Southampton Pop Up

Hello and Happy New Year!

We are heading to Southampton with Eternal Maker for our first Pop up of 2018. We’ll be bringing all our favourite fabrics and setting up shop at the Roy Underdown Pavillion in Hamble-le-rice. Its a little out of town to avoid the traffic, has free parking and great views over the Solent. We’ll be bringing yummy cakes from the Eternal Baker too so perfect to natter with your sewing friends. There is a lift to the first floor if you find the stairs a bit tricky, so please don’t worry when you see the stairs first – the lift is at the back of the building.

So come join us on the 13th January 2018, 11-3 at Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton SO31 4RY

See you soon!

Getting ready for Christmas!

Amanda and I are winding down now and getting ready for some family time. The shop will continue to be open but our postal runs will not be every day between 15th December – 2 January we will only post once a week.

We are excited to hold another series of Pop Ups with Eternal Maker. The first of 2018 will be at the Roy Underdown Pavillion – Hamble-le-rice on the 13th January 2018 (11am-3pm).

New collections come in from January, with the new Kathy Doughty range, Amy Butler and new Bumbleberries. So grab your preorders on Kathy quick, using code ‘preorder10’ to get 10% off on those ranges.

Thats it!

Merry Christmas from all of us and thank you for supporting us xx

Mel & Amanda


Pop Up Hertfordshire

We will be at Sewing B’s in Baldock on the 9th December 11-5:00 with out favourite fabrics and hosting some fun workshops. Come see us and our wonderful fabrics in the informal and fun setting of Sewing B’s – a wonderful sewing cafe!

Our workshops include Makeup Bag, Christmas coasters and learn the basics of patchwork. Contact the Sewing B’s for details and to book.

New Jennifer Paganelli Launches!

Judiths Fancy by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics is now in stock. I can not tell you how fantastic the colours are! They are the riches hues and some really stand out pieces like the ‘Ladies’ that will set your creativity ON FIRE! We’re going to be launching this collection properly at a Fantastic Sewing Cafe called ‘Sewing B’s. This wonderful place will be our Judith’s fancy part venue. There will be workshops and  tea and cake and of course all the wonderful fabrics too! Come join us to see these wonderful textiles in person and join in the fun!

Sewing B’s

Where is it? Between Luton and Cambridge, this lovely sewing shop is perfect for a tea break and wonderful to find new sewing friends and try out sewing projects. Click here for the map 

2a Mansfield Rd, Baldock SG7 6EB

We’ll be there 9th December 2017 11-5pm!

PRE- ORDERS are GO for 2018!

The first of our preorders are live for 2018 and we’re so excited. We’ve ordered lots of Lewis and Irene photos still to come, but it won’t be long promise! And the first of our Free Spirit pre-orders are live on our website now! Remember to use code ‘preorder10’ to get 10% off all preorder fabrics.

So here is what you will find with us in 2018 from Free Spirit:

  • January : Amy Butler. Night Music 7 bolts are heading to us. Its rich blues will blend with previous collections and lift your current favourites. This one is a poplin.
  • February: Kathy Doughty HORIZON. Oh my goodness this collection is good. Soooo much better than these tiny photos show off. 16 bolts of beauties for the home
  • February: Anna Maria Horner. Sweet Dreams. We’ve ordered the 10″ charm pack.  (not on preorder I’m afraid as stock is very limited)
  • March: Tula Pink ALL STARS. We’ve order the complete collection and its already going crazy. There are a lot of #TULATROOPS out there!
  • April: Kaffe Collective. 5 bolts to add to our growing Kaffe collection. We’ve got Glamping, Lacy Leaf, Scuba and Succulent coming in really pretty lilacs and pinks and golds.
  • May: Jennifer Paganelli Sugar Beach. more details to follow!
  • May: Shell Rummel. We’re continuing to work with Shell and will add more to her lines, you’ll have to wait and see on this one…

If you want to order any precuts on these or any other Free Spirit Fabrics, talk to us quick and we’ll give you a quote and add to our order.

Christmas Makes

There are still plenty of fabulous Christmas themed fabric in stock. We have great easy sew panels for Christmas Stockings and Advent Calendars and a wonderful  range from Lewis and Irenne called Countryside Winter that is fantastic for all sorts of Christmas makes. Check out our full line of Christmas themed fabrics here….




New Lewis and Irene!

While we were away, the latest collection from Lewis and Irene has arrived! Chievley is inspired by the opulence of a grand country house.

This sumptuous collection has metallic elements in copper and gold  and very much reminds us of the very best of the Arts and Crafts movement. Rich blues, soft rose pinks and the most fabulous peacocks. These lines are going fast already as this one is such a fantastic all rounder fabric. You’re going to want to make quilts, cushions, dresses you name it in this one!

Here’s the quick link straight to our collection….Chievely

And don’t forget you can download a free quilt pattern from this collection by going to the Lewis and Irene website! (Click here)

We’re at Craft4Crafters

Hello! Last big craft show of the year for us. We’ll be at Craft4Crafters from 18th October to the 22nd October.  Come join us at the Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet.

With over 100 national and local businesses all under one roof! The exhibition offers you a chance to purchase all your essential Hobby & Needle craft supplies as well as workshops, Live demonstrations, designers, competitions and display galleries.

Park for free or travel by train and use the free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station.

Any orders placed during this time will be delayed as we are both at the show. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.


NEW Lewis and Irene

New in from Lewis and Irene

Hedgerow is the latest collection from Lewis and Irene and its the perfect Autumnal collection. Birds, bllackberries all in warm hues of sage, plum and ochres.

hedgerow bird

Pop up Shop Dorset!

Sugar Bowl Crafts and Eternal  Maker have joined their epic forces to bring you a series of pop-up shops on YOUR doorstep!

Join us for a day of shopping and fabric and sewing inspiration at our first event, in Stourpaine in Dorset – near Wimborne and Blandford Forum.

Are you fed up with paying entrance fees to big exhibitions? Want your favourite fabric companies to come to see you rather than you traveling to see them? We’ll happily oblige! We want to come and meet you guys – so spread the word and come for this fun day out with all your crafty friends!

Where you will find us:

  • Stourpaine Village Hall
  • 30th September 2017
  • 10-3

Textile scrapbooking Workshop with Kim Edith -advance booking:

  • Learn how to document your memories through Kim’s unique textile scrap booking.
  • Play with techniques and styles .
  • Be Inspired by Kim and push yourself to try something new.

At only £12.50 these courses are a fantastic taster session into something new. But you need to book your space today to secure this wonderful workshop.

To book your place with Kim Edith follow this link:

To see more of Kim’s work, check out her website at
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