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  1. Autumn is closing in on us and we are getting prepared by stocking our fabric cellar with lovely new warmer fabric. The colder seasons are ideal for staying in with a cup of tea and your sewing machine by your side. Our latest arrivals are some lovely boucle fabrics:

    All boucles are £7.75 per meter and made of wool and mixed fibres.


     Why not do it like Coco Chanel and make yourself a boucle jacket, skirt or even suit?


    Both Butterick and Vogue have some fantastic patterns for Chanel-inspired cardigan jackets that will make your sewing a breeze.

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    Butterick 6062 is £7.50, and both Vogue patterns are £13 each.

    Come and see our range of fabrics and patterns in our fabric cellar to get inspired!

  2. Alongside the Brother promotional offers we featured in our last blog post, Janome are also offering some fantastic summer discounts on some of their most popular machines! Perfect if you're thinking of investing in a new machine to tackle that pair of curtains you've been meaning to finish for months, or to whip up some party outfits for your children. Maybe you're even (shock horror) starting to plan your Christmas projects! Whatever it is, we're sure there'll be a machine suited to your needs.


    First up, the J3-18 mechanical machine is on offer at £129.00 (£10.00 off usual RRP). With 18 utility stitches and a four-step buttonhole, it's an ideal machine for lightweight repairs and craft projects.


    Next up, the JP760 is reduced by £50, making the price £349.00. It also comes with a Quilting Kit, including a wide table,
    walking foot, free-motion embroidery foot and quarter inch foot. The 3/4 size makes this a perfect machine for taking to
    classes, and its 60 stitches mean it has a good range for both utility and decorative sewing.


    The DXL603 also comes with a Quilting Kit and also has £50 off, making it an identical offer to the JP760 at £349.00. Also with 60 stitches, including 7 buttonhole options, the DXL603 features a larger display screen and arrow keys to select stitches. It's also a little bigger than the JP760, with a larger throat space.


    Finally, for any serious quilters interested in a long-arm machine, the Memory Craft 8200QC has a fantastic saving of
    £500! Now at £999, it really is a great offer for a machine with so many features, including an 11" arm, 9mm stitch width, over 200
    stitches including alphabets and a built-in Acufeed system for precise fabric handling.


    All the above offers run from the 18th - 31st August and are subject to stock availability. Pop in or call us for more information.

  3. Did you miss the Brother Festival of Quilts Weekend Sale?! Don't fret, Brother has put on some new offers, which will be valid throughout the months of August and September. So if you are thinking of preparing for a bleak and rainy autumn with a new sewing machine to keep you entertained, now is the time.  

    Firstly, we have the Brother Innov-is 100 Sewing Machine, a great machine featuring 30 stitches including 6 styles of automatic buttonhole, an easy-to-use direct key system for selecting stitches and functions, undercutting scissors and stitch memory function.

    The Brother 100 is currently on offer with a Free Wide Table and Creative Sewing Pack - includes a narrow hemming foot, braiding foot, piping foot,
    quilting foot and concealed zipper foot - perfect for the more advanced dressmaker or even quilter interested in free-motion embroidery.


    Next up, on the embroidery side of things, the Brother Innov-is 750E Embroidery Machine, will set you up for all your machine embroidery needs. The 750E has 136 built-in designs and 6 fonts of lettering to embellish your projects, clothing or children's toys. It also features an automatic needle threader, an LCD screen and a USB port for adding different designs to your repertoire.

    The 750E is at its usual price of £899, but comes with FREE PED Plus Software (worth £349).

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    Also on offer is the Brother VQ2 Long-arm Sewing Machine. The VQ2 offers an extra wide throat space for accommodating larger projects, and also has the sideways feed function giving the option of increasing decorative stitches to 4cm wide! It also features an independent bobbin winder, knee lift and LCD touch screen.

    The Brother VQ2 is currently available at a reduced price of £1699.00 (saving of £300.00!)

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    Finally, the Brother V7 Sewing and Embroidery Machine is also on offer, for a reduced price of £3999.00 (£500 off). As well as the price
    reduction, the V7 comes with a Free Wide Table and a Multi-Function Foot Control (worth £279.99).

    The V7 has an embroidery speed of 1050 stitches per minute, extra long-arm space, a large LCD touch screen and it also features the ICAPS continuous automatic pressure system which detects fabric thicknesses for superior stitch quality.


    All of these offers are running right up until the 30th September, so give us a call or pop into the shop if you are interested or would like more information.