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London Destash Fabric Swap

London fabric swap at Craft Central Docklands

Thanks for coming!

Thank you for coming along to the fabric swap and making it a blast! A swap only works with lots of participants donating their fabric and haberdashery supplies, so it was great to see 200 of you come along on Saturday. Thank you for your generosity and bringing such amazing fabric and haberdashery. We hope you went home with a good stash of stuff. Please share with us if you did, we’d love to see what you picked up and what you are going to make with it. We love Beautiful Things Vlog from the day, did she pick up one of your pieces? Thank you for all your stories and posts from the day. Please let us know if you would like us to share the link to your vlog or video. Don’t forget our Instagram competition for your swap makes, more details below.

Head over to our Instagram Pages for more photos and videos of the day

Thanks to Yvette from Stash Hub for hosting the swap with me and making the organisation fun. The Stash Hub app will help you organise your new bundle of fabrics and sewing supplies to help you achieve your sewing goals. Scroll down for more information about Stash Hub.

Swapped not Shopped Competition!

fabric swap competition

We’re so excited to see what you create with your newly swapped supplies! Join our challenge on Instagram for some motivation to finish and share you projects using supplies from the London Destash Fabric Swap. You don’t have to sew a garment – use your supplies in any creative way. Post a photo showcasing your creation to Instagram and tag hosts @oliveroadlondon and @Stash_hub with #LondonFabricSwap24 so we can see what you’ve made. We’re going to pick winners on 24 August, giving you six months to get creative with your swap finds. Prizes include a £50 voucher from Olive Road London and a 1 year free subscription to Stash Hub Plus. Find the full information here.

If you are not on Instagram then please email photos of your makes to

Thanks to Craft Central for the use of their beautiful gallery. They have lots of events on throughout the year, find out more on their website.

We had lots of fabric and sewing supplies left over but nothing was thrown away. Find out what we did with the everything left at the end.

London fabric destash swap

About Olive Road

Welcome to Olive Road London, an online fabric shop created by me, Sarah Richards, focusing on vintage fabrics. My shop is named after the street my Grandparents lived on for 60 years. Vintage is a fun way to recycle, giving a new lease of life to unique fabrics. I am passionate about reusing these beautiful textiles, preserving their history. Preventing them from reaching landfill and adding to the global textile waste issue. I created Olive Road London as an outlet to refresh, repair and reuse pre-loved fabrics. It was why I wanted to organise a fabric swap. All of us prevented a huge amount of fabric and supplies from being sent to landfill on Saturday, which is amazing!

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About Stash Hub

Stash Hub London Fabric Swap

Stash Hub is a sewing organiser app created by husband-and-wife duo Doug (talented software developer) and Yvette (keen dressmaker and member of the sewing community). Stash Hub is available on iOS, Android and Web, so log in now to start cataloguing your picks from the swap. We hope this stash refresh has got you feeling inspired. Pair fabric and patterns to create projects in Stash Hub, so you won’t forget your new ideas. Here’s a link to a short tutorial if you’re new to Stash Hub and need a hand getting started. We enjoyed meeting you at the London Destash Fabric Swap and we hope this event has been another step forwards in our mission to help you fall in love with your stash.

Thank you again for coming, we hope you have fun with your new fabric and sewing stash!