Sewing Tour – Fabrications London

Hi Everyone,

In today’s post I am pleased to introduce you to Barley Massey from Fabrications. Barley’s shop is held on a gorgeous street in London ‘Broadway Market in East London’ that has a fantastic vibe to it.

Fabrications is an independent shop and creative hub where Barley sells textile merchandise, haberdashery, creative products and gifts as well as running sewing and craft classes.

Barley specialises in up-cycling, making use of fabrics, fibers and discarded garments and clothing to re-create them into something new and original!

Watch the video below where I interview Barley at Fabrications.

Take a tour with us of Fabrications and learn about how Barley created a foot stool from discarded bike tires!

Check out Barley’s gorgeous sewing helper Tommy!

Creative displays

Barley sells a range of haberdashery and yarns as well as sewing machines in her shop.

Barley welcomes sewers from London and all over the world!

Chair covers in the sewing studio are beautiful embroidery pieces from Barley’s grandmother, the special person who taught and inspired Barley to sew when she was little.

Jacqueline takes time out from filming and photograhpy at Fabrications and then couldn’t tear herself away from Tommy the ever so cuddly sewing helper!

Thank you Barley for a lovely visit to Fabrications, we look forward to visiting again soon!

We highly recommend visiting Barley at Fabrications to join a class and be inspired by Barley’s inventive creations & techniques!

Please find below more information about Fabrications

Address: 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4PH


Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7275 8043


Please leave a comment below for us and Barley, we would love to hear from you, how you liked this blog post, perhaps a special sewing project you’re currently working on or are inspired to make. Also if you’ve been to Fabrications too or if it’s now on your list of places to visit!

Stay tuned for our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour coming your way soon! Please click on the social media buttons below to share with your friends too!

Happy Sewing,
Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes
For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666

Would you like to watch these videos on my You Tube channel? Sewing Tour – Fabrications interview with Barley Massey and Maree Pigdon

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8 Responses to “Sewing Tour – Fabrications London”

  1. Maree says:

    Hi Jean,

    April in London will be a lovely time for you, Barley will love to see you and welcome you into her store. We also loved Barley’s upcycling and environmentally minded sewing.

    We have also been inspired from seeing international designs and look forward to sewing lots of new outfits!

    Happy sewing,

  2. Hi Barley,

    Thanks for your comment – I can’t wait to visit you again soon!

    Happy sewing,

  3. It was wonderful and such fun ‘meeting and greeting’ Maree and Jaqueline to Fabrications. I look forward to providing the same welcome to other like minded sewing enthusiasts and crafty people! Best Wishes, Barley

  4. Jean Burkinshaw says:

    Hi Maree.
    Thank you for sharing your interesting visit with Barley at Fabrications.
    The whole interview so inspiring, I have arrived home today from 4 weeks of travelling 3 in Italy, some beautiful fabrics in Italy but very expensive.
    I will be the UK next April 2013 so I will make a concerted effort to visit Fabrications and hopefully see Barley, she is great with her upcycling ideas. Very Enviromently minded. This past two weeks I have been anxious to get home to get on with my sewing, after gleaning many ideas from designer shops overseas. Well done I look forward to your future newsletters. Many Thanks Regards Jean

  5. Maree says:

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks for another lovely comment! It seems that our sewing tour has definitely inspired others to think about starting their own sewing businesses!

    We wish you all the best in doing so if you venture down this path! Also if we can help in any way just let us know!

    Happy sewing,

  6. Maree says:

    Hi Susanah,

    Thank you so much for your comment! I am glad to hear our sewing tour has been such an inspiration for you. Opening your own sewing business sounds fantastic! There are so many women & young girls wanting to learn how to sew! Teaching others as you will know is so fulfilling – I just love teaching sewing!

    All the very best & if I can be of any help just let me know!

    Happy sewing,

  7. Susanah says:

    Thankyou for sharing your sewing adventures. So much inspiration for this recently retired primary school teacher who has forever dreamed of opening a small fabric cum sewing business. I may just take the plunge next year. Will let you know.

  8. Christine says:

    I have really enjoyed these videos so much. I would have loved the opportunity to develop a business in the sewing and designing industry. I look forward to more of this information and thankyou so much Maree and Jacqueline.

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