About us

What we do

We’re an independent, family owned business based in the market town of Glossop, Derbyshire.

We offer great value on a range of goods and services including:

  • fabrics (upholstery and dress making)
  • full range of haberdashery
  • alterations
  • dress making
  • curtain making
  • bespoke requests
  • training classes and workshops

We have an extensive range of products on site (including thousands of patterns and a fully stocked haberdashery) and we can track down anything else you might need.

Whatever your project – no matter how big or small – we can help.

Come and say hello

We're more than just a shop - we're a workshop of creativity

Help and advice

We see ourselves as more than just a shop.

We are passionate about helping people by giving advice or hints and tips to anyone who requires it. A lot of our customers will come in just to say hi or ask questions about garments they might be making or new projects they are working on.

Over the years we’ve helped people make everything from hovercraft bases to model spaceships!


Meet the team



Boss, owner, operator

Caroline has been working in the fabric business since she was 18, her passion for dress making and giving advice on fabric and clothing creation is equalled only by her ability to make friends and chat the day away with regulars in the shop.

She makes a mean dress when she manages to free up a bit of spare time.



Second in command

Sam has 10 years’ experience giving customers what they really want. Sam’s job is to manage the smooth running of the shop – bookwork, sewing class rotas, website maintenance – all the nitty gritty jobs… but, the trickiest job of them all is trying to organise Caroline!