New Classes and New Stuff!


It’s a bit of a mish mash this week as we round off the summer holidays and get ready for a new season, that we hope will be full of even more crafty loveliness and even more sewing. We’ve got some spiffing new fabrics and buttons to show you, and a sneak peak of the new workshops that are coming your way from September onwards, so if you love the anticipation of new things and getting excited at counting down the days, then read on, dear friends, read on!


Brand new fabric hot off the press from Makower are these fabulous autumnal coloured sewing themes. Covered with cute little sewing machine drawings and tape measure patterns, these are just itching to be turned into any kind of sewing paraphernalia, like a machine cover, a needle case or perhaps a pin cushion.


These delicious yellow buttons are exactly the same colour as butter and we think they would look perfect as decorations on bags or right up the middle of a big snuggly cardy.


Melissa from Aye Aye has been busy again with a new selection of makeup bags. Lined with waterproof fabric, her three new additions to the shop come in this fabulously funky green and grey geometric print.


Since we got all hot under the collar about felt a couple of weeks ago, a few of you got in touch and said that yes, you would like to see some felt in the shop – so here it is! Lovely chunky felt charm packs, in gorgeous jewel like colours are crying out to be transformed into keyrings, little felt animals, badges and more. 15 squares of felt, along with two wooden buttons are £8.99 each.

As the summer holiday is very nearly over, we are starting to think about September and what will be happening in the shop. Despite Clair not returning until the end of the month, we are gearing up for more classes and workshops, including making a simple skirt, children’s clothes courses, and more sewing stuff. We are also branching out into the world of wool, as Lotte Jamieson starts some beginners knitting sessions. The shop will now be open on Mondays from September, and all day on a Wednesday giving you even more time to spend browsing our fabulous fabrics and stock.

We are also looking at hosting kids’ parties, so if your little one loves sewing and crafty stuff, they could be having their next birthday at Emporia! And of course, there will be the return of the Emporia Vintage and Craft market to Park Mall on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September.

The blog is on holiday next week, taking a well deserved break – but we shall be back and raring to go for the start of term on Wednesday 3rd September. See you soon!


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