Most of the sewing community have heard of Spoonflower, the brilliant US company that prints your designs onto high quality fabric and ships it out to you, wherever you are in the world. But UK customers can sometimes come a cropper when ordering goods from outside the EU, as parcels can get held up at customs, or even be "held to ransom" until the UK buyer pays a sometimes hefty customs charge. Nightmare!
Spoonflower have addressed this issue by now shipping fabric from Berlin for European customers. They are also adding VAT at the point of sale, to prevent any additional charges being added on by customs. This is fantastic news, and will make it easier than ever to accidentally order a few metres of fabric with your pet's face all over it, to make into a dress. Just me, then?
Read all about it on the Spoonflower blog.