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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
‘The Cloth Clinic’, Fabric Rehab’s new sewing school, is looking for freelance sewing tutors!
Fabric Rehab is excited to announce that we are expanding and launching ‘The Cloth Clinic’, from our HQ in Dedham, Essex. We will be running contemporary courses that appeal to the modern crafter.
As a result we are looking for talented and experienced people who feel they could teach others their sewing and creative skills in a friendly and professional manner.
The sessions will run from the end of April, and will vary from 2hrs to full days, for beginners and more advanced students. We are interested in offering a wide variety of classes – from dressmaking to patchwork, interiors and crafts.
If you feel this could be for you, please send us your CV and/or the following information:
- Some information about yourself
- Your experience of sewing / creative crafts
- At least 2-3 images of your work
- Your availability for sessions (days of week/ evenings / weekends)
- Hourly pay expectations
Please email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Every order from today, 16th of January until midnight the 12th of February will be entered into a prize draw to win this gorgeous bumper bundle of fabric, 20 FQ’s in total. The lucky winner will have the prize delivered to their door on Friday the 14th of February – who needs chocolates!
If you’d like to take a look at our Valentines fabric - it’s all here.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Come and visit us in Dedham for a fabric fix! We’ve got Christmas fabric, bundles, gifts, charm packs and ribbons plus our huge selection of fabric. Plus one of these fab goody bags FREE with every purchase (while stocks last) what better way to treat yourself – it’d be great to see you! Need to know how to find us? All details here.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Friday, March 8th, 2013
We’re very excited about the arrival of our new Lampshade Kits, we’ve got 2 sizes, 30cm and 20cm, we used the 30cm to make the lampshade pictured. The shades are really straightforward to make, we used Graphite Stems to make this one. You’ll find them in the shop next week!
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
We’ve got some lovely autumnal wool felt colours in the shop and have put together an Autumn Felt Pack. It contains 12 colours and each piece is approximately 23cm x 17cm. Sophie made this lovely garland and it shows all the colours in the pack really well. Would cheer up any gloomy Autumn day and lets face it we’ve had a few this week!
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Since the new Woolfelt arrived in the shop we’ve been busy thinking of little projects that won’t take too long to complete and this is one that will please your little ones! We’ve made these spooky badges and brooches using the Halloween felt roll, you’ll have enough for badges and a Halloween garland – woooooooooooooo!
Friday, October 5th, 2012
We took delivery of a beautiful selection of wool felt today. The colours are really mouth watering, we’ve got lots of projects in mind and will be posting ideas on the blog very soon. These will be available to buy in the shop next week by the metre and in bundles.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Get your Jubilee projects under way with the fabulous London collection. Your bunting will be the queen of any street party! Not a Regal price either – £10.60 a metre.
Monday, March 26th, 2012
The spring sunshine has been gorgeous the past couple of days, the hedgerows are starting to burst with lime green colours, plants are coming out of hibernation and tulips in lovely bright colours brighten up the home – I love this time of year! With these colour palettes in mind we’ve put together 3 lovely ‘Plain & Simple Bundles’ , Neutrals, Modernity and Tutti Frutti, 5 plains in each bundle – perfect for quilting, patchwork and all sorts of craft projects.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Thank you for all your comments, giveaway is now closed – winner announced soon!
We’ve got a lovely bundle of new fabrics to giveaway, 3 metres in total.
To enter our Spring Giveaway, just let us know the projects you’re working on or thinking of at the moment. Comments must be left on this post. Giveaway closes Monday 19th March at 9.00pm – Good Luck!
Monday, October 24th, 2011
The gorgeous new collection ‘Echo’ by Lotta Jansdotter has arrived in the shop, you can see from the images that this collection lends itself to many lovely projects, here are a few to whet your appetite…
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
‘Rudolph the red nose reindeer, tra la la la la la la’! He’s finally arrived in green and pink this year (red has been discontinued sadly), we still think he’s one of the funkiest christmas fabrics around! Stockings for your little ones or table runners for your Christmas table – we love him!!
