Frequently Asked Questions
What is a haberdashery?
In British English, a haberdashery is a business that sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons, zippers, and other notions. Fun fact: in the US, Haberdashery refers to menswear so we're adopting the British definition for our purposes.
Why don't you sell yarn?
We know being a small business can be tough and we want to uplift our crafty neighbors. At the moment, we do not carry any yarn or knitting supplies. To find beautiful knitting supplies check out the following local yarn shops: Wild Hand, Hidden River Yarns, Love2Knit & More, and Yarnphoria.
Will you carry garment fabric?
Philadelphia has a robust garment district in Center City that can fulfill many garment fabric needs. Currently, we carry alternate substrates such as cork and linen and a curated offering of garment fabrics such as rayon and poplin. We are always looking for unique items to add to our inventory - let us know if you are looking for something specific and we can work with you to find it.
Can you upholster my chair, sofa, or other pieces of furniture?
We cannot. Unfortunately, our sewing skill set does not include upholstery.
Do you offer longarm services?
At this time we don't have the space to offer in-store longarming services, however, we have cultivated relationships with local longarmers. Reach out to us if you would like recommendations.
Do you sell completed quilts?
At the moment, we do not have any completed quilts to sell. We do anticipate holding sample sales throughout the year as our fabric rotation changes. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of any future sample sales!
I'm new to sewing, will you teach me?
Absolutely we will! In fact, we would love to. Check out our classes and workshops to see what's on the calendar. We hope to see you in class!
Will you sew a quilt for me?
We will not, but we will teach YOU how to sew a quilt! See our classes and workshops to sign up!
Do you offer sewing machine repair/maintenance?
At this time we do not. But we recommend Steve's Sew & Vac in the King of Prussia area.