The Craft & Sewing Basket: Fabrics & Crafts

Welcome to The Craft & Sewing Basket owned by Mary Durcan. am a Fabric Lover!
The shop stocks an extensive range of various craft supplies and an extensive fabric area selling dressmaking fabrics, craft fabrics and a wide range of utility fabrics, interfacing and wadding.  We also stock an extensive range of ribbons, laces and trims which suits everyones needs.

"I've been sewing since my foot was able to hit the peddle!"  ........ From the second school was over i set up my own dress making classes to share my knowledge with other people. My passion and drive then led me to start my own Fabrics Business which i've been in for the last 15 years.

Our aim at The Craft & Sewing Basket is to provide you with beautiful and original fabrics and the best craft products to help 
you create amazing things!
"I love nothing more than visualising what i can make from a fabric, and actually seing the finished product!"

We hope The Craft & Sewing Basket will be the place for you to find what you need. If you have any questions contact us anytime we are always happy to help you.

Our Sligo shop is open Monday to Saturday from 09:30- 17:30 and our Westport shop is open from 10:00 - 17:30
To view our classes timetable click here 

Our Team

Mary Durcan


Mary Durcan is director and founder of The Craft & Sewing Basket, Sligo. Mary has been involved in the Fabrics industry since she left school, with her many years experience she has been running her own business for the last 15 years.
In 2013 Mary launched The Craft & Sewing Basket, a Crafts and Fabric shop located in Co.Sligo. Mary is very focused on delivery a fantastic service to her customers and making sure her products are top quality

Sales Assistant, Dressmaker
Luda has been dressmaking all her life. She focuses much of her time teaching others her knowledge of sewing in our weekly dressmaking classes. She has a fantastic approach to making and producing garments, and strives for the best. She has been with The Craft & Sewing Basket for the last 5 years.

Paula O'Connor

Sales Assistant, Machine Engineer

Paula has been with The Craft & Sewing Basket from the very beginning. She has been in this Industry for 20 years, with alot of her life devoted to making and ammending Irish Dancing Costumes. Paula, with her engineering experience is our go to woman to fix your sewing machine! Paula is fantastic at working on her own initiative, and always brings her best to work no matter what. Her spare time is spent sewing and craft making.

Audrey Stanley

Textile Artist, Dressmaker

Audrey has over 7 years experience in the industry, but has spent most of her life sat at a sewing machine! She started of dressmaking but then decided to move on to her more artistic side. Her work has been showcased in exhibitions around Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrum. Audrey brings with her a great enthusiasm for work 

Website Design by Dmac Media