Fabrix Birthday!

Our Christmas Elves* would like to invite you all to come and join us for a special Fabrix birthday!

We will be open from 12noon till 4pm on Sunday December 1 in celebration of 31 years of Fabrix, Lancaster – there’ll be one-day only discounts and a free prize draw for all shoppers on the day. It would be lovely if you could join us!

*Elves courtesy of Tess

Fabrix Open Day!

We’re having another fabulous Fabrix Open Day

  • Join us this Sunday (November 3) as we open our doors and offer some amazing one-day-only deals! There’ll be special offers and a free prize draw for all customers.
    Come along have a chat and a browse and pack up some fabulous fabric and sewing tips at the same time.
  • We’ll be open from 12noon till 4pm.

Fabrix Lancaster Celebrates 30 Years in Business!

Last Saturday, Fabrix Lancaster celebrated 30 years in business. Located at the same address where we opened in 1988, then under the ownership of founder Terri Sethi, Fabrix has gone on from strength to strength – we are proud to be the premier shop for dressmakers, quilters, crafters and sewers in the North Lancashire and South Cumbria area.

Regular visitors to Fabrix will have noticed a few changes in recent years and we’re committed to keeping our stock fresh for customers old and new while ensuring that we always carry the must-have basics.

One recent innovation, which we will be continuing to develop and improve, is the Fabrix online store. Hopefully this will allow our many customers from further afield to be able to shop with us remotely while providing a service that our local shoppers can use when time doesn’t allow for a personal visit!

We hope to see you soon, either in the shop or ‘virtually’ at our online store and we’d like to say thanks for supporting local independent traders and allowing 30 great years of Fabrix here in Lancaster.


Fabrix Spring 2018 Open Evening

On Thursday 12 April, 2018 we will be hosting another Open Evening at Fabrix, Lancaster. This will be our third open evening event and judging by our previous ones, we can expect to see lots of our regular customers plus a few new ones!

There will be some exclusive special offers and great prizes to be won in our free raffle.

You can meet and chat with the teams from Incandescence Couture, Cotton On and Arty Bird who will be on hand to talk about the courses and classes that they deliver.

2018 is the year that celebrates 30 years of trading for Fabrix, so please come along and join us for the Fabrix, Lancaster Spring Open Evening!


Fabric, Fun & Fashion in Germany

Hemmers1I recently spent a couple of days in Nordhorn in northern Germany visiting Hemmers, a fabric company I haven’t bought from before.

While there I, along with a handful of other fabric shop owners from the UK, was given a tour of the art department and we saw how they print small runs of fabric designs on their digital printer. We were also shown a fabulous archive book where designs dated back to the 1800s.


Hemmers5Another department had a fabric testing facility where specialist machinery tests for fabric wear and tear, such as pilling and also a dye-fast check.

Hemmers2One afternoon I had a couple of hours to spare and so I decided to take myself to the Stadtmuseum instead of loafing in the wonderful Riverside Hotel.

This great little museum describes the rich textile history of the town. During WW2 Germany was unable to source raw cotton and so Nordhorn reinvented itself as a centre of manufacturer of viscose – now I didn’t know that before the trip!

Hemmers3I had a quick rush around the museum and I took lots of pics. What a fabulous resource for German fashion and textile students! There is a dressing-up room, a book with fabric samples from the 1950s and lots of clothing and fashion exhibits and samples on display.

Hemmers4Nino was a famous fashion brand created in Nordhorn and there are lots of examples of the label’s clothing from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Diana Rigg, who played Emma Peel in The Avengers, modeled for the brand and she features heavily in the advertising and display material of the time.

What an exciting visit. I bought plenty of lovely Autumn stock for Fabrix customers to enjoy! So, next you come in be sure to have a look at the beautiful selection from Hemmers.



Fabrix Summer Sale Now On!

It’s August SALE time and we have loads of goodies and bargains on offer in the Fabrix Lancaster shop!

Sale1 Remnants & bundles are 3 for 2 and we have a great selection of craft cottons with 25% off.

Check out our selection of Fat Quarter bundles also 25 % off!

Sale2For those of you who are well organised, you’ll be pleased to see that we have some lovely Christmas fabrics at an amazing £6 per metre!

Sale3We’ve added some fabulous viscoses, linens, cotton prints and jerseys to the large range of sale items on offer – perfect for making something for your summer wardrobe.

We have also taken 25% off some of our inspiring yarn collection.

Simplicity and Butterick patterns are currently half price (till mid August).

Happy shopping!

Fabrix Easter Opening Hours

Please note our Easter Opening hours are as follows:

Good Friday (April 14) open 11am till 4pm

Easter Saturday (April 15) open 10am till 5pm

CLOSED on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday

Wishing our customers a very happy & creative Easter!

Fabrix Open Evening!

Fabrix Lancaster is hosting its first ever Open Evening!
Come along on April 6 (6.30pm till 9pm) and meet the teams from Incandescence Couture, Cotton On & Artybird and have a chat with the owners out about their dress making and craft courses. Of course the Fabrix staff will also be on hand to offer advice on sewing, knitting and crafting!
Plus you will get a sneak preview of our great new fabric ranges and we’re even offering exclusive discounts and deals on the evening.