Donations for The Sewing Basket



How it works

By selling what’s donated, our shop sales provide valuable funds towards supporting people with disability. Occasionally we receive items we can’t sell, so we’ve created the following list to help guide our generous donors.

If you are unsure about a specific donation for the shop, please contact us on any of the shop numbers:


Donations can be received at our shops during our opening hours.


Donations must be fabric or needlecraft related goods only.


We accept sewing and knitting machines, overlockers and other machines.

Donation list

Please remove all sharps for safety.

  • Fabric: All types of dress and sewing fabrics and interfacing of usable lengths over 1 metre.
  • Sewing: Dress patterns, thread cones, machine needles and feet, tools and accessories, machine thread, machine embroidery thread, scissors, new cushion inserts. Please no cut patterns with pins.
  • Haberdashery: Buttons, buckles, bias binding, ric rac, grosgrain ribbon, lace, braid, cord, fringing, ribbons, blanket binding, tassels, elastic, cotton tape, boning, velcro, motifs, piping, hemming web, tracing paper, zippers, pins, safety pins, needles.
  • Fibres: Hessian, macrame cord, rug wool, tapestry wool, fleece, leather, felt.
  • Patchwork and quilting: Fabrics, patterns, wadding, kits, accessories and tools, completed quilts and quilt tops, finished and unfinished projects.
  • Knitting and crochet: Wool and yarn, cotton, patterns, knitting accessories, crochet hooks, knitting needles.
  • Canvas: Waste canvas, tapestry canvas, rug canvas.
  • Embroidery: Threads of all types, silk ribbon, linen, aida cloth, wool fabric, perle cotton, embroidery wool, finished and unfinished projects, needles, hoops and frames, storage, accessories and tools, kits, charts and booklets.
  • Linens: Embroidered linens of all types, stencilled linens, doilies, tablecloths, linen hankies.
  • Special items: Vintage pieces, sewing machines and overlockers, sewing and craft kits.
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Unfortunately we do not accept

  • Books, periodicals or magazines
  • Curtain fabric, sheers, accessories and fittings
  • Small fabric offcuts under a metre (except for patchwork fabric)
  • Upholstery fabric and swatches
  • Clothing or furniture
  • Bedding, sheets, pillowcases or blankets
  • Stationery Items, paper craft products , artists paints, wood crafts
  • Baskets, dolls , doll or bear making items and toys
  • NON Sewing and NON Needlecraft related items
  • We do not have onsite washing facilities, so please ensure all fabrics are clean