To Buy

We have a fabulous selection of stall holders coming to the festival to tempt you with their beautiful buys!

1940’s Style For You – A local family run company that sells original 1930’s and 1940’s clothes and accessories who also make a limited range of ‘one off’ reproduction garments. They use original knitting patterns and source the closest equivalent in modern wool. They use original dressmaking patterns and original materials. They will be bringing an amazing selection of vintage patterns which you can choose to use to commission for them to make up for you. They will also be bringing along some patterns to sell aswell as some vintage fabrics and haberdashery.

Crafty Baba – Situated on St. Peters Street in Ipswich. 3 floors of fabric and haberdashery! Zoe will be bringing along a selection of modern fabrics with a retro feel.

Daisy May quilting – vintage and contemporary fabric

Ernest Wright and Sons – hand made British scissors

Felixstowe Sewing School – Run by Amanda Bowden, the lady behind the festival. Amanda teaches a huge variety of classes at her local sewing school, particularly dressmaking and pattern cutting. You will be able to meet with her and book a class so that you can use all those lovely goodies you have just bought!

Gill Oates – Mrs M’s sells vintage fabric and patterns. When Mrs M isn’t selling lovely sewing paraphernalia and making her own clothes with a strong 40’s and 50’s vibe she is running jivebunnies with her husband, DJ Muffin Man.

Jenny Wren’s Yarns – Also situated on St Peters Street in Ipswich, Lois stocks a fabulous range of yarns and patterns aswell as knitting and crochet notions. She will be bringing some vintage inspired patterns and appropriate yarn.

Maureen Coates –  Dressmaker for many years and has accumulated an amazing collection of vintage fabrics which she is selling on the day.

Made by Mim – vintage fabrics, haberdashery, books and patterns

Botchett and Leggett – Housed in the Old Crazy House on Felixstowe seafront and are passionate about vintage sewing machines and haberdashery. Jos will be bringing along a lovely selection of old and new haberdashery as well as a selection of her old sewing machines.

St Elizabeth Hospice

Sue Jenkins – Number 21a is a vintage shop in the thriving market town of Beccles, Suffolk. We are in our 5th year of trading. We sell a wide variety of items including vintage & modern clothing, costume jewellery, fabric, small pieces of furniture, homeware, china & glass. Our customers frequently describe us as a prettily arranged Aladdin’s cave. We aim to create a sense of nostalgia & love it when visitors love being in the shop. Our sewing section always includes a variety of dressmaking & upholstery fabric pieces as well as vintage haberdashery, sewing patterns & buttons. It’s always worth asking if you are looking for something in particular as we may well have it in stock. 

Society of Fabric – vintage dressmaking and fabric cards

Sew La Di Da Vintage – A fine selection of artisan vintage styled patterns designed and produced in blighty for the modern lady!

The Little Fabric Shop – Situated near the seafront in Felixstowe. Jane’s shop is full to the brim with fabrics, notions and craft supplies. She is bringing along a fantastic selection of 100% cottons and poly cottons for you to buy per metre. She has specifically sourced some lovely patterns and colours with a vintage look to them so that you can make that fabulous frock!Jane will also be bringing some haberdashery notions for those that are needing a little top up!

The Sewing Machine Doctor – Meet Mr Tim with his fine selection of vintage sewing machine and bundles of advice for the care and maintenance of your beloved sewing machine.

Theresa Ward – A dealer in vintage fabrics and is often seen at vintage markets across East Anglia. She will be bringing a fabulous selection with her.

Wendy Johnson – vintage fabrics and haberdashery