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Sewing Vintage Garments with Modern Fabrics & Patterns

What is Vintage sewing? At the moment there is a big revival around the vintage styles of garments. The big pattern companies have released some “vintage” sewing patterns for the modern woman. That means the pattern is in the…

New Spring Summer Catalogue from Croft Mill

NEW! Spring / Summer Fabric Catalogue from Croft Mill

Call Us if you would like to order over the telephone: (+44) 01282 859281 Just arrived, a whole catalogue full of lovely fabrics for all seasons and occasions. Download the catalogue HERE To view the fabrics in our shop, double click the links How to Order Samples? Order via…

Interfacing fabric

What is Interfacing? the Different Types and its Uses.

Interfacing is a fabric which is used to give support and structure to the material it is adhered to. What Type of interfacing is best? Interfacings come in two main types fusible (iron on) and sew in. Three different…

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Sew-A-Long Newlook 6216 Pattern review, basic T-shirt.

* Fabrics * Zips * Elastic * Sew-A-Long Fabulous New Fabrics From Croft Mill Inserting Open-end Zips Open – end zips are ideal for active sportswear and casual jackets. The bottom stop-splits into two parts to allow the zip…

cotton fabric

All About Cotton and Natural Fibres, Stitch Tension & More.

In this blog: Why we like cotton Other natural fibre fabrics Neatening Raw edges Fabric Grain Sewing Machine Tension In the first episode of the Great British Sewing Bee 2019, the judges were concentrating on pattern matching, seam matching…

John Kaldor Fabrics

John Kaldor Designer Fabrics and the Sewing Magazines

There are a lot of lovely sewing magazines about these days, filled with interesting articles, patterns, adverts and a lot of lovely makes and free patterns. Croft Mill fabrics have a lovely lot of new John Kaldor fabrics which…

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The Great British Sewing Bee: The Final

Scroll down for the catch up videos of all the previous series of the Great British Sewing Bee.   They say time flies when you are having fun, as such I guess we all must have been having fun…

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How to Sew and Care for Satin and Velvet Fabrics

If you are going to a wedding, graduation, prom or any formal dinners you will need a special dress or outfit. Satin and velvet are two fabrics which are firm favourites but they can be tricky to sew. This…

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Sewing with Tartans, Taffeta’s and Leather Fabrics

Tartan is traditionally associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. In Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder or a plain ordinary blanket or tablecloth. A Tartan usually refers to a woollen cloth, woven…

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Our New Autumn/Winter Catalogue is Out – Shop the Catalogue

Our Autumn/Winter Catalogue is now out. We’ve tried to get a good mix of fabrics so hopefully, you will see something you like. To view the catalogue please click the Full-Screen button in the far right-hand corner, just above…

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Easy Jacket Sew a Long – Butterick See and Sew B6442

Barrier Reef Fabric Jacket Measurements - very important!! No person has perfect measurements, therefore when you are sewing you may need to cut the pattern out over two sizes. Take the time to prepare and learn about your body…