The Cambridge Fabric Company
Stepping inside the beautifully laid-out shop in the centre of historic Cambridge, an overwhelming sense of nostalgia washes over you. It's not just the many rolls of classic British-designed cotton and linen fabrics, or the wonderfully colourful collection of haberdashery, trims and sewing essentials that give you this feeling – it’s the old-fashioned, friendly welcome from owner Katie Benson and her team, and the super helpful customer service that is reminiscent of a more civilized shopping experience.
The main emphasis is on furnishing fabrics, with the shop specialising in cottons and linens, but there's also a range of dress and quilting fabrics available. Plus, if you’re ever in need of a lovely gift for someone with an eye for design, there’s everything from beautiful scarves to quirky bike seat covers – definitely worth a browse for birthday and Christmas presents.
That fabulous Fabric Co experience goes even further with their very handy 'made to measure' service. In store or in your own home, they’ll help you choose gorgeous fabrics, work out all the measurements, and get them expertly made into curtains, blinds and other soft furnishings by their experienced network of local seamstresses – no factory-style piecework here, this is real craft! By working this way Katie not only ensures the best for her customers, she supports local indie makers too. You can get a free no-obligation quote for the service and help with fitting is also available.
But, if you prefer a more DIY approach to making, why not check out the different workshops which take place on the shop’s site and which cater for all abilities. With all those beautiful fabrics to choose from – you will no doubt be inspired to get creative!
7, Peas Hill
Tel: 01223 778744
Always best to check holiday opening times.