The vast majority of our online customers are dressmakers and for dressmakers it is not only fabrics that need to be taken into consideration when planning a project - it is also particularly important to ensure that you have a wide selection of Haberdashery items to hand to ensure that you achieve the best possible results from your dressmaking projects. Whether you are a hobby dressmaker or a professional designer it important that you purchase the best quality Haberdashery items that your budget will allow and here at Fabric World, we carry a huge range of tools which will form an imperative part of your tool kit regardless of your level of skill:
Zips - perhaps our biggest selling item of Haberdashery, zips are used by tailors and dressmakers for a host of handmade items such as dresses, coats and skirts. First and foremost, zips are a functional items used to open and close an item of clothing however, many designers will choose to make a decorative zip the focal part of their design; metal zips in particular are an attractive addition to form fitting dresses and skirts. We carry a wide range of zips suitable for a number of applications including concealed zips for dresses and evening wear, open end zips for coats and jackets and trouser zips. All of our zips are sourced from world renowned manufacturers such as YKK and Trebla so you can be confident that you are purchasing a high quality zip which will withstand repeated use.
Dressmaking pins are an essential item of Haberdashery for many projects.
Dressmaking Pins - pins are a particularly useful item of Haberdashery and are used with almost every dressmaking project. Dressmaking pins are primarily used for holding your fabric in please to ensure precision cutting to ensure a perfect fit and finish. Many designers and dressmakers will pin together a garment prior to committing to sewing in order to ensure that the item fits and to allow the seamstress to make any required changes without having to un-pick previously sewn seams. We carry a wide range of dressmakers pins including bridal and lace pins, plastic headed pins and metal pins.
Scissors - perhaps the most important item of Haberdashery you will purchase, a good pair of dressmaking scissors are imperative to any dressmaker of tailor. However tempting it may be to purchase a cheaper pair of standard scissors you must ensure that any scissors you use for dressmaking are designed specifically for this purchase. A sub-standard pair of scissors will result in a jagged fabric edge at best and at worst, fabric that is damaged and unusable. Our staff are particularly fond of fiskars scissors and use these scissors everyday for completing customer orders as well as for their own dressmaking projects. Available for both right and left handed dressmakers, fiskars scissors are a fantastic investment and with regular sharpening, cleaning and oiling these scissors will last you for many years.
Threads - our Haberdashery department stock one of the widest selections of threads available on the market today. Our threads are sourced from the world's biggest manufacturers including coates and gutermann and are available to purchase in a huge array of colours and strengths. When selecting your thread it is important that you first consider which type of thread is most suited to your project - if you are working with lighter weight fabrics such as chiffon you will require a fine thread whilst a heavier fabric such as leather or suede will require a stronger thread capable of holding the seams in your fabric. Our best selling thread is gutermann sew-all thread and is what is considered to be the perfect "all-round" thread meaning this thread is compatible with most fabrics and is available in a huge selection of colours.