Thursday, 9 July 2015

Giveaway from Fabrics For Sale!

Just a quick post for you all today to introduce you to a newly launched online fabric store called Fabrics For Sale. I've been keen to spread the word about this new opening as I really like the look of the site and the products they are offering. The company operate out of a warehouse in Leicester, UK and offer a selection of fabrics for dressmaking and upholstery at very reasonable prices. I love that the company is operated by a team of young women who are passionate about fabric and about offering us home sewers with a more varied and unusual choice.

Their stock is sourced from all over the world and includes technologically forward and digitally printed designs alongside classics such as Liberty prints. I'm particularly drawn to their fairly substantial selection of viscose/rayon which I often find hard to get hold of in prints and colours I like here in the UK. These are a few of the many that have caught my eye and may soon be making their way into my shopping basket...


This stunning rayon burnout is screaming to be used for the yoke of a little black dress or as the top layer of a fluffy 1950s style skirt.


Liberty AND shoes...need I say more??


This is a beautiful rayon print which I feel like I absolutely HAVE to make a billowing maxi length wrap dress out of.


Minty green 100% silk satin. Perfect for a 1930s style evening dress.

Along with a Sew N' Tell section on the site for customers to share images of their projects, they offer a fab 'Ask Anna' service for when you need a bit of extra guidance. I've always found choosing fabric online when you can't touch or test the drape of a sample to be a little tricky so I love the idea of there being a readily available human being there to advise on the suitably of your choice and best handling approach.

The good news for you guys is that Fabrics for Sale have kindly offered to give away one metre of fabric to one of you lovely lot! All you need to do to enter is follow my blog via email, Bloglovin' or Feedly if you don't already then hop on over to their site and let me know in the comments what you think you would choose if you were the lucky winner. Please make sure to leave your email address in the comments if it is not easily accessible on your profile. The giveaway is open to enter until midnight GMT on Sunday 12th July 2015.

Unfortunately the give-away is only open to UK based entrants but if you are based overseas it is possible to place international orders through the site and Fabrics for Sale are currently offering a 10% discount exclusively for my readers! The discount is applicable across the entire site and valid until 8th August 2015; just enter the code CHAINSTITCHER at the checkout.

Have fun browsing! I apologise in advance for the effect this may have on your bank accounts!

21 comments:

  1. Oooh there some real lovelies but I think I'd narrow it down to the beautiful Liberty Art silk with bunting print, so cute :)

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  2. Id have to say the Cotton Twill PP printed blue fabric is a fave
    http://www.fabricsforsale.co.uk/fabrics/cotton-twill-pp-printed-blue-fabric-099.html?___SID=U

    This that would make a gorgeous A line dress

    awalch_art@hotmail.com

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  3. Well that's half an hour of my morning gone on browsing! I would find it incredibly difficult to pick, but the lure of some Liberty silk would be the hardest to resist I think. I like the bunting design with its fab colours.

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  4. Love the Liberty dandelion print. I could make a lovely skirt for my daughter.

    Wendy (wendy@kitty-citty.com)

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  5. I'd pick this fabric as it would make a lovely top. But honestly thank you for introducing this site as the fabrics are lovely!

    http://www.fabricsforsale.co.uk/fabrics/liberty-print-fabric/liberty-print-fabric-61.html

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  6. I love the range of rayon fabrics but I've been searching for the perfect fabric for a waistcoat and I think the Grey 100% wool pinstripe is it.

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  7. They have some fab cotton prints. I also like the blue and peach yarn dyed stripes - thinking a hazel dress.

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  8. I follow you with bloglovin :) If I were the very lucky winner I think I'd choose this beautiful Liberty Wiltshire print http://www.fabricsforsale.co.uk/fabrics/liberty-print-fabric/liberty-print-fabric-61.html x

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  9. They've got some really nice fabrics but I live the yarn dyed cotton
    http://www.fabricsforsale.co.uk/fabrics/cotton/yarn-dyed-cotton-fabric-057.html
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  10. What a great new resource. I love the look of the dark blue cotton linen mix

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  11. The liberty silk with the bunting pattern. Have been eyeing it for ages! Alice.lam1[at]gmail.com

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  12. The Liberty Art fabrics are lovely. One of those would possibly be my choice.

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  13. Oh myyyyyy.... i would happily win anything. What goegeous fabric. I hav narrowed it down to the ponk courdroy fabric though..i have a baby daughter & can just imagine making her something with this.
    http://www.fabricsforsale.co.uk/fabrics/cotton/cotton-corduroy-pink-fabric-054.html

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  14. What a great fabric shop! I'd give up a really useful sewing tool to have a meter of the bunting Liberty silk (2BL039). clippedcurves at gmail dot com

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  15. I'd love the liberty silk blue and green flowers great for a top.

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  16. I follow you by email. I am loving the Liberty Mirabelle fabric.
    Iain.ross30@gmail.com

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  17. Wow, what a great selection of fabric! I'm really tempted by the Liberty jerseys, but I love geometric patterns so I'm going to have to go for this navy silk: http://www.fabricsforsale.co.uk/fabrics/silk/silk-fabric-062.html.

    jamilatejada@gmail.com

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  18. Wow. Payday I am all over this shop. In the meantime I'm crushing on the Liberty silk with little triangles, and the vaguely 60s silk with brown and mustard sort of flowers.... francesca dot amodeo at gmail dot com :)

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  19. Great post. Thank you for sharing. I agree with you - the cotton + steel rayons are just divine. I also, LOVE all of the Atelier Brunette/ Anna Ka Bazaar fabrics. They are indeed truly perfect for dressmaking although you do need to be aware of their weights, drapes etc. I'm even prepared to occasionally pay the postage to Australia (because they are so unique)! I also had the pleasure of visiting the store in Paris and the owners are so lovely....
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