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Prym 4.5mm Crochet Hook

Prym Crochet Hook

4.5mm crochet hook for wool in pearl grey aluminium finish

14cm in length

£1.65 Add to basket
Bias Binding Khaki

Super quality from La Stephanoise. 20mm bias binding in cream. Sold by the metre.

£0.60 Add to basket
Bias Binding Light Wisteria

Super quality from La Stephanoise. 20mm bias binding in cream. Sold by the metre.

£0.60 Add to basket
Bias Binding Off White

Super quality from La Stephanoise. 20mm bias binding in cream. Sold by the metre.

£0.60 Add to basket
Large Appliqué Patch

Large Appliqué Patch

£5.75 Add to basket
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Tilly And The Buttons Bettine Dress

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Bettine Dress

Make your own dress with help from this easy-to-use sewing pattern.

Bettine is an easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress. It has a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, grown-on sleeves which hang softly around the underarm, turn-up cuffs, elasticated waistline to cinch you in and flattering tulip skirt.

The plain skirt version is a perfect project for beginners, as it’s simple to sew, with no fiddly darts, fastenings or set-in sleeves – yay! More experienced? Try the pocket skirt version and optional cuff tabs for a speedy, satisfying project.

Comfortable and gorgeous, this is a dress you’ll want to wear every day. Throw it on with sandals for Summer picnics; dress it up with a necklace for the office or evenings out, or layer it over long sleeves and woolly tights in the colder months.

Skill level: Beginners

Fabric suggestions: Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), chambray, cotton voile, double gauze, or crepe.

You will also need:
Matching thread
Your waist measurement in 9-12mm (1/2in) wide elastic
0.3m (1/2 yard) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
Optional: 2 x 1.5-2cm (5/8-3/4in) buttons for cuff tabs
Medium-large safety pin

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

£14.50 £11.60 Add to basket
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Tilly And The Buttons Coco Top & Dress

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Coco Top & Dress

Fill your wardrobe with classic Breton tops, cosy knit dresses and sixties-style funnel necks – all from the same pattern and no overlocker or serger required! Choose from top or dress length, boat neckline or funnel roll neck, long or three quarter sleeves with optional rolled cuffs and patch pockets.

This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Coco top or dress, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part.

Skill level: Confident beginners

Fabric suggestions: Medium weight knit fabric with very little stretch. Look out for interlock knit, double knit, ponte di roma, or feel the fabric to check it’s not too fine or stretchy.

You will also need:
Matching thread
Ribbon or stay tape – 30cm (12in) x 6-8mm (1/4in) wide
Stretch or ballpoint needle for your sewing machine

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

£14.50 £11.60 Add to basket
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Tilly And The Buttons Françoise Dress

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Françoise Dress

Françoise is a chic and easy-to-wear mini dress, inspired by sixties fashion yet always in style. The design features striking French darts and raglan seams. Choose from two-piece three-quarter length sleeves or a sleeveless version, with optional collar and waist tab.

With its simple flat sleeve construction method and jargon-busting instructions, this pattern makes a great first dress project for beginner sewists. More experienced stitchers can add the optional collar and play around with design variations – how about adding piping to the raglan seam lines?

Skill level: Confident beginners

Fabric suggestions: Medium weight cotton, sateen or light twill, preferably with a bit of stretch; double crepe; linen; double knit. The sleeveless version would also be great in gabardine, quilting weight cotton, light wool or brocade.

You will also need:
Matching thread
56cm / 22in invisible zip
Iron-on interfacing (about 30cm / 12in, similar weight to your fabric)
Optional: 2 x 2.5cm / 1in buttons for the tab
Optional: 1.2m x 35mm bias binding for sleeveless version (or you can make your own)

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

£14.50 £11.60 Add to basket
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Tilly And The Buttons Ness Skirt

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Ness Skirt

Elevate your sewing with this classic fly front skirt pattern. Ness looks stylish year-round, paired with a t-shirt in summer or a roll neck in winter. The straight skirt has a shaped waistband and curved back yoke for a flattering fit.

Choose from mini version or below-the-knee hemline with centre front split. Details inspired by denim include a zip fly front, topstitched mock felled seams, belt loops, all-important in-seam pockets, plus optional back pockets for stashing your essentials. Let’s get stitching!

Ness includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Skill level: Improvers

Fabric suggestions: Medium- to heavy-weight woven fabrics such as denim, corduroy, jacquard, gobelin (tapestry), drill or wool, preferably with a little stretch for comfort.

You will also need:
Matching thread
0.3m (3/8yd) medium-weight cotton fabric for pocket bags
0.5m (5/8yd) x 90cm (36in) wide iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
12.5cm (5in) jeans zip
15-18mm (5/8in) button with shank
Optional: Contrast topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery machine needle

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

£14.50 £11.60 Add to basket
Tilly And The Buttons Nora Top

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Nora Top

Fill your wardrobe with quick and easy Nora tops. This modern style sweater or t-shirt has a boxy, oversized shape with drop shoulders and wide sleeves. Incredibly versatile, make it in a variety of fabrics – from jersey to sweater knits – to see you through the year in style.

