If you have already bought sewing patterns or sewing fabric and are looking for accompanying accessories to complete your garment, you have come to the right place.
Here at Fred’s Haberdashery, we stock a huge range of sewing thread, buttons, zips, ribbons and everything in between. Our experienced team of sewing enthusiasts love sharing their knowledge with beginners who need a bit of extra help and dressmakers that need a little advice, which is why we created this guide to sewing extras…
We understand that buying interfacing can be confusing for a beginner, as there are so many options out there and it is difficult to find the one which is best for you.
Interfacing is a layer of sewing fabric added to the other side of your material to add thickness and structure to a section of material (such as a collar on a shirt). The interfacing which we can provide comes in the full range of weights: light, medium, heavy and very heavy. All the weights are available in sew on or iron on (very heavy only comes as iron on). Depending on which material you are using, you will require different weights – as a general rule, lighter sewing fabric requires lighter interfacing and heavier materials need heavier interfacing. See below a guide of each weight and what materials it is suitable for:
Light – Chiffon, Silk, Lightweight Cotton
Medium – Cotton, Satin, Linen
Heavy – Tweed, Denim
Very heavy – Used for bag making and upholstery
Elastic is an essential part of the creation of your sewing patterns, but it important to know exactly which elastic you require for your project. Our elastic comes in a range of different widths, with the finest being shirring elastic (used to add extra definition or tighten a certain area of garment such as cuffs or a hem).
For bracelets, hats and drawstrings for jackets, Millinery elastic is often the best choice due to it’s round property which makes it ideal for such projects. Our Millinery elastic is available in four different widths, depending on which weight you require, and comes in the choice of black or white.
Our range of flat elastic starts at 1/8th of an inch and goes up to 4 inches, great for dolls clothes, waistbands, underwear and bedsheets.
Here at Fred’s Haberdashery, we supply a huge range of products which make ideal extras for your sewing fabric and patterns. To find out more about our products and how they could add the finish touch to your project, speak to one of our friendly team today on 01246 204504 or alternatively email us at email@example.com