Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Closed Today

The Little Fabric Store is closed today due to illness :( I've got a kidney infection and I'm on antibiotics. I'll be resting up today and should be back in the shop tomorrow. 

Sorry for any inconvenience - Helen - 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


I'd like to say a big THANK YOU for all your birthday messages, cards & pressies. I had a fantastic weekend and felt well and truly spoilt. After my trip to York I enjoyed a meal at Sage in Grimsby. It's owned by my good friends Sabine & Ian, it's well worth a visit. Then I spent the weekend with my family. 

- 40 year old me & my daughter Lauren - 

- Me & my boys Brad & Nathan - 

So Summer is here and so is my Summer Sale. There's lots of discounts in the Shop as well as on-line. 

The Shop has selected fabric lines reduced to £8 a metre & £2 a Fat Quarter with haberdashery reductions too.
On-line you can enjoy 10% off all fabrics just enter SUMMERSALE at the checkout.

The Sale continues till Sunday 24th July 

- Helen - 


Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Big 40

I hope you're all enjoying the Summer. It's my big 40 tomorrow, eek. The Shop will be closed Friday 15th & Saturday 16th July whilst I'm celebrating. I love having my birthday in the Summer, especially with the Summer Sales on. Speaking of Sale's mine starts in Tuesday 19th July when I re-open. There will be some great offers on so be sure to pop in next week. My on line Shop will also have some reductions, there's 10% off every on-line order starting on Tuesday. 

In the mean time it's Louth in Bloom here today, here's a few photos of the Shop in it's full Summer Glory.

- Decorated with Felt Daises - 

- I've made Janet Clare's Small Brown British Bird Quilt. 
I've loved every minute of making this quilt (more photo's to follow next week). 
You can buy her pattern from me in the Shop for 6.99 - 

Have a fab weekend
- Helen - 


Saturday, 18 June 2016

Website Launch

I've been working on my new website which I launched yesterday. This means the UK can now enjoy purchases from The Little Fabric Store. A few more products will be added, more fabric lines and dress patterns too. There's a standard postage of £3.00 for all UK orders. This is an important step for The Little Fabric Store and I'm looking forward to attracting a wider audience of like minded creative people. All the lovely people who visit in the summer can continue to see what product lines we have all year round. It's all very exciting. 

In the mean time I've been making for the window. The Great British Sewing Bee is on which means a summer of Dressmaking. I made the cute Bettine Dress (Tilly & the Buttons) & after seeing a pattern hack on her blog, I loved it that much I made a top.

I added a Liberty Bias Binding to the neck, I'm really happy with the results too

The Pattern Hack Top version.
 I used Valley - designed by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda

I suppose I just need the nice weather now to wear them :)

I hope the GBSB has inspired you to have a go at dressmaking. 
It's so much fun.
Pop in to see what patterns I have available. Sew Over It Patterns will be added on the website - Helen - 


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy is a Dashwood Collection designed by Susan Driscoll. This Bright Collection is perfect for this season's Dressmaking Projects. Priced at £12 a metre/£3 a Fat Quarter.  

I've nearly finished my Tilly & The Buttons Dress, I can't wait to finish it and wear it. I hope you manage to squeeze a bit of sewing in this Bank Holiday.

The Shop will be closed on Tuesday 31st for Bank Holiday in lieu, I'll re-open at 9.30am on Wednesday 1st June. 

Have a fantastic time over the weekend - Helen - 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Button Bag Mini Kits

These Button Bag Crafting Kits are now £3 each (RRP £4) for a limited period only (26th May - Sat 4th June). Perfect to entertain your children this Half Term Holiday. Mini Kits in Felt & Cross Stitch are available. Animal designs include Butterflies, Dogs & many more while stocks last. Suitable for ages 7+ 
- Helen -

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

GB Sewing Bee

The Great British Sewing Bee is now on (Monday's @9pm on BBC2). I love watching such creativity on TV it's so inspirational. To help you on your way to dressmaking I have 20% OFF selected Dress Patterns for this week only (17th - 21st May). 

The Lotta Adult Skirt made in Moda fabrics

Compaganie M are a Belgium designed pattern. These retail at £13 each but with 20% for a limited period they're now £10.40. 
New Adult Designs are Nina Skirt & Culottes
Louisa Dress & Lotta Skirt

Children Designs are Lotta Dress 
Lotta Skirt & Louisa Dress

These patterns are European in there design making them something that stands out from the crowd.


Mathilde Top made using Moda fabrics

My next project the new Bettine Dress & Suffolk Garden fabric by Dashwood

Tilly & the Buttons stared on the GB Sewing Bee and now has a fabulous range of patterns. Tilly's Paper Patterns comes with a informative booklet. Priced at £12.50 with 20% off for a limited period now £10.
Patterns available are:
Arielle Skirt
Mathilde, Coco & Agnes Tops
Francoise & Bettine Dress Pattern


This is the top version of the Shift Dress, 
it's very versatile as it comes in 3 designs and 3 lengths - top, tunic or dress

Sew Over it Patterns have easy to follow instructions. These retail at £14 for a limited period only they have 20% off making them £11.20.
Designs available are: Vintage Shirt Dress
Ultimate Shift Dress (my favourite)
Betty Dress
1940's Tea Dress
Ultimate Wrap Dress

If anyone would like these posted out to them please ring 01507 201131, payments can be taken over the phone. 

Have fun with the GB Sewing Bee - Helen -