• 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,…

  • #CroftMillSewandShare Competition

    We have had some wonderful entries into our latest competition, the judges have made their decision but would love to know what you think about all the makes. You can find…

  • Scandi Style Christmas sewing crafting make it yourself

    Have Yourself a Scandi Little Christmas

    Scandi style seems to be seeping into our TV programmes, clothing and home; so it is no surprise that many people will be celebrating a Scandi-like Christmas this year. The typical…

  • National Sewing Month September

    National Sewing Month 2015

    Did you know, September is officially National Sewing Month for our American friends? National Sewing Month was started by the then President Ronald Reagan “in the recognition of the importance of…

  • What to Make with Waterproof Fabrics?

      Now then, I am only speaking from personal experience here, so I may seem like a bit of an odd ball. When I first started sewing I started on cottons…

  • What to Make with Oilcloth Fabric?

      Oilcloth. Not many fabrics can conjure up nostalgic feelings like this fabric can. A lot of people recall their parents using it around the house, making aprons out of it…

  • How Much Fabric Do I Need…?

    If you are new to sewing, trying to work out how much fabric you might need can be a daunting affair – even with the pattern guide to help you work…

  • Sewing for Spring – Winners!

    Sewing for Spring Winners If you have been following our ‘Sewing for Spring’ posts across our Facebook and Twitter, you will know that people had a chance to win Croft Mill…

  • Croft Mill Basics: How to Sew on a Button

      Although we know a lot of our customers are experienced sewers, we also know that a lot of people are only just learning the craft. As such we thought we…

  • Tips for Sewing with Lace

    A while back we all watched the contestants on The Great British Sewing Bee struggle while sewing with lace. As such we thought we help to demystify the process by sharing some…

  • Sewing for Spring

    Sewing for the Holidays I don’t know about you, but it seems like a lot of people are beginning to book their holidays. One of the (many) things I love about…

  • Give away winners Croft Mill

    Project of the Month Winners February

    So the theme of last month was ‘Fresh and New’ which seemed to have people scratching their heads at first. All this said, you all shared some lovely projects, all of…