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Winter Walk

Well this was a very timely box, as I write this we are in a cold snap with temperatures reaching -7. But it is beautifully sunny and the best time of year to get out for a bracing walk in nature, wrapping up warm with a flask of hot chocolate.

Which is exactly the idea of this month’s boxes! Cosy fabrics to keep you warm this winter and inspire you outside. So let’s take a look at what was in the first boxes of 2024.

Luxury Box

The fabric in this months Luxury Box is a gorgeous looped-back jersey from Lady McElroy with a denim blue and white wide stripe. This is such an all year round winner, it’s quite lightweight so would make a great t-shirt or top for the warmer months but will layer up beautifully with thermals and jackets until then!

I’ve paired it with the lovely Astrid Dress and Jumper pattern from Emporia, this again is a great year-round pattern. Make a long sleeved dress in a snuggly sweater knit for the winter or remove the sleeves and cut a t-shirt length top for the summer.

The supplementary fabric this month is 50cm of this beautiful daisy print polar fleece, perfect for snuggly hats, gloves, slippers or even wear it as it is as a scarf! It’s always really exciting including a fabric we haven’t had in the boxes before, and now that we have swapped the fat quarters I am having so much fun picking fabrics we wouldn’t otherwise be able to have. Unfortunately there’s no way I can squeeze 2.5m of fleece into the boxes… trust me I’ve tried!!

Classic and Mini Boxes

This months Classic and Mini boxes had a gorgeous vintage floral needlecord in one of four colours; red, black, aubergine or navy blue. They are all stunning and perfect for skirts, pinafores or shirt dresses. It’s quite a narrow fabric at 110cm so I’m definitely setting you a challenge and I cannot wait to see what you all come up with.

This month sees a welcome return to Jo from Hello Sunshine who took inspiration from all 3 fabrics to create this gorgeous illustration that is completely unique and exclusive to SewHayleyJane and fits the Winter Walk themed sewing box perfectly!

Of course that’s not everything, the boxes also included a pack of 7 of these little stone effect buttons, Guttermann thread to match the main fabric and a sachet of Galaxy hot chocolate. Now wrap up warm in your gorgeous fabrics, get your travel flask out and head on outside.