More Christmas fabric will be in the shop by the end of the week.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
We had a lovely selection of fabrics from Westfalenstoffe arrive on Friday and Nancy has put together some gorgeous Christmas bundles. What I love about these fabrics is the simple Scandinavian print, they’d make lovely table runners, napkins and Christmas decorations.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
This week we will be adding a selection of fabrics to our ‘Thrifty Bits’ category. All fabrics in here are under £10 per metre, so you can get a little bit extra of what you fancy.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
…Emergency Budget Bundles are back and we’ve colour co-ordinated them! So now you can choose from Green, Blue and Pink/Purple, but don’t take too long to decide which colour you’d like – they might not be here for long!
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
I’ve got 2 boys and I’m always on the hunt for quirky boys prints, unfortunately there isn’t the range for boys as there is for girls so we’re hoping to even it up a little with these 2 fab prints. My youngest son (age 2) is mad about anything with 4 wheels, I have a feeling a floor cushion could be the next project.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
We have a new category ‘Thrifty Bits‘, its jam packed full of lovely fabric and everything in this category is under £10 per metre, in fact most of the fabrics are under £6 per metre. We’re selling these in 1/2m increments and they range from £2.65 – £2.99 per 1/2m, should you purchase more than 1 unit it will arrive as one whole piece uncut.
Most of the fabrics here are cotton poplin, suitable for dressmaking and the bundles would make great bunting for a summer garden party or childs bedroom.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
We’ve just added 18 Klona Cottons to the shop, this is a fabulous budget plain with no compromise on quality, 100% cotton suitable for craft, dress and furnishing. The price per metre is £5.80, you are able to buy the Klona Cottons by the 1/2 metre at just £2.90. You will find all 18 colours here…
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
This giveaway has now closed, thank you to all that entered.
We’ve waited with eager anticipation for this collection to arrive and now its here ‘Cut Out and Keep’ by Heather Moore for Cloud9 fabrics is BEAUTIFUL! I particularly love the Free as a Bird design, and could see a lovely skirt made with this, swallows are very on trend at the moment – just love it!
To welcome these lovely prints into the shop we are having a Cut Out and Keep bundle giveaway. Please leave a comment on this post telling us what you’d like to make with it. The giveaway will close on Friday 6th May at 8.00pm, winner will be notified soon after – comments must be left on this post to be in the draw.
If you can’t wait until Friday to see if you’ve won, you can order this collection right now here.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
Hooray! Its finally arrived, this is the next lovely collection by Carolyn Gavin (one of Fabric Rehabs favourite designers). It couldn’t be more appropriately named ‘Spring Street’, the days are getting longer, daffs are out and the birds are singing – who wouldn’t want to live on this street! To see the entire collection, take a look in ‘Whats New’.
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
We’ve put together 3 lovely bundles for Mothers Day (3rd April), why not treat your Mummy to a gorgeous fabric bundle and don’t forget to treat yourself!
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
We’re really pleased to have the latest collection from Cloud9 Fabrics – Nature Walk. Its 100% certified organic cotton, printed with low-impact dyes. Beautifully rich and excellent for a multitude of sewing projects. Cloud9 have been busy putting the new designs to use, if you need some inspiration, look no further. They have also put together a ‘How to Make’ for the Quilt and Heart cushion, go on, you know you want to….
Quilt – For full instructions on how to make.
Heart Pillow -For full instructions on how to make.
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
We have some super new fabrics in store, here’s a little bit of fabric candy for you….
Hideaway by Lauren & Jessi Jung
Sugar Pop by Liz Scott
Fabric Rehab Bundles
Have a look in Whats New for these little beauties.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
I love this cute new daschund print ‘Hot Dogs’, colours are gorgeous and its right on trend – sausage dogs are so 2011!
Saturday, January 8th, 2011
We were thrilled when this new collection arrived yesterday. We have a wonderful selection of reproduction prints from original 1950s designs held by the V&A Museum. The designers are the likes of Jacqueline Groag (Mid Century Books), Shinkichi Tajiri (Mid Century Trees) and Hilda Durkin (Mid Century Rooftops). We love the subtle shades of these designs, I’d like to make a quilt with this collection – watch this space!
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
We’ve just sent off our new ad to go into the January edition of Sew Hip magazine, we used the image below. Sew Hip is a great magazine with lots of fun projects, I like the fact they also have a crafting section for kids too.
I love the the fresh colours of these fabrics – cups and pots and pans are very ‘on trend’ at the moment – great for aprons, pot holders, coasters and table mats. All the fabrics below can be found in our ‘What’s New’ category.
