A Tribute to The Mother

Sep 01 2020 Tags: fabric shop, fabric shop yorkshire, haberdashery, haberdashery yorkshire, sewing

I actually can't believe that this is the first blog post I have written since lockdown started in the UK, way back in March. Time has just passed me by and I really couldn't have imagined beforehand the outcome of it. Shop-wise, we actually had our busiest time EVER! I can't thank you all enough for supporting this little fabric shop through such a turbulent time and I have to wonder, what on earth did those people manage to do with themselves who don't have a hobby as wonderful as sewing?! We are all so lucky to have sewing in...

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It Just Got Real...!

Mar 27 2020 Tags: fabric shop, fabric shop Mirfield, fabric shop yorkshire, lockdown, sewing, sewing yorkshire

Well, these are strange times, aren't they! Literally in the space of a week over in the UK we've gone from a free and easy, socially active society to something very reminiscent of a Kim Jong Un regime. As I write this, over here we've been put into lockdown for at least three weeks (the elders like The Mother have to "shield" themselves for twelve weeks!) to stop the spread of coronavirus. (Anyone else hear an alternative version of the "Hey, Sharona" song in their head when they say that word?!! Nope, just me then!). This means we basically have...

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Jan 04 2020 Tags: #gosewyourself, fabric shop, fabric shop yorkshire, make your own clothes, sewing

When I was giving the shop a revamp, I fancied developing a hashtag to build our little shop community even further. I didn't want one incorporating the shop name, as they can sometimes look a bit too cheesy and I wanted one that could be a little bit tongue in cheek, which is basically how I am in real life. ALL the time! My first thought was #motherfabriclover which caused more than a few raised eyebrows between Brother Joel and my VA, Dee, who I had enlisted to help with the task. To the point that I barely even got...

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We Are Underway!

Nov 14 2019 Tags: fabric shop, fabric shop Mirfield, fabric shop yorkshire, new shop, sewing yorkshire, small business

It's been a few weeks since we re-opened with a bang, so now the dust has settled a little bit, I thought this might be a nice time to show you a few photos of the new finished shop and hopefully tempt a few of you newbies to come and pay us a visit!   The biggest challenge of getting this new shop ready wasn't the heavy lifting, it was deciding on the layout. In the last shop, because of its construction, I was limited with what I could have and where, whereas with this one, I was very overfaced...

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Mirfield, WE ARE IN YOU!

Oct 22 2019 Tags: fabric shop Mirfield, fabric shop yorkshire, sewing shop

Yes, friends, it's been a loooooong month since we closed the doors on our Roberttown shop! Stairs have been built, electric has been connected, flooring has been installed, and I am very happy (and relieved!) to say that we are ready for opening on Saturday 26th October! I have to say, moving shop is about 100 times harder than starting from scratch. In the first shop, we fit the furniture then bought enough stock to suit. This time round, we had alllllll the stuff from the old shop to fit in, plus extra products, and so had to buy/make the...

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New Shop Update!

Sep 16 2019 Tags: fabric shop, fabric shop yorkshire, new shop, sewing yorkshire

Since our announcement a couple of months ago that we're moving to bigger premises, we've been a bit quiet about how its all going. Well, there's a very good reason for that. There has been  A LOT of work to do to get the building up to our high Fabricate standards, so rest assured, there has been plenty going on in the background! For a start, even though the shop is two storey, the previous tenants removed the staircase and all the power to the upstairs so all of that needed to be restored, which is well on its way...

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