Over the rainbow: Sweater boxes

31 October 2020 in Inspiration, News

Choice stress! Every sewing process contains a dose of healthy doubt. With or without corresponding procrastination: do I go for contrasting or matching threads? Do I use colour blocking or do I go for the tranquillity of uni?

For our new sewingboxes, we wiped the road for a nearly choose-less sewing process: the new sweaters-in-a-box are all about matchy matchy!

This special box is available in two prints: the Florentes flower print, or the Cypress spot print.

You choose from our uni colours: ochre, petrol, dark green, mint green, dusty pink, caramel or brick red. We puzzle everything in a box based on your choice of colour!

The box has a value of 65.59 euros and can now be purchased in a limited edition at 47.99 euros. You will receive a pattern, a garment and a fine sewing moment in exchange!

What is in the Cypres/Florentes box? 

  • 1,3 m About Blue Uni French Terry with shiny print in matching print colour: a handmade silkscreen print by Lotte Martens (guaranteed washfast and printed in a durable way)
  • 45 cm About Blue ribbing fabric
  • paper About Blue pattern Over & Over (sweater/bomber/cardigan)
  • matching yarn

SEW OUT OF THE BOX: choose your print

Florentes of Cypres

SEW OUT OF THE BOX: choose your color

make a selection out of our rainbow: petrol, dark green, mint, brick, dusty pink, caramel or ochre

Thoroughly colourful, that’s what our uni fabrics are about!

TIP: The back of the uni French Terry has the same colour! This allows you to add a beautiful textured accent to your jumper. Over & Over has a stripe across the shoulder and side seam: use the looped side of the fabric to add an extra dimension to your sewing..

1 meter 30 of fabric for a whole sweater? That may sound on the narrow side, but the fabric has a width of 150 cm! So in reality you have enough for the sweater option of Over & Over. This is an example of the cutting scheme in the largest size:

Sew out of the box: new sewing kits!

22 June 2020 in News, Tutorials

What we love the most? Developing fabrics, you’d think! That’s a fine side of the business indeed. But secretly, we like ‘making sure the puzzle fits’ even more. Making sure we have more to offer you than just a piece of fabric. Taking care of matching ribbing and uni fabrics is an important piece of the puzzle. Or developing patterns that we can guarantee are perfect for our fabrics! Over the past few weeks we have received a lot of feedback. We got to know your ‘sewing needs’ even better. The reactions to our sewing boxes were heartwarming and inspiring. We have now put all that knowledge in a box!

What do you need for a fine sewing experience? Fabric, haberdashery, a pattern, and items in the closet that match your latest creation. We used all those ingredients. And because there are two brands under our roof, we flavoured the whole thing with the power of both labels!

The recipe for our new boxes? Fabric + Inspiration + Haberdashery + Discount : SEW OUT OF THE BOX!

The boxes are available in an ‘Elegant‘ and a ‘Playful‘ version. For both versions you have a choice between a light and a dark version. Let’s do an unboxing in words!


An elegant box is a small wardrobe, accessories incl. You get two patterns on paper (instructions in Englisch coming soon), fabrics that are perfect for these patterns and fit together nicely, and the matching haberdashery. So you don’t have to look for anything and you can start using the box right away.At the end you will have garments that can be worn together, whether you choose the accompanying pattern or add your own inspiration. About Blue provides refined Oekotex viscose and French Terry. Lotte Martens adds a unique hand-screened print and accessory material.


ELEGANT > Fabric, haberdashery & pattern (1,5 m crepe viscose + 0,5 m ribbing + 1,2 m tencel uni + 1 m uni French Terry with handprint design, Lotte Martens limited edition + 1 roll sewing thread + 1 paper pattern: Sunday Mood straight skirt + 1 m elastic for Sunday Mood) + accessory > Everything for a Coxa Bumbag (1 paper pattern Coxa + 1 sheet of accessory fabric handprinted Lotte Martens + haberdashery Coxa: zipper, bag strap, passer-by, snap buckle)

Value: 162 euro, sale price: 98 euro!


You were all so fond of the Kids boxes: we are coming up something alike! In the Playful box we give an extra cheerful twist to the cooperation between both brands ! Each box contains a French Terry from our new collection, and a unique hand-printed panel on which the image of that fabric is printed in large format. The poetic Let me be a swan is thus given a hand-printed counterpart in the box.


