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The Remnant Warehouse Blog

  1. April 04, 2020

    Sew Your Own Face Mask - UPDATED JANUARY 2021

    The Remnant Warehouse Guide To Sourcing Materials & Information for Making Masks


    Please do your research before you arrive.

    We ask that you come in knowing exactly what you need as we need to limit the amount of time spent in store. We ask that any accompanying persons (husbands, wives, friends, kids etc) wait outside while you shop. Our staff won't be able to guide you through each step of making a mask and what fabrics you will need, as everything that you need to know about making masks can be found online through this post, as well as many other sewing websites. We will be able to point you in the direction of where to find our cotton fabrics and which elastics are available for purchase, but for all other information you can find it in this post.

    Better yet, you can order everything that you need online and either have it delivered or

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  2. December 16, 2019

    Furoshiki - Japanese fabric gift wrapping

    If you (like many of us) find yourself with excess fabrics and offcuts that you can't see yourself using in the near future, maybe you could use these fabrics as an alternative to wrapping paper.

    The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has put together a PDF with diagrams on how to wrap common objects with a square of fabric. If you'd like to make your fabric wrapping extra festive, we have a number of gorgeous Christmas prints online - click here.

    Click the image below to download the PDF

    Furoshiki - fabric

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  3. July 01, 2019

    #TRWBagChallenge for #PlasticFreeJuly

    We’ve been doing our best to find ways to reduce our impact on the environment, and one of the measures we took some time ago was to remove single use plastic checkout bags.

    We encourage all our customers to bring their own bags to the store when they shop- even better to bring one that they’ve made themselves using remnant fabrics (like this gorgeous bag here), to save fabric waste! The time has come, when even the large suppermarket chains have removed single use plastic bags, it should become habit now to always leave home with a bag, or take a larger hand bag or shoulder bag with you to free up your arms on the way home. I know there have been days when I’ve made some ‘accidental’ purchases at work- but the great thing about fabric is that you can just unfold one of the larger pieces and put the others inside and swing it over your shoulder like a sack!

    We’d love to see your #memade bags in

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  4. October 17, 2018

    The Meghan Markle Dress

    Love the Meghan Markle dress from Australian Designer Karen Gee? See our top picks for pattern and fabric choices to create your own inspired dress!

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  5. March 04, 2018

    Fashion Revolution Week- 23rd-29th April 2018

    Fashion Revolution is a global movement that runs all year long. Fashion Revolution Week falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more. That is the day Fashion Revolution was born.

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  6. February 23, 2018

    Eco-Friendly Fabric Choices

    Make a more conscious choice when choosing fabrics for your collection. We have put our most eco-friendly choices together and some information to understand why these fabrics differ from other fabric ranges.

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  7. January 17, 2018

    Wild Nectar by Crystal Manning Quilt Pattern

    We've just received the Wild Nectar by Crystal Manning for Moda range in precuts & meterage. Get the free pattern using these fabrics here!

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  8. October 26, 2017

    Modern Retro Free Quilt Pattern

    Download the free quilt pattern to use with Modern Retro fabric range by Makeower 

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  9. October 25, 2017

    Fireworks Free Quilt Pattern with Ella's Basics

    The Ella's Basics range from Ella Blue has arrived in store and online. This lovely Fireworks pattern is yours free to download!

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  10. September 09, 2017

    Tips for ordering fabric online

    New to ordering fabric online? New to The Remnant Warehouse? 

    Ordering fabric online can be tricky when you can't phyically see and feel the fabric. 

    Here are our top 10 tips to help you when ordering fabrics online from our website.

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