Ditto Fabrics

Ditto Fabrics is a treasure trove of fabulous fabric nestled in the bustling and thriving North Laines, at the heart of Brighton. We’re the place to explore if you’re looking for interesting and unusual fabric.

Fabrics on a cork board

Are you a professional dressmaker, a home sewer, or a fashion student?

You will find a vast array of material in a riot of colours, textures and patterns in our extensive range. Zany cotton prints, sophisticated linens, wools and silks, sumptuous end of line designer fabric from leading fashion houses in England and Italy and much more offer everyone the chance to make stunning garments, whatever your style, age or budget.

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Gill Thornley established Ditto Fabrics in April 1983 and has been addicted to material for as long as she can remember. Gill loves sewing and puts her fashion degree and years working in the trade to good use. The experienced makers and fashion graduates on the Ditto staff share her zest and knowledge of all things fabric, sewing and fashion and they all love helping people choose the right fabric for the look they want.

Gill is loving the revival of sewing and crafts currently enticing women and men of all ages to get stitching, in part thanks to The Great British Sewing Bee. Gill is looking forward to even more makers of all skill levels visiting Ditto to see the fabulous range for themselves in the shop or on this site.

My aim has always been to provide an ever-changing, exciting and inspirational range of sewing fabrics at competitive prices.

Gill Thornley
Owner and founder, Ditto Fabrics

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