This week's Crafty Friday tutorial is a nice and easy project for Crochet Pro's or even Beginners and the end result is so pretty. This tutorial has been requested by our customers too, so we really hope you all like it.
Are You Ready for Sew Saturday?
We're really looking forward to getting involved and being a part of Sew Magazine's Sew Saturday event this year. Since signing up, we've been busy planning activities and goodies to share with you all on Saturday 15th October!
Sew Saturday offers a chance of recognition to all bricks and mortar haberdashers; it helps bring sewing enthusiasts and stockists of good quality supplies together. It's an opportunity for us to celebrate stores just like Karen Delahunty Sewing & Knitting Centre, up and down the country. Sew Saturday is about acknowledging your local sewing shop and thanking them for the friendly, helpful and inspiring shopping experience that they provide.
Our Sew Saturday Workshop:
Throughout the day Karen will be teaching you how to make your very own Pattern Weights as seen on The Great British Sewing Bee.
Duration: 1 Hour
Entry Fee: £5.00
Times: 10:00-11:00 or 11:15-12:15 or 13:00-14:00 or 14:15-15:15 or 15:30-16:30
Booking in advance either online, in store or by calling is recommended.
Your materials packed will be supplied by Karen Delahunty Sewing & Knitting Centre and Karen will be on hand to guide and help you throughout the workshop.
Free Juice and Homemade Cake will be available on the day too!
Free* Sewing Gift Bags
Spend over £30* in store during Sew Saturday and you'll receive a special sewing gift bag including lots of goodies for your sewing stash. Including free sewing patterns, a fat 1/4 and more!
*Gift bags only available while stocks last. Paper sewing patterns will vary in brand, style, and size. Fat 1/4/Thread and Buttons will vary.
In Store Offers
Look out for our Sew Saturday offers, with savings on some of our fabrics and yarns!
Download Your FREE Sew Saturday Skirt Pattern
If you're thinking of getting involved in Sew Saturday - or even if you're not - then why not give this free skirt pattern by Sew Magazine a go! Wear it to an event near you, or purchase the fabric from your favourite store.
Fabric Details: 100% Brushed Cotton, 115cm (45") Wide. Pink/Pastel shades. This fabric is perfect for small children and babies as well as craft projects.
Playful prints and super soft fleece lined baby blankets - or rather, Minky or Dimple blankets - have been filling up Pinterest boards everywhere! These really soft blankets are the perfect gift for newborn babies or make them a little bigger and you can gift them to slightly older children too!
The soft fleece adds comfort and warmth, while the cotton or flannelette adds style and novelty.
The blankets themselves are so easy to make and they take very little time too, so even if you're a beginner, you'll be able to make one of these too!
So the back to school madness has crept up on us all again. If you're wanting to get your kids (or even yourself) to eat that little bit more healthily than why not make everyone one of these brilliant eco friendly lunch bags? Add some personalisation to them to make them that little bit more fun for your children and fill them up with yummy, healthy snacks! Brilliant!
Fabric Details: 70% Polyester, 30% Cotton, 140cm Wide, Brown/Animal Print, we recommend this fabric for dressmaking use or textile embroidery.
We're Sew excited for Sew Saturday, happening on 15th October, that we wanted to share with you a tutorial for how to make your own felt kitty pincushion, Buttons, the Sew Saturday mascot!
Fabric Details: 100% Silk, 145cm Wide, Black/Cerise/White/Grey, we recommend this fabric for dressmaking use.
Price Was: £14.99 per metre. Price Now*: £12.75 per metre.
This week's Crafty Friday tutorial is one for all you knitters out there. Whether you're a knitting newbie or a pro-knitter, this tutorial is really fun and easy to follow.
We love the Katia Velour yarn so much, that this year we've decided to restock it in the shop. We first introduced it last year and we had a wide range of plain colours which went down a storm, so this year we were really excited to hear that Katia had bought out a new range of Velour yarn, called Velour Prints. The colours are wonderful and because this yarn is so easy and simple to knit with, we think everyone should give it a go!
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