Fall Into Autumn

sept8We thought we’d share the Fabrix September Catwalk window with you before the month turns into double figures!

We have chosen an autumnal theme using some lovely seasonal fabrics and colours to bring out the best of this time of year.

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I love the beetle print on this asymmetric top (pictured right). It’s a cotton & elastane jersey  from John Louden (150cms wide, £13.50 metre). I’ve made this particular top a few times and it’s a Newlook pattern, 6415.

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The skirt in this picture (left) s made from a Newlook pattern again, 6418. Once more, it’s got an asymmetric hemline and drapes nicely in the viscose print used. This is another John Louden fabric, available in 2 colourways (see below) and is 140cms wide/55″ and £7.99 metre.

The cardigan with the viscose skirt is knitted in a Sirdar Harrap Tweed chunky (pattern 7853). This is a new yarn from Sirdar and follows on from the success of their Harrap Tweed DK that was launched last year. Incidentally, they’ve added some lovely new colours to the DK range for this year.

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You may notice that I’ve added a cheeky little piece of the beetle print jersey into the front yoke of this ponte roma dress here, it toned so well with the teal colour. Again, I’ve used a Newlook pattern, 6429. We carry a selection of ponte roma jerseys, some are pictured below, and they start at around £8.99 (150 cms/ 60″ wide).

I hope you enjoy, and you find some inspiration, from the selection we’ve made for September. I’m thinking of making some jackets and coats for the October window to show off some of our beautiful new wool blend suitings. I’ve selected the patterns already, just got to start them now!

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Two colour ways in the viscose print as used on the skirt above

We do not have online sales at the moment but we are always happy for you to ring or email us and we can take a card transaction over the phone.

Pictured are some of the featured fabrics in closer detail showing some of the colour ranges available.

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Ponte Roma jerseys

Sew Long, Summer

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September Catwalk Fabrics

One day it’s fine, the next it’s wet and cool; it appears that we’re marching swiftly into Autumn!

The Fabrix Summer Sale is over (as of August 27) and we’re filling the shelves with a range of fabulous fabrics for Fall!

Don’t forget that we’ll be closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (Aug 28 – 29) – however we won’t be taking any time off as we’ll be busy arranging all the lovely new Autumn stock around the shop.

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Autumn canvases

I’ve been busy making garments for the September window featuring a new viscose print, a beetle print jersey and a new teal  Ponte Roma jersey plus there’s a Harrap tweed chunky knit cardigan from Sirdar.

We’ve also got some fabulous new canvas prints. These gorgeous fabrics can be used for bags, cushions or a range of soft furnishing and craft projects; why not try a light-weight jacket or skirt?

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‘Northern Lights’ by Lewis & Irene

And while we’re talking about seasonal change, let’s not forget that Christmas is not too far around the corner! We have some stunning new ranges from Lewis & Irene and Makower featuring stockings, advent calendars, and lots of great prints for your creative festive craft projects (table-runners, place settings, aprons, etc).

 

 

 

 

Fabrix Summer Sale Now On!

The spectacular Fabrix annual summer sale is now on! Come and see what fabulous bargains we have on offer in our Lancaster store.

Reductions on a wide range of Dress Fabrics | Craft Fabrics | Christmas Cottons plus lots of other great deals including the return of the fab Fabrix Remnant Rail.

AND all New Look patterns are on special offer at HALF PRICE!

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Time to Get Busy with the Sewing Bee

Sewing BeeThe nation’s sewing community will be glued to their TV’s from Monday 16th May as the BBC’s popular Sewing Bee show returns to our screens for a fourth series.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced seamstress there should be plenty to learn as we see the contestants put through their paces in the coming weeks. Here at Fabrix we’ll be keeping a close eye on the garments made and techniques used on the show. We are, of course, always happy to offer advice for anyone wishing to find out more about how to implement the methods seen on the Sewing Bee.

For more info on the programme click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Bunnies Spring Into Fabrix

rabbit1It may be short-lived but at the time of writing, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the crocus are in bloom and it really does feel like Spring is upon us!

So, what better way than to celebrate the new season and the coming of Easter than with these lovely fabrics from Lewis & Irene and Makower?

The first, is a delightful range called ‘Bunny Garden‘.  These beautiful 100% cotton prints are in stock now, priced £11.99 a metre.

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This charming mint green rabbit cotton from the Makower Flo’s Friends collection is available for £11.99 metre while the coordinating cotton blender is priced at £9.99 a metre.

We have loads of other fabulous craft cottons for you to explore in Fabrix, so pop in soon and and find some inspiration for a wonderful spring project!

 

 

Crafting For Conservation

Have you seen our latest Lewis & Irene stock yet? The gorgeous ‘Minshan‘ range has a distinctly modern oriental flavour and features images of the endangered Red Panda.

minshanThe company are donating profits from sales of this lovely collection to Act For Wildlife, led by Chester Zoo. This campaign is aimed at protecting and conserving wildlife all over the world and money raised by Lewis & Irene will go toward helping save Giant Pandas and Red Pandas from extinction in the wild.

Find out more about this fab range, pop into Fabrix or check out the Lewis & Irene Minshan webpage.

 

Fabrix Sale Continues!

saleDon’t forget folks, the Fabrix Sale continues until Sunday 31st January!

There has never been a better time to come into the shop and see what fabulous fabrics, wools and haberdashery we have in stock. And if you’re looking for some great bargains, we have up to 50% off on some wonderful craft cottons and dress fabrics. All our Christmas fabrics are discounted too, so if you’re already planning for next year’s festivities you’re sure to find what you need at a fabulous price.

 

Winter Sale Savings

saleNot only is the great Fabrix Winter Sale in full swing right now but we’re also offering all customers 10% discount on all non-sale stock on Saturday January 2nd!*

So pop down to the shop and see what fabulous savings can be made on a great range of fabrics, wools and haberdashery. As always, we’re here to help and are happy to offer advice to novices and experienced sewers, crafters, quilters and knitters alike.

*excludes patterns.

Your Chance To Own A Classic!

catwalk2We get a lot of enquiries about the dresses and other outfits that we display in the Fabrix Catwalk window.

Of course, the main reason we put these items in the window is to show what can done using patterns and fabrics from our shop but we appreciate that not everyone can sew! That’s why, this Christmas, we’re offering customers to opportunity to buy one of the most popular dresses we’ve ever had on display.

There has been so much interest in this lovely sparkly dress that we’ve decided to sell it in a sealed bid auction – with all money raised going to St John’s Hospice.

This dazzling dress will certainly add sparkle to any festive occasion and if you’d like to give yourself the chance to own it (it is size 12 – we only have the one), simply write down your offer along with your contact details, then put them in a sealed envelope and pop it into the shop!
All the bids will be opened on December 12th and whoever has offered the highest amount will be come the proud owner of the dress.

In the event that we receive more than one identical highest bid, we will draw these bids from a hat.
Good luck!