Premium Stabilizers

Now sold here!

These new stabilizers come in three categories 


Tear Aways

Cotton Soft

Madeira Cotton Soft Stabiliser is an excelllent all-purpose stabiliser, soft and gentle to the touch, yet strong and rigid enough for hooping and stitching. It will not stretch or distort stitches and tears away with the greatest of ease leaving a super-clean edge. The natural cotton fibres make it environmentally friendly and extremely good for baby and children's clothes, heirloom sewing, quilting and paper-piecing.

Cotton Soft Black

The same as standard Cotton Soft, but black in colour.

Cotton Stable

adeira Cotton Stable Stabiliser has a coating on one side that develops an adhesive effect when subjected to heat. Iron in pace wherever a soft stabiliser might be used, stitch and carefully tear away excess backing close to stitching. Eliminates shifting, sliding, puckering and stretching of material. The iron on coating produces only a weak adhesive effect allowing the removal of Cotton Stable without residue.

Cotton Fix

Madeira Cotton Fix Stabiliser his ideal for hooped computerised machine embroidery. Avoids hoop marks on delicate and sensitive fabrics, such as velvet, suede and silk. Simply hoop Cotton Fix paper side up, score and remove release paper to expose adhesive. Finger press fabric to the Cotton Fix and put the hoop on your machine for embroidery. Excellent for patchwork as small items can be embroidered without basting them to the stabiliser.

Wash Aways

Avalon Film

Madeira Avalon Film can easily be hooped for decorative stitching on towels, knit or sweater fabric to prevent stitches from sinking and disappearing into fabric nap. Use under or over fabric to support open stitches, cut work or button holes. Stretchable and delicate fabrics will no longer loose their shpae as you sew or embroider on them.

Avalon Ultra

Madeira Avalon Ultra is ideal for hoopless embroidery or any project where added support or firmer working foundation is necessary. Can be stitched intensely without tearing.

Avalon Plus

Madeira Avalon Plus is a firm wash-away stabiliser with the strength of a non-woven fabric. Dissolves in warm water with no residue, placing no stress on your beautiful embroidery. Can be embroidered intensely without tearing, perfect for machine embroidery, cut-work, lace making and applique on delicate fabrics.

Avalon Fix

Madeira Avalon Fix is soft and stable, with the added bonus of a paper-backed adhesive. Avoids hoop marks on washable fabric, ideal for projects too small or odd sized to hoop. Hoop stabiliser, reveal sticky surface, align fabric and finger press in place. Washes out with luke warm water. Extremely suitable for all creative techniques in freehand machine embroidery, such as textile surface design.

Cut Aways

Super Strong

Madeira Super Strong provides great permanent stability to stitch computerised embroidery designs, appliques and monograms on ouuterwear like jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts.

Super Strong Black

The same as standard Super Strong, but black in colour.

Super Stable

Super Stable is great for machine embroidery and applique as it remain on the fabric to keep it stable during and after embroidery. Iron in place wherever a permanent stabliser might be used, stitch and carefully cut away excess backing close to stitching.

Super Film

Special heat dissolvable clear and perforated stabilizing film. Dissolves when subjected to heat and allows embroidery work to be carried out on extremely fine fabrics, stretch fabrics and on normal cotton fabrics. Super Film is also especially suitable for the embroidery of emblems or logos without fabric.


These are not yet available online! But will be very soon!

Feel free to drop in to our store and browse the new range or any of our hundreds of other habby products!

2104D Overlocker

Threading Tutorial & Demo

Meet our new resident domestic machine demonstrator expert, Rachel Bunny!

She's here today to give a full an in depth tutorial on the Brother 2104D Overlocker! If you're a beginner, or if you've just purchased a new 2104D, then you will find so many tips and tricks in this video that could help you get started!

Feel free to leave a comment and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more future tips and tricks videos from Rachel! 

If you have any requests for future videos, leave them in the comments there too and we'll be sure to check it out and possibly make it happen!


The 2104D is packed with amazing features for both new and advanced users

Such as..


3 or 4 thread overlocker

Easy to follow lay-in threading

Fast and Simple Lower Looper threading system

Differential feed offers perfect seams on virtually any fabric type, eliminates the wavy or stretched appearance of stitches on fabrics

Instant rolled hem

Bright LED sewing light

Stitch width 5.0 - 7.0 mm



We have the 2104D in stock right now! Click the image below to be taken to the store page!

Innovis A16

The A16 is an amazing machine for keeping things simple when you're sewing, from the easy needle threader to the quick set drop in bobbin and speed slide control it can help any aspiring sewer off the ground!

One of the most impressive features in our opinion is the one-step buttonhole feature, which will let you fly through a shirts buttonholes within minutes, making a stressful task hassle-free!

To produce the 1 step buttonhole simply put the button into the foot which is included with the machine, attached the foot pull the lever down and press the stop start button. The machine then takes over you do not need to even be in the room. The foot will then using the button stitch out the exact size you need. Saving you tones of time, more time to get creative. 

We've created a great and quick demo video of the buttonhole feature for you to follow along with or just if you're interested in the machine!

Get yours now!



The Brother Innovis A16  

Pin dish seen in the video! 


Bobbin Fill

New Product Alert!

Just Added and now available on to buy online!

We use Madeira Bobbin fill for all our computerized embroidery. Works perfect with every machine Brother, Janome, Bernina, Husqvarna, Bernette, Pfaff.

It forms the perfect foundation for all your designs and makes embroidery stitch out great every time.

Here's an example of the Bobbin Fill in action from our very own showroom! As you can see it has helped to produce a pristine result, you cant get any better than this! 

Sold in 500, 1000 and 1500 meter reels, more than enough for home crafters and embroidery enthusiast. Don’t forget the Nature No.80 which is ideal for cotton. 

Check it out in our online store!

Drop your sewing machines off at Really Maria!

Tony and Maria have been talking and have come up with a great new idea...

...More options for you!

From now you will be able to drop your machines down with the lovely people at Really Maria, to have them serviced by us!

Its simple!

- You drop it in!

- We pick it up!

- We call you with a free estimate!

- We do any work and return the machine back to Really Maria for collection!

All the work to your machine is completed in our brand new industrial unit and is promptly returned back to Really Maria awaiting your collection!

 Directions: 15 Lordship Ln, London SE22 8EW


Of course don't forget to browse the amazing selection of fabric and habby at Really Maria whilst you're there!

If you would like to visit our shops, please look in the About Us section for details of opening times.

Established for over 60 years. We have an Online shop, plus two outlets in Kent Maidstone and Gillingham with mobile engineers covering the south east and London!


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