About Us

The Cotton Mouse Clitheroe Ltd was set up in October of 2022 by Alexis MacDowall (me!). We are based in Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley and we love it here.

We offer a multitude of products and services at our in person shop. Not only do we stock everything we have on our website, we also stock a vast range of buttons, trims and ribbons that haven't yet made it onto the website. We also run sewing classes, lessons and sewcial sessions and will begin running parties in the new year (please message for more details).

Growing up I was the Saturday girl in my local fabric shop- Patches and Buttons, so when the lovely owner, Fiona, told me she was retiring from the business, I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to take the shop in a new direction. So with a fresh lick of paint and a burst of new fabrics, The Cotton Mouse was born.

We are a small team here at The Cotton Mouse but we are a mighty one. We are headed up by myself- Lexie, and if you visit our shop you may also be greeted by the lovely Lucy- our Saturday girl. 

The work of our behind the scenes team is absolutely invaluable and so I would like to acknowledge the incredible work of my long suffering Mum (Jenny) for all of her help and support with the business and my fantastic partner in crime (Jack) for all his work to get our website to such an outstanding quality. And of course we must also say a big thank you to our resident well-being practitioner Vinnie, who keeps all of our spirits high with his lovely cuddles.

Although we can't yet compete with the selections you might find at some of the big names in  fabric shopping, please know that we care deeply about customer satisfaction and will do everything we can to ensure shopping with us is as positive an experience as possible. We believe strongly in the importance of building relationships with our customers, and see no reason why this shouldn't be the case with our online community. So drop us a message, follow the Facebook, tag us on Instagram or pop in to the shop for a brew and a browse.

We guarantee you will always find a friendly face to talk to at The Cotton Mouse.

Thank you for supporting us,

The Cotton Mouse Team.