Fabrics

Medium to heavy weight cottons and linens lend themselves to the style of bags that we currently make as they are hard wearing , keep their shape through the rigours of daily use and don’t mind being washed at lower temperatures or ironed back to previous splendour.

Our favourite manufacturers are Clarke & Clarke and Prestigious Textiles both of whom are long established mills based in Lancashire and North Yorkshire. The designs and colours range from vibrant and striking to muted and subtle so there is something for everyone.

The majority of our fabrics are sourced from Exeter Fabric Centre and The Fabric Frieze in Torbay as well as other suppliers in the Exeter and Newton Abbot areas because we like to feel the quality of the materials before buying whilst supporting local businesses. Notional extras such as zips, buttons and cords come from Bare Necessities, a wonderful shop in Teignmouth that also stocks all manner of needlework paraphernalia, lingerie and swimwear – definitely worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.

To meet specific requests we have sourced material from as far afield as the United States from companies such as True Legends and Spoonflower.  The world (and it’s fabrics) is our oyster!

Red RetroTAB0001 Red Retro jagged fabricClarke & Clarke

100% cotton – A great pattern which is lots of fun this compliments all bag styles.

Flopsy – DISCONTINUED TAB0002 Hippy Flower jagged fabricClarke & Clarke

100% cotton – A vibrant, simple flower design perfect for all ages and bag styles.

Petit PoisTAB0003 Petit Pois jagged fabricClarke & Clarke

100% cotton – This fun design is perfect for either a whole bag or as a striking feature pattern such as a bow.

Full StopTAB0004 Full Stop jagged fabricClarke & Clarke

100% cotton – A simple but elegant design which works very well as smaller items for a fun look and larger items for a chic one

RosebudTAB0005 Rosebud jagged fabricClarke & Clarke

100% cotton – Delicate flower for a feminine look. This looks lovely in all bag designs.

Bird TrailTAB0006 Bird Spray jagged fabricDunelm

100% cotton – A delicate design which teams beautifully with both contrast and complimentary colour linings.

Ollie OwlTAB0007 Ollie Owl jagged fabricPrestigious Textiles

100% cotton – This pretty pattern brings out the cheeky side in us all, whatever your age and bag.

Pink Spot -DISCONTINUED TAB0008 Pink Spot jagged fabricPrestigious Textiles

100% cotton – A bigger spot design incorporating a numbers of colours which means it blends perfectly with lots of different outfits.

Moi – LIMITED AVAILABILITY!TAB0009 Moi jagged fabricDunelm

Cotton/Polyester Mix –A sophisticated and striking pattern ideal for larger items.

Rose SprayTAB0010 Rose Spray jagged fabricClarke & Clarke

100% cotton – A pretty, feminine pattern which lends itself perfectly to smart seams.

Red ApplesTAB0011 Red Apples jagged fabricClarke & Clarke

100% cotton – A colourfully fruity pattern with a crisp design.