The Year in Stitches, above, which is a modern take on the cross stitch sampler or Stitch the Stars, pictured below, which uses "glow in the dark" embroidery thread for you to sew each months constellation! Both are really easy to sew, with no sewing experience required.

Why not check out our other lovely gift ideas while you're browsing?

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