Our on-line shop does
not carry the full range of products we sell. Below is summary of
what you can find in both our retail stores in Auckland. If you
would like more information on a specific item or wish to order
something not yet in the catalogue please do not hesitate to Contact
and Dressmaking Patterns
We stock Australian Stitches and Burda Magazines and can
reserve any of these for you. Just contact us with your
details. We also stock Burda and Kwik Sew Dressmaking Patterns.
the dedicated local Bernina Sewing Centre for the North Shore and
Auckland, we supply the latest Sewing
Machines and Overlockers from Bernina as well as accessories for
both new and older machines. This includes feet, needles, magnetic
bobbin holders, magnetic pin holders, thread guides and thread stands.
If we don't have it in stock, we can easily order it in. For machine
embroiderers we have an extensive range of
OESD Stabilisers including cut-away, hydro-stick, poly-mesh and
aqua-film. If you would like to see the different stabilisers and
understand when to use them come and see us in the shop. We can
also supply Embroidery design cards or CD's.
Sequins, Braids, Trims,
Yarns, Angelina Fibres and Lace
Everything you need to
embellish your project. From the basics such as bias binding and
covered piping to a wide range of decorative and fashion trims. Cool
cotton laces in creams and white to sizzling yarns. We also have the
wonderful Angelina Fibre, which is such fun to work with. Plus glorious
beads including Mill Hill seed beads and many more.
The last time I
counted we had over 1500 different types of buttons including crystal
buttons from Swarovski. Plus we have kilt pins and buckles.
Our elastic is sold
off the card in and not pre-packaged. We do this so that you only have
to buy the amount you need and also to minimise packaging - our small
contribution to the environment. As well as various widths we stock our
elastic in standard and non-roll formats. We also have specialist
elastics such as clear, underwear and buttonhole - this last one is
just great for maternity wear. We have both sew-on or stick-on Velcro,
white or black, by length or in dots, great for fixing posters.
We are an agent for
Woolmart Wools in our Takapuna Shop and stock their range of wool and
patterns including Clan Stewart Perendale, baby wool and fashion
yarns. At our Dominion Road shop we buy our wool independently
and have different yarns and colours to the stock in Takapuna as well
as additional patterns. To compliment the wool and knitting patterns we
stock knitting needles stitch holders and stitch counters in both shops.
We stock lots of
motifs for decorating or covering up small holes, tears and marks. We
have silk ribbon and organza flowers in lots of colours and sizes for
embellishing. Swarovski crystal iron-on transfers give a special
Either you can
purchase a kit with 30 iron on labels and marker pen, or you can order
printed or woven name labels; these are ideal for school uniforms, aged
care or adding a personalised touch to your finished work.
fabric, felt, glues, embroidery hoops and
stands, floss boxes and floss cards, plastic canvas, magnifying
glasses, bag handles, jewelry making accessories, beads, and DMC
threads. You could also treat yourself to a Daylight
lamp to help you see better in the darker evenings.
We have many quilting accessories including cutting
mats, rulers, cutters, spare blades, template plastic, Vlisofix, Steam
a Seam, Iron on Pellon and the new Clover range of quilting and
patchwork notions including mesh transfer canvas, tape makers, and the
Clover mini iron.
Looking for Taffeta or
Satin ribbons? Our range is huge as we stock most colours and most
sizes. Plus we have organza ribbon in over 30 colours plus a wide
variety of decorative ribbons.
These come in white,
black and skin. They are available as Sew-in or Velcro-fixed. We also
have bra cups, bikini clasps, sliders, bra strapping and dress shields.
Sewing & Dressmaking
From Appliqué pins
to Zips, we stock "everything for the stitcher" under one roof!
Hand sewing needles; Crewel,
Sharps, Ballpoints, Betweens, Milliners, Appliqué, Beading, Darners,
Easy Thread, Chenille, Tapestry bodkins and assorted others
Tape measures, thimbles,
scissors, safety pins, seam rippers
Fasteners; self covered
buttons, jean buttons, eyelets, press studs, hooks & eyes, hook and
bar, snap fasteners, duvet fasteners, plastic press studs
Pins; steel, bridal, lace,
sequin, quilting, pearl head, plastic head, glass head
Cotton Tape, Iron On Menders,
Iron On Hemming Web and Hemming tape
Marking accessories; chalk,
marking pencils and pens, transfer pencils and pens, fabric erasers,
water erasable marking pens, french curves tracing wheels and paper
Zips; Open ended, dress,
Vilene and Interfacing, Iron on
Pellum and the fast2fuse interfacing which is fusible on both sides.
specifically choose to stock high quality ranges of threads as it is so
important to use good quality threads in your sewing machine and
overlocker. Most of the threads listed below can be ordered from
our on-line catalogue.
Metrosene - 100% Polyester -
ideal for all kinds of fabrics including cottons, synthetics, mixed
fabrics, linen or silk. We sell all purpose, extra strong and top
stitching cordonnet. Check out the Mettler
Metrosene colour card (PDF format).
Metrocor - a perfect thread for
overlocking. Try Metrolene or Serafil for lightweight fabrics. It's
semi-transparent so will blend will all fabrics. A good tip is to use
either dark or light Metrolene on the loopers on your overlocker and
this will minimise the need to change your threads so often. Metroflock
is a soft woolly nylon for very elastic seams in Lingerie and Athletic
-wear, also ideal for decorative seams. Check out the Mettler Metrocor
colour card (PDF format).
Poly Sheen - a superior machine
embroidery thread with a brilliant sheen, strong, colour fast and
abrasion resistant. Check out the colours available including
neon colours on the Mettler Poly
Sheen colour card (PDF format). The multi-coloured threads
can be viewed separately on the Mettler Poly
Sheet Multi colour card (PDF format).
Quilting Thread - 100%
mercerized cotton for machine quilting. Check out the Mettler Quilting
Thread colour card (PDF format).
We also stock a selection of
invisible thread for hand and machine sewing, linen thread and the
complete range of DMC embroidery threads.