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Summer Skirt Sewing - Make the Libby A-Line with Sylvia

Addicted To Fabric - Sunday, December 06, 2015
Looking for a summer holiday sewing session? Come along and make this classic a-line skirt

using Sylvia's special tips and tricks for a fast finish - you may even get to a second skirt in a day! The pattern comes in short, mid and long lengths, can be made in knits or wovens and is suitable to be worn in all seasons - the perfect versatile wardrobe staple.To give you the most time available with Sylvia, places are limited so reserve your spot today!

Workshop fee includes pattern. Participants must have basic sewing skills.

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Fresh Summer Outfit Ideas

Addicted To Fabric - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

One of our new cotton voiles, rayons or any of our Italian shirtings, will take you from drab to DELIGHT! These fabrics will drape beautifully, keep you cool in the approaching happy season, and the print designs are like nothing else you will find ‘at the shops’


Pair this summer essential with a Tessuti Laura pant in fresh linen for a perfect smart casual BBQ outfit unlike anything you will find off the rack. 

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Your Makes - Show and Tell

Addicted To Fabric - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

It's so very thrilling for us when we get to see what you make from the glorious fabrics in the store. We order the fabrics and sell the fabrics but you, you are the magic makers who transform it. Here are some of your recent makes - do come and show us what you are up to, we love seeing what you've achieved! And do check out our Facebook page this week, we've found lots of beauties by our customers to share with you there

Kate has made a gorgeous skirt by modifying the Tessuti Eva Dress pattern:

Anne and Marion have finished up their Kantha Bags from class with Wendy Saclier:

Here is Beth in a bag making class with Sylvia (how great are those onions!):

You can find all of our workshops listed here. Do pop in with your recent makes, we all love a good show and tell!

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Happening right now

Addicted To Fabric - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
We have had the most amazing array of classes happening the store recently and if you're on the workshops newsletter list, you'll know that there are SEW MANY MORE coming up! Be quick to book the places you want, they are filling fast!

If you haven't signed up for the newsletter and want to be the first to hear about dates and sales, join here now

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K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple Sewing with Sylvia

Addicted To Fabric - Tuesday, July 07, 2015


By popular demand! You've been asking for more dressmaking classes, here they are! Over four days with Sylvia, you will refresh your wardrobe and make your basics come to life. Using Tessuti patterns and Sylvia's techniques, you'll learn tips and tricks for clothes with pizazz. Don't miss out, book your place now!


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The Megan Cardigan

Addicted To Fabric - Sunday, June 14, 2015


Another classic cut from Tessuti - a versatile and elegant cardigan which can be dressed up or down by varying the fabric choice. 

Pop in and try on the shop sample for size - you won't be disappointed in the drape of this beautiful cardigan. 

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Funk it up!

Addicted To Fabric - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Being the love child of funkiness and warmth, this Burda Pattern must be taken home. Simply choose one of our lovely medium weight wools or a heavy knit for a wee bit of drape, construct this easy number in no time, and welcome the compliments that will come rolling in!


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Fabrics for the Cooler Months

Addicted To Fabric - Friday, March 27, 2015


Our heavier wools for winter arrived a week ago and now we have placed some wonderful mid-season dress fabrics on the floor including cotton/spandex, knits and fine wools.  Don't tell our bookkeeper but we have splashed out on lots of wonderful designs and colours.  As always, once they are gone that's it so come in and take your choice while they last.

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Eye Candy on Instagram

Addicted To Fabric - Sunday, March 22, 2015

Have you found us over on Instagram yet? Pop over to follow us and share your making @addicted2fabric. 

Here is some of the fabulous work being made by our customers:

Melissa participated in Sylvia's Tudor Bag workshop on the weekend and finished this gorgeous bag:

Ruth took Stephanie Newman's Beginners Machine Quilting class recently and has been diligently practicing:

Sylvia has been working on the Sophie Dress


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Basic Stretch Sewing with Bernadette Thomas

Addicted To Fabric - Thursday, February 05, 2015

In response to your requests, Bernadette has a brand new class for us on Friday 13 March.

In Basic Stretch Sewing, you will learn to trace and adjust your pattern, sew with stretch and make yourself a beautifully finished maxi skirt. 

Specialist information on knits, techniques for sewing with stretch and haberdashery to make the job easier will be provided. As always with Bernadette's classes, places are strictly limited so be sure to book early

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