7th Make of Christmas

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Rae | 0 comments


Our 7th Make of Christmas gives you a good load of creative choices, the chance to raise some cash for a fantastic charity, plus some time out of the busy schedule that is the lead up to Christmas.  Come join us at our Crafternoon, in aid of mental health Charity Mind.

Crafternoon is a fundraising event which encourages people to get together, get crafting and raise money for Mind so it can continue its brilliant work offering advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

We're hosting our very own Crafternoon at Fabric HQ this Saturday 1st December between 2pm - 4pm. We've put together some fantastic kits including paper and fabric crafts.  You just turn up, pay a donation of £7 per person and spend an hour or two's creative time and leave with a wonderful project plus the satisfaction of knowing you've raised some money for a really good cause.  You'll have also probably given your own mental well-being a boost at this fractious time of the year.

Just £21 of donations could keep Mind's online support community running for an hour.  

Please let us know if you plan to pop along to our Crafternoon as spaces are limited and we don't want to have to turn anyone away. Drop us an email so we know you're planning to come along!

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6th Make of Christmas

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Rae | 3 comments

Make A Reversible Cozy Fabric Bowl


And we're half way through! This week we bring your our 6th Make of Christmas - these amazing Fabric bowls.

They are perfect for protecting your hands from hot or cold bowls - whether it's porridge or ice cream, never burn or chill your hands again!

And what's more, made from 100% cotton materials, there's no more burning hands whilst trying to get bowls out of the microwave.

Why not use over the festive season to display your Christmas nibbles, chocolates or potpourri. I know what I'm going to use mine for - keeping my bowl of sprouts warm on the table on Christmas day! They're also reversible which means two-for-the-price-of-one, bonus.

Click here for all the details on our almost sold out (at the time of writing) class on Saturday 1st December, with the lovely Zeiba of Sew Special by ZM! Zeiba will teach you the fab technique for making these bowls - they're so quick, you could whip up a whole army of them before the big day!


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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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4th Make of Christmas

Posted on November 16, 2018 by Rae | 1 comment

No Christmas Makes list would be complete without an advent calendar, and with a little over 2 weeks until the start of Advent, NOW is the time to make up a glorious calendar to help you count down the days to Christmas in style!

We have two calendars in stock - the brilliant Dashwood Advent calendar by Sally Payne and Makower's Jolly Santa Mini Stocking Garland.


Dashwood's panel is nice and easy to make up.  All you need to complete the project is a piece of backing fabric, binding and a little wadding and you're away!


The panel features the most beautiful illustrations of animals, angels, Santa, Christmas puds, snowmen and a little house nestled in the snow. 

Full instructions can be found printed on the panel, so you're all set to go.



We love the gold metallic highlights in this panel ...


... and the neutral, calm palette give it universal appeal, for kids and adults alike.



Even the insides of the pockets are beautiful and have metallic accents!!



Also in stock is the awesomely fun Makower Stocking Advent Calendar.



This clever panel consists of 24 little stockings which make up a brilliant, alternative advent calendar.

Santa and his pals are busy getting ready for Christmas in this fun and playful advent calendar.

Classic Christmas colours with a twist of blue and cute characters make this the perfect collection for Christmas fun!

All you need to do once the stockings are made up is string them (in order or out of order for some number hunting fun) and then stuff them with all sorts of treats for a fun filled advent!




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3rd Make of Christmas

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Rae | 0 comments

In this, the third make of Christmas 2018, we bring you the technique full of infinite possibilities - Improv Lettering!

The very talented Amie Freemantle @ Sew Much Havoc can show you how to master improv lettering in her fab class on 24th November. Amie will guide you through designing the letters "hello" without measuring any fabric and then turn them into into a panel that can then, at a later, date be turned into a cushion, framed or maybe make a tote bag, the choice is yours. 



Once you know how to create improv lettering, your options are infinite!  I fancy a cushion with Ho Ho Ho! on it to tie in with my Christmas quilt that gets slung over the back of my sofa at Christmas time and there's also the opportunity to personalise gifts, label up zippy pouches in the most awesome way, as well as commit a choice saying or two to fabric.

What would you write in fabric, given the chance?



Find all the details on this class here!

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