Crafty Baba

1 April 2015, Comments Comments Off on Crafty Baba
Family run, Crafty Baba Fabric & Haberdashery is the newest addition to the independent shops of St Peters Street, just two minutes’ walk from the town centre in Ipswich. For some the street is a well-kept secret, for others it’s a little haven from the commercial centre with its quirky coffee shops, antiques, florists and boutique gift emporiums.

For the crafty amongst you, there is the choice of Jenny Wren Yarns, selling designer wools and patterns at number 14 St Peters Street. Just a few doors along, Crafty Baba stocks over 800 lines of fabrics and haberdashery, a haven of creativity and inspirations over four rooms.

Quilters will be enthralled with the choice of exclusive high quality fabrics imported from the US, Japan, the Netherlands and beyond. The latest Robert Kaufman, Marcus Fabrics and Blend Cottons are in stock along with a large range of templates, cutters and mats and wadding. There are also British brands like Dashwood Studios with its endearing dinosaur prints to enjoy and collect.

Upstairs at Crafty Baba, two rooms of dressmaking fabrics enthuse the seamstress to create something wonderful. The shop are stockists of elite Vogue, Kwik Sew and the full range of Merchant and Mills patterns, all of which are available to take home straight away in a range of sizes. There is an extensive range of haberdashery on offer including French company, Stephanoise, Simplicity and scissors from the experts at Fiskars.

No fabric shop is replete without a good selection of upholstery fabrics and Crafty Baba is no exception. Whether it is a full sofa revamp or just cushion covers, they have a large variety of heavyweight cottons available to compliment your existing décor.

Crafty Baba’s knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer advice and practical help for the beginner or more experienced sewist alike. They can estimate the amount of curtain fabric required and direct you towards the right weight of cotton for a blouse or skirt. Customer service is at the heart of their ethos and a visit to Crafty Baba should be a pleasurable experience as soon as you step foot inside.

And for those wanting to further their skills, Crafty Baba offers courses to suit your lifestyle. From beginners evening classes to more advanced tailoring, pattern cutting or perhaps learning to make roman blinds? All of their classes can be viewed and booked online at their website You will also find an extensive selection of their fabrics available to purchase online with free UK postage.

32 St Peters Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XB
01473 210636

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