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Join us on Saturday 18th June for a free open day - come down to our offices and take a look at our products first hand! You'll find some unbeatable offers on the day that won't be available elsewhere too!
Open Day - Saturday 18th June
Come down to our offices at Mulberry Court on Saturday 18th June, from 10am to 4pm!
Not only will you get to view our products first hand, but you'll also get the chance to see some product demonstrations and take advantage of some amazing one-day-only offers!
Don't miss out... you'll find this and more on the day:
- Free goody bags for the first 10 customers
- Free entry into our prize draw on the day
- 15% off Makower fat quarter bundles
- 3 for 2 on Gutermann Sew-All Threads
- 3 for 2 on DMC crochet yarn
- 15% off weaving and crochet kits
- 30% off cross stitch kits
- £5 gift voucher when you spend over £50 on the day
- Product demonstrations
- NEW products including jelly rolls, charm packs, fat quarters and quick cuts
- Sale fabrics from £4.50 per metre
If you are looking to make something extra special, we'll also have our James Hare sample booklets available for any bridal or occasion wear fabrics you'd like to order. James Hare supply high quality silks and more, for something that extra bit special when sewing.
We are based in Christchurch, Dorset. Don't live nearby? Why not come on down for a fun day out - there's plenty to explore in Christchurch, and we're not far from the New Forest or Bournemouth either!
Special Offers on Sewing Supplies Across the Site....
January is always a hard-up month, especially when it gets to the week before payday. We just wanted to remind you that we've got you covered with our January sale - so you can still bag a bargain and keep sewing this month!
From Makower fabrics to DMC crochet yarn, and all the habby delights in between, don't miss out on these short term offers!
A quick update on what's been changing on our website, to help improve your customer experience! We've been making changes to how you can order samples of our fabrics, and updated pricing changes.
Ordering Fabric Samples & New Lower Fabric Prices
New Sample Ordering System
We're happy to announce that we've made it easier than ever to order your samples from us! Previously, we required you to email us your details and a list of samples you wanted which was very long-winded. We've improved this to make it much easier, by allowing you to add samples straight to your basket. Simply select the 'FREE sample' option in the drop down box of any fabric product page, and add to cart.
This means you can easily order samples alongside other products in one order, and we'll receive your delivery details right away. Don't forget, if you decide to make an account with us, you can store your details for when you come back next time!
New lower prices
We're always looking at ways to offer the best value for our customers, and having reviewed some of our products and prices lately, we decided it was time to give you even better value! As our Makower fabrics are so popular, we have reduced the price of them to £11 per metre so that you can order more for your money and make every project special but affordable.
If you haven't noticed already, we've also recently got a new range of crochet supplies including crochet wool. We think that the DMC Natura Yarn is just so gorgeous that we want you all to be able to afford to use it, so we've reduced the price from the RRP of £3.50 a ball to £2.99 per ball, which is especially good value if you're working on a larger crochet project. Our Natura XL yarn is also now permanently reduced to £4.49.
And lastly... don't forget that all our regular cross stitch kits, including DMC cross stitch kits and the stitching shed kits, are 20% off this week!
What better way to support charity than by doing something you love? After the popularity of the Comic Relief Big Crafternoon, we thought we'd give crafters another opportunity to use their passion to help raise money...
So for every fat quarter purchased on Red Nose Day, we'll be donating 50p of the sale to Comic Relief! And if you buy more, we'll donate more... e.g, if you buy a metre of fabric, we'll donate £2 to this worthy cause.
So there really is no reason to stop yourself indulging in that fabric addiction today, because you can say to anybody who questions you "-but it was for charity!"
Want to get your hands on the hottest thing in crafting right now? Poms are all the rage at the moment, especially with easter coming up and pretty pastels and soft textures becoming a star attraction for spring! Find out more about this fantastic product...
NEW IN: The Multipom Pompom Maker
So, what's all the hype about?
What it does
The multipom is a unique tool developed to enable you to make up to 20 pom poms in one go - impressive, right! The tool is designed so that you can use any type of yarn, of any thickness, fluffiness or colour, to make your own unique pom poms in larger batches. It's a massive time saver for projects that require a lot of poms, and even better, means that each pompom you make will be the same size and thickness.
Included in the pack is your fantastic Multipom frame, a set of easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to use the Multipom, and also a handy help sheet for tips, tricks and ideas. The help sheet shows you how to make multicoloured poms, trim them into cool shapes, and how to make them into a cord.
What to make
The possibilities are endless when it comes to using your finished product! Multipom recommends making them up into trim to use in sewing projects, sewing them onto a cushion for a fun touch to your homewares, or making them up into pretty pieces to hang about the house. How about this fun union jack flag made out of poms?
For more project ideas, check out the Multipom blog at www.multipom.com
introductory offer - only £12 (RRP £12.99)
Free Delivery on Fabrics & Haberdashery
We know that buying for the first time online with someone you've never bought from before can be a little nerve-wracking. You're not sure whether it will turn out like it looks, whether it will be the same when it's in your hands or even that all that money spent on delivery will be worth it. But we're confident that you will love our fabrics, because we love them too - and so do all our customers!
