Rhody Gem: Find Trendy Print and Know-How at Sew Nice Fabrics in Portsmouth

March 2024


Sew Nice Fabrics

Fabric Store

What it is:

A long-standing full-service sewing shop specializing in bolts of quality fabric along with all the notions, trims, threads, and patterns needed to complete a project.

Where to find it:

On the northern end of Aquidneck Island, find the shop in the Portsmouth Plaza along East Main Road. 

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

With bolts and bolts of unique prints you won’t find in the big-box stores – like on-trend William Morris and Rifle Paper Co. designs – and helpful attendants ready to dispense advice, Sew Nice is the new or experienced sewist’s heaven. “The selection ranges from basics for everyday projects and repairs, to bold and fun materials that inspire,” says owner Elaine Wilson, who has worked in fashion design and pattern making and has a knack for home decor projects. Quilters will find satisfying color palettes in the shelves of fabric and bundles of fat quarters, crafters the perfect trimmings for DIY creations, and garment makers plenty of patterns and tools of the trade. The shop, recently closed for a quick remodel, is freshly stocked with books and kits. Gift cards are available, too.


Sew Nice Fabrics

3001 East Main Road, Portsmouth





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