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 -


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Fabrics Now On-line

The Little Fabric Store's On-line Shop is now open. I have a new section "Shop" which now takes you to fabrics that can be purchased on-line. This is great news for all my customers that visit over the summer, now you'll be able to purchase lovely fabrics all year round.

Currently there's a selection of Fabric Bundles available, I'll be adding additional lines over the next few days. Just click here to make a purchase:

- Advertised by The Little Fabric Store in this months Homemaker Magazine -
Vintage Picnic Bundle

- Bread n Butter Bundle - 

- Dashwood Suffolk Garden Bundle 

- Dashwood Bloom Bundle - 

I'm really excited to be adding online options for my customers, exciting times ahead :) There'll be more changes, eventually my main page will be the Shop and this blog will be an extra section.
Look out for a list of Demo Days soon to be held on Saturday's, there'll also be some great offers on whilst the Great British Sewing Bee is on in May. 
Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend, hopefully it'll have a little sewing in it, mine will - Helen - 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Janet Clare's - The Wordsmith -

"The Wordsmith" Fabric Collection has arrived. Janet's use of colour and tones are so inviting. These designs work wonderfully for the home. "The Wordsmith" book is also available retailing at £19.99 as well as Jelly Rolls & Charm packs.
Fabric £13 a metre/ £3.25 a F/Quarter


Friday, 25 March 2016

The Winners Are......

The Winners have been picked at random by some of the local businesses in Louth.

Igloo Seafoods (New St, Louth) Lesley & Jean picked 99 & 33 - Winners Marjorie Mears & Mrs Willows.

The Little Sewing Shop (Market Hall, Louth) Val picked 66 - Winner Ellen Atkinson

Cards for All Occasion (Market Hall, Louth) Linda picked 3 - Winner Kelly Burton

Sharon's Heavenly Creations (Market Hall, Louth) Sharon picked 104 - Winner Pat Blakeley

Congrats to all the winners. Your Fat Quarter Bundles are waiting for you to collect. (Please check opening times). 

Thanks for all your support, have a lovely Easter 

x Helen x