About uS


Welcome to Esther's Fabrics, the oldest fabric store in Washington!

We’re a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle and a short walk from the ferry terminal once you dock.

For more than 50 years customers have experienced Esther’s hometown, folksy, and friendly vibe while getting advice, fabric, and notions for most any sewing project. Many of you still remember the “real” Esther and her shop, a mainstay for decades on Bainbridge Island.

Today we continue the tradition started by Esther Fox. Stop by Esther’s when you need inspiration for your next quilt, garment, needlework, or home project. Or swing by and say hi as all our friends do.



An extensive variety of fabric for quilting, apparel, and home decorating

Notions, ribbons, trims, and buttons galore

Books for inspiration and technical know-how

Kwik-Sew and Burda patterns, plus expertise on how to use them properly

DMC embroidery floss, perle cotton, and an array of needlework supplies

Classes for kids and adults

Supplies for lots of other crafts, just ask!


Other services

Scissor/Knife Sharpening

John Grinter of Island Edge can sharpen your scissors, knives, clippers, pruners. Drop them off at Esther’s and we'll get them back to you within 3-4 days.