The Playful boxen are also a range of bite-sized sewing accessories. The paper pattern you get with this box is ‘Catch the Sun‘, a summer dress or top with a nice braid in the neck. The ribbons for that braid are in the box!

WHAT’S IN THE BOX? > Lots of fabric – 2 m French Terry + 0.5 m ribbing + 1.5 m uni French Terry with hand printed image, Lotte Martens limited edition > Inspiration on paper – 1 paper sewing pattern Catch the Sun > Cheerful extras – 1 roll of sewing thread + 1 ironing application + 3 x 90 cm jersey ribbon for the necklaces of Catch the Sun

Value: 142 euro, sale price: 87 euro!


The panels are hand-printed, which is why the boxes are only available in a limited edition. That’s why: if you already feel it tickle, go to the box section of our website! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Coming Soon: Lotte Martens SS19 DO IT NOW

15 March 2019 in Inspiration, News

Lotte Martens is proud to present her new spring collection: “DO IT NOW”

Make sustainable choices, better today than tomorrow. Lotte Martens gives a beautiful look to durable fabrics. She developed seven beautiful new hand-printed panel fabrics with new prints and print colors. Matching uni fabrics are available for each panel.

Discover these limited edition panel collection “DO IT NOW”
Allium 040 – dark blue with silver graphic print
Allium 014 – light gray-blue with gold graphic print
Allium 08 – light pink with copper graphic print

Florentes 019 – dark gray blue with silver floral print
Florentes 022 – ocher with gold floral print

Silva 038 – medium blue with copper leaf print
Silva 012 – salmon pink with rosé leaf print

Lotte Martens in a nutshell:
* Handprinted * Sustainable * Female * Belgian *

Giveaway: win a €200 Lotte Martens voucher!

24 September 2018 in Inspiratie, Inspiration, News

So much Lotte Martens news we’d almost consider publishing a newspaper! But wait a minute… we do have a kind of newspaper, we have a newsletter! On a regular base, you can read what Atelier Lotte Martens has to offer: new collections and products, but also inspiration. Nice examples of what customers made with our fabrics, hacks, tutorials: if you’re a newsletter fan, you’re in!

Subscribe now: enter our competition and win a €200 gift voucher to spend in our webshop!

You can participate until October 2nd 2018. On October 3, we’ll announce the winners. Nice timing: it’s the launch date of our new French Terry collection. If you win, you can spend your voucher immediately on some nice new prints. Are you on Instagram? That gives you 2 chances to win: there’s an Instagram competition too!

NEW: Eye Candy collection

31 May 2018 in Inspiration, News

We are launching: the Lotte Martens candy store!

You have a fabric shop and you’d like to order? We can provide you with an order form and pricelist: contact us through info@lottemartens.com.

Fabrics like candies. Vivid colors, crackling packaging, a little piece of textile delight. Unpacking them is like a party: release your creativity and use this little pearl to sew a unique detail. With our CANDY STORE collection we launch a new concept in the DIY world: that of uni + printed detail. This collection consists of solids in three qualities (tencel, punta di roma and jersey) and matching candy fabrics (42 x 29 cm). They wish to inspire you to create a classy single-colored garment with some subtle print details.

The recipe for a sweet outfit?

  1. Choose an accent fabric from our candy store
  2. Choose the matching uni fabric: we are launching two new qualities (tencel and punta di roma) and we have a range of Eye Candy fabrics on our corax and tarda jerseys.
  3. Cut your complete pattern from the uni fabric. Use the accent fabric for details like a pocket, a collar or a cuff.
  4. Tadaaah! Little sweet, huge result!

(To check if your pattern pieces fit into a fabric piece? Lay two A4-sized printing papers next to each other and position your pattern piece onto it. If the pattern piece fits onto the papers, it will also fit into a candy fabric!)

About the fabric qualities:

  • Tencel is an ecological fibre made from eucalyptus trees. It has a silky texture and has no stretch in it.
  • Punta di Roma is a heavy interlock jersey usable on both sides
  • Jersey is a thin stretch fabric often used for sewing T-shirts.

About the prints (left to right): Allium, Moli, Carex and Zilt

In fashion colors like khaki, pink and yellow fluo, supplemented with timeless basics like black and dark blue, this collection is meant for ladies and gentlemen of all ages. A cool chest pocket or a sweet dress? Come shopping in our candy store!

And to make the sweetness complete: 3 jacquards in candy colors!

Are you the owner of a fabric shop and would you like to order? Contact us at info@lottemartens.com for price lists and the order form.