Make at 140 has recently become the proud owners of our very own Merchant and Mills corner. A fabric purveyor of old school style and covetable fabric ranges, Merchant and Mills is more than just a fabric supplier, it’s a fabric cult, a way of sewing life. Merchant and Mills has its own dream filled establishment in Rye but we’ve brought the best of their range directly to you.
Merchant Mills emphasize function and quality above all else and try to entice people who may have previously overlooked sewing as a craft to take it up as part of their daily life.
The owners Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field come from successful artistic backgrounds and wanted to break the mould of the fast fashion offering by providing an alternative, authentic and back to basics sewing experience.
“Our ethos is to respect the roots of sewing, from trade to home dressmaking, as we enable and inspire more people to find the satisfaction of simply making.”
One of the biggest challenges of dressmaking is often making the right fabric choice. You want something eye catching, you want something that’s you, something that you can sew, but you also need a fabric that you can wear.
Merchant and Mills is the ultimate wearable fabric, good hard wearing basics that feel luxurious yet on trend all at the same time. I made up the Deer and Doe shorts from the Merchant and Mills Frontier fabric and I almost never take them off!
Come and behold the wonderously versatile Merchant and Mills collection, be quick the Make team have got designs on it already.