5th Make of Christmas

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Rae | 0 comments

Christmas Knickers!

Everyone's heard of Christmas jumpers, right?  How about Christmas knickers!?



On Saturday 1st December, we have the lovely Amanda Seaborne at the Make HQ Studio teaching her fab knickers class with a bit of a festive twist!

We've got a couple of gorgeous Christmas prints from you to choose from so that you can make a very special pair to wear at the most wonderful time of the year!



Once you've made one pair in the class, you could even go home and make one for all of the 12 days!!

These super comfy, jersey knickers come in two styles, with double gusset, elastic around top and legs, with or without trim on front. Made in four-way stretch jersey for added comfort.  No-one wants ill fitting pants and Amanda's expertly drafted patterns give loads of options so you can choose the perfect pair for your or a friend!

Book your place on this brilliantly fun class here!


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12 Makes of Christmas 2018!

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Rae | 0 comments


Here it is - the First Make of Christmas 2018!!


We're starting a little later this year as, with all that hot weather, it just wasn't feeling particularly Christmassy.  But with only 7 weeks left until the big day, we thought we'd bring you not one but two makes a week, so that you've got plenty of sewing inspiration and crafty Christmas projects to make this Christmas the best ever!


Drawstring Bags

These really cute drawstring bags make perfect Christmas gifts but are also the perfect eco wrapping, as they can be used again and again!

Ideal for all your bits and bobs: make-up, PJ's, toiletries, undies when packing for going away, marbles, toys, baked goodies, sweets and anything else you can think of!  

Drawstring bags workshop at Fabric HQ

We've got a fab workshop hosted by the lovely Barbara Orth on Friday 9th November where you can learn how to make her gorgeous version of these lovely bags.  They look so professional with their full lining, silky draw cord and fab wooden bead details.  In the class you'll get to make two bags, meaning you'll have the technique down perfectly by the end of the morning, ready to go home and make a ton more. They can be made with matching or contrasting fabrics, the possibilities are endless.

They are so versatile that I made these for practically everyone on my Christmas list last year (men and women, boys and girls) and they went down an absolute storm.  I tried to make them special by choosing fabrics so they could be customized for each specific recipient and this made them all different and a total pleasure to sew. 

This is the last Drawstring Bag class we're running at Fabric HQ this year, so be sure to bag (ha!) your spot now (click here for more details and to nab your spot now!) and get your Christmas sewing well underway! 

Level: This workshop is perfect for beginners and improvers but must be able to use a rotary cutter and competent on a sewing machine.




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