It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been busy helping my eldest prepare for a very important exam which is happening right now so I’ve not had much time to blog. But I have been sewing! In fact, I find it incredibly stress-relieving. Just paying attention to the lines and the sound of the machine humming along. Just a short session of sewing each night helps tremendously. One of the things I made this month, was this bag that I’ve been wanting to make for the longest time, ever since I saw the picture of it in the book.
This is the book where the pattern came from, I will share a book flip-through of this book later this week.
I like the bag so much that I was already planning to buy some Liberty fabric on my year end trip to Japan, until I discovered ElizabethLittle.co.
ElizabethLittle.co is an online fabric shop based in Singapore, and they sell Liberty fabric! I first discovered them through a local sewing network group on Facebook, so I emailed them to find out more about them and to suggest a collaboration ;P which they agreed readily :).Here is what I found out about ElizabethLittle.co.
Who are the founders of Elizabethlittle.co?
We are a team of 3 busy mothers and working professionals, who share an interest creating memories with beautiful fabrics, particularly Liberty Art.
image from Elizabethlittle.co
I can see that! I’ve been following you on instagram and I’ve been seeing your creations made with all your beautiful fabrics. But what pushed you to actually start up an online fabric store?
What inspired the creation of Elizabethlittle.co?
Our delight for gorgeous and distinctive floral prints on silk-like cotton yarn began in 2010 when we chanced on Liberty’s iconic Tana Lawn for the very first time. Unsure where this fascination would lead us, we embarked on an incredible journey of discovery, starting an independent studio as a group of artisans who believed in the maker movement. We love sewing, quilting, transforming bolts of fabric into the fruit of our hands.ElizabethLittle.co is our avenue of showcasing our creations, to share and promote our love of craft and sewing, especially to residents living in Singapore and South East Asia. Being busy mothers and working professionals, we understand the challenges crafters face when trying to get to stores for fabrics. ElizabethLittle.co represents our keenest effort, delivering to clients our lean variety of carefully selected fabrics straight to your door step!
That was a great idea! I am always shopping online for fabrics because I can never find what I want in stores and it’s such a great feeling to get them delivered right to my doorstep! 🙂
What kind of fabrics do you carry in Elizabethlittle.co?
We carry Liberty Art Fabrics, the renowned British brand of quality Tana Lawn, and a curated range of Cotton + Steel fabrics. We envision stocking quality organic fabrics in the future.
I’m excited to hear that! I don’t remember seeing any Liberty in stores here, so I was waiting to buy some in Japan. Cotton + Steel fabrics are also well known for their design and quality as they are made in Japan. I also buy organic fabrics when sewing for my kids, but only online because, well you can’t get any decently priced ones in stores, but when buying online, fabric shipping is usually a killer.
Do you (or your co-founders) sew? If yes, what type of sewing do you do?
Yes, definitely! We do a mixture of quilting and apparel, with a special interest in cheongsams.
image from Elizabethlittle.co
Isn’t that gorgeous?
If you had to choose one favourite Liberty fabric, which one will it be!
Oooh, it has to be Betsy, which is part of Liberty’s Classic Collection. The gorgeous florals are amazing in so many colour ways! We also stock limited edition Betsy, which are exclusive and rare.
image from Elizabethlittle.co
This is one question I’ve always wanted to ask, what is the difference between European Liberty and Japanese Liberty?
Liberty Europe is printed in either United Kingdom or Italy, with a width of 136 cm.
Liberty Japan is printed in Japan, with a width of 110 cm.
Tana Lawn from both countries are of the same quality – 100% Egyptian Cotton. Main difference is width.
Both Liberty Europe and Japan carries the same design, though the Japanese fabrics may have slightly different colourways as they are only sold for the domestic market.
Aaah now I finally know the difference. It’s good to know since the width does make a huge difference when it comes to deciding how much fabric I might need!
What are your future plans for ElizabethLittle.co
Going forth, we will be making a childrenswear collection, using Liberty fabrics! We will also be tying up with local crafters and the sewing community for sew-a-longs and perhaps form a local sewing society. We will maintain our online presence as this offers greater convenience for our clients – complimentary local shipping. In addition, we will be participating in consumer fairs and pop-ups to meet clients, and allow them to touch and feel our fabrics and goods. More fabric options and brands are in the pipeline, with an emphasis on quality and make.
Sounds exciting! Where can we sign up to keep track of these exciting developments, and admire your beautiful fabrics and creations?
You can follow us by either
Visiting us online at www.elizabethlittle.co
Following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elizabethlittleco & on Instagram at www.instagram.com/elizabethlittleco
I’m excited already about the promise of more quality organic fabrics and maybe even a local sewing society? We really need one here! Oh but that’s not all, ElizabethLittle.co even offered to sponsor 1m of fabric for my sewing project and 1m of fabric for a giveaway for my readers! I even got to choose the fabric for my project.
Like a kid in a candy store, I took a long time to decide. I was really keen on a Betsy as it was a very classic look, but this one kept catching my eye.
Liberty Art Fabric – Flower Tops B Tana Lawn
So I decided to go for it and this is was the result. ♥
More pictures of the bag will come in the next post, as there are too many photos and more things to say about Liberty fabric and this bag project.
But right now, I know that all of you are curious about the GIVEAWAY : ) Here’s what you get to win. 1 winner will stand to win 1m of this beautiful fabric sponsored by Elizabeth Little Co
Wiltshire J Tana Lawn
The contest will be running on both my Facebook and Instagram pages. So hop on over to to win now! The giveaway will end one week from now (7th October) and I will announce the winner the following day (8th October) on both Facebook and Instagram. Good luck and remember to check back in a few days time to see more pictures of my bag!