• Birgitta Helmersson

    ZW Jumper by Birgitta Helmersson


    The Zero Waste (ZW) Jumper has an oversized body with a curved hem and a slim sleeve making it perfect for layering. The body size and sleeve length are determined by the fabric width you use. The crew neck features a ribbed neck band, and the sleeve hem has a ribbed band attached when using narrower fabric widths. The ZW Jumper comes with tips to adjust the sleeve circumference for extended sizes, as well as a hack to make a smaller jumper size with a narrower fabric.

  • Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

    Perfect Puff Sleeve Top by Matchy Matchy Sewing Club


    The Perfect Puff Sleeve Top is designed to have a relaxed and roomy A-line silhouette with a touch of shaping for a flattering fit. This easy to sew pattern includes two views, both feature a wide style neckline and dropped shoulders with a perfectly dramatic puff sleeve that hits just below the elbow. The length sits just below the natural waist giving the option for a tucked or untucked look. View B has a front button placket for elevated styling.

  • Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

    Open Back Smock Top by Matchy Matchy Sewing Club


    The Open Back Smock Top is a fun and simple summer tank. It has an A-line silhouette with a high front neckline and features a split back with a single button closure. The length is slightly cropped, designed to hit low on the ribcage and show a touch of skin. The Open Back Smock Top is a quick and satisfying sew, and a great pattern for beginners.

    With all Matchy Matchy sewing patterns we’ve designed the Open Back Smock Top with simple shapes in mind, making each project a joyful and creative experience that you will want to make over and over again.

  • Papercut Patterns

    Aalto Top/Dress


    The Aalto is designed with timelessness in mind. A versatile piece, it can be made as a top or maxi dress with side seam pockets, centre front and back seams, a square neckline or beautiful twist neck detail. Whether you choose the classic straight across back or the gorgeous low back with optional tie, this dress or top is perfect for any occasion.

  • Papercut Patterns

    Lulee Dress/Skirt


    The Lulee Dress / Skirt features a timeless silhouette with a classic darted bodice and a hip skimming bias cut skirt. Choose from a cute mini length or a glamorous long length and mix it up with either a long or short gathered sleeve. The feature back keyhole detail and bias bound edges give it an elegant touch. It can also be made as a separate bias cut skirt with waistband. Both dress and skirt have a sideseam invisible zipper.

  • Merchant & Mills

    Sturdy Tote


    A sturdy, lined tote bag with inner pockets and turned through handles. This bag is designed to be made in thick cloth so it keeps it shape well. Using a medium weight lining will also aid this shape.

  • Merchant & Mills

    Francli Pocket Bag


    A practical pocket bag, with an inner pocket, magnetic clasp fastening and sliding knot strap.

    This bag will hold a phone 15cm” x 8cm. You can increase the height of the bag if needed by cutting through the lengthen line (see instructions).

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Stocking


    A stylish Christmas stocking to decorate any mantelpiece and utilise leftover fabric. 100% of sales for this pattern will be going to Unicef.

  • Merchant & Mills

    Hot Water Bottle Cover


    A free pattern download you can add to your order – perfect for Christmas gifting.

    A classic hot water bottle cover. Make it lined or unlined, bagged out or bound.

  • Merchant & Mills

    Drawstring Bag


    A free pattern download you can add to your order – perfect for Christmas gifting and a great beginner project. 

    Instructions for making a drawstring bag with a contrast cord channel.

    We have also included a template for the embroidered word ‘Stuff’.

  • Modern Sewing Co.

    Boat Neck Top by Modern Sewing Co.


    The Boatneck Top is a wardrobe basic that’s designed to be useful for all 12 months of the year. It’s the perfect piece to comfortably layer under knits in winter or wear on it’s own in warmer months. It is a simple piece to make which means it’s a great project for beginners.

  • Birgitta Helmersson

    ZW Tie Top by Birgitta Helmersson


    The Zero Waste (ZW) Tie Top is an oversized shape with a relaxed fit and comes with a high neck and low neck option as well as 3 different garment lengths. This top features an attached neck band which turns into a tie that can be positioned at the front or back neck, as well as additional instructions on how to add side splits and adding gathers and a cuff to the sleeves. 

Welcome to Joan’s Fine Fabrics, my good old fashioned fabric shop – online.

You’ll find new fabrics arriving nearly every week, like the latest European linens from Merchant & Mills and other popular fabric brands.


Our gorgeous sewing patterns have low and zero waste options to help save fabric, money and the planet. You can trust they’re good because I personally sew using the same patterns and fabrics that I sell here in-store. The proof is in the pudding, my Nana always said, so check out my detailed pattern reviews where I share my tips, tricks and learnings for each pattern.

A0 Printing

Have a PDF Pattern and don’t fancy taping all those pages together? Upload it here and we will print it in full size A0 on sturdy paper for you.


If your sewing box needs a bit of a stock up, you’ll find all the haberdashery bits and bobs you need here too. From gorgeous Liberty bias binding, to buttons and the cutest labels for your finished home sewing. There’s specialist tailoring items, right down to needles, pins and every shade of thread to go with your project (yes I will match thread to your fabric for you!).

Remember to check out our one off and repurposed vintage recycled fabrics. You might just find a treasure! 

Happy hunting!

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