Sewing has been in my family for years, well before I ever made an appearance!
My Gran was a seamstress for Aquascutum, my Great Grandmother worked with corsets. I never thought I'd have anything to do with sewing or fabric, primarily because I could never cope with the drone of my Mum's Jones sewing machine growing up. It made a noise like a jet engine and shook the ground. How times have changed!
I started sewing in the mid 2000s. The fabric was expensive to buy, because I was importing the designs I liked from America as there were so few modern fabric shops in the UK at that time.
That turned into Emma's Fabric Studio and we now stock over 1,000 fabrics. I am very aware of the many online fabric shops that have popped up over the last few years, but we're still here! I'm still sourcing and selling modern quilters/haberdashery fabrics and only stock fabrics we ourselves would use. There's a small team of helpers at busy times and we all love the social side of sewing but day to day, it's mainly Emma and her scissors.
Supporting Local Business
I love picking, pressing and packing your fabric every day. I support local business in return by using local Post Offices, instead of using a mail collection service. I pay it forward. By you supporting my business, I support local businesses in return.
If you need help with anything to do with your purchase, get in touch because I love fabric as much as you and could chat about it all day!
We Don't Have A Bricks and Mortar Shop...
Based on a working farm in Kent, we are not open to the public. We hold Open Days during the warmer months which give you an opportunity to see all the fabrics in person. We use Tithe Barn in Lenham, the home of our friends, for Open Days. We'll let you know when we next hold one.
With a big group of friends who love sewing, making, knitting, crocheting and plain old 'having fun', we like to put on a friendly show of all the fabric. Everyone is welcome!