Top Tip Tuesday

Fabric 101: Basics and Reading List

Confused by Cottons? Dumbfounded by Denim? We run our dressmaking seminars on a cycle with our beginner modules and introductions to sewing. One of these seminars is the Fabrics 101 seminar. Did you attend the seminar? Great! We have some further reading for you with the best prices that we have been able to find! Didn’t attend the seminar? Don’t worry, there will be another one and in the meantime we will touch on some of the basics that will help you to make more informed decisions on your makes.…

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Style Leaders

Style Leaders

We love seeing what our customers make from items that they have purchased here at Habbydays. You’re all so creative and have amazing unique senses of style! This has inspired us to create an on going monthly contest to celebrate YOU! Each month we will be asking you to share your makes in one of our 5 categories: (Adults clothing, Children’s Clothing, Yarn wear, Craft & Home, Quilting) to be in with a chance of winning. We’re also on the look out for sewing obsessed bloggers to join our affiliates…

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Uncategorized

Top Tips Tuesday: Stretch

We pretty much all own a garment which is stretchy, yet so many people are nervous to sew with stretch fabrics.  Here are our top 5 basic tips to sewing stretch fabric. Use the correct needle! Ballpoint (also referred to as jersey) or stretch needles are best when working with knits. Ballpoint/jersey needles work great for knits without a low spandex content. For example: rayon lycra, sweater knits and jersey. Stretch needles will work better when using fabrics with a higher spandex/lycra content. Choose the appropriate size needle for the…

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Tools of the Trade

My Ironing Set Up

Where to begin…. I actually find ironing relaxing. Yes, I know that that may sound odd but I can quite happily crack through a pile of laundry while listening to Audible or a podcast. Similarly, it has been engrained into me to set my seams after each stitch line. Today, I’m going to tell you about my somewhat complex ironing set up. Ironing Boards: I use two different ironing boards in my workshop. The ironing boards that I use are the Brabantia Ironing Board with Solid Steam Unit Holder, Size C,…

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Top Tip Tuesday

Top Tip Tuesday: Irons

Your tools are just as important as the craft that you are working on and as our students often find out very quickly, your iron is going to be one that you use a lot!   Here are our top tips to keep your iron in it’s best condition.         Always switch off your iron after use. Empty any water from it and store it safely away where it cannot get broken. The residual heat from the iron will help dry the iron out but be careful…

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Events

Our Regular Community Groups

As part of the creative community we host and run several free to attend, drop in social gatherings: St Neots Sewing Club: Bi-weekly, Monday 19:00-21:00 A social group, joining together likeminded creatives. Bring along your machine, your latest project and join us. DIY DEMO: 1st Tuesday of the month, 18:00-18:30 A free demo of a small sewing task such as button holes, bias making, clipping corners etc. or new product. If you have any requests please get in touch. Wellbeing Wednesdays: Weekly, Wednesday 11:00-14:00 Focusing on mental health and how craft…

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Events

Easter Opening Times

Please note below our Easter break opening times. Friday 30th March (Good Friday): 10am -5.30pm Saturday 31st March: 12pm-4.30pm Sunday 1st April: CLOSED Monday 2nd April: CLOSED Tuesday 3rd April: 10am-5.30pm Wednesday 4th April: 10am-5.30pm Thursday 5th April-Monday 9th April: CLOSED (exception for Classes) Tuesday 10th April: Expansion Opening 10am-7.30pm Normal Opening Hours follow expansion opening: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5.30pm Saturday: 12pm-4.30pm Please note that we are always closed on Sundays and Mondays with the exception being class students attending classes.

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Events

Neural Knitworks 2018

We are supporting Neural Knitworks, an International Collaboration between Sydney and Cambridge Universities by acting as a donation station, making neurons and potentially linking up experienced knitters/crocheters to volunteer as tutors for Cambridge’s Science Festival. Find out more about Neural Knitworks below: “Neural Knitworks is a collaborative project about mind and brain health. Whether you’re a whiz with yarn, or just discovering the joy of craft, now you can crochet wrap, knit or knot—and find out about neuroscience. During 2014 an enormous number of handmade neurons were donated (1665 in total!)…

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The Craft Business

We’re all in it together…

I’ve been part of the creative community my entire life. My creative childhood wasn’t a hallmark moment or a pinterest pic, it was for most of my family a way of life. This way of life meant that we could live. My wonderful Mum made our clothes on the kitchen table, Nan an incredibly talented knitter made all of our soft toys, including a beautiful collection of hand knitted Beatrix Potter characters. My Aunt machine knitted her 250+ fostered and adopted childrens’ jumpers. My other Aunts and Great Aunts were…

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Events

Christmas and New Year Openings

Tuesday 12th December: 10:00-17:30 Wednesday 13th December: 10:00-17:30 Thursday 14th December: 10:00-17:30 Friday 15th December: 10:00-17:30 Last Knit and Natter of 2017 11:00-14:00 Saturday 16th December: 12:00-16:30 Monday 18th December: Shop not open, last Sewing Club of 2017 19:00-21:00 Tuesday 19th December: 10:00-17:30 Kid’s Crafty Christmas Drop In, Create a Last Minute Christmas Stocking Workshop Wednesday 20th December: 10:00-17:30 Kid’s Crafty Christmas Drop In Thursday 21st December: 10:00-17:30 Kid’s Crafty Christmas Drop In Friday 22nd December: 10:00-17:30 Kid’s Crafty Christmas Drop In NO KNIT AND NATTER Saturday 23rd December: CLOSED Tuesday 26th December: CLOSED…

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