Bags & Accessories



  • 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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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’.

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    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.

  • Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

    Picnic Square Quilt by Matchy Matchy Sewing Club


    The Picnic Square Quilt is a simple pattern based on squares and rectangles that isperfect for beginners. If you can sew a straight line you can make this quilt. It comestogether very quickly using the chain piecing method for your quilt top.

    The Picnic Square Quilt looks beautiful in solid fabrics and prints or can show off your scrap collection. The basic shapes are reminiscent of a town square park, the perfect location for a picnic.

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    The Docker Beanie


    A classic six pannelled beanie, featuring a turned up band and elasticated back. Make it lined or unlined.

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    The Francli Day Pack by Merchant & Mills


    A practical day pack designed by Francli Craftwear. Play with hardy fabrics and unique M&M hardware to create a bespoke pack for everyday life and adventures further afield. With water bottle pockets and internal laptop pocket.

  • Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

    Stash Pocket Tote by Matchy Matchy Sewing Club


    The Stash Pocket Tote is a fully lined tote bag with an outside pocket and shoulder straps. It is the perfect scrap buster and looks great in a patchwork style or single fabric. This is a quick and satisfying sew that you will reach for again and again. 

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    The Workaday by Merchant & Mills


    A traditional unisex apron for industrious demands. Choose oilskin or denim for a classic workwear feel, or a soft tumbled linen for wearing everyday around the house. The workaday has 3 pockets, and a waist and neck tie that can be lengthened or shortened as needed.

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    The Victor Apron by Merchant & Mills


    A perfectly functioning apron for makers of all disciplines, adjustable for all shapes and sizes and featuring a cross back for comfort, top pocket for smalls and large divided waist pocket with scissor holder.

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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