We've never had any complaints about the quality, design or colours of our products, and are happy to have happy customers all round! We pick only fabulous quality fabrics to stock in our store, because we believe that that's what makes good sewing projects great. All of our Makower fabrics are 100% cotton and British-designed, ideal for quilting and other homeware products, toy-making, dressmaking and more! Our dressmaking fabrics are all sourced from London design houses, so are of good quality and weight - exactly what you want with wearable items especially.
So if you want to give us a go, we'd be thoroughly thrilled - and to encourage you to take the plunge, we're giving you free delivery off all orders this weekend. Nobody likes to spend money on delivery when we know that all that money could be spent on buying extra fabric! (or so say all fabric addicts we've ever met!)
If you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on 01202 420306.
Happy sewing - it's time to get started on those valentine's and spring projects soon!
Great news - our delivery prices have just gotten even better, now offering you great value delivery from £1.50! Whether it's a few metres of ribbon, a packet of pins or a couple of fat quarters, find lower delivery prices on smaller orders to add extra value to your shop.
New Cheaper Delivery for Small Orders
As the New Year gets going, we decided that this year we wanted to give our wonderful customers even better value when they order with us. As such, we've created 3 new delivery options for smaller sized orders that mean you don't have to pay so much for your favourite products if you only want to get a few small, light items.
These new delivery options are designed for you to receive great delivery prices on our lighter and smaller products, so that you don't feel you have to place a big order to make the delivery cost worthwhile!
What are the new delivery options?
The new delivery options are as follows:
What products do these cover?
Mini Haberdashery Delivery covers a selection of smaller products from our haberdashery range, totalling up to £4 in value. This means if you only want a purse frame, or a some new needles and a tape measure, it won't cost you more than the price of your item to get it delivered!
Mini Ribbon Only Delivery allows you to purchase up to 5 metres of ribbon or bias binding for a delivery charge of only £1.50. Ideal if you're just looking for that perfect finish to your project and don't need much else!
Mini Fat Quarter Only Delivery - there's nothing more annoying than having to pay full price delivery for your fabric when you only want a small amount. So we're introducing this great value delivery for those customers who only need a couple of fat quarters at the moment. For the fantastic price of £1.50, we can send you up to 2 fat quarters, or half a metre of fabric, of your choice.
How do I know if my order is eligible for one of these options?
Your order will automatically show if you are eligible for one of these delivery options when you go to the checkout, if you have added eligible items to your basket. The delivery options clearly describe what is eligible for each option in their description - eg, "Mini Ribbon Only Delivery - up to 5m (2-4 days)".
Please select only the relevant delivery option for your order - whilst we have made every endeavour to provide correct delivery options, occasionally it may appear for items we cannot send via these options due to size (e.g. thread or small sewing kits). This is the only way we can ensure lower delivery prices for smaller orders, so please make sure you select the correct delivery description for your order!
All eligible items must weigh less than 250g in total and fit in a 25cm x 35cm x 2.5cm package. If your order weight or dimensions exceeds the delivery options you select, we reserve the right to charge you for the next level of delivery. In this instance, we will notify you of the changes in delivery cost via the email address you provide when you place your order.
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Makower Special Offer - £9 a metre for 9 days
As school starts and we're all beginning to get down to business again, it's time to get back into your sewing routine and spend some time making new things.
To help out, we want to give you the chance to get a bit more for your money, so we are reducing the prices of our Makower collection fabrics to only £9 a metre for 9 days (from 9th -17th September). You won't find Makower fabrics much cheaper than this anywhere else on the web, so get it while you can!
To redeem the offer, simply use discount code SUPER9 at checkout - please be aware that you will be taken to Paypal to login and continue with your purchase which states the full price, but we will not take this payment until you reach the next Review Order page where you can see all items, add your code and select a delivery. You will not be charged until you have added any codes, selected delivery method and confirmed.
(Sadly you can't add the code until AFTER the Paypal page, but be reassured that we will not charge full price so long as you input the code on our own Review page after continuing from Paypal. Sorry for the complication!)
Love the fabrics but not sure what you'd do with them?
Never fear! We will be posting new project ideas for using Makower fabrics every day on our Facebook page, so give us a like at www.facebook.com/mysewingbox and fill yourself up on sewing ideas. For even more ideas, take a look at our Pinterest boards for extra inspiration!
Today's project idea is this fantastic colourful Teddy featured in Crafts Beautiful, made from Makower Spot On Raspberry fabric - a great project for using roughly a metre of fabric, that can be given as a wonderfully special and unique birthday or christmas gift once you've finished.
Find the free downloadable templates from this issue at:
Thank you to all those that entered our Prize Draw last month! We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Sewing Box & equipment worth over £35 is...
We will be contacting you shortly to arrange for the receipt of your wonderful prize!
For all those that didn't get so lucky this time round, keep checking your inbox for our newsletters that will keep you updated on all our competitions, special offers and latest projects.
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