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!

Christmas Is Most Definitely Coming

stockingsWith just one month to go before Christmas it’s time to get all your festive fabric and haberdashery sorted.

If you haven’t yet planned all your yuletide craft and dressmaking projects we’ve got lots of Christmas crafting cottons for table runners, Xmas bunting, seasonal stockings and a host of other fab and inventive ideas that you’re always surprising us with!

Pop into Fabrix for oodles of sumptuous brocades, laces, satins and lovely party fabrics for a delightful new festive frock. And if the rumours come true about a really cold winter ahead, we’ve got loads of cozy wools and fleeces in stock – maybe it’s time to make a nice warm coat or jacket!

Don’t forget our range of wools and yarns; there are lots of options to start a snuggly warm jumper or a nice quick-knit scarf in a chunky yarn, that would be ideal for a Christmas present.

It’s A Wool-derful Life

wool1Following the closure of Purely Wool on Market Street, Lancaster a few months ago we decided to trial a small selection of wool products in Fabrix. We were aware that many of our customers were also keen knitters and crocheters and the closure of Purely Wool would leave them with limited options when it came to finding the quality brands they wanted.

So, we introduced a bijou selection of fine wools in the store to see how it went. We’re delighted to say that many of our customers have been thrilled at the selection and the feedback has been incredibly encouraging. Among the suppliers we’re stocking are King Cole, Designer Yarns and Sirdar. We also have a wide range of needles, hooks, patterns and lots of lovely buttons to choose from.

wool2The great news is that while accommodating this exiting new range we have been able (through some creative re-arranging!) to keep the same amount of fabulous fabric in stock.

So, now you can visit Fabrix for an even wider range of great crafting, sewing and knitting materials and haberdashery. And if you can’t make it into the shop yourself please give us a call, we’re happy to post out any orders.

 

Hallowe’en Fabric Fun!

photo(2)If you’ve been past Fabrix in the last few days you will have doubtless noticed that we’ve added a new Hallowe’en themed window!

We decided on a somewhat subtle approach; there are no fake spider webs (though there are a couple of incy wincy spiders…), witches’ hats or vampires but I’m sure you’ll love the gorgeous ‘Sew Scary‘ quilting panel from Quilting Treasures just as much as we do. And at only £8.40 a panel they’ll be flying out of the shop (broomstick not included)!

photo(1)We’ve also added a taste of creepy culinary chic with a lovely autumnal apron – perfect for when you’re rustling up a few Hallowe’en snacks.

Then when the excitement is all over you can recline on a spooky skull-festooned cushion. We even have some terrifically terrifying glow-in-the-dark skeleton fabric to add yet more fun to the occasion!

So, if you want to add a bit of Hallowe’en spice to your autumn craft projects, or are already thinking about a few Christmas ideas why not pop into Fabrix and take a look at our range of seasonal materials and patterns.

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.

 

 

 

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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…

Jenny

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?

Jenny

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jenny