Wednesday, 30 October 2013

And the winner.......

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our October Giveaway, we really appreciate it!

Janet if you can make contact, that would be fabulous and we can arrange delivery!!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

It's a Giveaway

We thought it was time for a 

So, we made a pretty tag..........

........and tied up a box with pretty ribbon

Are you wondering what's inside?

apart from lots of pretty parcels.......

oh the suspense...... 

So here we go........

first off there is a selection of gorgeous Tilda fabric 
(5 'mini' pieces) 

also, a sprinkling of co-ordinating buttons
(including our best selling stripey, polka dot and mother of pearl buttons)

there's some little snippets of super soft felt
(3 x 5.5" squares)

and we've also included some little lengths of lush ribbons
  (9 different designs ~ just over 2m in total)

and there's still more..........

you'll also find some lovely pretty cotton lace
 ( 5 different designs ~ 2.5m in total)

beautiful bakers twine
(10m in total)

and finally some of our extremely popular scrumptious scraps of Tilda

how does that sound?

So if you would like to enter, here's what you will need to do:

  • First off, be or become a follower of this blog, now this can be done in a variety of ways, either by subscribing by email (click the box in the right hand column) or via Bloglovin or by some other preferred method and then leave ONE comment below to let us know which way you do.

  • For a second chance, visit our Facebook page and follow the instructions on the Giveaway post pinned to the top of our page.

We will happily post worldwide so everyone, from everywhere is most welcome to enter!

The Giveaway is open until 9pm GMT Tuesday 29th October 2013 and we will pick a winner at random from all the entries here and on Facebook.

We will announce a winner after 6pm on Wednesday 30th October 2013.

Please could we ask you not to share this on Internet competition sites.


We will combine all the entries here on this blog and those names on Facebook.
No cash alternative can be offered.
We will cover all postage costs
The winner will be announced both here and on our Facebook page and we will request that the winner get in touch by email.  If we have not heard from said winner within 7 days, then we reserve the right to redraw.

This competition is run by Pretty Fabrics and Trims and is in no way Sponsored, Endorsed, Administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Good luck everyone and thank you for entering!!

Edit 29th October 2013 9PM (GMT) ::  The Giveaway is now closed, thank you so much for entering

Thursday, 24 October 2013


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Thursday, 10 October 2013

It's 30% Thursday

As a thank you to you our super duper customers, each
Thirteen hours
 we'll be offering at least one of our lovely products with a
Thirty Percent

Up for grabs this week are some Christmas Goodies including our extremely popular wooden Christmas tree buttons, a scrumptious selection of May Arts ribbons, our gorgeous Christmas Bakers Twine Bundle and finally our lovely red cotton teeth lace.

The offer is available on our WEBSITE and lasts from 8am on Thursday morning to 9pm on Thursday night (UK time), so make sure you make a note in your diary so that you do not miss out!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

'Make it' Zakka style Pincushion

 Now I'm sure that you must have heard our the squeals of delight, when Penny and I opened the parcel containing these beautiful fabrics by Japanese maker Sevenberry.....are they not just the prettiest!  Having used Sevenberry fabrics for many years in our own crafting, they have been on our wish list for Pretty Fabrics and Trims since the outset.  The problem we had, was choosing just which ones to stock!

Now obviously, whilst cutting up some precut 'mini' and 'small' pieces for the shop, I couldn't resist making something.  As you may know from my Little Kitten Homemade days, one of my favourite things was to combine pretty fabrics with linen and as I've been wanting a  new pincushion for my downstairs sewing kit, I set too gathering up some supplies and made this.......

If you would like to make one too, you will need:

some scraps of pretty florals, I used Sevenberry fabrics Flower Meadow Pink, Floral in Yellow and Blossom in Pink, available as a pretty Pink and Yellow Bundle

For the front of the Pincushion, cut a piece of linen measuring 4 x 4 1/2" and from each of the florals,  a strip measuring 1 1/4" x 4 1/2"
From Flower Meadow Pink, I also cut a piece measuring  5" x 4 1/2" for the back of the pincushion

Please note I used 1/4" seam allowances

First off sew the three florals together along the 4 1/2" side, neatly press

Now sew the florals to the linen and press

Using the seam line as a guide sew on a piece of cotton lace and for an extra pretty touch sew a button positioned at the centre on top of the lace

With right sides together pin the backing fabric to the front piece and sew around the outside edge, leaving a gap as indicated by the two pins

 Trim the corners

Turn through to the right side.  I find a chop stick is a great tool to get nice pointy corners.

Stuff (whilst we're talking stuffing, for the pin cushion I used some toy safe poly fill, however, I am definately going to make some more these and fill them with lavender as Christmas gifts for my children's teachers) 
Finally slip stitch the gap closed and ta da, you're all done!

And just because we love them so much, here's some more pictures of our gorgeous new fabrics

I hope that you enjoyed the project and feel tempted to give it a go and if you would like to view our full range of Sevenberry fabrics, they can be found on our website HERE

Happy Crafting