Hi, I'm Vicky, and welcome to my shop!
I am a lifelong crafter, whose love of sewing came about because of my obsession with colour and cotton fabric. I have sewn for many years starting with clothing and accessories, moving to patchwork and English Paper Piecing, to making and selling bags and purses. My long career in retail, selling fabric, has fed into my desire to start my own enterprise, so now I would like to introduce you to my specially curated fabric subscription boxes so you can experience my love of Fabulous fabric.
Our mission - to bring you Fabulous Fabric
'Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread.'
Quote from Wikipedia.
Sewing is one of my great joys in life. When the day has been tough, and the weather is awful, I know I can get home, turn the TV on, and give myself over to the creative experience of making something unique. But to sew, you need to have fabric, and I have a real love of patterned, printed, cotton fabrics. Everywhere I travel, I look out for a local fabric shop in the hope that they have something really fabulous that I can visualise as a bag or a purse. I usually manage to find something to fit in my suitcase!
With that in mind, I thought it was about time that I opened my own shop, where I can have the pleasure of scrutinising the trade catalogues for prints that really make my heart sing, with the hope that other people will love them as much as I do. I am also hunting for the most useful and beautiful haberdashery items, the sort of things that I like to use myself to add that extra professional touch to the bags I sell.
Why Subscription Boxes?
One of the things I have found about making items other than clothing is that you frequently need a selection of coordinating prints to complete a project. Obviously more print is great, but that often leads to a fabric store crawl, where you find yourself taking that special print that you love to shop after shop, trying to find something that will complement it. With my Fabulous subscription boxes, I have chosen four coordinating fabrics that look really good together. I will always try to give you at least one special fabric with a stand-out print, complemented by smaller designs, and finishing up with a blender or a plain, something that is great to tie everything together. You will be able to open your box and start sewing straight away, without the need to hunt for extra fabrics.
Our commitment to the environment
The retail industry is responsible for a huge amount of single use plastic, and textile factories are major sources of pollution. However, many fabric manufacturers are trying to do better and so choose to follow the standards set by OEKO-TEX®, to use less toxic chemicals and to manufacture under sustainable working conditions.
At Sew Fabulous Fabrics, we will:
Try to source our fabrics and threads from companies that follow the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 wherever possible
Make sure our packaging is either recycled or recyclable, with minimal use of plastics, including tape and labels
Promise to recycle or reuse any plastic or card packaging that our deliveries arrive in.
In practical terms, this means that you will receive your Fabulous Subscription boxes without any extra, unnecessary, layers of plastic packaging. Your box will be fully sealed using a paper-based tape, and the haberdashery items will be presented on cards, not in plastic bags. Some useful sewing items are made from plastic, like tape measures and seam rippers, but these items are not designed to be single use. If you don't feel that you can use it, please give it to someone else. Sewing tools are for life, not just for a one-off use!
If you have any further questions about Sew Fabulous Fabrics, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join us over on social media, on Facebook and Instagram, where you will find out more about everything in our Fabulous world!