Friday, October 29th, 2010
We were thrilled when these lovely prints arrived yesterday. Suzanne Ultman has recently turned her hand to fabric design, producing some wonderful prints, Kiss Me and now these very retro cups and coffee pots.
If you would like the chance to win a FQ of each of the new cups and coffee pot designs by Suzanne Ultman then all you need do is leave a comment on this post telling us what you would do with this fabulous fabric.
All comments registered between now and 6.00pm on Friday 5th November will be entered into a draw and the winner announced after that date. Thank you for your comments – this Giveaway has now closed.
We’ve added lots of new fabric to the shop recently and still have more to go in, keep checking back regularly to see ‘Whats New’.
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Our feathery friends have flown in, all 4 colourways back in stock. Whoooo’s your favourite?
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
I’ve just added some items to the sale, lovely cotton/linen mix designs ideal for bags and quilt weight cotton fabric. Prices range from £2.75 to £1.99 per FQ. Bag a bargain before Christmas while you can – don’t miss out!
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Here they are, a day early, in all their glory. There are 11 different themes, and we’ve even given them their own category ‘Bundles of Joy’. We’re giving away 2 of these beauties to one lucky person. All you need to do is leave a comment telling us what would be in your perfect bundle of joy. All comments registered between now and Sunday 3rd October will be entered into a draw and the winner announced after that date.
Please note: To enter the draw and be in with a chance of winning the bundles – comments should be left on this post.
This giveaway closed last night at midnight, all entries posted before that time will be in the draw – Good Luck!
Friday, September 24th, 2010
Calling all husbands, partners, brothers, sisters, Mums, Dads, Aunties, Uncles and children! If you need some gift ideas for the loved ones in your life, look no further – we’ve been busy designing these wonderful ‘Bundles of Joy’. Each bundle has carefully selected co-ordinating fabric, so you can be sure the designs and patterns really complement one another. They are wrapped in cellophane and tied with lovely spotty satin ribbon with a gift tag.
We’ve also put the bundles into themes, so you have an idea of the designs in each bundle.
These beauties will be launched on Monday and to see the arrival into the shop we’re holding a giveaway, check back on Monday for details and to peek at our new gift!
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
We’ve added some lovely cosy jersey to the shop. It would be great for children’s clothing, hats, tops backing of dribble bibs and snuggly taggie blankets. Its 150cm wide, so 1 FQ will give you 75cm x 50cm. Please note its important to wash this before use as there will be shrinkage, between 15-20%.
Monday, September 6th, 2010
We’ve received some fantastic new fabrics from Alexander Henry, the designs pictured have a real Autumnal feel about them, ideal for Halloween projects – apple bobbing anyone? Why not embrace the changing of the seasons with some fabric therapy!
Sunday, September 5th, 2010
The shop now stocks some lovely gingham, we thought they warranted their own category, so you can find them easily. The width is longer than standard, so you get more to work with, a FQ measures 80cm x 50cm, so if you want 1/2 a metre you’ll receive a piece measuring 160cm x 50cm.
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
Lots, that’s what! We’ve had a dry spell as far as deliveries go (not as far as the weathers concerned!), stacks has been ordered – but its taken a while to reach us and I’m glad to say its started to arrive.
It might still be officially summer but the inclement weather has got me thinking about Christmas. I’m the first to twitch when Christmas crackers arrive in the supermarkets 3 months early, but we had to get this adorable reindeer fabric in the shop now. If you look closely you can spot Rudolph with his red nose. Perfect for stockings, runners and tablecloths. You’ll find him here in Funky Christmas.
Next we have the new Free as a Bird collection, lots of pretty colours, dots and sweet little birds.
Finally we have a new fabric category, Organic Cotton. Here you will find the lovely new collection by Nancy Mims ‘Free to Grow’, gorgeous designs that are produced using 100% organic cotton. We have organic plains to add to this category, they should be in the shop next week.
The fabric used for this sweet dress (Itty Bitty Baby dress) is on order, hopefully due to arrive soon. The good news is you can download the pattern free from Made by Rae. This is a lovely blog with lots of great patterns, I particulary like the ‘Big Butt Baby Pants’ – I’ve got to make some for Alfie!
