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Christmas Tree Star: Step-by-Step

Friday, November 16th, 2018

in Christmas

Christmas Tree Star: Step-by-Step   * If you are wanting to make your own, please view our Christmas Tree Star kit* You will need 1/4 metre of 6 different ribbons, pom pom trim and tree trim 2 pieces of 9″ square felt Embroidery thread Template Sewing needle Stuffing Hot glue gun or fabric glue   […]


Christmas Baubles: Step-by-Step

Friday, November 16th, 2018

in Christmas

Christmas Baubles: Step-by-Step   * If you are wanting to make your own, view our bundles of Christmas Baubles* You will need: X1 8cm polystyrene ball X1 metre of 2 1” wide ribbons 7” 7mm ribbon(for hanging) X2 metres of ric rac Pearl headed pins Household pins Fabric scissors Tape measure 1. Cut 3 11” […]


Make Your Wedding Your Own with Fred’s Haberdashery

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

in Weddings

Make Your Wedding Your Own with Fred’s Haberdashery If you’ve got a big day coming up – congratulations!  You’ll likely already be well into the swing of things considering venue decorations and the outfits your chosen bridesmaids and grooms will be set to wear. It may all be for one day, but it’s the most […]


Keep your Wardrobe in Season with Freds Haberdashery

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

in Clothes

Keep your Wardrobe in Season with Freds Haberdashery As any good follower of fashion will tell you, one season’s clothing and accessories simply isn’t the same as the next – if you’re aiming to keep in vogue with fashion on the street and are aiming to keep making lasting impressions throughout the year, you’re going […]


How to Use the Pom Pom Maker

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

in Crafts

How to Use the Pom Pom Maker Step 1 You will need: required pom pom maker size ball of wool scissors NOTE: Acrylic or 100% wool works best. Step 2 2. Open out the two halves of the pom pom maker and slide the wool between one of the halves. Step 3 3. Wind the […]


How to make a Felt Cactus with Freds Haberdashery

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

in Sewing

How to make a Felt Cactus with Freds Haberdashery Are you looking for something different to do? Well here at Fred’s Haberdashery we have been making our unique Cacti. Making a cactus is the perfect opportunity to play with different techniques and materials to allow you to achieve better results. Follow our step-by-step guide below […]


Spring Project – Have you got the Right Supplies?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

in Sewing

Spring Project – Have you got the Right Supplies? Spring has sprung, which for many people means it’s time to get creative.  It’s funny how the old creative juices start flowing again once the cold snap is out of the way!  Whether you’re into fashion, art or simply like creating for creating’s sake, the team […]


The Royal British Legion need your help!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

in Sewing

 The Royal British Legion need your help!   We are supporting the Royal British Legion in setting up a memorial for the fallen soldiers of World War I and it would be great if you could help us remember. Thanks to your help so far there is a display of poppies at The Crooked Spire with […]


Improve your crafting with zips

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

in Sewing

Improve your crafting with zips Fastenings can make or break an item of clothing. If a button or zip is sewn in the wrong place it can alter the overall fit of the garment, so it needs to be done precisely. In fact, the most common alteration is the zip. Once this skill is mastered […]


Give a handmade Valentine’s Day gift this year

Monday, February 12th, 2018

in Valentine's Day

Give a handmade Valentine’s Day gift this year We believe that there is no better way of showing a loved one that you care than with a handmade gift, which is why we created this guide showcasing some of the heart-felt gifts you could create from your home. Some of our items could even be […]