Here at Caboodle Textiles, we’re always looking for ways to make sewing more exciting. Our Caboodle Club does just that. We have adapted our previous Caboodle Club to be even more flexible! The Caboodle VIP Club is the perfect way for you to completely control your fabric stash. The new-look club gives you access to […]
We love to help you save money here at Caboodle Textiles. We have a variety of ways for you to get the most fabric for your money including our bulk buys, bolt discounts and our points system. You can earn points on every order with Caboodle Textiles and then redeem the points on future orders. […]
Christmas is well and truly on it’s way and we’re very much embracing the festive period with our 2021 Christmas Collection. We’ve chosen a variety of fabrics to suit a wide range of garments and styles. Winter Bears – we are down to the last roll of this super popular design so don’t miss out! […]
To prewash or not to prewash, that is the question. Prewashing is a very hotly debated topic and many people have strong opinions either way. We decided to put together this blog to help you decide what is the right option for you. Why Prewash? Prewashing fabric is important because during the manufacturing process the […]
Upcycling is a fantastic way to extend the life of your clothes by altering, repairing or refashioning them into something else. We’re a huge fan of upcycling here at Caboodle Textiles HQ, we believe in slow fashion and that means making the things we have last and loved for longer. This blog is a plethora […]
Sewing with the seasons in mind is a fantastic way to maximise your sewing time, be more sustainable, make your garments last longer and enjoyed all year round. By using appropriate fabrics, layering, altering and sewing clever designs your makes can be appreciated no matter what the weather. In this blog post we break down […]
Teaching your children to sew and sharing your beloved hobby with them is a very rewarding endeavour. You will want to begin with a simple project that is quick to complete to encourage their interest in sewing. Beginning with a project too big or too complicated could lead to frustration and wanting to give up […]
Pattern weights are a lifesaver for sewing. They weigh the pattern down allowing you to trace or cut around it without it shifting or using pins. Weights are beneficial in so many ways, here’s just a few of our favourite reasons for using them: Quicker than pins to use Easier to make adjustments if you […]
Having an organised and tidy sewing space has many benefits. It’s much easier to find things in an organised environment, your fabrics will stay in nice condition and it’ll be quicker to get actually sewing. We have blogged about keeping a tidy desk before – read that blog post here – but we didn’t touch […]
Knowing which sewing thread to use can be a minefield of information so we have put together this handy guide to make choosing the thread for your project a breeze. Some machines prefer a certain brand of thread and using a different brand can cause problems, this is very specific to certain machines so it […]
Caboodle Textiles Fabric Guide A helpful summary of fabrics and their uses, a useful fabric guide to use as a reference for all of your sewing projects.
Whether you love or loathe ironing, in sewing it is a must have to get that professional finish. A good iron can be the difference between perfectly crisp hems and a wrinkled mess despite ages of pressing. Knowing what is the best iron for sewing can be a minefield so we’ve put together a selection of recommendations plus top tips to look out for when on the hunt for a new iron.