As you can see we’re already taking your comments on board (free patterns), your input has been fantastic – keep it coming!
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Hello! Apologies for the absence, we’ve been busy getting orders out and re-stocking the shop with lots of bundles. You’ll be pleased to know the ‘Emergency Budget Bundles‘ are back! We have opened a new category ‘Mini Bundles’ and you’ll find them here along with lots of other bundles in coordinating colours.
We also have some great new designs from Cosmo and Kokka, featuring Russian Dolls and sweet little Parisian dolls, all in the Whats New category.
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
The wonderful collection ‘Weekends’ by Erin McMorris has just arrived at Fabric Rehab. Think lazy summer days, picnics, bicycle rides and flowers swaying in the warm breeze – a perfect weekend! Look no further, we have the entire collection here……
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
We have the fantastic collection ‘Remix’ by Ann Kelle, she has a wonderful talent for design and has produced fresh, colourful and modern fabrics. Ideal for summer projects, quilting and gorgeous summer dresses. Take a look at our ‘What’s New’ category or enter ‘Remix’ in our search. We’ve also put together some lovely bundles using these fabrics, you’ll find these here.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Fabric Rehabs answer to the Emergency Budget! Each pack has an assortment of fabrics, various shapes and sizes, perfect for small scale projects. Get your ‘Budget Bundle’ here while stocks last!
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
We had to put something in the shop to brighten up the dull days we’ve had recently and I think these have done the trick! Nancy has put together some fabulous bundles, selecting fabrics that compliment each other not only by colour but by design too. Instead of you having to ‘hum and ha’ over what goes with what, we’ve done the job for you. We’d love to know what you think…
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Some more lovely fabrics in the shop, these apple and pear prints have a real Scandinavian look about them, they’d make perfect aprons or table runners.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
They’ve arrived! I’m very excited (can you tell), I love, love, love these adorable owls and their googly eyes! I’ve been on the look out for curtain fabric for Alfies room – I think I might have found it.
You’ll find Scandinavian Owls in 4 colourways in ‘Whats New’ along with lots of other new designs.
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
One of the latest additions to the shop is the very lovely Freebird collection by Momo, its very summery with butterflies, birds and dots.
We also have Tweet Tweet by Keiki, trees, leaves and birds with a Scandinavian feel. Take a look in ‘Whats New‘ for all our new fabrics.
Monday, April 19th, 2010
This gorgeous Oilcloth from the Little Folks collection by Anna Marie Horner has finally arrived and is in the shop. Its 100% laminated cotton with a soft sheen, this is not stiff like most oilcloths, its soft and supple with a wonderful drape. Its perfect for raincoats, bags, tablecloths and dining room chair seats.
Friday, March 26th, 2010
We just wanted to let you all know we have started supplying fabrics in metres rather than yards. So when you order 4 quarters of one design you will receive an uncut piece of fabric measuring 112cm wide x 100cm long – you’re getting a little bit extra for your money! Here is an idea of how your farbic will arrive when you buy the following quantities (we refer to a quarter metre as a unit):-
1 Unit purchased – 56cm wide x 50cm long
2 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 50cm long
3 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 75cm long
4 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 100cm long
5 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 125cm long
6 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 150cm long
8 Units purchased – 112cm wide x 200cm long
If you have any questions regarding cuts or anything else, please feel free to email email@example.com
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
The sun has been shining, the weather is warmer – there is definitely some spring cheer in the air. We’ve had a spring clean in the shop and made way for some great new fabrics, over 30 new designs were added to the shop today. We’ll also be adding some gorgeous new bundles to the shop very soon – watch this space!
Friday, March 12th, 2010
This lovely selection of fabrics from Michael Miller arrived today, The Big E collection (top row) makes use of wonderful colours, amber, toffee, olive and pink. The Who’s Hoot owls are super cute and we love the fun hedgehogs. Take a look at these and lots of other new prints in Whats New.
For all you Rocket Rascal fans out there its back in stock.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Over the next few days I’ll be posting pictures of fabric due to arrive very soon. Cup of tea and a cake anyone…?
