FAQs

Where are you located? 

We are located in the heart of the beautiful coastal state of Rhode Island. 

Can I visit you to see the fabric in person? 

We are currently an online fabric store only.  We do not have a storefront that can accommodate visitors at this time.  

How is your fabric sold? 

All our fabric is sold by the half yard. Your order will be cut in one continuous length.  An order of 1 = 1/2 yard of fabric.  An order of 2 = 1 full yard,  3 = 1.5 yards, 4 = 2 yards, and so on.

What does GSM stand for? 

GSM stands for grams per square meter and refers to the weight of a fabric. The higher a fabric's GSM, the thicker the fabric is. For example, a fabric that is between 220-240 gsm is considered a mid-weight fabric. 

How should I wash my knit fabrics? 

Most knit fabrics are made with dyes that do not run. However, it is recommended that you wash your fabric in warm water and then place it in the dryer on a medium-high setting before cutting into your fabric.  This will help to set any dyes that may run and take care of any shrinkage that may happen BEFORE you cut your pattern pieces.  After that first wash, we recommend that your knits be washed inside out in cool or warm water and dried on a medium-low setting.  Be careful not to bake your knits in the dryer as doing so will degrade the fibers.  Washing inside out will help to keep the colors on print fabric vivid.   We are not responsible for any issues related to washing and drying your fabric including any dye bleeds.  If there are any doubts as to whether or not a fabric dye may bleed, it is best to wash that fabric separately for the first few washes.

Can I add to my order after it has been placed? 

We are happy to combine orders to help reduce your shipping charges if your first order has not already left our facility.  Please be aware that we ship quickly (within 1 business day), so if your order has already been packed and shipped, we cannot combine the orders.  

Can I cancel an order? 

Since we begin packing your order shortly after receiving it, orders can only be canceled within 1 hour of placing your order.  

I have a discount code but I forgot to use it.  Can you apply the discount and give me a refund? 

All discount codes must be used at checkout.  We cannot add a discount after the fact due to complications it will cause with payment processing.  

What is your return policy? 

Returns are accepted on fabric that is cut in 1 yard lengths or more within 5 days of order delivery. Fabric must be returned in the same condition it was received. Fabric must be returned undamaged, unwashed, and uncut as well as free of odors and pet hair. The cost of return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. You may also contact us for a return label and the cost of return shipping will be deducted from any refund. The original cost of shipping is NOT refundable.

I received fabric that is damaged. Now what? 

All fabric is inspected for flaws and packaged carefully to avoid damage during shipping. If you receive fabric with significant flaws, or if your package arrives damaged, please contact us within 48 hours of receiving your package.

What if there is a mistake with my order? 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns about your order so we can work with you to find a solution.  

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Little Rhody Sewing Co!

My name is Anne Aldridge-Baligian and I am the owner of Little Rhody Sewing Co. I live in the beautiful coastal state of Rhode Island with my husband Paul, and my youngest daughter, Abigail. I also have 4 adult children who have all flown the nest and one very beautiful granddaughter.

Little Rhody Sewing Co. was born in March of 2020 after the pandemic shut down my family business. My company had been in business for over 20 years and I suddenly found myself having to pivot, and pivot hard, to keep my business open. I began sewing fabric masks when face masks were in short supply at the start of the pandemic. As the demand for masks dwindled, I began to make children's clothing but could not find the types of prints I was looking for in my favorite fabrics...knit jersey and French terry.

Since that time I have begun dedicating all my time to Little Rhody Sewing Co. I search out European fabrics, mainly knits, that are not easily sourced in the USA, as well as designing custom seamless files that I use to print many of the Little Rhody Sewing Co.'s custom fabrics. These fabrics are offered here on my website and in my Etsy shop. I also make personalized baby and children's blankets, dolls, stuffed toys, and more.

I have been sewing for over 30 years and I am very particular about the fabric I use. As a mother of 5, I have learned over the years that softness and durability matter. There is nothing worse than sewing up an article of clothing just to have it wear or fade quickly because the fabric wasn't good quality. My goal is to offer the highest-quality fabrics that will make hand-me-down worthy items for the children in your life.

I hope you enjoy looking through my website and that you will find some fabric that will inspire you. Happy sewing!