Dear customers

Opening times are:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm.
Other times can be arranged if you give me a call or email.

Workshops are running with a maximum number of eight people.

Take a look at what is available and please feel free to ring for a chat about the workshops and ask me any questions you have.

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Ednaston Home Farm Studios, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK, DE6 3AY

Fabric Shop near Ashbourne, Derbyshire

The Sewing Barn is a spacious fabric shop offering a growing collection of beautiful fabrics and a range of specialist workshops in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

The Sewing Barn shop

A wonderful sewing experience

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Carol and I'm the proud owner of The Sewing Barn.  I opened The Sewing Barn in June 2013 after a career in teaching/ managing in Further Education. My love of both teaching and sewing was the reason for taking the plunge and start the search for the perfect setting to combine my skills and passions.
The Sewing Barn is a two-storey building set in a courtyard. The buildings were previously farm outbuildings which have been converted to provide characterful premises for a number of small businesses.
Set in lovely countryside approximately 4 miles from the beautiful town of Ashbourne, on the A52, the location is ideal for spending time sewing which includes patchwork and quilting, soft furnishings or one of the many special one-off days such as free-motion machine embroidery, raw edge applique or seasonal workshops. There is plenty of free parking space.
Call in and browse the growing collection of beautiful fabrics, Lynette Anderson, Lewis and Irene, Benartex, Japanese fabrics, to name a few.,sewing accessories, including Mettler threads, books, wadding quilting patterns and selection of gifts available - textile art, cushions, handbags and much more.
Workshops going on at The Sewing Barn
Fabric shop at The Sewing Barn

Opening times:

We are open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
I am happy to arrange other times with you if you phone or e-mail.
Hope to meet you soon X

Our sewing products & services include:


Curtain services


Fabrics from The Sewing Barn

Fabric supplies

Cushion made at The Sewing Barn

Handmade gifts

 Cushions, handbags, quilts, textile art.

Sewing accessories

Sewing accessories

Workshop at The Sewing Barn


Patchwork & quilting, dressmaking, soft furnishings

luxury Japanese embroidery

Cosmos luxury Japanese embroidery thread now available

Beautiful thread that is tangle-resistant and glides through fabric. 95p for plain thread, 1.40 for variegated.

One to one teaching:

If you have a new machine that you would like help learning to use I will show you how to thread the machine , load a bobbin, use the various stitches your machine has. Change a needle, clean your machine. Tips on what to do if things go wrong and why they happen. £30 per hour for first hour, £20 per hour for following hour/part of hour.

Group Workshops

Special workshops can be arranged for groups of 6 + Families, friends, work colleagues, social groups . Daytime, evenings or Saturdays.


Memory quilts from clothes/embroideries etc. Bring clothes to have them made into a beautiful keepsake. I will discuss the options with you and ensure that you are happy with the design etc.

Ann Whitby

The Sewing Barn has everything, beautiful surroundings, a great haberdashery with stunning fabrics and of course the expertise of Carol.

Liz (Ashbourne)

Carol made some roman blinds when I moved house and I’m delighted with them. Great advice about colour and style, very friendly but professional. Bought my lovely fabric from her too very competitive price and fabric I haven’t seen anywhere else. Highly recommend


If you have always wanted to learn how to do free motion embroidery then go to one of Carol’s classes. I couldn’t believe how quickly I got the hang of it. Now know how to set up machine, use threads in different ways and lots more. Thanks for a great day

Anne (beginner’s patchwork and quilting)

The small classes mean we get all the help we need. The workshop is lovely well equipped and spacious.

I went to the Sewing Barn as a complete beginner and thought it would be ages until I would be able to make an actual finished item. However, in the first session, I made an elasticated waist skirt for my daughter. I learned how to make a french seam!! made a channel for elastic and hem a skirt. I was so pleased. The Sewing Barn has plenty of space with large worktables and I used one of the sewing machines available for customers to use. Thank you, Carol.

Linda x

I went to one of the animal applique classes and thoroughly enjoyed it. Didn’t finish my hare completely so went back to one of the weekly classes to finish off. Didn’t know 6 hours could go so quickly

Contact Us

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