Fabric Nation's textile homewares and accessories collection celebrates the charm of holidays and British seaside resorts.  She reworks vintage souvenir fabrics and toys into charming and beautiful purses, cushions, bags and brooches.  Her love of vintage print and pattern and a nostalgia for the stuffed toys made for her as a child are celebrated in her vintage textile cushions, brooches and bags.  Her work is bright and colourful, a tribute to old fashioned haberdashery shops and adds a welcome splash of colour and cheerfulness.  Perfect as a treat for the home or personalised gifts to celebrate a special person or event.  Her souvenir fabric purses, cushions and bunting make ideal wedding and birthday presents and custom orders depicting particular locations are a speciality.

Fabric Nation's work is available via on-line handmade marketplaces Folksy and Etsy and from Pebble and Dash in Margate.  Alternatively, please email Gillian at Fabric Nation about bespoke and wholesale orders.   Look out for Fabric Nation at local handmade markets, including Crafty Fox and at collaborative events with her Seaside Sisters

Postcard Purses
Take a trip to the seaside and nostalgic holidays from the 1950s with one of these purses from my postcard series. Featuring vintage fabric seaside scenes combined with candy stripes or mohair backing and cute trims that evoke teashops and beach huts, these purses are perfect for summer outings to hold pennies for ice creams or lipstick for after a day on the beach.  Each zip purse has a postcard message on the back and is made from vintage fabric with gingham ribbon, button embellishments, candy stripe lining and backed with mohair or linen.  Also available in different styles, including pouches and make-up bags. Prices from £10.  Contact Gillian for custom locations available from all around the UK.

photo by vic phillips
Souvenir cushions
I find these bright, cheerful textiles hard to resist.  Team them up with ric rac, pom poms and candy stripe linens and they make perfect seaside cushions.  Prices from £30.

Mini cushion, part of a wedding commission.

Pet Parade
These cheeky chappies are fun to have around the house, with their take me home eyes they are hard to resist. Handmade from rare vintage linens. Prices from £25.

Beach Bags
Bright and cheerful tote bags upcycled from souvenir textiles. Perfect for beach picnics. Lined with cotton candy stripes and gingham with extra pocket and brooch details to make them extra special. As featured in Coast magazine. Prices from £15.


Wish you were here textile collages
Hand embroidered and appliqued collages depicting seaside holiday postcard scenes. Prices from £40.

Shipshape cushions
Ahoy for shipshape cushions!  Let these original and stylish cushions make waves across your sofa. Perfect beach huts and dinghies. Prices from £20.

These seaside souvenir aprons are great for original and personalised gifts. Can be custom made to your choice of location. Prices from £15. As seen in Coast magazine.

Vintage cushions
Handmade from my collection of vintage fabrics, these cushions come in all shapes and sizes and add a fabulous splash of vintage decor to any home.

Pet totes
These funky totes are made with vintage fabrics and trims. Dogs and cats scamper across, celebrating 70s crafting and design.

Textile brooches
Cute cats, dogs, birdies and owls make up this collection of textile brooches. 
Inspired by 70s crafting, school bazaars and a love of print and pattern.

Custom bunting
Vintage and contemporary fabrics and trims are mixed and matched with applique images and letters to create beautiful custom bunting.

Upcycled brooches
Vintage wooden toys are given a new lease of life in these map and alphabet brooches.

Photos by Vic Phillips

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