About The Sewing Directory
First of all to quickly cover the main things that always get asked:
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Now that's out of the way let me tell you a little more about myself and The Sewing Directory. My name is Fiona Pullen and I am the founder of The Sewing Directory. I studied law at Cardiff university and then went on to work in insurance. A few years ago I had my son, whilst on maternity leave realised that I didn't want to go back to my job and wanted to do something i'd really enjoy and that enabled me to be at home and look after my son too.
It took me a few attempts to work out exactly what that would be, I knew it would be something online and tried out a few ideas and then whilst working on the website for my mum's business (www.makedoandmendonline.co.uk) I realised that there was not anywhere specific to promote sewing websites. You could design an amazing site but how could you help people to find it?
I started researching and realised that the main business directories were very hard to use when it came to sewing related businesses. They list everything in such narrow categories that unless you use the exact keyword they want you to use you may not be able to find what you are looking for. For sewing businesses it means you generally fall within several categories which means you either have to pick just one and lose the potential business from the other categories or pay extra to be included in additional categories.
That is why we have such broad categories so advertisers get more for their money and it is easier for site users to find what they want. Also if you do fall within more than 1 category, it doesn't cost you any extra! People still have to option of narrowing their search by using the free text keyword search should they want to do so.
I thought it might be a bit boring if it was just a directory, so I have included projects, interviews, how to guides, reviews and fortnightly competitions. Whether you are just learning to sew, or are an experienced seamstress there is something for everyone. The site has become much more than just a directory, we now have a community of over 10,000 people all interacting on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and our blog. Why not come and join us?
Please visit our sponsors page to find out more about our sponsors who help make it possible to keep the site running.
This site was set up with the assistance of The Prince's Trust and is sponsored by Sewing World, Janome, David & Charles, Abakhan, Brother, Sewbox. Please view our sponsors section to find out more about all our sponsors. The site was created by Spindogs who offer a range of business and personal site design services. Our adverts, and our logo were created by Inky Blue Design, as were several of the adverts on our site.