Vintage Sewing Machines at Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show

The ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ was a recent reality TV show aired on the BBC, focusing on the current trend of ‘make do and mend’ and the good old fashioned art of sewing.  It appears that people are taking a new interest in traditional skills such as sewing and tailoring, creating and maintaining.

Whether or not this is related to the downturn in the economy or just that people have been revitalising their current wardrobe can only of course be answered by the individual but there is certainly a market out there for fabric and other sewing materials at the Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show.

Haberdashery of Delights

Take long standing, regular stall holders on outside pitches 103 & 104, trading under the company name of ‘Ashmore and Burgess’.  They always bring an eye catching display of buttons, tape measures and lace amongst an abundance of other small items, mostly selling for 50p to £1.

With very few haberdashery shops still in existence, they say they’ve not really noticed a recent increase in customers seeking their stock as there’s always been an interest in that type of item.  They spend a huge amount of time hunting for new pieces to replenish their ever depleting stock.  To contact them, email them at

Vintage Sewing Machines

That’s not where it ends either!  There are always plenty of vintage sewing machines to be found and other sewing related paraphernalia, not to mention rolls and rolls and fabulous fabric.  Another of our regular stall holders at the Antiques & Home Show, on stalls 489,490,491, are Liam and Maria Foy who trade under the name of ‘The Fabric Man’. They are very much in demand at the show and we always get buyers asking for them at the site office!  They can be contacted on 01446 771 210/ 07971 538 414 or

With hundreds of online resources to assist all amateur seamstresses or tailors from Blogs to video tutorials, there’s no excuse not to give it a try!

So, if you’re struggling to buy sewing stock and materials for bargain prices on the high street, look no further than the Antiques & Home Show at Lincolnshire Showground.