Welcome to The Buttonhole where you can make “more me” vintage-inspired clothes you can wear with pride - with 100% hand-selected top quality fabrics!

Visit our shop in Chorley, Lancashire UK (from 12 April 2021) also offering click and collect by appointment several days a week.

Buy online - we ship to England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and worldwide.

Scroll down to check the About section to find out more about Liz and the different measures we've put in place so you can buy online with confidence, such as free personal shopping video phone calls.


Featured Products

Buy Online With Confidence

100% Hand selected top quality fabrics Many stores buy their fabric (especially if deadstock/ex-designer) without ever having touched it. Even during the pandemic we've made sure to only buy fabric we have personally handled.

The bulk of our fabrics are made from natural breathable fibres such as cotton, linen and viscose. 

Personal Shopping Video Calls  Want to see how a fabric looks in daylight, it's drape or texture? Simply book a FREE personal shopping call with the owner Liz.

You can also benefit from Liz's vast experience and ask about yardage requirements, best patterns for your skill level, etc.

Are you a Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?  If you've had your 'colours done' by a colour analyst then you'll know the colour palette that suits you best.

We've teamed up with a colour and style expert so we can let you know which fabrics are your season.

Pantone Colour Matching   Check the product description for an image of the fabric colour(s) and Pantone colour number to compare on your computer or the Pantone Colour app. (If the Pantone colour has not yet been added please contact us and we'll get that for you.)

Samples   

You can add samples to your order at no extra charge, or order separately at £1 for up to 6 samples.

Liz, I was so excited to open my parcel with the fabrics and other bits and pieces and WOW, these are the best quality fabrics I've ever purchased!!! 🥰

The cottons are so soft, so smooth, you can really tell you choose them with care. 

Even the viscose sample is so lovely, great drape yet more of a substance than I've had from other suppliers. I tried crumpling it in my hand and it didn't crease...Please save me some of it because I'll have that with my next order.

Una
Vintage-inspired Sewist, Lancashire @sewvintageglam

About Us

Liz Purkis

Vintage Loving Store Owner

My love of sewing and fabrics started early on in my life. My Mum sewed for us and made all kind of things on her green Bernina machine. 

I started to sew at the age of 11 and I instantly loved it. I made myself so many things in my teens and worked with so many different fabrics. I continued to sew for myself and then my children as each came along. 

Fast forward to 2011 when I purchased The Buttonhole to create a one-stop shop for everything a sewist would want. 

Since then I've rediscovered my love of vintage-inspired dressmaking and am building my own retro style wardrobe.

This is what inspired me to create "Sew Vintage Fabulous", a monthly sewing box to help you build your own wardrobe of quality vintage-inspired clothes that fit.

So here we are, I adore getting new fabrics and the ideas of what people might make from them. 

Come join the "More Me" Vintage Sewing Facebook Community for advice, to share your makes and meet other sewists. 

Group members benefit from live sales and Zoom calls too.

Remember, if you need any advice, want to check on some fabrics or can't quite find what you are looking for (not all stock is yet on this store) you can book a Personal Shopping video call and I'll help you find what you want. 

Location

Where to find us.

42-44 Chapel Street, Chorley. PR7 1BW

when we are open

Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday

10am to 4pm

Wednesday and Sunday 

Closed