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Nimble Thimbles

For all your sewing & knitting needs.

21 Westmead Ind Est, Westmead, Swindon, SN5 7YT Directions

Tel 01793 950750
   Closed today Open Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Why Choose Us?

Expert Advice
Extensive Range
Free Parking

Business overview

The home of Janome sewing machines, quality fabrics, knitting yarn & haberdashery. Fully equipped sewing school offering varied classes.

Nimble Thimbles is a bricks & mortar retail shop, online and eBay shop. Offering a very friendly and knowledgable service and providing quality fabrics, haberdashery and yarns from such brands as Janome & Elna, Liberty, Tilda, Gutermann, Milward, King Cole, Patons, Sirdar, Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Pony and many more.

We also have a Sewing School where we hold regular classes creating various projects and learning new skills. All levels of experience welcome from complete beginners to more competent sewers. Please see www.nimblethimbles.co.uk for more information.


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Janome Sewing Machines
From £219
Drop-in Quilting Class - Every Friday Afternoon - 2 - 4pm
One off fee £14 per person
One to One Sewing Lessons
Hourly rate £20 per hour
Learn To Quilt - Monthly Class
One off fee £35 per booking
Learn To Crochet - Monthly Class
One off fee £15 per booking
Liberty Fabrics
From £15.99 Metre
Emmaline Bag Hardware
From £1 per item
Makower Linen Texture Fabric
£11.95 per Metre

Products & Services

fabric shops

Wool Shops

dress fabrics


Janome Continental M17 Sewing Machine

Janome and Elna sewing machines

quilting lessons


sewing patterns


Sewing Lessons



knitting needles

knitting patterns







Sewing Machines


embroidery machines




Domestic Sewing Machines

Craft Shops

Suiting Fabrics


Tilly and the Buttons

Liberty Quilting Fabrics

King Cole Yarns

Makower Fabrics

Patons Yarn

Tilda Fabrics


Bag Making Classes

Quilting fabrics


Brilliant, fun and good value sewing classes at Nimble Thimbles

I've attended 3 courses at Nimble thimbles over the last few months and I've thoroughly enjoyed each one. I've made a fabric Christmas tree, a quilted fabric storage box and some Christmas bunting. I don't class myself as being very good at sewing but I am thrilled to bits with all the things I've made so far. They look so professional and I've had lovely comments from friends and family. Its a lovely shop with a huge choice of fabrics and accessories. The staff are lovely, welcoming and made the courses so much fun. I am looking forward to joining them for more classes in the new year.
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Beautiful range of fabrics and sewing needs available.

Don't let this shop being within a very unpromising old industrial unit stop you visiting this little gem. No matter how many times I visit, I always find what I am looking for alongside something new and inspiring. Vicky is very welcoming and my outdated sewing skills have been greatly improved by her advice. It's worth telling Vicky about your project, as her knowledge of what's available and how best to approach any difficult bits comes free.
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Great Little Place

Great little place, room to park (free) lots of space in shop, lots of things to buy, great service, when you find this place tell all your sewing/knitting and crafting friends
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