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Blue Is The Colour - Summer 2017 Fashion

Blue Is The Colour - Summer 2017 Fashion

Who's in the mood for some spring/summer fashion?

In the latest edition of the Fabworks Bulletin we've got a beautiful palette of blues, influenced by current fashion trends


Did you know that on 31st March it was National Stripes Day ?
We've noticed a trend for not only stripes but all things denim blue

Combine these two styles for your own fab summer look !

We've teamed an assortment of complementary fabrics that you can use to create outfits for various occasions to cover spring, summer and autumn
This perfectly coordinated collection is ready for you to get your hands on

Start your capsule wardrobe now with these super seasonal fabrics

are our picks for just how to get the look...



We love Breton style T-shirts because they just go with everything !
Using a light or medium weight jersey get the look down to a tee. Match with your favourite jeans for a casual look or wear with a floral skirt for a relaxed feminine elegance

We recommend using: Wholesome Fruity Stripe - Blueberry and Oatmeal



Cotton shirtings will make stunning shirtdresses, tops and blouses. For a more relaxed casual look, a chambray style will give you a subtle stripe look and all the benefits of a hard wearing shirting. Great for denim style shirts and shirtdresses, excellent smart/casual wardrobe staples !
For a crisp and cleaner look use a fine and pronounced stripe for smarter styles

We recommend using: Chain Stripe TwillPerfect Stripe - Cornflower Blue




We love the mixture of stripes and florals that are on-trend at the moment. Why not create your own superb and simple circle skirt using this stunning new scuba. Team it up with a cute striped T-shirt for a fresh and feminine look - smart/casual for

summer at its best!

We recommend using: Feeling Blue




Shirtdresses and skirts are great for summer - cool, casual, practical and hardwearing, especially when made from a versatile denim toned linen or linen blend
Patterned accessories will create a contrast look and accentuate plain colours

We recommend using: Plain - Dark Ink (Linen and Cotton)




Gingham checks are another popular trend, giving a classic style that's perfect for a range of garments such as cute tops, shirtdresses, playsuits, jumpsuits, summer shorts and culottes!

Why not make a super easy summer weight infinity scarf that'll be ideal for cool summer evenings and will contrast with pieces such as plain shirtdresses

We recommend using: Medium Check Twill - Navy



We've shared with you the current seasonal trends
Try our top picks and start making your capsule wardrobe now !

Don't forget that this full selection are interchangeable and coordinate perfectly

For more inspiration click below to see Fabworks' denim blue picks


Click Here For Denim Blue Inspired Fabrics


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Colourblock Scuba Dress - FREE PATTERN

Colourblock Scuba Dress - FREE PATTERN

Fabworks Online has recently teamed up with Sew Different to bring you a fabulous new sewing pattern for a colour block dress. The pattern is FREE to download and is exclusive to Fabworks Online visitors until the end of July 2016.

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Fabworks Fabric Featured in The Great British Sewing Bee!

Fabworks Fabric Featured in The Great British Sewing Bee!
Did you watch Monday's episode of The Great British Sewing Bee?
We did, and we spotted our very own fabric on there ~ Monochrome Wool and Silk!
We loved Jade's fabric choice - a superb quality, British woven fabric with classic monochromes and pops of colour throughout.
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Easy Make Poncho

Follow this simple guide for a garment you'll be proud of in no time!
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Make your own festive wreath

Make your own festive wreath

Who wants to create their own bespoke Christmas wreath?

You can spend as little or as long as you like on this project
You can have hours and hours of fun doing it
You get into the Christmas spirit
And it's so simple!

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Everything you need to know about linen

What is linen?

Linen is a woven material made from flax fibres, producing a high quality, strong, absorbent and cool fabric. Linen is suitable for most dressmaking purposes, depending on its weight and weave.

Organic- and ethical-fabric consumers tend to favour working with linen, because it's a very natural material.


We all love linen and know that finding a good quality, affordable linen can be like finding gold. But why is it so popular and what are the advantages of sewing with it?

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Sewing with Shirting Cotton

Sewing with Shirting Cotton

The first question is: 'what makes shirting cotton different to any other type of cotton?' And then, of course: 'what can you sew with it?'

Although the name would suggest otherwise, shirting cotton is not just used to make shirts!

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