Come in for these beautiful quality cotton poplins. Classic paisley in three colourways and a selection of adorable prints suitable for tiny tots to big kids.
Beautiful new fabrics just in – we’ve paired them up with some patterns that would showcase them brilliantly.
Don’t forget Kwik Sew patterns are all $10!
Fancy sewing up some gorgeous lingerie for Valentine’s Day? Maybe a pair of matching jammies for you and your Valentine! I’ve been scouring the pattern books for knickers, bras, nighties, robes and other underpinnings so you don’t have to; and as my Valentine’s present to you I’ve even got some fabric suggestions.
Come in and talk to us about your Valentines sewing!
We have a lot of very talented mums, aunties and grandmas sewing kindy sheets and quillows for their kids as they go back to school for the new year. That’s right, 2017! I bet some of you are hanging out for a little peace and quiet after holiday mayhem!
Even if you’re a beginner sewer, you too can whip up some kindy sheets or a quillow; and we’ve got some terrific 100% cotton fabric to choose from so you can banish boring white sheets forever.
Check out the tutorials below and you’ll have the other mums asking you where you got your sheets from!
These new cotton poplins, quilting weight and cotton/ linen fabrics have just arrived in the shop! There’s a huge range of fun prints inluding umbrellas, sewing paraphernalia, bees, giant spots and owls as well as classic tonals and beautiful Robert Kaufman chambray. Some are only available with limited yardage so pop in to make sure you don’t miss out.
Our lush new Japanese prints have come in and they are stunning. Gorgeous quality cotton printed with charming artwork, ready for your next garment, quilt or craft project. These bold prints can appear intimidating at first, but if you mix them up with smaller prints, plains, and some trim you will be able to create something truly special and one of a kind.
We’ve dreamt up a few combinations and some pattern suggestions for great print mixed clothes and accessories.
I loved putting these together. You just can’t buy this stuff off the rack – that’s why we sew!
Don’t miss the big table in store full of dress fabric bolt ends at 50% off this Saturday. You won’t be able to walk past our tub full of sparkly organzas and nets at only $5 a metre. Perfect for costumes and dress-ups, Halloween and Christmas! Clear out Bargain Box Capalaba at incredible prices as we prepare for new stock.
See you on Saturday August 13 from 9am to 12.45pm
I love pattern mixing! Once upon a time the rules for patterns in garments were quite strict, but now it seems like the rule book has been thrown out the window; and even though I’m not a quilter, I have noticed the incredible leaps made by modern quilters in their use of colour and print. Mixing a variety of patterns together helps the eye move, many quilters already know this, but it also looks modern and brilliant in garments.
Confused about pattern mixing? We’ve dreamt up a few combinations available right here at Bargain Box!
Some pattern mixing tips:
- Start with a monochromatic mix if you’re scared.
- Try mixing a large print with a small print.
- Match colours, not prints.
- Stripes, checks, gingham and dots are great mixers for noisier companions.
- If you’re uncertain, break up your prints with a solid.
- Pick out a colour in your main fabric and choose a coordinating print in that colour.
Are you feeling a little more bold about pattern mixing now?