Nevermind spending hundreds of pounds on spring scarfs, cushion covers, drapes, curtains and sarongs at Liberty's and Harvey Nichs, this spring and summer it's all about being on a budget and making things yourself. All you need is a needle and thread and a basic idea of how to sew and you're halfway there. A sowing machine can never hurt but it's possible without one, if you're up to the challenge. At the Cloth House on Berwick Street in Soho, you'll have at your disposition all the most beautiful fabrics you've ever wanted, from all over the world and for a good price per meter.
Their philosophy is pure and simple: source the best fabrics from local villages and support local craftsmen and local traditions. From Asia, India and Africa, all traditions are covered and you'll be sure to find fabrics and patterns you could only ever find at their local markets and shops.
Buttons, ribbons and funky colored threads, all of these accessories can add an extra splash of colour to your fabrics and give a special personality to any scarf or wrap.
This special gem of a store is not to be missed if you fancy rummaging through colourful bits and fabrics and making your own stuff. You'll fall in love with all of it, the place, the helpful staff, the cloth, the colours. You'll want to take the whole place home and make an entire outfit for yourself, your kids and even your dolls. Maybe even your dog. So give it a visit, you won't regret it.