Choose from slouchy high neck or narrow neckband; short, elbow-length or extra-long sleeves; with longline hem or cropped and stepped deep hem with side splits. Once you make one, you’ll be hooked!

Skill level: Confident beginners

Fabric suggestions: Light- to medium-weight knit fabric with at least 10% crosswise stretch, such as jersey, interlock, ponte, sweater knits or stretch velvet. Tip: Buy a bit extra and pre-wash it to allow for shrinkage before cutting.

You will also need:
Matching thread
Optional: 0.3m (3/8yd) ribbing for narrow neckband
0.3m (3/8yd) of 6-9mm (1/4in) satin ribbon, stay tape, clear elastic or strips of knit interfacing
Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
Optional: Overlocker (serger)

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

£14.50 Add to basket
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Tilly And The Buttons Zadie Dress

Tilly And The Buttons Pattern – Zadie Dress

Love sewing knits? Take it up a notch with the cleverly constructed Zadie dress. The striking Z-shaped seams, empire waistline and semi-pleated flared skirt create a flattering fit, with practical in-seam pockets and a round neckband. With a choice of cap, three-quarter or full-length raglan sleeves, you can wear Zadie at any time of the year for effortless style that’s oh so comfortable.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Zadie includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Skill level: Improvers

Fabric suggestions: Medium weight stretch knit fabrics such as ponte di roma, double knit, interlock, jersey. Check the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 20% wider than its original width, and that it pings back down to size after stretching.

You will also need:
Matching thread
0.9m (1 yard) of 6-8mm (1/4in) stay tape, clear elastic, ribbon or strips of knit interfacing
Ballpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machine

Sizes 6-20 (UK)

£14.50 £11.60 Add to basket
Vlieseline Fuse-N-Tear 322

Suitable as backing for embroideries and appliques, for transferring and making topstitch work and patchwork.

A white iron-on embroidery backer (for motifs, etc.) where any excess can be easily torn or cut off. For the same uses as Stitch’n’Tear, but more convenient to use as it is fusible.

Recommended for use with medium to heavyweight fabrics and densely stitched embroidery designs. Can be torn away in either a horizontal or vertical direction, and should be removed carefully in order to not disturb the stitches of the design.

90cm wide.

Price is per metre

£3.00 Add to basket
Vlieseline Stitch-N-Tear 314

Suitable as backing for embroideries and appliques, for transferring and making topstitch work and patchwork.

This tear-away stabilizer from Vilene is a temporary stabiliser that is easy to remove after your stitching is completed.

Recommended for use with medium to heavyweight fabrics and densely stitched embroidery designs. Can be torn away in either a horizontal or vertical direction, and should be removed carefully in order to not disturb the stitches of the design.

90cm wide.

Price is per metre

£3.40 Add to basket
Woven Medium Cotton Vilene Interfacing – Black

Vlieseline woven interlining medium – 100% cotton

Light woven interlining of pure cotton for small parts in ladies’ blouses and dresses.

Suitable for use with light weight to medium weight fabric.

Use a steam iron; glide iron slowly over each area 6 times, applying steam and pressure.

Machine washable at 40°.

Dry cleanable.

90cm wide.

Price is per metre

£6.75 Add to basket
Odif Repositional Adhesive

Use 404 Spray and Fix for accuracy.

Ideal for machine quilting, paper piecing, printing or copying to tracing paper or fabric, using quilting or painting stencils, plastic or paper templates, holding stitching guides in place while stitching etc.

£8.95 Add to basket
Odif Temporary Adhesive

Odif Temporary Adhesive

Repositional fabric adhesive used to temporarily bond fabric.

Odourless and colourless – ideal for machine applique, quilting, basting and hemming.

£8.50 Add to basket
Fybafelt 1mm Craft Felt Bright Green

Fybafelt 1mm thick rectangles 9″ x 12″

Fybafelt is 100% acrylic in vibrant colours, ideal for any crafting project and completely safe for use by children.

The Fybafelt range is manufactured using acrylic fibres which are non toxic and safe for use by children and is accredited to the toy standard BS EN71 Part 2 Flammability and EN71-Part 3 Toxicity 2013 for safe use in children’s toys and costumes.

£0.70 Add to basket
Fybafelt 1mm Craft Felt Deep Red

Fybafelt 1mm thick rectangles 9″ x 12″

Fybafelt is 100% acrylic in vibrant colours, ideal for any crafting project and completely safe for use by children.

The Fybafelt range is manufactured using acrylic fibres which are non toxic and safe for use by children and is accredited to the toy standard BS EN71 Part 2 Flammability and EN71-Part 3 Toxicity 2013 for safe use in children’s toys and costumes.

£0.70 Add to basket
Fybafelt 1mm Craft Felt Holly

Fybafelt 1mm thick rectangles 9″ x 12″

Fybafelt is 100% acrylic in vibrant colours, ideal for any crafting project and completely safe for use by children.

