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Festive Opening Times

2018 is drawing to a close – it has been a FANTASTIC year here at 1st For Fabrics. Since the launch of our website in January, we have been able to connect with more and more customers from around the UK (and indeed, the world!), and we have stocked our shelves with new and exciting…

Fabric 101 – Part 7: Sally’s Classic Coco

There aren’t many things the shout WARDROBE STAPLE more than a classic stripe. Sally has taken our nautical-inspired textured striped jersey and transformed it into a elegant Tilly and the Buttons Coco Dress. Read on for Sally’s take on this perfect combo: Pattern: Tilly & The Buttons Coco (Dress Version) Fabric: Poly Spandex Textured Jersey –…

Fabric 101 – Part 6: Back to Basics for MummaB.

The lovely Stacie, aka MummaBMakes, wrote us a review on our range of viscose spandex jersey back in the summer (before the chill of the Autumn set in and you could wear a t-shirt outdoors without an extra layer on top!). No matter what the season, this fabric is great for whipping up a wardrobe…

Fabric 101 – Part 5: Not a cloud in the sky … they’re all on Alex’s Beachcomber dresses!

After a small break we are BACK with our Fabric 101 series. First up, we have Alex who purchased some of our gorgeous organic printed jersey to make up into matching summer dresses for herself and her daughter. I’ll hand over to Alex for all the details on the pattern and the scoop on how…

Fabric 101 – Part 4: Carrie has struck a chord with this bright baby cord …

Carrie is back with one of her latest makes! We’re so grateful that she wanted to share her top tips using our baby cord. This 100% cotton corduroy comes in a range of colours which you can find HERE – we’ll let Carrie walk you through the rest!   I was on the hunt for…

Fabric 101 – Part 3: Emma’s Grecian-style jersey dress

Fabric 101 – Part 3: Emma’s Grecian-style jersey dress   We have another great instalment of our fabric review series – this time from Emma, who got in touch with us and sent an image of a Grecian-style drape dress that she wanted to make … a few emails backwards and forwards with photographs and we…

Fabric 101: Apply to share the scoop on your latest make …

Fabric 101: Apply to share the scoop on your latest make …     Since we published Parts 1 & 2 of Fabric 101 from Carrie and Stacie  a couple of weeks ago, we’ve had lots of interest and ideas for further features and reviews, so we thought we’d answer some FAQ’s and add some handy…

Fabric 101 – Part 2: MummaB makes the Rayon shine with this stunning maxi dress …

Fabric 101 – Part 2: MummaB makes the Rayon shine with this stunning maxi dress …   Earlier we posted the first in our Fabric 101 series – Carrie’s Marigold trousers and jumpsuit. Now we hand the reins over to Stacie who has taken on our ever popular Rayon Challis to kick off her summer…

Fabric 101 – Part 1: Carrie’s Magnificent Bubble Crepe Marigold

As the long winter seems to have finally packed its bags and given way to spring, we’ve seen the interest in some of our lightweight dressmaking fabrics shoot up as everyone begins to dream of sunny days on the beach with the kids or warm evenings sat in the beer garden wearing summery me-made clothes….

We are picture perfect thanks to Silverbird Photography

We are picture perfect thanks to Silverbird Photography! Now that our customer base is widening rapidly from our North East HQ, we we desperately in need of some fresh images that captured the vibrant, colourful and diverse range of fabrics that can be found as you walk through our doors. Emily from Silverbird Photography came…