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Bold Prints - Patchwork Pink

Bold Print Fabrics

Bold print fabrics are the in thing this May! When thinking about bold prints, it can be a bright, colourful fabric full of patterns; or it could be a bright coloured piece with minimal design to bring simplicity to any room. It depends very much on your personal style and preference. Using Bold Prints in…

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Spring fashion 2023

Spring Statement Fabrics

As spring approaches, new fabrics and new styles come to the forefront of fashion! In 2023, bold, bright and statement fabrics are emerging in a number of ways. Bright Colours & Bold Patterns Whether you are a shirt wearer or love a bomber jacket, this spring, you can be sure to find the new statement…

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Red merry Christmas cotton dress fabric for craft wholesale haberdashery and trimmings

Christmas Fabrics for Festive Decorations

It is rapidly approaching the most wonderful time of the year. The Christmas festivities begin, gift buying commences, and everyone starts to get crafty with their gift wrapping to ensure it is perfect every time! So why not think about some festive fabrics that you can be crafty with this year… Festive Fabrics Nova Trimmings…

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Autumn Trends for 2022

Autumn Trends for 2022

A new season…a new trend…a new fabric! Each new season comes with a change in what is hot and what is not. This autumn is no different. As we come to a colder season in the year, trends turn to warmer, softer, and more lightweight materials. Fabrics Trending This Autumn This year, we turn to…

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Things to consider when thinking of updating your upholstery fabrics is colour, material, durability and the environmental impacts. Shop today at Nova Trimmings

Choosing the Right Upholstery Fabrics

If you are looking at improving your home with some home DIY, you will need to take some time out to consider your upholstery fabrics. The task may seem daunting at first, but the fabrics you choose make a big difference to a room and the furniture within. Pieces can be statement or understated pieces;…

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Curtains and accessories

Curtains & Accessories to Match!

Curtains can really make a room feel different. If you have the right curtains, they can make a room feel warm, cosy and inviting; however if done wrong, they can stand out, look bulky and stand out in the wrong way. For some, curtains are an opportunity to make a statement and go for something…

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Zips on Household Items

Are Zips A Fashion Item?

Are zips a fashion item? The standard zip is now becoming more and more of a fashion focal point – bolder, more statement items! The Rise in Zip Fashion… The standard zip is on so many items of clothing or home décor items that they go unnoticed a lot of the time. This however is…

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Dressmaking Fabrics for Summer Trends

This Summers Top Dressmaking Fabric Trends

Dress making has become a big trend in recent years! With so many fabrics and styles of dress to consider, we have broken down some of the top trends and styles for you to consider when making your new summer dress this year… Top Fabrics in 2022! There are so many different fabrics to choose…

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Crushed Velvet Blue Velvet Bench

Crushed Velvet – Out With the Old, In With the New?

The Crushed Velvet Trend Crushed Velvet is back! This is a trend that never tires and often comes back into focus for autumn/winter seasons. It can be seen in the fashion industry and interior design, giving both sectors a luxurious upgrade during these seasons. Out with the Old, In with the New Crushed Velvet is…

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Sewing for Beginners - Tools and Threads

Sewing for beginners

Sewing for Beginners: What do I need to consider? If you’re just starting your sewing journey, you’re in the right place to gather all the knowledge we have for sewing for beginners.   It can be overwhelming to look up ‘sewing for beginners’ and be bombarded with information, so we’ve made it super-easy for you and…

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gaining inspiration from the great British sewing bee

The Great British Sewing Bee

The Great British Sewing Bee is a reality tv show that first aired on BBC two in April 2013, the show consists of 10 talented amateur sewers that are competing for the title of “Britain’s best home sewer” The TV show has had many good years on air, and coming into 2022 everyone is awaiting…

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cosplay costumes

Cosplay Costume Ideas & Creation

For a blog on cosplay costume creation ideas that usually inspire thoughts of superhero movie outfits, there’s only one opening line and tone of voice we can go for… *Adopts best movie trailer voice*…In A World, where superhero movies are revered and re-watched every single day, there is a niche, yet very popular craze/hobby –…

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Elastic Roll for Facemasks

Making your own Facemasks?

To get crafting all you need is elastic roll, dress fabric, sewing thread, a sewing needle, and some craft scissors. But first, you need to think about what the best materials are for your facemask. Your main points to consider should be breathability, comfort, safety and of course style. Why Dress Fabric? Dress fabric hits…

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covid under microscope

COVID 19 Update – PPE

PPE Is A Necessity Coronavirus has taken hold of the world and is spreading at an alarming rate. It first originated in Wuhan in December 2019 and has since continued to grow affecting 211 countries internationally. Coronavirus is also known as COVID-19 is predominately a respiratory illness that can lead to severe pneumonia accompanied by…

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National Sewing Machine Day

National Sewing Machine Day -13th June

Sewing Machine Celebration A day to celebrate the invention of the sewing machine Sewing machines have been used in the industrial setting for many years and have since become increasingly popular within the home environment. Sewing machines hold great importance as without them all garments would have been sewn by hand using the needle and…

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