And then there were three!

We are so excited, that we now have three confirmed dates for Fabric-a-bracs this year! Start clearing your stash, or saving your $$ to purchase your next project.

  • Blenheim 21 August
  • Wellington 18 September
  • Auckland 9 October

After the year that was 2020, it’s nice to have some normality back, in our event organising at least.

We’ve got a few variations on our poster design now – just to mix things up a little 🙂 We hope you like them!

See you there…


First South Island event for Fabric-a-brac!

We’re delighted to be able to invite you to our first event in the South Island!

Fabric-a-brac Marlborough has been a long time coming and we hope it’s the start of more events on the other side of Cook Strait! In August Blenheim will be hosting this fabric and sewing extravaganza. We are so excited to see what goodies come out of Marlborough sewing cupboards for this event.

You can have a table, or donate items to Hospice shops for them to sell on the day on the Hospice table.

If you’d like to have a table at the event to sell your stash, or you’d like to go on the mailing list – you can find out more on the Fabric-a-brac Marlborough page.

Fabric-a-brac Marlborough poster August 2021.

Fabric-a-bracs are go!

It’s been a bit of a wobbly start to 2021, with Alert Levels up and down like a yo-yo. But we are being ever the optimists, forging ahead with planning for two Fabric-a-bracs: Wellington and a new event in Marlborough!

Wellington is coming up on 20 March. So get your stash-filling momentum ready and book it in the diary!

The Marlborough event is the FIRST-EVER in the South Island. There are a few more details to confirm, but you can book a stall now.

These are both dependant on being at Alert Level One, but we are ever-hopeful and we can’t wait!

Find out more


We are excited to announce that there will be a Fabric-a-brac in January!

Diary January 23rd, at the Greytown Town Hall (Library). We’re there from 10am-2pm selling the usual lovely selection of vintage and modern patterns, fabric and haberdashery.

There are still a few tables left – if you’d like one email:

Fabric-a-brac Wairarapa

10am-2pm Saturday January 23, 2021

We’ve been doing really well in New Zealand, so we are hoping to run a few more Fabric-a-bracs this year, but of course they’ll be dependant on our COVID level. Hope you guys are all having a safe, fun summer and see you soon!

Some photos of previous events to remind you what to look forward to – oooooh!!

Squeezing in a Fabric-a-brac

You don’t need us to tell you – it’s been a tough old year. The only upside for some of us was that we managed to get lots of crafting, sewing and projects done during lockdown!

But we’ve missed not being able to bring you our beloved Fabric-a-brac events.

So we are delighted we’re managing to brighten up the second half of 2020 and get a Fabric-a-brac in before the year is out.

Fabric-a-brac Wellington will be on the 31 October at St Anne’s hall in Newtown.

Because of the difficulties of negotiating social distancing and other restrictions – it will only take place if we are at COVID Alert Level 1. So keep your fingers crossed!

Find out more

Greytown latest Fabric-a-brac

Poster for the Fabric-a-brac in Greytown, March 2020At the end of March we will hold our first-ever Fabric-a-brac in Greytown, in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand.

Raising money for Hospice

We are really excited about raising money for Hospice in this region, and about seeing the stashes that are coming out of local cupboards to be repurposed by you – lovely people!

Like to have a stall?

If you’d like to have a stall, fill out the form – otherwise we can’t wait to see you there.

  • Fabric-a-brac Greytown
  • Greytown Town Centre, 89 Main St
  • 10am-1pm Saturday 28 March 2020

More Fabric-a-brac dates to be announced soon!

Wellington arrives!

Fabric-a-brac – join us for our last ten year event this November

FBB-Wgtn-Nov-2019Get your last Fabric-a-brac fix of the year in Wellington in November!

The date for our last 10th anniversary fabric sale will be on November 9th. Same place – St Anne’s Hall in Newtown. Same time – 10am-2pm.

The May event was a great fundraiser for Mary Potter Hospice with $3,300 raised. We are hoping we can up the stakes for this one! Come along, get a fabric bargain and help Hospice at the same time.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Auckland is nearly here!

This Saturday we are filling the streets of Ponsonby with fabric!

Well not literally – but the St Columba Centre is going to be chocka with amazing fabric bargains. Make your way down there from 9am to pick up haberdashery, patterns and some amazing fabric – we can’t wait!

Auckland Fabric-a-brac

  • Saturday 21 September
  • 9am – 12.30pm


Feeling the Fabric Love

Wow we had an awesome day at the Palmerston North Fabric-a-brac yesterday. A steady and large crowd made their way around the fantastic stallholders, then into the ‘Hospice Hall’ – all those huge rolls of fabric donated by Caroline’s Creative Interiors – over 100 of them – were snapped up by eager buyers.

Thanks to the Hospice team of staff and volunteers – what a lot of lugging about you had to do! And to all those who measured and priced beforehand. And thanks to the stallholders and Hospice peeps who stayed behind to help clean up 🙂

Thanks to Anne, a genuine Southlander, for taking charge of the Authentic Southland Cheese Rolls. Often they were snapped up before I made it from the kitchen to the tea and coffee stall!

But today, I wanted to do a special shout out to the mums who helped on the day. Here’s Lois and Sharon, Tina and Steph’s mum respectively. They were AMAZING troopers, who stayed the whole day behind the tea and coffee. Sewing is a shared love across the generations, and the enthusiasm and hard work shown by these ladies, as volunteers, blew me away.

69676174_2708642645847599_4353309045122138112_oThank you! Feeling the fabric love today!


2019 Fabric-a-brac Palmerston North