Halloween Costume Classics

Halloween is a brilliant excuse to get dressed up, there a massive scope on outfit ideas. You don’t even have to go for a particularly scary costume anymore, its more about the fun of getting into costume.

  

Today, though I shall be starting off with the Halloween costume classics and matching fabrics to themes that you can use for kids and adults.

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Hairbands to Hats. Glitter Fabric for your Head!

Everyday wear to fabulous costumes.

Everyone needs a little extra sparkle now and then. Some people have to sparkle every day, some wait for events for an excuse to glitter up. I fall into the category of glitter all day every day, and more on the weekends. Why wait? Life is short and there is so much sparkle out there to cover yourself with.

This little blog focuses on how useful glitter fabric is for one off bespoke creations or for small batches for a craft business. The two glitter fabrics for these ideas are the large glitter fabric and the fine glitter fabric. As shown in the photo below, there is some difference in the size of the glitter which covers the strong poly-cotton fabric  backing. Which size you go for is up to you but some ideas work better with fine, some better with large. Both are very easy to cut and shape, though the fine glitter fabric is a little easier to work with so more intricate shapes will benefit from this surface.

fine and large red glitter fabric glitter heart hairband fine and large black glitter fabric

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A collection of canvas

We have several canvas fabrics to choose from here at Fabric UK. Each one is particularly suited to a set of tasks due to the difference in weight, texture and finish. Below I have compiled chunks of information to help you decide which canvas is best suited to your project.

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Dupion Silk Fabric.

 Traditional Skill and Beauty of Dupion Silk.

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Dupion also goes under the name of Douppioni or Dupioni and is commonly known as raw silk. The method of production uses a smooth fine yarn in the warp and uneven yarn in the weft which produces a textured slub that runs through the plain weave fabric.

  

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Hessian Types and Uses

With Hessian being one of our top sellers for events and displays we have dealt with massive orders for festivals, weddings, interior designs, TV shows, movies and more. The season isn’t over yet! more festivals are ordering, overseas festivals as will as in the UK use hessian for separating areas, tenting and shading, draping and decoration, banners and wall covering and robust floor covering. And then comes the Christmas orders.

 

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Vinyl and Leatherette Collections.

Our Range

We have a vast range of vinyl and leatherette fabric available here at Fabric UK to fit a range of creative and functional needs. The vinyls and leatherette come in a range of weights. The thinner of the vinyls are more suitable for clothing as weight makes the fabric more manageable to cut and shape. The thicker vinyls are ideal for upholstery projects whether its for customising your car seats to creating a retro dinner look for your kitchen.

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Navy Cotton Velvet Headboard

Velvet is a fantastic versatile fabric, curtains, upholstery, cushions, clothing, velvet will work for all. This is because it gives fantastic texture & is pretty hard wearing so you can think it is a purchase to last. Our sofa at home is covered a velvet & it still looks brand new, despite being used every day for over a year now.

Today I want to show you uses for a navy cotton velvet sold at Fabric UK.

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FabricUK Create Bean Bag Furniture

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FabricUK are pleased to announce that we now supply all types of bean bag furniture. We can provide furniture to your specifications and design, with your choice of fabric from our extensive stocks. Read on for the lowdown on bean bag furniture and what FabricUK can create for you. Continue reading “FabricUK Create Bean Bag Furniture”

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Fabric Paints and Sprays for Arts, Crafts, Schools, DIY, Business

Get Crafting

Following on from last weeks blog post, Hessian for Construction and Art and Crafts, we are going to be taking a look at KBT’s fine range of Arts and Crafts supplies, in particular fabric crafts.

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We will be exploring fabric dyes, textile paints, textile markers and fixatives as well as some of our craft ready fabrics. Everything you need to get started on your next arts and crafts project. Continue reading “Fabric Paints and Sprays for Arts, Crafts, Schools, DIY, Business”

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Versatile Hessian for Construction Arts and Crafts

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“Yonder are the Hessians. They were bought for seven pounds and tenpence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it. Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!” — John Stark at the Battle of Bennington in 1777

Hessian fabric known as Burlap or Jute in the USA and Crocus in Jamaica is a woven fabric made from the skin of the Jute plant. Termed The Golden Fibre because of its golden colour, Hessian first became popular in India and Pakistan where it was used in the manufacture of paper and ropes. Hessian can also be made from Sisal, a widely cultivated Mexican plant that produces stiff fibres. Continue reading “Versatile Hessian for Construction Arts and Crafts”

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