Here you will find a selection of pattern companies as well as suppliers of fabrics and haberdashery – both local and online

Pattern Companies

These are just a few of the commercial and independent companies available.


Local Fabric and Haberdashery Suppliers

1st for Fabrics – Benton. Lots of fabrics for making clothes and soft furnishings as well as patterns from the big 4. Staff are knowledgable and friendly.

Absolutely Fabrics– Benton. Upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics and trims as well as a small selection of Liberty Print fabrics suitable for dressmaking.

Dainty Supplies – Washington. A selection of cottons and dressmaking fabrics as well as haberdashery and other craft supplies.

Fenwick – Newcastle. Dress fabric and Haberdashery on 2nd floor

John Lewis – Newcastle. Dress and craft fabrics, sewing machines, haberdashery and sewing accessories on 1st floor. Soft furnish fabric and supplies available on 2nd floor.

Chester le street Market every Friday
South Shields Market every Saturday


Online Fabric and Haberdashery Suppliers

Guthrie & Ghani

Lots of lovely fabrics and Haberdashery as well as patterns from a number of  independent companies including Merchant and Mills, Till & the buttons and Ikatee childrens wear.

Fabrics priced per metre and can be bought in 10cm increments.

You can order 3 swatches for £1.50 postage. This excludes fabrics over £18 but you can just order 10cm of those instead.

Ray Stitch 

A large range of fabrics, patterns, haberdashery, books and gift ideas for the other sewists in your life (or for yourself). Included in there massive selection of fabrics are ones for designers such as Nana Iro & Tiori as well as fabrics made in Britain and ones with GOTs/soil association certification.

Fabrics priced per half metre – so a Qty of 3 is 1.5m

Swatch packs are available by fabric type with prices starting at £1.50 up to £5

We have a lovely swatch pack of their denims and chambrays for clients to look at that we got for free via an instagram giveaway

My Fabrics

Huge range of fabrics and sewing supplies with prompt delivery – can be a bit daunting to browse but has good selection tools to narrow things down by fabric type, design, colour etc

Fabric priced per metre,  increments of 0.1m can be purchased after a minimum order of 0.5m

You can get samples to feel before you buy – up to a maximum of five samples for a delivery fee of £3.  When you receive your sample order, you get a £3 voucher that can be redeemed on a future order.

Girl Charlee

A wide range of knit fabrics from cotton jersey to spandex knits in lots of colours and prints including some desginer jerseys.

Fabrics priced per metre, only full metres are sold.

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