10 Tips For Sewing With Chalk Cloth Fabric

Look at our amazing Chalk Cloth it is so much fun to stitch with.

It works exactly like a traditional chalk board but it is a fabric. You can write on it, draw on it and the great thing is, it’s wipe clean, so that you can use it again and again. 

So here you have it, a comprehensive guide to sewing with Chalk Cloth.

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What is Insul-Bright?

Is your next project too hot to handle or too cold to hold? You need Insul-Bright!

Insul-Bright is an insulated wadding that keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. It is made from metalised polyester film, with Polyester fibres needled through it. The polyester film reflects energy, hot or cold. The needled material is breathable and the fibres help resist conduction. You can use it for a variety of simple yet practical projects for the family and the home.

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11 Tips For Sewing With PVC Vinyl Fabric

Hands up if you knew we stock PVC vinyl

Really hope you’ve got a hand in the air right now! Cause if not whaaaaaat’r’u doinnnnnnn?!

PVC vinyl is such a versatile fabric with a variety of finishing options too!

There’s often a little touch on a project where a transparent fabric could finish it off to perfection; Little ‘glass’ panes in windows, a clear tab to hold an ID tag, a bag you can glance the contents of, an apron that doesn’t hide your outfit… there are so many uses big and small.

So here you have it, a comprehensive guide to sewing with PVC vinyl.

Oh and before you start reading… check out our PVC vinyl here!

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What is Vlieseline Decovil Interlining?

Vlieseline have a HUGE range of interlinings & interfacings that can add structure to your projects (you can explore the full range of Vlieseline products in our online haberdashery here) . We know it can be confusing so we thought we’d put together a guide  about some of the less widely known interlining from the Vlieseline range.

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A Guide To Fat Quarters

So you see a new fabric collection and you’re like…

I LOVE IT

…but how much of it do I need? Can I afford them all? I can’t possibly choose!

Oh yeah, we totally get you.

This is why we offer fat quarter bundles so you can love it, make it & keep it!

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How To Use Odicoat Fabric Coating Gel


Ever found the perfect fabric with the wrong composition for your project? If the missing element was waterproofing then we have discovered a brilliant solution; Odicoat. This clever gel gives fabrics a waterproof coating that is machine washable.

This isn’t the only use for this clever product, Odicoat also works as a fabric glue; Fabric can be applied to objects for decorative purposes.

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A Zip Type Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Zippers

How confident are you sewing zips?

Do you avoid them altogether? You’re not the only one! 

They’re one of the tasks our seam-star community frequently asks for help with.

So fear no more… We’re here to give a helping hand!

(Grab a cheeky 10% discount off your next Zip purchase with ZIPPEDUP10 One time use per customer.)

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Product Guide – Go Eco With Our Recycled Product Range!

Did you know we sell threads and fabrics that are made from recycled bottles? You can go totally eco with your sewing makes! Did you know five plastic fizzy drink bottles can supply enough raw materials to make a new tshirt?

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Fabric Guide – Beautiful Bold Batik Fabrics

Have you worked with Batik fabrics before? It’s such a beautiful interesting fabric with amazing history, so we thought we would share with you a handy fabric guide all about these incredible fabrics.

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Fabric Guide – Using Eco Bamboo Fabrics

Hello! It’s Earth Day this coming Wednesday so we thought we’d celebrate some of our more eco-conscious products & have an Eco-Week! We’re kicking off sharing share some information about one of the more eco-friendly fabric out there, Bamboo Fabric.

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