I got the printed cotton for my tabbard tunic, linen for the extremely wide pants, voile for the choir boy smock and denim for shorts from

Button Box, Huddersfield

At Queensgate Market where you can get a wide range of plastic free stuff

It looks more like a hobbies shop catering to quilters, stampers and card makers. But dont be put off by the decoupage, it has recently upped its fabric game. I remember the range as rather limited and extremely synthetic – think dance fabrics. Now it has some really nice stuff; funky prints, subtle colours and a lot of natural fibres.

More plastic free

They sell paper patterns and cotton bias binding by the meter. They have some hessian and cotton ribbens that look natural.


They do 100% cotton thread but it comes on plastic reels. You can get cotton on wooden reels online (link below), but you to be well organised and plan ahead, skills I have yet to master.

The Button Box stocks metal zips in what looks like a polyester fabric.


They have all the other stuff you need to sew with but it comes plastic packed (for plasticfree sewing supplies see the link below).

They have a great range of ribbons and laces which look to be mostly synthetic.


The Huddersfield store is located at the entrance of Queensgate Covered Market.

Samuel Taylor’s Button Box

4-5 Queensgate Market Arcade
Princess Alexandra Walk
West Yorkshire
HD1 2UJ  View on map

01484 435 235


Samuel Taylors is a family business that has a number of Yorkshire-based, fabric retail stores and an online shop. You can find them here…

Head Office & Internet Showroom 

Leeds Central

Leeds Market

Brighouse Store

Embsay Store

Harrogate Knitting & Haberdashery 


You can buy plastic free sewing supplies here.

Find other Yorkshire based #plasticfree products and shops here

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