Craftandthriftshop

Vintage, thrifted & deadstock fabric

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Announcement    Craft & Thrift curates deadstock, vintage and thrifted fabric for the sustainable sewist.

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I source deadstock fabric from various locations around Edinburgh, Scotland and
present them here for my fellow sewists. The nature of second hand, thrifted and vintage fabric means often pieces are unique and won't be repeated so if something catches your eye, you should snap it up before it goes!

I love to see what people make, use #craftandthrift or #craftandthriftshop on Instagram to share your projects and to be featured!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2021

Craft & Thrift curates deadstock, vintage and thrifted fabric for the sustainable sewist.

Sign up to my newsletter for exclusive discount codes and sneak peaks of upcoming fabric releases at www.craftandthrift.co.uk/newsletter

I source deadstock fabric from various locations around Edinburgh, Scotland and
present them here for my fellow sewists. The nature of second hand, thrifted and vintage fabric means often pieces are unique and won't be repeated so if something catches your eye, you should snap it up before it goes!

I love to see what people make, use #craftandthrift or #craftandthriftshop on Instagram to share your projects and to be featured!

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About Craftandthriftshop

Sales 1,177
On Etsy since 2017

Vintage, thrifted & deadstock fabric & notions for the sustainable sewist

I started Craft & Thrift in December 2017 as an outlet for my creative energy and for the thrill of starting a business. As an environmentalist at heart, I wanted my business to be helping to recycle old, unloved items languishing in thrift stores, car boot sales and charity shops. Initially I sold vintage accessories but soon branched out into haberdashery and found my true home in fabrics and notions.

I love salvaging old fabrics - velvet and vintage curtain material makes for beautiful jackets and thick upholstery weight off cuts make lovely sturdy tote bags.

Chunky metal vintage zippers, shiny brass military buttons and old darning thread in beautifully illustrated packaging are collected from various places and grouped together in curated sets, waiting for my fellow sewists and knitters to scoop them up for their projects.

I currently work from my little Hobbit Hole of a flat, in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. Picturesque Dean Village is a World Heritage Site that harks back to bygone times and I love the short walk along the river to my favourite haunts for thrifting. My rescued dogs, Badger and Daisy, keep me company as I sew, watching with a beady eye from the sofa.

Shop members

  • Amy

    Owner

    I curate a beautiful, thrifted and vintage haberdashery for my fellow sewists to enjoy. I enjoy sewing, knitting and thrifting for vintage treasures. You can follow the shop and my life in Edinburgh, Scotland on Instagram @craftandthrift

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 22, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Standard packaging:
I use 100% recyclable and plastic free packaging!
This is made up of paper packaging with paper-based tape. This means the items are thoroughly wrapped and protected for shipping but not appropriate for presentation as a gift.

Sizing details

Each listing will have the measurements of the main body of the fabric. There may be extra fabric attached to the main body e.g. from previous cuttings, irregular edges etc. I always ensure to measure in such a way that you will receive more fabric than listed, not less. The nature of vintage, thrifted and deadstock fabric means it sometimes has prior cuts or fabric removed from it. Where possible, this is described in the listing.
If you are not happy with the amount of fabric received or find damage that I have somehow missed (we're all human after all!) please don't hesitate to contact me and allow me to make it right.

Care instructions

My fabrics come with suggested washing instructions, based on the most likely fibre content of the material. I would always encourage my fellow sewists to prewash their fabric to ensure you know how the fabric will respond to your method of cleaning. I can't be held responsible for any material that shrinks in the wash, the nature of vintage material means I can't always guarantee the fibre content. If in doubt, wash a small swatch to see how it responds before washing the whole piece of fabric.
I would always advise cold hand wash or dry clean only for silks and wools.

Shipping to the UK

To minimise the risk of infection, unnecessary travel and lost or delayed parcels, I am now shipping almost exclusively with DHL Express, which offers a contactless, door-to-door service. This unfortunately has led to a small increase in shipping costs compared to Royal Mail, however the DHL service is excellent and all parcels will now be tracked and arrive within 48hrs of shipping.
There are some exceptions to this, to which I will continue to use Royal Mail Tracked and Signed, to minimise the risk of delays and lost packages. I will be making one storage unit & Post Office trip a week, which may delay sending out your order so thank you for your patience during this time.
Any orders over £100 ship for free!

Shipping outwith the UK

I am now open to international customers from the US and Canada again! Thank you so much for your patience!
I am using DHL Express for international shipping, which is sadly more expensive than Royal Mail. However, it is a far superior service, with contactless, door-to-door shipping and parcels are tracked throughout their journey, minimising the risk of packages being delayed or lost.
As with Royal Mail however, I am not responsible for any customs taxes or similar.

Fibre content

The nature of vintage and deadstock fabric means it very rarely comes with a fibre content label attached! As such, I rely on information from my fabric sources, burn test results and my own experience to determine the fibre content of each piece of fabric. I can't always be 100% sure of the accuracy of this and this is part of the nature of buying deadstock!
I will always endeavour to describe my fabric as accurately as possible and if you have any questions either before or after purchasing, please don't hesitate to ask.

Colours of fabrics

I do my best to accurately capture the colours of my fabrics but unfortunately there are sometimes discrepancies between monitors and eyeballs!
If you feel that the fabric you've received is significantly different to the colour you thought you were buying, please contact me and I'll make it right for you. This will take the form of either a credit note (including a discount code for 15%) or a refund for the fabric and original shipping and I will organise a DHL collection to return the fabric.

Samples or swatches

I offer swatches on any fabric with over 10 metres stock! Just select the drop down menu in the listing to check the number of metres available.
You can check out the swatch listing by searching 'swatch' in the shop.
Unfortunately I can't do swatches on any listing under 10 metres as it would negatively affect the amount of stock available for the final customer and there is a chance it will sell out before you come back to buy!
Swatches cost a nominal £1 per fabric plus a standard £3 for shipping. Just select the number of swatches you require from the drop down menu and then message me with the URL for the specific listings you require. Easy!