Introducing Elizabeth Binns, Fabric Enthusiast

On a dark, dark evening in a dull, dull month (okay, in November if you want it straight) I clicked on the link to Fabworks, and it was like being given the key to a bright and entrancing world. I had put ‘wool fabric’ in the search engine, because I wanted to make a throw.

Suddenly here was not just wool fabric, but wool fabric in huge variety and at reasonable prices. I did a double take. (That first visit I never stepped beyond the wools). I spent some happy hours picking the best matches for a double sided throw and then fell for a couple of dress and skirt fabrics I fancied putting by ‘for later’. Dear Reader, I ordered. Fabworks is swift, and within two days my parcel arrived. It was Christmas come early.

The quality of the fabrics was stunning, and what was more, a lot of the material was woven in Britain. I decided then and there that making a few more throws was ‘sensible’.  I now realise I was already finding excuses for purchasing lots more fabric. I made my throw, and a second, and have the materials for two more, as well as making one for our son to give as an engagement gift to some friends. Fabworks watching has become a daily ritual - sit with a cup of tea or a coffee, browse, imagine, plan, and some days I buy. What is offered changes, not quite constantly, but giving that buzz of new options, fabrics about to sell out. I keep thinking ‘Ooh, now that would be perfect for . . .’

’Home made’ in clothes used to be a bit derogatory, but think of it as ‘self bespoke’. It sounds much better. We ought to wear clothes that make us feel good, please us, give us confidence. If you pick a fabric you really like, construct a piece that fits you, not some generic model, you are sewing your own self confidence. 

I am a novelist by profession, so I  ‘sew words together’. Writing about my Fabworks experiences comes easily to me, and I would like others to get what I do from being a Fabworks customer. Some blog pieces are fun, some practical assessments of fabrics I have and how I want to use them, ideas to inspire.

Fabworks has brightened my wardrobe, and brightens my day. See what it can do for yours.  

Elizabeth Binns


Elizabeth Binns

I have just made my first purchase from Fabworks- some shirting to make my husband a shirt (something i have not attempted before!!!). What a discovery! Not only was there a fabulous choice, but the quality was great and the price unbelievable, not to mention the rapid delivery. I am now planning a weekend away in the vicinity of Dewsbury in order to visit the shop! I can’t wait to get started on the shirt and hope it lives up to standard.

Elizabeth Binns

During 2017 I have made time to sew. To enjoy the delight and pleasure of sewing. Fabworks Fabrics I had previously purchased rediscovered and used to create lovely dresses. I have found new pattern makers Sew Different by Laura are now firm favourites. I love visiting the mill and often browse on line.

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