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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 […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Sewing Needles

Monday, January 29th, 2018

in Sewing

A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Sewing Needles   Choosing the right Needle for your sewing project could be the factor which determines how successful the end product will be. You may have previously thought there was just one type of needle to use, but we’re here to tell you there are lots, and […]


Try something new for your new year’s resolution

Friday, January 5th, 2018

in Sewing

Try something new for your new year’s resolution Whenever January rolls around, the same old traditions can come into play for a lot of people – resolutions! Resolutions are made in an effort to try and kick-start new habits, hobbies or to try and help one another to make progress in our careers and interests […]


Sewing by machine or by hand?

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

in Sewing

Sewing by machine or by hand – which does the job better? There’s two types of sewer in the world – one who swears by the traditional way, to do all your up and unders by hand, and the other who prefers the machine method.  Machines were, of course, brought in to help improve efficiency […]


Crafting this Christmas with Ribbons!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

in Christmas

Crafting this Christmas with Ribbons! Christmas is a great time for all the family to get together, and get involved in some interesting and creative crafts. Whether you’re making colourful cushions or beautiful baubles, crafts is something that brings people together and inspires creation! Here at Freds Haberdashery, we love to use ribbon in all […]