Whether you live close by, or on the other side of the world, I hope that you enjoy visiting our online store! We like to think of our website as a “Window” into our virtual Cottage, which is full of fabrics, kits, haberdashery and more. If you would like to get to know us better, you can also watch our Live Shows on Facebook, and catch up on all Leesa and the Team get up to on the Leesa Chandler Youtube channel.
Also, to ensure you also don’t miss any of the gossip around the Cottage, please sign up for our newsletter, which always includes new products, events, workshops and specials.
Chandlers Cottage does have a real “home” too! It’s in a cute little warehouse with Leesa’s Wholesale Company called the Textile Pantry that makes all the fabrics, patterns and giftware that Leesa designs. So, it’s a different kind of shopping experience, and often involves a peak at loads of bolts of fabric destined to travel to shops around Australia, or on their way to the USA, Europe and the UK. You might also stumble over one of our in house textile exhibitions which are right at home in our warehouse space.
You are most welcome to visit us at Warehouse 1, 20 Canterbury Road Braeside, Victoria, Australia on Thursdays to Fridays 10 to 4, Saturdays 9 to 1 or Sundays by Appointment or when we have a Sunday workshop on.
So what do we specialise in at Chandler’s Cottage? Well Leesa has a “thing” for fabrics and designs with a cultural influence. This means you can literally take a trip around the world through your quilting with us! Most of our patterns, kits and pre-cuts are based around Leesa’s fabrics, with a few "friends" used as coordinates from other fabric companies.
Our fabrics are manufactured in Japan and are of the highest quality. They include Under the Australian Sun, Melba, Summer Palace and The Hampton Stripe, and there’s more to come soon! You will also find in the giftware section a few great gift ideas featuring our designs including scarves and pocket mirrors.
Leesa and her team like to think of Chandler's Cottage as a "Boutique" patchwork service, where nothing is too much trouble. Every fabric is carefully selected and is of the highest quality. Each pattern is designed in-house and is easy to read. Kits can also be custom made to your favourite colour theme, or to match a couch or outfit.
We are now also proud Bernina Dealers, and offer excellent demonstrations, sales and on-site servicing for these beautiful machines. Our studio room is also a great creative space where we run workshops for everyone from beginners to experienced sewers, including hand and machine sewing, overlocker and machine embroidery classes.
So once again, welcome to Chandler's Cottage! I'll leave you to have a look around our website, feel free to check out the fabric shop, and please let us know if we can help you with anything.
Warm Wishes and Happy Sewing, Leesa & The Chandlers Cottage Team.