The Fybafelt range is manufactured using acrylic fibres which are non toxic and safe for use by children and is accredited to the toy standard BS EN71 Part 2 Flammability and EN71-Part 3 Toxicity 2013 for safe use in children’s toys and costumes.

£0.70 Add to basket
Fybafelt 1mm Craft Felt Red

Fybafelt 1mm thick rectangles 9″ x 12″

Fybafelt is 100% acrylic in vibrant colours, ideal for any crafting project and completely safe for use by children.

The Fybafelt range is manufactured using acrylic fibres which are non toxic and safe for use by children and is accredited to the toy standard BS EN71 Part 2 Flammability and EN71-Part 3 Toxicity 2013 for safe use in children’s toys and costumes.

£0.70 Add to basket
Natural Wool Roving – 10g Bag

Natural Wool Roving: 10g

Natural wool roving ideal for felting.
Weight may vary in different storage conditions or humidity.
Exposure to moisture or excessive rubbing may cause colours to fade.

10 gram pack.
100% wool.

£1.30 Select options
Natural Wool Roving – 50g Bag

Natural Wool Roving: 50g

Natural wool roving ideal for felting.
Weight may vary in different storage conditions or humidity.
Exposure to moisture or excessive rubbing may cause colours to fade.

50 gram pack.
100% wool.

£2.75 Select options
10mm Light Blue Pom Pom Trim Ribbon

Another high quality product from Bertie’s Bows.

This pom pom trim features pom poms measuring approximately 10mm.

Sold by the metre.

£1.25 Add to basket
10mm Turquoise Pom Pom Trim Ribbon

Another high quality product from Bertie’s Bows.

This pom pom trim features pom poms measuring approximately 10mm.

Sold by the metre.

£1.25 Add to basket
15mm Metal Effect Trim

15mm Metal Effect Trim with tassled edge

100% polyester

Sold by the metre.

£1.25 Add to basket
15mm Pale Pink Pom Pom Trim Ribbon

Another high quality product from Bertie’s Bows.

This pom pom trim features pom poms measuring approximately 15mm.

Sold by the metre.

£1.35 Add to basket
Anchor Embroidery Thread #295

Anchor Stranded Cotton Ebroidery Thread

Anchor Stranded Cotton is a superior 6 strand extra-long staple 100% Egyptian cotton embroidery thread, where each strand can be further divided into 2 single plies. Ideal for cross stitch on various fabric counts, Anchor Stranded Cotton can also be used in freestyle embroidery, canvas work and other forms of counted thread embroidery. Stranded Cotton thread comes in 8m skeins and provides a brilliant lustre, unique softness and an intense light reflection due to the extra-long staple length of the Egyptian Giza fibers and double mercerisation.

100% long staple mercerised cotton

£1.10 Add to basket
Bertie’s Bows Check Jumbo Gingham 60mm

Bertie’s Bows check 60mm jumbo gingham with wired edge

Price is per metre.

£1.50 Add to basket
Bertie’s Bows Light Pink Jumbo Gingham 60mm

Bertie’s Bows light pink 60mm jumbo gingham with wired edge

Price is per metre.

£0.75 Add to basket
Double Faced Satin Ribbon Black 11mm

Double faced polyester satin ribbon. Sold by the metre.

£0.35 Add to basket
Multicolour Tassel Pom Pom Trim

Another high quality product from La Stephanoise. This tassel trim is 11mm wide with the pom poms measuring approximately 5mm.

The main trim is green with metallic green glitter, featuring peach, blue and white pom poms.

Price is per metre.

£1.20 Add to basket
Pink Metallic Elastic 40mm

Woven pink elastic with a metallic finish, 40mm width.

55% polyester, 40% latex, 5% lurex.

Sold by the metre.

£1.70 Add to basket
Pink Strung Sequins

Strung sequins – 6mm in size

Sold by the metre.

£0.30 Add to basket
Anchor Embroidery Thread #121

Anchor Stranded Cotton Ebroidery Thread

Anchor Stranded Cotton is a superior 6 strand extra-long staple 100% Egyptian cotton embroidery thread, where each strand can be further divided into 2 single plies. Ideal for cross stitch on various fabric counts, Anchor Stranded Cotton can also be used in freestyle embroidery, canvas work and other forms of counted thread embroidery. Stranded Cotton thread comes in 8m skeins and provides a brilliant lustre, unique softness and an intense light reflection due to the extra-long staple length of the Egyptian Giza fibers and double mercerisation.

100% long staple mercerised cotton

£1.10 Add to basket
Anchor Embroidery Thread #75

Anchor Stranded Cotton Ebroidery Thread

Anchor Stranded Cotton is a superior 6 strand extra-long staple 100% Egyptian cotton embroidery thread, where each strand can be further divided into 2 single plies. Ideal for cross stitch on various fabric counts, Anchor Stranded Cotton can also be used in freestyle embroidery, canvas work and other forms of counted thread embroidery. Stranded Cotton thread comes in 8m skeins and provides a brilliant lustre, unique softness and an intense light reflection due to the extra-long staple length of the Egyptian Giza fibers and double mercerisation.

100% long staple mercerised cotton

£1.10 Add to basket

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