For All Your Sewing Needs In Gansbaai

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop, located on Main Road Gansbaai, is a premier retailer of quality dressmaking materials, curtaining, upholstery textiles, and haberdashery. Stock includes an extensive selection of fabrics, including seasonal ranges, formal cloth, cotton, twills, denim, and shweshwe. In addition, Kaliko stocks needlework supplies, trims, buttons, and zips, and is an agent for Brother sewing machines. The curtaining and upholstery department at Kaliko features textiles and catalogues from top interior design suppliers and offers custom services with home visits to help materialise your interior dreams. Kaliko's friendly team is well-connected within the sewing community, providing recommendations for dressmaking services and clothing alterations. The shop also sells unique hand-crafted soft furnishings, homeware, toiletries, wellness products and stunning gifts for the whole family. Kaliko hosts the quilting guild and offers a spacious studio for workshops and shared workspace opportunities.

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“We take pride in providing creative inspiration with our colourful selection of needlework supplies and sewing workshops.”  Karin Franken

Karin Franken established Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop in September 2020. 

As a child, Karen’s mom and grandmother were keen seamstresses laying the foundations for her love for sewing and handcrafts. 

After years of practising as a pharmacist at Gansbaai Apteek (now Arie Nel Pharmacy), Karin was inspired by her daughter Liezel to realise her dream of developing her creative side, and Kaliko was born.

Kaliko - Mission

“Step into a world where fabric comes alive, not just as a textile material, but as a canvas for creativity and community spirit.

At Kaliko, we are more than just a fabric store - we are artisans, storytellers, and champions of sustainable fashion. Our shelves are adorned with a curated selection of fabrics, each with a unique tale to tell. Our passion doesn't stop there. We transform fabric off-cuts into exquisite handmade accessories, handbags, and other interesting products. This way, every thread finds its purpose, and nothing goes to waste.

What sets us apart is our dedication to local talent and craftsmanship. Our products are lovingly crafted by talented artisans, many of whom are local women pursuing their passion or seeking to supplement their income. In our store, design flourishes in collaboration as we work closely with these artisans, ensuring that each piece is beautiful and meticulously crafted with care and attention to detail.”

Fabric & Textiles

Fabric & Textiles

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop carries an extensive range of top-quality dressmaking fabrics and upholstery textiles personally sourced by Karin.

Fabric & Textile Range
  • Seasonal Fabrics
  • Fabric for Everyday Wear
  • Formal Dress Fabrics
  • Speciality Fabrics 
  • Shweshwe
  • Denim
  • Calico
  • Quilting Fabric
  • Curtaining
  • Upholstery Textiles
  • Batting
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Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop stocks a comprehensive range of haberdashery and sewing essentials for dressmaking, tailoring, and needlecraft to provide you with the tools and details needed to create and finish projects.

  • Pins and Needles
  • Buttons
  • Eyelets
  • Fastenings
  • Buckles
  • Glue Applications
  • Threads (100% cotton, polyester and overlocker)
  • Ribbon (satin, plain, printed and made with love)
  • Lace
  • Embroideries
  • Binding
  • Cord
  • Tape
  • Motifs
  • Elastic
  • Zips
  • Upholstery Trim
Sewing Accessories
  • Sewing Machines
  • Machine Accessories
  • Marking & Measuring Supplies
  • Hemline Sewing Accessories
  • Repair and Maintenance Tools
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Kits
  • Sewing Storage Solutions
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Upholstery & Interior Design Fabrics

Upholstery & Interior Design Fabrics

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop is proud to be affiliated with leading upholstery and interior design fabric distributors.

Visit the shop to see the latest stock and catalogues that include products for the essential aspects of interior decoration.

  • Upholstery Fabrics
  • Curtaining
  • Wall Coverings
  • Rugs
  • Hertex Haus
Steward Graham
  • Upholstery Fabrics
  • Curtaining
  • Fireguard (stain resistant technology)
  • Curtaining
  • Block-out
  • Vinyl
  • Suede
  • Upholstery Fabrics
  • Curtaining
Home Fabrics
  • Upholstery Fabrics
  • Curtaining
Upholstery Accessories
  • Foam


Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop meets curtaining needs with a range of ready-made curtains, and curtaining accessories. There is also an option to have curtains custom-made.

  • Ready-Made Curtains (Steward Graham)
  • Curtaining (plain & printed)
  • Dutch Lace
  • Block Out
Curtain Accessories
  • Railings
  • Kirsch Tape
  • Curtain Hooks
Custom Made-to-Order Curtains
  • Consultation & Conceptualisation (at your address)
  • Latest Sample Catalogues 
  • Curtain Manufacture
  • Curtain Installation
Clothing Alterations

Clothing Alterations

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop is well-connected with some of Gansbaai’s best dressmakers and can point you in the right direction for services that include:

  • Dressmaking
  • Clothing Repairs
  • Sizing Alterations
  • Hemming
  • Zip Replacement
  • Invisible Mending & Darning
Reupholstery & Interior Decor Services

Reupholstery & Interior Decor Services

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop will take care of your upholstery needs.

