• 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. 

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Grove Creations by Merchant & Mills


    The Grove Creations PDF bundle is a set of 4 PDF patterns to make for the home. This project came about when we were renovating the Merchant & Mills house in Rye (The Grove) and wanted to use our fabrics but within a home setting. Your PDF includes:

    Duvet Set

    Instructions for making two duvet sets, one with concealed buttons and one with ties. Matching pillow slips, again either with buttons or ties. Included are options for single, double, king and super king. We recommend using an extra wide linen (280cm), but we have included a formula if you are using narrower fabric.


    Instructions for making a simple pillowcase with a deep envelope. Ideal as scatter cushions for the bed or sofa.

    Quilt & Sofa/Bed Topper

    Instructions for making a quilt or a topper for a bed or sofa. We designed this quilt as an ideal way to showcase our laundered linens, it’s very fun picking the combinations! The toppers are ideal for covering a sofa that your dog might want to keep jumping on, or toppers for wooden benches like we have in the pictures. The topper is made using self made fabric ties, and the quilt is made with lots of ties of linen thread. But these techniques can be interchangeable.

    Relaxed Blind

    Instructions for making a simple draped roman blind. This type of blind is a more modern take on a traditional roman blind and very much suits a laundered linen for an informal look. The PDF includes a link for where you can buy all of the little sundries for making this blind.

  • Lydia Naomi

    Billow Frock


    The Billow Frock is (you guessed it!) billowy, puffy, flowy and basically everything you need in a summer dress. Inspired by Cecilie Bahnsen’s wonderful fluffy silhouettes, this frock features an elasticated gathered neckline, puffy raglan sleeve, a two tiered skirt with high low style lines and a midi length straight hem.

  • Lydia Naomi

    Betsy Utility Jacket


    An oversized, comfy and yet chic, fall/winter/spring utility jacket. This jacket features a buttoned front, convertible collar, four patch pockets, a back yoke, and vented sleeves. The sleeves are lined while the rest of the internal seams can either be overlocked or bias bound.

  • Lydia Naomi

    Anne Wrap Blouse

    Inspired by the wonderful Anne of Green Gables.  This blouse is a wrap top with side darts at the front and waist darts at the back. The sleeve is 3/4 length and is two pieces. The under piece can be sewn in a contrasting fabric. This pattern can be adapted to upcycle a mens shirt otherwise you can make it from scratch!
  • Daughter Judy

    Thompson Coat

    The Thompson is a boxy, workwear inspired, button front coat. Comfortably oversized with plenty of room for layering underneath or size down for an easy smock style button up. View B is a long version that finishes at mid calf.


    – Wide welt pockets at the sides in a raise/ pea coat position
    – Soft pointed collar
    – Sculpted sleeves with shaping darts at cuff.
    – Button front closure
    – Raglan sleeve construction

  • Daughter Judy

    Seneca Jumpsuit

    The Seneca is everything you love about workwear with a relaxed fit through the body. It has a slightly boxy cut that can be cinched with elastic at the back or leave it open for a looser look.


    -Button front closure with hidden placket
    – Long or short sleeve option
    – Five Pocket Styling
    – Slight cropped hem
    – Elasticated back waist for shaping, optional

  • Daughter Judy

    Barons Dress

    The Barons is an easy, fluid, oversized dress that sits off the body and finishes at around the mid calf. View B is a top version with shorter collar and finishes around the high hip.


    – 3/4″ Sleeve
    – Bias cut collar and front yoke
    – Center back button placket closure
    – Slash pockets at hips, View A

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Margo by Merchant & Mills


    A hard working pinafore dress, featuring classic detailing and topstitching. Choose to make it with dungaree clips or sewn in straps.

    Hardware kits are also available for purchase here.

  • Daughter Judy

    Adams Pant

    The Adams is our take on a classic painter’s pant. Generously fit through the hip and thigh with options to choose between a darted or elasticated back. We recommend sizing up or down for a more relaxed or fitted look.


    – Higher rise, top of waistband should sit 1″ to 1 1/2″ below natural waist
    – Five Pocket Styling
    – Slight cropped hem
    – Choice of button or zip fly closure
    – Choice between darted or elasticated back finish

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Sanda by Merchant & Mills


    An oversized coat or jacket with a rolled collar and turn back cuffs. The coat has inseam pockets and jacket has patch pockets. Choose to make either lined or unlined.

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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