By newtonfabrics

I am from a dress-making background and have taught sewing skills and dress-making at Bridgend College. I took over this well established business 9 months ago and have loved bringing my skills in business and sewing together. I specialise in caravan upholstery and soft furnishings.

I’m addicted to fabric!

Confession time – I have a major fabric habit. It’s not just upholstery fabric (which I adore), or curtain fabric (I bloody love a print) but the true source of my fabric addiction comes from my TRUE love, dressmaking fabrics. Be it linen (my favourite), cotton (sub-heading: cotton lawn, voile to name a couple), rayon (so slinky), double gauze (my favourite), viscose (mmmmm, drapey), chambray, denim, corduroy (my favourite), velvet, jersey, french terry (so cosy) – I could go on and on and on and bore you all to tears. So this isn’t going to be about upholstery or soft…

Let’s talk about curtains!

People don’t realise that having your curtains custom made is often not that much more expensive – and sometimes cheaper – than buying them from a retailer. The benefits of having them made for you are numerous – you get a perfect fit for your window, you can chose your own fabric and curtain type, and they are made to a higher standard, making sure they will last a lifetime. There are lots of types of curtains to choose from and the terminology can be a bit confusing. I’m going to break it down for you here so you can…

Lockdown Sewing

It’s certainly been a strange and scary few months for us all! During Lockdown the Newton Fabrics workshop was closed and I was back at home with the husband and kids – juggling homeschooling and everything else like so many of you. I missed my business and the workshop so much that I decided to…

Caravan Season

Shutdown period for 2019/20 is now over, as most caravan parks that close for the Winter months have reopened on the 1st March. We always see increased numbers of caravan refurbishments during these months, and this season has been a busy one! As in previous years, we have undertaken upholstery work for Parkdean at the UK’s biggest caravan park, Trecco Bay in Porthcawl. We have also completed a number of refurbishments for private owners at a number of caravan sites from West Wales to Acorn Camping Site in Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan. These range from new seating…