Wednesday, 24 August 2016

New Shop Hours

Oo it's the Bank Holiday weekend coming up. What are your plans? I'm hoping to be in the garden, weather permitting, spending time with family & having a few creative hours to myself. I've had a lot of home renovations over the summer and things are still upside down. That sewing room is calling though, I really can't wait to have a creative space which I've warned my husband will be an "explosion of Helen"!!!

Due to the August Bank Holiday the Shop will be Closed on Tuesday 30th August and my new Shop hours will start on Wednesday 31st August. I'm opening half an hour earlier in the shop & the website is open all day, everyday. 

The Little Fabric Store
Opening Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 
9am - 3pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
9am - 4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Shop on-line at

Summer for me is dressmaking. This Summer I've made two of Janet Clare's Artisan Apron's "wearing your creativity". The first is made in a Linen Denim, it's plain background gave me chance to play.

Janet's Artisan Apron Pattern 
available in store & online

My denim Apron decorated with bias binding, bunting & brooches
Made in a medium (denim linen on order)

This is my linen blend Apron lined with a plain cotton in orchid
Made in a size small (linen blend in store & online)

I've also added to the Compagnie M range in the shop and will be putting these on the website. I made the Lotta Skirt last year and got it out again this summer. This survived the bottom of my rucksack last year when I went interrailing in Europe. The fabric is a Moda and it washes brilliantly and doesn't crease. The design is something unique and has a European style about it. 

The Lotta Skirt shown using the teenage & adult pattern
(also available in age 1-10yrs)
fabric no longer available 

I hope you've all had & still having a fantastic summer. What have you been making this summer. Send in your photos to I'd love to see your makes. Have a great Bank Holiday weekend - Helen - 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Hall of Fame Winners

I've always loved seeing the projects people make with fabrics bought from the shop. The Hall of Fame showcases these. The following numbers have been chosen at random on the Hall of Fame page, these are the winners of 2 metres of fabric or 8 fat quarters from the sale section. 

28 - Cereda Kemp

This top made by Cereda is lovely. Using the ever popular WildWood Cloud 9, Cereda has used a plain to compliment the design.


58. Carol Housley

 This beautiful Tea Cosy has been made by Carol Housley. Carol has stitched the  tapestry front and backed it the Chick fabric bought from the shop.


81. Elaine Lorimer

Elaine Lorimer makes this sweet rabbits, aren't they lovely. Elaine used a small Sevenberry print & Moda's Essential Dots.


86. Sue Crossley

Sue Crossley made this gorgeous dress using "More Hearty Good Wishes"


95. Eleisha Kissaine

Eleisha is making her daughter some skirts, 
all the fabrics are from The Little Fabric Store


108 - Leigh Thompson

Leigh Thompson has made her holiday bag using 
Moda's Bright Sun & Miss Kate fabrics. 

Karen visited the shop with Luke this week to show me her amazing Linen Blend Skirt. Its a Sew Me Something Skirt Pattern made with Moda's Mo Mo Flying Colours Range (some fabrics still available in the shop). Isn't it fab, I love it.

Sharing what we make inspires others and brings us joy.
Thank you for your continued support

- Helen - 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

I'm back :)

The Little Fabric Store is Open today 9.30am till 2pm. I'll be working 9.30am - 2pm all this week (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th August), back to normal hours from Tuesday 9th August. I'm looking forward to getting back. You can also purchase fabrics on line at use the code SUMMERSALE at the check out to receive 10% off your order.

New Janet Clare patterns are in & Christmas fabrics!!! Here's a sneaky peek at Janet's patterns available in the shop & hopefully added to the website soon. I'll post the Christmas fabrics at the end of August. Hope you're all enjoying the Summer - Helen -