Living In A Material World

We are having great fun in our sewing and patchwork workshops at the moment, so we thought we would share a few nuggets of knowledge about fabric for those of you just starting out into the world of sewing!

Types of Fabric

Choosing the right fabric for your project can be tricky, so we have found a link to a brief guide from Sew My, and a video from Fleece  – which goes a bit more in-depth into the different types of fabric and their properties to consider.

Going With The Grain

So you’ve chosen your fabulous fabric and got your perfect pattern, but what’s all this about grain, bias and selvage? At Make It & Love they explain in simple terms what these mean and why they matter, and at there is a video to explain various ways to find out the grain of your fabric.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Once you have established which way your fabric goes, it’s time to start cutting! But wait! Have a look at  – which has great tips to consider before you start getting scissor happy, and Studio has a great little video showing the tools required and how to get the best out of them.

We have a great range of fabrics in the shop to suit various projects, sew come on in for a browse and let us know what your next crafty creation will be! Our next sewing workshop is a patchwork project to make a Table Runner. This 2-day course starts Saturday 20th Feb, so give us a call on 00 353 49 95 27424 or click here to book your place!DSC01640


New Year, New Workshops!

We have lots of exciting new workshops coming up in the next few months, covering various skills and crafts. All the details are on our adult workshops page, but here is a quick overview for you to have a look here to see what we are up to!

As well as the workshops, we have our Kids Club starting again on 22nd Jan from 4pm – 5.30pm and it takes place every first and third Friday . Plus, we have a new Teens Club for over 12yrs and primary school kids who are more crafty, which starts on 29th Jan from 5pm – 6.30pm, and this takes place every second and fourth Friday in the month. Booking is required for these, so please give us a call on 00 353 49 95 27424, email us at or pop into the shop to reserve a place.

PLUS – our Cabin Fever adults craft club re-starts on Wednesday 20th Jan from 11am – 1pm. Come and join us every Wednesday morning for some crafting, chat and coffee. Bring along whatever you’re working on and pick up tips and hints from others. Its only €3 per week to join in and there’s no need to book. See you there!

Craft Clubs


Hello World!

Welcome to The Craft Cabin in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan! We are a new craft shop that aims to fan the flames of creativity among all types of crafters. So if you knit, sew, make cards, crochet, decoupage, up-cycle, embroider, create wall art or anything in between, we would love to meet you.

Our store stocks all kinds of supplies and products to get and keep you crafting. We will also be running various workshops for both the beginner and advanced crafter. Some of our workshops may be run over a few weeks while others may just be a morning. Or you can just pop into our craft club, Cabin Fever, on Wednesdays. (Starts Wednesday 16th September.)

Cabin Fever

Very soon we will be bringing you blogs and videos demonstrating various techniques and projects you can try. Until then, please join our ‘Cabin Crew’ eNewsletter, subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook!