Closs & Hamblin

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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 4

Last week’s episode was themed around gent’s classics. The team of sewers returned to the sewing room once again and faced another set of three challenges; to create a classic baker boy hat, transform men’s blazers and jackets into women’s garments, and finally produce a perfectly fitting utility jacket. The Garment of the Week was awarded to Farie, and we said goodbye to Lawratu.

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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 3

Once again, The Great British Sewing Bee returned to our screens for its third episode. Last week, the sewers’ three challenges were themed around summer; creating a pair of classic paper-bag shorts, turned men’s swimwear into women’s garments, and finally produced a made to measure button-down sundress.

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The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 7, Episode 2

Last week’s episode of The Great British Sewing Bee focused on wardrobe staples. The contestants were faced with three challenges; to create a shell top, turn old t-shirts into garments, and finally produce a made to measure buffet dress. The ‘Garment of the Week’ was awarded to Raphael, and we sadly said goodbye to Julie.

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History of Closs & Hamblin

Closs and Hamblin was established in Baker Street, London in 1933 and on 5th April 2021, we celebrated our 88th Birthday! With this in mind, we thought what better opportunity than to take our loyal customers through the remarkable history of our beloved company. So, sit back, relax, and welcome to our whistle stop tour!


Shop local… your high street needs you!

After what has been the toughest year for retail, it has never been more important to shop locally. The high street is the heart of a town, and where you choose to shop can really help local business owners get back up and running! Whether its popping to your local bakers for a loaf of bread, or buying a quirky gift from an independent shop, these small purchases can make a huge difference!

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Make your very own Spring Face Mask!

Face masks are now part of our everyday lives, and with Spring just around the corner, there is no better time to make yourself some Spring-inspired face masks! Our step-by-step guide below will take you through exactly what you need to do.

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Find the Perfect Gift for Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day, for many, will be quite different this year, and so with this in mind, there is no better time to make it an extra special day! Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14th March, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about what you would like to give that special lady in your life. From home fragrance and hand creams to jewellery boxes and stationery, here at Closs & Hamblin, we have the perfect gift for Mum to suit any budget. We are currently running a 20% off promotion on Mother’s Day gifts, so we are certain we will help you find the gift that really shows how much you love and appreciate all that she does!

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Get Ready for Spring with Blackout

Spring is just around the corner, and with that brings new life, longer days, warmer weather and a general sense of hope. There’s no denying that after a Winter in lockdown, we are more ready for Spring than we probably ever have been before! On 28th March, British Summer Time begins which means that evenings will stay lighter for longer. Although this sounds completely wonderful, it can make falling asleep at night just that little bit trickier. Here at Closs & Hamblin, we have a whole range of blackout window solutions to suit you, your lifestyle and interior tastes, whether its curtains with blackout lining, ready-made blackout blinds, or made to measure shutters, we have the perfect product for you. Get your home ‘spring-ready’ with us!

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Our Made to Measure Service Explained…

Whether it’s bespoke curtains, blinds or shutters you’re looking for, Closs & Hamblin’s Made to Measure service is certainly the one for you! We are a family run business who have been making and providing handmade curtains and blinds for 85 years. Our wealth of experience and knowledge will ensure that we help you find the perfect solution for your window. We pride ourselves in making and installing only the highest quality handmade products, so our customers are never disappointed!