Michelle Matthews / My Fabric Heaven,

Unit 27796, PO Box 7169, Poole, Dorset, BH15 9EL



It all began with a little rag doll named Sarah...


I remember vividly the pain of learning to sew, of spending my hard saved pocket-money on a mainstream rag-doll pattern only to discover that I'd purchased a scary envelope full of intimidation and confusion... What did all the symbols and markings mean? Why use flimsy tissue paper that rips so easily? and how could I understand the brief, unclear and unfriendly instructions?  My youthful enthusiasm was severely crushed that day and I remember thinking "Why have they made it SO HARD?!"

Fast forward 30 plus years to another rag-doll designed and made in my own way for somebody special. Here also was a chance to write a new kind of sewing pattern, one that would make the process easy and enjoyable... because sewing should be fun, not frustrating!  The end result was the Sarah Rag Doll Sewing Pattern, first published by My Fabric Heaven in 2012.

Since then we've added teddies, bunnies, and an elephant to the range, but our aims have always remained the same - to provide accessible, user-friendly photo tutorials that are colourful, fun and not in the least bit scary!  Our step-by-step guides will show you how to successfully sew your own cotton cuties with enjoyment and ease.

Our philosophy encourages the idea of up-cycling, meaning that you should be able to find most of the materials needed to create your softy at home, without the need to source and purchase expensive extras. In fact many have found our patterns to be perfect for sewing keepsake or memory toys made from treasured articles of clothing such as baby clothes or school uniform. Pop over to our customer GALLERY page for some inspiring ideas!

Our sewing patterns are aimed at beginners and improvers and are graded for ability. Some are simple enough for children or young adults and as you can see from a few of our client testimonials it seems we've got the balance just about right:-
  • Delighted with product, well presented easy to follow patterns communication A++
  • Absolutely fantastic 10/10,   5 stars ***** great service highly recommended seller
  • This is the best pattern I have ever bought In 30 years of sewing, 100*......
  • Better than I ever expected, got everything I need can't wait to make it now! :)
  • Super! I absolutely love it thank you so much, you have thought of everything!


MFH Pattern Copyright:- The Legal Bits...

Use of My Fabric Heaven patterns:- Copyright ©2012 My Fabric Heaven 
  • We sell our patterns on a strictly single license to each individual buyer. 
  • You do not have permission to distribute (for free, or for profit) copies of the patterns in printed, electronic or any other format.
  • You may personally make items from our patterns to sell through your own shop or at craft shows. 
  • Within any written description of the item for sale please credit My Fabric Heaven with the pattern design.
  • Mass production of items using either free or purchased patterns is strictly prohibited.

I think that’s it . ....Happy sewing!

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FREE Postage On UK Orders

Because we don't like hidden costs our prices are inclusive of postage and packaging for all Mainland UK orders weighing under 500g. Larger orders will have the postage calculated during checkout according to parcel weight.

If you live outside of the UK postage will vary according to your location and will be calculated for you during checkout.
Please be aware that you will receive a sewing pattern not the finished product and our sewing patterns are written in English.

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