Sign Of The Times

Shop_CookieIf you’ve passed Fabrix in the past few days you may have noticed that the shop front has had something of make-over.

We had some new fascia boards put up and a lovely new paint job (thanks Gary and Dave!) followed by some new shop signage which we had placed today.








Wayne’s World

hemingway webWe all know local boy Wayne Hemingway is something of a fashion guru, famed for his Red Or Dead brand plus his globally renowned homestyle designs.

Fabrix Lancaster are delighted to announce that we are official stockists of his new gorgeous vintage textile range for Makower.

This uber cool collection, made from 100% super quality cotton is 112cms wide and is available at the great price of only £11.99 a metre.

If you’re planning a fab craft project grab why not grab some sumptuous fat-quarters – you will make it come alive with this dazzling retro range. Sassy sewers considering a traffic-stopping vintage dress will find Hemingway’s collection absolutely perfect for the job.

Just imagine how divine you’ll look strolling along the prom at Morecambe’s Vintage By The Sea Festival in September, decked out in Hemingway’s finest designs! Who knows, he might even come over and congratulate you himself…


Ahoy there!

All aboard for our new craft window! I’ve been busy making a selection of ocean-themed characters, so keep your eyes over-board as you sail past Fabrix over the next few weeks.

The pattern recommends that these are made using fleece fabrics but I’ve employed a combination of felt and fleece. If, like me, you got lots of scraps of polar fleece kicking about why not construct a whole shoal of  multi-coloured fish?


pirate fish

Fabrix July window

We’ve just finished the July window display here at Fabrix.

We chose three patterns from each of our main suppliers and using a range of dressmaking materials from our shop created these little beauties!


The first (above) is Vintage Vogue pattern 9105. This lovely asymmetric fastening dress is made from Broderie Anglaise which I underlined with a polycotton and finished it off with a nice contrasting red daisy button.


Next is a cotton & elastane print shift dress. Fabrix team member Tess made this using the Burda 3477 pattern and chose the fabric from our large range of cotton and elastane prints.


Finally we have a delightful linen/ viscose print shirt dress. A great garment to wear on those lovely warm summer evenings! This pattern is from our McCalls range.

For more seasonal patterns and fabrics, pop into the Fabrix store and see what we have waiting for you!

If you’d like to see previous items from our windows click on the Catwalk page.


Sunny fabrics for June

window juneAs the weather’s finally picked up we’ve added lots of colour into our June window. Elaine has made a lovely viscose print dress using a Burda pattern while I’ve made some viscose trousers, a butterfly print jersey top and coral jacket. I’ve also sewn a sunflower motif linen and viscose dress with a linen-cotton blend jacket.

These are all in our window right now, accompanied by our handmade sunflowers made out of various materials from our stock. Hopefully this will brighten up even the dullest of Summer days!

Royal Fabric Fit for a Queen!

royal_fabricLancaster is buzzing with regal-fever today (May 29) as the Queen arrives in the city to pay a private visit to Lancaster Castle.

In acknowledgement of this grand, traffic-stopping occasion we thought we’d share with you a little royal fabric from our extensive stock of materials fit for a Queen!

Of course Fabrix will remain open all day so please pop down to our shop – who knows, maybe even Her Majesty will drop by for a couple of meters of cotton poplin!