The Sewing Bee recently went on an adventure to Walthamstow Market to check out their famed array of fabric and haberdashery shops and stalls.
Emily C bought a bit more than intended but just couldn’t resist! Most of these were £1.80pm, some were £1pm and I splashed out on the £3.30pm tape measure fabric!
Jem got some lovely fabric, from the cheapest to the most expensive, £1 – £3.30 a metre. The thread was 50 pence each and the self covered buttons were £1.35 for 3
Al got some fabric for £1 a metre, and buttons for the picnic blanket skirt.
Alex got some fabric for her picnic blanket skirt.
Louise M got lots of fabrics! Blue with small white polka dots & floral, both under £2/metre, The Fabric Shop on Vernon road; Black with large white polka dots, £6 for 4m, Hussein Fabrics; Green with navy polka dots & zebra fabric, £1.50/m each, Sai Fabrics; Umbrella & polka dot tana lawn cotton, £8/metre, Saheed’s Fabrics
Hannah got grey polycotton from Fabric Shop on Vernon Road (£2/metre), denim blue unidentified fabric from the shop with the green and black awning at the top of the market (£2/metre), and reddish-brown very heavy fabric from the one next to the Sue Ryder shop (£1.50/metre). Plus embroidery hoop £2.75 from a haberdashery shop, can’t remember which one!
We had a great day, finding fabrics and chatting with each other about what we could do with them! I think we all ended up buying more than we had intended but have got a great stash now!