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ABOUT US

Welcome to Fabworks

Welcome to Fabworks, a family-run fabric business in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire whose primary focus is selling high-quality, affordable, sustainable fabrics, from our friendly staff who are expertly .......... to fabric lovers worldwide! 

We're not just a fabric shop, we're a vibrant community of textile enthusiasts who are passionate about creativity and craftsmanship of fabric

Located in a former textiles mill, Fabworks is bursting with unique one-off quality fabrics, with an expert team passionate about fabrics, sewing & everything in between.

One reason why Fabworks is so unique is that we're always changing, 99% of our stock is sourced as surplus deadstock from the fashion industry which means that it never repeats so there is always something new to see!

Shop Online

Retailers of high-quality sustainable fabrics

We pride ourselves on stocking only the best quality fabrics mostly sourced from the UK and Europe, you will find a host of cotton, wool, linen, occasion wear & jersey for all your dressmaking needs, as well as a host of haberdashery items and sewing patterns

We hold special online events throughout the year including a birthday celebration in November and Fabric of the Month providing excellent value on seasonal fabrics throughout the year

Shop In-Store

Visit Fabworks Mill Shop

Visit our wonderful Mill Shop based in West Yorkshire, we stock everything you'll find at Fabworks Online plus a whole bunch of special unique Mill Shop one-offs including remnants, rummage baskets and much more

If its furnishing fabrics you need, there's much more in-store than available online, including cotton, linen, & synthetic upholstery & curtain fabrics, including unique one-off designs & displays to inspire your inner creative!

We aren't just retailers, we're experts and enthusiasts, if you're new to dressmaking and need advice with your next sewing project, or are unsure about curtain measurements, our expert team in-store are happy to offer guidance on fabric suitability and all the support you need to ensuring that your chosen fabric is perfect for your next make

Providence Mills
Bradford Street
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire, England
WF13 1EN

Meet Our Fabworks Team

History of Fabworks

Family Traditions

The first company was set up in 1905, when our original family members were trading in reclaimed textiles and shoddy waste, at a time when this part of Yorkshire was renowned as being the heart of the manufacture, production, and distribution of fine woollen cloth.

Eighty-five years, several family split-offs and three generations took the business into the 1990s, with the changing economic climate showing a need to diversify. This idea developed in the form of a tiny pop-up retail shop at the front of what is now Fabworks Mill Shop, myself and my wife Jane Stross were selling remnants and bit-bags on occasional Saturday mornings. Very slowly, the business grew as word of mouth spread about the variety of stock combined with great accessibility from nearby motorways and rail links, excellent prices and unexpected treasures.

Throughout the continuous changes, our independently-run family firm has retained its core values and operates today as a flexible and friendly environment with a 'can-do' attitude, putting customer satisfaction first.

The Home of Heart of Huddersfield

Heart of Huddersfield is Fabworks’ bespoke range of pure wool tweed fabrics, commissioned by us and woven in the Colne Valley, within West Yorkshire’s Heavy Woollen District (Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK). This area is world famous for its weaving heritage & expertise, known as the centre of wool textile manufacturing in Britain.

The Heart of Huddersfield range welcomes a new collection with each coming autumn/winter season, and features bespoke one-off fabrics, designed in-house at Fabworks using our depth of knowledge within the company, gained in over 120 years working in the UK textiles industry, and passed on through five generations. Utilising established and trusted partnerships with local weavers allows us to incorporate the rich textile heritage of our area, into an annual collection with classic and vibrant palettes given our own twist and employing eco-friendly, sustainable practices throughout.

Our Heart of Huddersfield fabrics are suited to a wide range of dressmaking and soft furnishing projects, and the detailed product specifications give the opportunity to create your own exquisite styles in the highest quality British made woollen cloth, with a nod to British heritage manufacturing and using only natural fibre fabrics. Fabworks’ Heart of Huddersfield collections give you Yorkshire expertise from start to finish. 

Come see us!

Fabworks Events & Exhibitions

There are many events throughout the sewing calendar year and we have been lucky enough to attend and showcase our wonderful Fabworks Fabrics!

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Social Media

For the latest in all things Fabworks, follow us on Facebook & Instagram where we post our latest fabric collections, inspirational garments, offers such as Fabric of The Month & much more!