About the Shop

Homefront - The Ministry of Creativity is a vintage haberdashery.  It is home to an eclectic range of  original vintage and retro fabrics, new reproduction fabrics, original patterns and sewing paraphernalia. Browse the online shop and buy fabrics, buttons and patterns or visit our emporium at 2 Quay Street in Lostwithiel, a beautiful, historic town in South East Cornwall. We have a cafe selling Eteaket teas, Fatroc organic fairtrade coffees and delicious home made cakes, including gluten free.  We also sell a wide range of Debbie Bliss yarns.

We hold regular workshops from lampshade making to leaning to crochet. Our weekly Woolly Wednesday is a very popular knitting drop-in from 10-12 on a Wednesday (surprisingly!)


 Online: you can pay either using your Paypal account or as a Guest with a credit or debit card.

Phone: 01208 872962 - Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm - we accept payments over the phone via Mastercard; Maestro; Visa

I can also accept bank cheques and bank transfers from a UK bank.  Orders paid by cheque will be dispatched once the cheque has cleared. Cheques should be made payable to A Davidge.

Postage costs

Orders inside the UK are sent out by Royal Mail 1st Class post. Postage costs:

Orders under £10: £1.50

Orders £10 - £30:  £2.75

Orders over £30: FREE

For orders outside the UK, please contact us with details or your order so we can calculate postage.


We aim to provide full details and accurate images of our products.  However if you feel the item is not as described, please contact us at hello@vintagesewandsew.com within 7 days of receipt of items.

Items can be returned within 14 days of your purchase date and the retail price will be refunded if the items are still in the condition they were sent to you.  Shipping costs including return postage are non-refundable.