Friday, February 26th, 2010
We’ve got some gorgeous new designs in the shop, I’ve shown some pictures of bundles that we’ve made up, the first is Oz Yellow and Green bundle from a collection by Moda. In the centre its Good Folks Bundle by designer Anna Marie Horner, we’re also waiting for her latest collection ‘Little Folks’ to add to the shop. Finally the lovely Nicey Jane collection by Heather Bailey, gorgeous pinks, greens and yellows, perfect for spring projects!
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
When these Little Kitties wandered into Fabric Rehab, we had to give them a home! What little girl or boy wouldn’t love one of these to cuddle up to. The pattern is by the designers Melly and Me, its straight forward, has easy to follow instructions and imagine the wardrobe of clothes you could make for them – happy days!
Thursday, January 28th, 2010
We’ve stocked the shop with these wonderful felt kits from Paper and String. One cupcake kit makes 6 cakes, there is enough ribbon to decorate the cakes and make hanging loops so you can turn the cupcakes into ornaments/decorations, perfect for childrens parties. The owls are also a great introduction to childrens sewing, only basic sewing skills required.
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
With Valentines Day looming we’ve stocked up on some lovely heart designs. Treat your loved ones or yourself!
Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Our dog Sidney is a sucker for a warm fire (mind you, so am I), as soon as I say ‘shall we light the fire’ he’s camped out in front of the wood burner.
As its sooo cold we thought it would be wise to get some lovely needlecord into the shop, we’ve got 3 different designs and they can be found in the ‘Cool Cords’ category. They’d make gorgeous pinafores, skirts or shirts.
Saturday, October 24th, 2009
Finally its here, another rare bird has been spotted on our shores – Frippery has arrived!! Although unlike the Eastern Crowned Warbler Frippery comes in 3 different colours! We love this design and it looks great with the co-ordinating dots, go on, treat yourself before it flys out of the shop.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
We’ve got some lovely new dots in the shop, we’ve teamed these with some gorgeous stripes making some super ribbon tied fabric bundles for you, instead of 4 clicks of the mouse, you can buy one of these bundles in one!
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Christmas has come early! The eagerly awaited Red Letter Day by Lizzy House has arrived, we are the first UK supplier to have this range – be a trend setter and treat yourself! These pictures are just a taster – its all in the shop now!
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Ohh, its all coming in at once, we’re soon going to be swimming in more gorgeous fabrics. This wonderful design ‘Frippery’ by Kathy Hall is soon to land on the Fabric Rehab doorstep. This bird design is simply lovely and I can see it being used for so many projects – cot quilts, dresses, cushions – the list is endless. Will keep you posted as soon as its in.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
We’re very excited about this new collection of fabrics due to arrive in the next few days, its the new Natura collection from Alexander Henry, Birdsong and Canyon Butterfly. It seems to have been an eternity since we ordered it but I know it will have been worth the wait. I’ll let you know as soon as its in the shop!
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Gorgeous fabrics by the designer Alice Kennedy, trees, leaves, apples and owls in lovely autumnal colours. We’ve put together a fabric bundle for you with 4 of the designs from this range. Take a look at our whats new page for more of the collection.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
We’ve got some lovely new designs in the shop from Moda, in this range things that can fly and float are the theme. We’ve put together a fabric bundle containing the 4 FQs pictured with colours that really compliment each other, we’re sure you’ll love it! Have a look at our ‘Whats New’ category for the full range.
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
We have recently taken delivery of some lovely polka dot ribbons in an assortment of gorgeous colours. We will be increasing our range of Ribbons & Trims over the next few weeks and at 50p a metre for the polka dot pictured - its a snip!
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
We have some lovely new gifts in the shop designed by Mary Fellows, Aprons, Shoppers and Tea Towels with ‘Made in England’ and ‘Make do and Mend’ printed in great colours. I think the Make do and Mend shopper would make a great place to stash your fabric! Why not treat the man in your life to a Made in England apron, put your feet up and let him cook you a treat!
Monday, July 20th, 2009
Our Saffron Criag fabrics have arrived and boy oh boy were they worth the wait! You will find them in a new category ‘New Designers’. These designs are sold by the metre, the smallest piece you can buy is a quarter metre, if you wanted 1/2 metre uncut just add 2 units to your basket, if you want 1 metre uncut add 4 units to your basket – couldn’t be easier. The Fields Range (some of which are pictured) would make a lovely quilt, whilst the owl and tree designs are really fun – go on, I dare you to resist!