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  • Bias Binding

    Bias Binding (24)

  • Elastic Ribbon / FOE

    Elastic Ribbon / FOE (22)

    Fold Over Elastic is also known as FOE or elastic ribbon. It is a gentle elastic tape, which is perfect for using as bias binding for stretch fabrics, or adding an elastic edge to a fabric such as on cuffs, hems, necklines, or leg holes for knickers or nappies. Fold over elastic has a central groove on the underside to make it easy to line the elastic ribbon up evenly over the edge of a fabric. Fold over elastic doesn't have to be folded. It can also be used flat in projects such as headbands or gentle waistbands for children's clothing. Please note it would not support heavy fabrics such as denim. Due to the elastic nature, FOE performs best when attached with a stretch stitch such as a 3 step zigzag stitch. If you are sewing the fold over elastic over the fabric edge, we would highly recommend our sewing machine accessory, the bias binding foot. This makes it really easy to hold it in the correct position around your fabric while you apply a gentle stretch as you sew. To find out more about bias binding sewing machine feet, check out our free sewing tutorial. If you buy 2 metres or more of any of our elastic ribbons, grosgrain, satin ribbons or bias bindings, then a 20% discount will automatically be added to your cart. All of our sewing supplies come with free UK delivery.
  • Iron on Patches

    Iron on Patches (4)

  • Ribbons

    Ribbons (13)

  • Thread

    Thread (38)

    Our favourite all purpose sewing thread is Moon thread by Coats. It is a spun polyester thread (120 gauge) with a low breakage rate, which makes Moon thread the perfect multipurpose solution. Suitable for hand sewing, for overlockers, and as an everyday sewing machine thread. We also have in stock metallic threads which are perfect for adding a more decorative touch to your sewing projects. Buy any of our threads with free UK delivery. Don't forget to visit the rest of the shop for more sewing supplies.