  • Cushions
  • Furniture
Interior Decor Services
  • Conceptualisation (at your address)
  • Advice
  • Project Estimation
Sewing Machine Sales

Sewing Machine Sales

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop is an authorised dealer for Brother, a leading supplier of:

  • Sewing Machines
  • Overlockers
  • Embroidery Machines
Pattern Library

Pattern Library

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop has a library stocked with an extensive range of sewing patterns.

The pattern library includes new and vintage patterns that can be taken home for use temporarily.

Soft Furnishings & Homeware

Soft Furnishings & Homeware

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop stocks a wide selection of soft furnishings and homeware.

Soft Furnishings
  • Scatter Cushions
  • Wheat Therapy Pillows
  • Door Stops
  • Baskets
  • Blankets
  • Throws
  • Placemats
  • Table Linen
  • Dish Cloths
  • Kitchen Hand Towels
  • Aprons
  • Oven Gloves
  • Pot Holders
  • Scissor Holders
  • Trays
  • Rope Lights
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Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop has a beautiful selection of hand-crafted gifts for the whole family.

  • Totes
  • Crossbodies
  • Moon Bags
  • Picnic Bags (turns into a picnic blanket once opened)
  • Tissue Holders
  • Makeup Pouches
  • Glasses Pouches
  • Pencil Bag
  • Earrings
  • Bucket Hats
  • Baby Clothing
  • Soft Toys (fabric and crochet)
  • Dog Jackets
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Toiletries & Wellness Products

Toiletries & Wellness Products

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop is an agent for Genam self-care toiletries and wellness products.

  • Bubble Bath
  • Shower Gel
  • Hand Wash
  • Soap
  • Body Cream
  • Talcum Power
  • Hand & Nail Cream
  • Nail Kits
  • Candles
  • Diffusers
  • Room Mists
  • Natural Fire Starters
Workshops / Workshop Venue

Workshops / Workshop Venue

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop has a spacious studio with lots of natural light that is perfect for sewing and quilting workshops.

Quilting Guild
  • When: every second Thursday

Quilting guild get-togethers where techniques and knowledge get shared in a creative space. 

Sewing Workshops

A program for upcoming sewing workshops is available on request.

Host Your Workshop at Kaliko!

Host your sewing, knitting or craft workshops at Kaliko and enjoy instant access to its creative community.

Studio Amenities:

  • Spacious Work Area
  • Cutting Tables
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Plug Points 
  • Restroom
  • Parking
Rent Workshare Space

Rent a workspace in Kaliko’s spacious communal studio and enjoy access to studio amenities, including cutting tables, plug points, seating arrangements and a restroom.

Contact Corine at Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop for more information about upcoming workshops, studio availability for workshops and workshare space.

Online Shop

Online Shop

Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop has an online shopping option.

The Kaliko online shop stocks a selection of handmade crafts, home decor and fabric. 

Visit Kaliko’s Yaga Shop Here



“Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop offers friendly service and a magical range of beautifully displayed fabric. In addition, there is a lovely selection of craft and decor items for sale. Well worth a visit!”  Cheryl Mulder Verbruggen
“Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop se workshops is n wonderlike geleentheid om al jou spanning probleme op telos. Heerlik om nuwe vriende te maak.”  Anita Rosema Huisamen
“Thank you so much! I had lots of fun at the workshop. Learnt a nice new technique and recommend it to everyone.”  Yvonne Polo Kruger
“Groot dankie Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop vir jul hulp en vriendelike diens. Dit was my eerste besoek maar definitief nie die laaste nie. Julle maak beslis vir Gansbaai Lekker!”  Surine de Jager
“Gaan toer 'n bietjie deur Gansbaai se strate, winkel in en winkel uit. Jy sal verbaas wees wat jy kry. Hier is pragtige geskenke. Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop in Hoofstraat het pragtige goed en is ook nou ons dorp se Brother-naaimasjien agent.”  Marinda Van der Walt
“Kaliko Boutique Fabric Shop het uit hul pad gegaan om vir my die materiaal te soek wat ek aangevra het, foto's gestuur vir my om te besluit, en toe winkel toe gebring vir my om te kom kry. Dis nou die exstra myl loop vir kliente! Wat 'n oulike plek! Gaan loer gerus!”  Tertia Goosen Scholtz



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