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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 twelve, going into 6th grade; Liam, Kristal's twin,  who,  along with his twin sister, is going into the fifth 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. Niklas loves golf, soccer, basketball, as well as gaming, 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 gaming related and all things girly from rainbows and unicorns to her art, dolls, and more!  She plays the cello and piano both as well as runs cross country & track. She has enjoyed gymnastics in the past and is currently seeking to play volleyball with her school. She is also beginning a dream of a career in acting. She loves Jazz Jennings and hopes to follow in her footsteps as an activist. To start that journey, she recently signed to become a Lil Champion with GenderCool, a national organization whose mission centers the voice of trans kids and teens. 

All of my children are my heroes. Each is amazing in their own right.

Scarlett Wells, Owner
Contact Us
    • PHONE: 217-330-9110
    • Email:
    • 324 E. Ruehl Street
    • Forsyth, IL 62535
    • Store Hours:
    • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
      • Tuesday and Friday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Saturday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday - closed unless otherwise announced on the Facebook business page.
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