• Sew your own

    European Shirting Fabrics

      In This Blog: Italian chambray shirting – Cutting and sewing info. Italian shirting fabrics – Introducing our range, cutting and sewing info. Chino trousering –  Chino fabrics from Germany, cutting…

  • Sew your own

    Denim Bucket Hat

        Make your own Bucket Hat, free pattern. In this Blog: Denim through the ages, trends and interest. Croft Mill Fabrics – review on New Denim and their “best For”…

  • Denim Fabrics

    Denim Is Back!!!

        Denim fabric is back, make your own denim jackets, skirts, skinny jeans and bootcut jeans. Our new denim fabric range has something for everyone. From the traditional dark blue, hard…

  • Making a bardot top

    Sew Your Own Bardot Top

      The bardot top (or off the shoulder top) was a huge trend last year. This year it looks set to return with a vengeance. They are perfect for when the…

  • How to hem a pair of trousers

    How To Hem a Pair of Trousers

      Buying a pair of trousers is never as simple as it sounds. Sometimes you can spend hours shopping, only to find the perfect pair, try them on and realise they…

  • sew your own Christmas gifts

    Sew Your Own Christmas Gifts

      We are fully in the swing of sewing Christmas gifts here at Croft Mill. I am leaving hints around the office for a tweed coat. How well my pot-it notes work,…

  • Sew the perfect gift for men

    Perfect Gifts to Sew For Men

      On the run up to Christmas it can be hard to find a special present for your someone you care about. We think a really good way to impress is…

  • Sewing Bee news

    The Great British Sewing Bee: The Final

      They say time flies when you are having fun, as such I guess we all must have been having fun watching this series of The Great British Sewing Bee. I…

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    The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi-Finals

    This week, we had minor heart palpations. We tuned into BBC 2 at 9pm, and found tennis instead of sewing. We do like tennis, however we do like sewing more… A…

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: The Quarter Finals

    The quarter finals of The Sewing Bee was all about getting physical last night, with the remaining contestants dealing with some of the hardest challenges yet. All three rounds focused on…

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5

    This week we stepped back in time with The Great British Sewing Bee – as the 1960’s was the theme of the week. The 1960’s were a time in which sewing…

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 4

    Maybe it is just a coincidence that the Euros are starting this week, where all the national football teams get together for a kick about. Maybe the brains behind The Great…

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3

    The third episode of The Great British Sewing Bee was all about how the sewers managed with delicate fabrics. As such, what better way to test them than to have lingerie…

  • A Sad End To Patrick Grant’s Mill Mission

    I’m afraid that today we are the bearers of bad news. Back in March we told you about Patrick Grant’s latest venture in the textile industry. You can read the full…

  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 2

    Last night we saw the second episode of The Great British Sewing Bee, which was entirely dedicated to children’s wear. The first round was doubly challenging, as not only were the…

  • Official Liberty Stockist

    We Are Official Liberty Stockists!

    While we love all types of fabric – even if some of them are a challenge to sew! We know that some branded fabrics just have that little something extra. As…

  • Tower Mill Cotton Spinning English Fine Cotton Company

    Cotton Spinning Returns to the North

    In days gone by, the local towns surrounding Croft Mill relied heavily on the various local cotton mills. Fabrics were made in the mills for everything from turbans to first aid,…