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Scarlett Wells grew up in west Tennessee. Homeschooled through the eighth grade, she was encouraged to work with fabric from a young age. Her first project on the sewing machine, a button-up shirt with a collar and matching pair of shorts, was completed at age six. After medical retirement from the Armed Forces in 2004, Scarlett received her Bachelor of Science in History Education in 2006 from Illinois State University. She taught high school history and psychology for four years after graduation.

In 2010, Scarlett chose to fulfill her high school dream of working in business and began a small online boutique as a seamstress. By the spring of 2012, her business transitioned to an online fabric store. In August of 2014, she formally opened a brick and mortar quilt shop.

Currently, Scarlett owns and operates The Fabric Cobbler, Ltd, in Forsyth, Illinois. The quilt shop is a source of pride in the community and a place for sewists and quilters to find the best fabric for miles. The staff of The Fabric Cobbler enjoy the interaction with clients and most especially love getting acquainted with our regular clients. Each customer is important to our staff and many feel as if they are family. 

Scarlett's sewing and quilting talents include pattern designing, teaching, sewing nearly all of the clothes worn by her children and herself, as well as intricate quilting. 


From Left to Right: Niklas, age ten, going into 5th grade; Liam, Kristal's twin,  who,  along with his twin sister, is going into the fourth grade; and Kristal, my transgender daughter who is publicly out and incredibly brave. My kiddos love to help at the shop and they earn straight A's and B's  in school. The twins are going into fourth grade already on 9th grade reading levels. Niklas loves golf, soccer, basketball, as well as violin,  guitar, journaling, photography, cooking, Star  Wars, army men, Legos,  Pokemon, Bey Blades, and more! Liam likes all of those things as well except not the guitar nor photography.  He proudly powers through anxiety daily, serving as an example to not be ashamed of himself. He is intuitive beyond his years. Kristal loves everything girly from rainbows and unicorns to her art, dolls, and more!  She plays the cello. She loves Jazz Jennings and hopes to follow in her footsteps as an activist. All of  my children are my heroes. Each is amazing in their own right.


Scarlett Wells, Owner
Contact Us
    • NO TELEPHONE UNTIL WE HAVE A FULL STAFF AGAIN DUE TO COVID19
    • Email: scarlett@thefabriccobbler.com
    • 324 E. Ruehl Street
    • Forsyth, IL 62535
    • Store Hours:
    • BY APPT ONLY - please message the Facebook Business page or send a text to 217-853-4629 to schedule an appointment.