Craftandthriftshop

Vintage, thrifted & deadstock fabric

Edinburgh, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2017

Craftandthriftshop

Vintage, thrifted & deadstock fabric

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 318 Sales

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Note from shop owner Due to corona virus and the travel restrictions in place in the UK at the moment, Craft & Thrift is currently in hibernation.
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Last updated on Mar 26, 2020

Due to corona virus and the travel restrictions in place in the UK at the moment, Craft & Thrift is currently in hibernation.
Stay safe out there everyone, wash your hands, hug your puppies and sign up to the newsletter for sewing, thrifting and fabric related nonsense to get us through these troubling times: www.craftandthrift.co.uk/newsletter

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About Craftandthriftshop

Sales 318
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.

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  • Amy

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    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

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Last updated on Mar 12, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I use paper packaging with paper-based tape externally and an internal envelope of compostable potato starch to keep your fabric dry in transit. 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

Where possible, I will always prewash my fabric on a gentle 20 degree cycle and line or tumble dry. However, this is not always possible, for example with wool, silks and fabric bought off the roll. In these cases I will air out the fabric to ensure any residual storage smells have been eliminated before packing.
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.

Free shipping to the UK

That's right! As of December 2019 Craft & Thrift offers free shipping to the UK on any order over £30. To allow this to be financially viable for the business, packages will be split where possible to keep the weight under 2kg. So if you order 4 items, you may receive 2 packages, depending on the weight of the fabric you buy. The exception to this is fabric bought by the metre, which will always be sent as a continuous piece.