• Friday Pattern Company

    Ilford Jacket

    The Ilford Jacket is a versatile style that’s modular design makes for a pattern that is simple, yet impactful. It can be customized a million different ways and really is a “choose your own adventure” type of pattern that incorporates your design sense into the project!
    It features drop shoulders and comes with two sleeve options: a placketed sleeve with cuff, and an easy to sew boxy sleeve for a more relaxed vibe. It also includes two lengths as well as a bunch of pocket templates that you can mix and match! The possibilities are endless! You can wear the Ilford as a jacket or shirt depending on the fabric you use. This is a fun, skill building pattern that you will want to make/wear again and again! This pattern is for everyone and looks great on all genders!
  • Common Stitch

    Finch Button Up by Common Stitch


    The Finch Button up shirt is a simple everyday staple that can be worn around the globe.Featuring two sleeve lengths, short and long, a scoop back hem and boxy-yet-fitted silhouette. This shirt pattern is unisex, however has been drafted for a male’s body proportions.

  • Modern Sewing Co.

    Unisex Shirt by Modern Sewing Co.


    The Unisex Shirt is a classic men’s shirt designed to fit anyone looking for a lean and masculine shirt to wear.

  • Merchant & Mills

    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.

  • Merchant & Mills

    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.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The TN31 Parka by Merchant & Mills


    TN31 is a relaxed and versatile interpretation of the classic fishtail parka. Lined or unlined it can work for all seasons. It has side pockets, front welt pockets, a back vent and optional drawstring waist.


  • Merchant & Mills

    The Tee by Merchant & Mills


    The T shirt is probably the world’s most popular garment, presented here as a smart, contemporary evolution of a wardrobe staple. Our Tee Shirt is a smart combination of a woven fabric with a stretch rib neck, a breast pocket and optional rolled up sleeves.


  • Merchant & Mills

    The Sunday by Merchant & Mills


    Easy like Sunday morning, wrap up and settle in. A traditional unisex dressing gown with inner tie, patch pockets and a shawl collar.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Landgate by Merchant & Mills


    The hooded Landgate is chic yet workaday and features a drawstring waist and side and front pocket options.

    All decorative top stitching is optional. For the men’s pattern you lengthen the pattern where indicated.This is a ‘pull over your head’ jacket so you will need room to manoeuvre!

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Foreman by Merchant & Mills


    Inspired by traditional workwear of the early fifties, the practical and hardwearing Foreman is an unlined utilitarian jacket made to take charge. Features a boxy cut, 2 piece sleeves, a neat square collar, 2 hip pockets and one breast pocket. Can be optionally top-stitched in contrasting thread.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Elling by Merchant & Mills


    An everyday men’s elasticated trouser with front slanted pockets and back patch pockets. Make them with or without a zip.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Billy by Merchant & Mills


    A hardworking gilet. Make yours lined or unlined, with facings on the inside or outside.

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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