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Sew & Tell: Haberdashery Items Every Sewer Needs

Sew & Tell: Haberdashery Items Every Sewer Needs

Haberdashery‘ is a term that encompasses many different sewing supplies, also known as ‘notions’. It’s pretty impossible to complete a project without haberdashery items; these essential tools help you to stitch, secure and embellish your fabrics. Because they’re so important, we’re excited to bring you big news: our haberdashery range is expanding! From buttons and bias binding to zips and elastic, here are some of the products you can find.

At Create & Craft HQ, we’re continually expanding our haberdashery range to give you greater choice. We know how difficult it can be to find all your sewing supplies in one place, so we’ve made it our mission to improve our product range for the sewers. Because we have lots of haberdashery items to browse through, we’ve decided to bring you the highlights.

Sewing Needles & Pins

A category that’s recently had an influx of activity is Sewing Needles & Pins – now brimming with choice. Korbond, Hemline and Sew Easy are the showstoppers here, providing:

  • Pincushions
  • Safety Pins
  • Glass Head Pins
  • Dressmaker Pins
  • Bridal & Shirt Pins
  • Plastic Head Pins
  • Sequin/Lills Pins
  • Wool Needles
  • Gold Eye Sewing Needles
  • Craft & Sewing Needles
  • Cable Needles
  • Needle Threaders
  • Large Eyed Needles
  • Darning Needles
  • Crewel/Embroidery Needles
  • Tapestry/Cross Stitch Needles
  • Beading Needles

Sewing Threads

Threads are essential in sewing – it’s the material that binds our projects together. Discover a wide variety of sewing threads in a range of colours, from notable brands like Korbond.

  • Polyester Thread Bobbins
  • Stitch Unpickers/Rippers
  • Top Stitch Threads
  • Polyester Thread Reels
  • Transparent/Invisible Threads
  • Metallic Threads
  • Cotton Threads
  • Shirring Elastic Threads
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Thread Cutters

Bias Binding & Interfacing

If you’re looking for bias binding and interfacing, we now have a vast selection! The likes of Groves & Banks, Korbond and Hemline are front runners here, offering:

  • Bias Binding Makers
  • Stick & Sew Tape
  • Iron-On Tape
  • Hemming Web
  • Fabric Stabiliser
  • Iron-On Interfacing
  • Iron-On Fusible Web
  • Bias Tape
  • Repositionable Fabric Adhesive
  • Polycotton Bias Binding in a wide range of widths & colours
  • Satin Bias Binding



Buttons are regularly used for function and decoration in sewing projects. Because of this, we’ve put together a huge range of buttons to cater to all needs! Here are a few of our faves.

  • Round Buttons in a rainbow of colours
  • Floral Buttons
  • Paw Print Buttons
  • Cat & Mouse Buttons
  • New Baby Buttons
  • Dinosaur Buttons
  • Penguin Buttons
  • Pirate Buttons
  • Jumbo Buttons
  • Heart Buttons
  • Self-Cover Buttons
  • Haberdashery/Sewing Buttons
  • Ballet Buttons
  • Wine Lover Buttons
  • Jean Buttons
  • Wooden Buttons
  • Stone Buttons
  • Metal Buttons
  • Striped Buttons

Tape Measures & Sewing Gauges

One of our smaller categories is Measuring Tapes. It may not be excessive, but it certainly contains the quality products you need to measure your fabrics accurately and efficiently.

  • Standard Tape Measure
  • Retractable Tape Measure
  • Measuring Gauge
  • Sewing Gauge

Sewing Scissors

Strong, sharp scissors are the backbone of perfectly straight and whisker-free fabric cuts. Every stitcher needs a pair of scissors they can rely on, so we’ve increased our range for you!

  • Needlework Scissors – 4″, 6″
  • Embroidery Scissors – 2.5″, 3.5″, 4″
  • Dressmaking Scissors – 8″, 9″, 10″
  • Craft Scissors – 5″, 7″, 9″, 10″
  • Pinking Shears – 9″
  • Scissor Sharpeners
  • Children’s Scissors
  • Left-Handed Scissors

Fabric Markers

If you’re a keen quilter or dressmaker, precise measurements are a must. Sewing can require a little maths – so fabric markers are needed to mark those workings onto your fabric.

  • Chalk Wheels
  • Chalk Wheel Refills
  • Stitch Markers
  • Water Erasable Markers
  • Washout Pencils & Erasers
  • Template Marking Pencils
  • Tailor’s Chalk
  • Vanishing Fabric Markers
  • Tracing Wheels
  • Permanent Fabric Pens
  • Dressmaker Pencils


You’d be surprised just how much variety there is in our Zips category. This functional notion is essential in dressmaking – but it’s just as important to get one that matches your fabric!

  • Nylon Zips – 6″, 7″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″
  • Nylon Open End Zips – 16″, 20″, 24″
  • Brass Jeans Zips – 4″, 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″
  • Concealed Zips – 8″, 9″, 16″, 22″

Each type of zip is available in a huge variety of colours, matching practically any fabric!

Fabric Dye

Sometimes fabric just needs a bit of a refresh. We’re all guilty of wearing our favourite white t-shirt one too many times, resulting in its colour dulling, but fabric dyes can rejuvenate it!

  • Fenland Textile Studios Natural Dyes
  • Dylon Wash & Dye
  • Pre-Dye
  • Dylon Fabric Dye – Hand Use
  • Dylon Machine Fabric Dye with Salt

Hooks & Fastenings

Other essential – but often overlooked – haberdashery items are hooks and fastenings. Without these tiny sewing tools, our lovingly handmade garments would be unwearable!

  • Snap Fasteners
  • Hooks & Eyes
  • Hooks & Bars
  • Wonder Clips
  • Velcro Dots & Tape

Ribbons & Trims

Ribbons and trims are beautiful finishing touches for our stitch projects, adding that final pizzazz. That’s why we’ve expanded our range of ribbons to cater to a wide variety of styles!

  • Textured Ribbons
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Sheer Ribbons
  • Smooth & Slinky Ribbons
  • Cotton Ribbons
  • Polyester Corded Lace
  • Organza Ribbons
  • Satin Edge Organza Ribbons
  • Burlap Ribbons
  • Floral Ribbons
  • Festive Ribbons
  • Satin Ribbons
  • Lace Ribbons
  • Wire Edge Ribbons
  • Natural Linen Ribbons
  • Hessian Ribbons
  • Linen & Lace Stitched Ribbons
  • Jute Ribbons

Tape & Elastic

Thanks to Korbond and Hemline, our Tapes, Cords and Elastics category is fuller than ever before. Add a little stretch to clothing with elastic or use cotton tape for more strength.

  • Woven Non-Roll Elastic
  • Round Cord Elastic
  • Black & White Elastic
  • Quilter’s Tapes
  • Knitted Elastic
  • Braided Elastic
  • Hemming Tapes
  • Wundaweb
  • Black & White Cotton Tapes
  • Hat Elastic
  • Iron-On Mending Tapes

What do you think of our range? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or on the blog below!

2 thoughts on “Sew & Tell: Haberdashery Items Every Sewer Needs”

  • What a brilliant idea so much easier to find what you want in instead of having to go through all of “sewing “

  • Thrilled Create and Craft are bringing sewing items to add to our knowledge and ahem, sewing boxes! that many of which I have never seen, or even knew were possible to buy.

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