About The Sewing Directory
Hello, firstly I wanted quickly cover the main things that always get asked save you looking through the whole page for this info:
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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, before The Sewing Directory I studied law at Cardiff university and then worked for a firm of loss adjusters in their legal team. Nothing craft or sewing related at all. However in 2008 that all changed, I had my son James and wanted to do something more creative and which would allow me to be at home with him not working in an office.
Whilst on maternity I helped my mother with the online side of her business, a chain of sewing shops in Cornwall. During this time I noticed it was quite hard to locate sewing businesses on the internet. It took a long time trawling through Google or social networks to find what you want so I set up this site with the goals of making it simpler to locate your local sewing business or online suppliers. I also wanted to create something which was affordable for small businesses as well as large business.
In April 2015 ex-Sewing World editor Julie Briggs joined The Sewing Directory as a co-owner and content manager.
Her primary role is to build up the content side of the site adding more great tutorials, technique guides, projects and news etc.
If you want to get involved in the content side of the site please contact Julie on
Julie is a passionate stitcher whose main interest lies in machine embroidery and textile art.
Our mission statement for the site is:
I started out with sewing businesses, building a directory of local sewing shops, sewing groups, sewing schools and online stores. Then as the site grew I introduced a database of sewing classes so you can search for local sewing courses in your area, an events page for sewing and craft events around the country plus free projects, tutorials, industry news and many other great sewing related articles. All aimed at saving you time by bringing all the information together into one place for you.
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 almost 50,000 people all interacting on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and our blog. Why not come and join us?
If you would like more information about ways you could get involved with The Sewing Directory please contact me on
I am also the author of Craft a Creative Business, a guide to setting up a creative business which is published by Search Press. If have set up a new website to accompany the book: www.craftacreativebusiness.co.uk/
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 Janome, Abakhan, Brother, Sewbox, Minerva Crafts, Remnant Kings, Love Sewing Magazine, Quilt Now Magazine, Sew Now Magazine, Prinfab and EQS. 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. Several of my adverts, and my logo was created by Inky Blue Design, as were several of the adverts on the site.