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About Us

Welcome to Poppies & Polka Dots, our fabric and sewing boutique!

Born out of a love of fabrics, trimmings and other yummy things, here at Poppies & Polka Dots, we hope to bring you everything you will need for your next homemade sewing or craft project.

We love to spend our time sourcing what we believe to be the prettiest, most unusual and generally most irresistible fabrics, trims and craft accessories.

At Poppies & Polka Dots we aim to bring you a collection of fun, unusual, vintage and retro inspired fabrics. Those featured are ideal for dressmaking, home decor items, quilting and virtually any craft project. Everything you see on the website has been handpicked by us and is something we’d love to use in our latest creations; so we hope you feel the same way.

Complementing the fabrics, we have searched out a wonderful selection of ribbons, trims and other nic nacs, which we think give the perfect finishing touches to your projects. Helping to turn them into something fabulous and really unique.

We also offer a lovely selection of DIY kits covering anything from lampshade making to fun animal felt kits for the younger craft person. These are perfect to get you started on a project, with pretty much everything you need in one box. Alternatively they also make a brilliant gift for friends and family who also love to get busy with a little homemade something.

We think the title says it all. In this part of our shop, you’ll find a treasure trove of delightful accessories to freshen up your sewing or craft box, plus some irresistible gift ideas. We’ve also included a a few of our own unique hand crafted items, that can’t be bought on the High Street.

We are constantly adding to our collection, so be sure to come and browse again soon. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy shopping at Poppies & Polka Dots and if you have any questions or feedback, we would love to hear from you.


In 2013, after 12 years living and working in London, my husband, 3 children & I, finally made the break and headed to leafy Buckinghamshire. It was then that I was able to start fulfilling my long-standing dream of establishing Poppies & Polka Dots. As a child I was forever making things and my first ever prize at school was for knitting! This passion grew over the years and after the birth of my first child, I went on to obtain a professional qualification in the craft of bespoke hand stitched curtains, blinds and other soft furnishings. My love of fabrics, beautiful trimmings and all things homemade continues to grow, even more so now, as it is fueled by a passion to bring the very best to Poppies & Polka Dots.

Wondering where the name came from? Well that’s courtesy of our eldest daughter Poppy, who seems to have inherited the ‘making’ bug and has provided lots of the inspiration. The Polka Dot? Well, who can resist that, a timeless classic!

Happy shopping & many thanks,

Katrina x


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