• Named

    Shadi Pencil Skirt


    Shadi is as simple as a skirt sewing pattern can possibly be. The stretch fabric and elasticated waistband make this knee-length, high-waist pencil skirt super easy to sew and fit.

  • Named

    Kerttu Knot Dress & Skirt


    The Kerttu sewing pattern includes two variations: a sun dress with tie detail at the front, and a simple high-waist skirt. Both variations come with a tiered maxi-length hem and an elastic waist. The dress has a deep V-neck and a keyhole detail at the front. The rounded back neckline is gathered with spaghetti shoulder straps. You can adjust the length of the straps through the opening in the back lining.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Mathilde by Merchant & Mills


    A simple set of instructions to make a skirt with a deep elasticated waistband. Make with patch, inseam or no pockets. A zero to minimal waste pattern that can make the most of fabrics in your stash.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Shepherd by Merchant & Mills


    A pleated A-line skirt with slanted pockets, side button fastenings and pleats for fullness. Soft and floaty in linen, or smart and hardy in cotton twill. Can be made lined or unlined.

  • Common Stitch

    Bottlebrush Skirt by Common Stitch


    The Bottlebrush Skirts have been designed for both summer and winter climates. An A-line maxi skirt with side split and an A-line mini skirt.

    Both skirts have been designed to be high waisted with a fly-front zip closure and top button. We have also included belt loops for endless styling possibilities. As always, it has pockets! External front patch pockets and an optional back pocket.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Clementine by Merchant & Mills


    Slim fitting jeans skirt with a back split and shaped waist band. This is a pattern that we would advise making a toile first, firstly to adjust the fit if needed but secondly to familiarise with the pattern instructions. We have not used a traditional run and fell jeans seam, we have chosen instead to topstitch the seam, which is easier to achieve on a domestic machine.

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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