Hello sewists! We are so excited to finally be up and running!

We thought this post would be a good opportunity to tell you a little bit about Thimble & Notch, what we’re doing right now, and what you can expect from us in the coming months.

The idea for Thimble and Notch came along years ago but plans finally started in January this year. The vison simply was, and is, an online fabric shop that caters to modern dressmakers and makes online fabric shopping easier.

We know that most sew-it-yourselfers prefer to but fabric in person, but that often means limiting yourself to shops in your area or travelling to find them. Many online fabric shops assume a level of knowledge of textiles that some of us just don’t possess, especially when we’re just starting out.

We wanted to come up with a system to help you understand exactly what you’re ordering, because there’s nothing more disappointing than opening a parcel only to find that your fabric isn’t what you expected. We’ve experienced that disappointment, and it led us to create our scoring system, which we hope will help you to choose the perfect fabric for your project. You can read more about it here. For those of you with saint-like patience, we also offer a swatch service.

So what will you find in the shop? Along with the florals, stripes, spots and novelty prints we all know and love, we also try to source bold and graphic prints like these geometric prints, and these abstract ones. We’re also working very hard to find quality solid colours to mix and match with your existing handmade wardrobe. A mountain of samples is heading to T&N HQ, so you can expect a range of premium solids in the coming months.

Talk To Us

We really want Thimble & Notch to be by, for, and about home sewists and we want to know what you’d like to see in our range. If you’re looking for something that we don’t have, please tell us!

Getting Sewcial

The online sewing community is a fine thing indeed and we want to do our bit to build and support it. Share your makes with us @thimbleandnotch on social media with #ThimbleAndNotch and we’ll pick our favourite every month to win a £20 voucher.

What’s next?

What else can you expect from us? We’ll be offering regular discounts, hosting giveaways, and holding remnants sales. Keep your peepers on our Instagram on Saturdays. Just sayin’.


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