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Sponsors of The Sewing Directory

The Sponsors of The Sewing Directory

Simply put our website sponsors are the people who allow us to keep The Sewing Directory running by covering the majority of our costs plus providing great competition prizes and content.

It would be great if you could thank them for this by visiting their websites and taking a look at their brilliant products.  We only choose sponsors whose products we have full faith so do read on below to find out more about our site sponsors.

Our current site sponsors are:   Abakhan FabricsJanome, Sewbox, Brother Sewing Machines, Minerva CraftsLove SewingQuilt Now Magazine, Prinfab, European Quilting Supplies and Netprinter Sewing Services. Find information about them below, they are listed in the order that they joined the site.


Abakhan Fabrics

Abakhan Fabrics Hobby & HomeAbakhan Fabrics, Hobby & Home is your one stop shop for all types of fabrics, craft and hobbies. Visit them online or at one of their  8 stores across the North West and North Wales.

They have a wide range of dressmaking fabrics, home furnishing fabrics, craft fabrics and accessories, trimmings, haberdashery, knitting & crochet yarns and accessories and much more!

They also hold Sewing & Craft Classes at their Mostyn, North Wales and Liverpool Stores along with free demonstrations and surgeries across all 8 stores.
Visit to view the full range


The world’s leading sewing machine manufacturer Janome has built a reputation for the quality and reliability of their machines.  They were the first company to produce multi-coloured embroidery machines for domestic use and still lead the field in this area. Janome

They have produced a range of sewing machines, embroidery machines and overlockers to suit all budgets.   You can purchase Janome machines through your local sewing machine retailer or at many online stores.

Janome also now run sewing classes with inudstry leading sewing experts at their head quarters in Stockport.

To find out more about their range of machines, or to purchase accessories for your Janome machine visit:  


Brother Sewing Machines Europe 

Brother Sewing Machines Europe* is a market leading manufacturer of innovative, stylish and competitively-priced sewing and embroidery machines. Ranging from sewing machines suitable for beginners, through to high-specification semi-professional embroidery machines for small and start-up business – whatever your sewing and embroidery needs, Brother is always ‘at your side’. 

Brother Sewing MachinesWith over 100 years of history behind it, Brother Sewing continues to develop and produce high quality and reliable sewing machines all over the world.  Brother’s products are available through selected retail outlets, specialist dealers or via mail order. 

For more information and to find your local dealer visit or call 08444 999 444

Quality assurance - As well as having all the advantages of belonging to a multinational company, Brother is dedicated to the principle of continuous improvement throughout every aspect of its operation.

The environment  - Brother is committed to developing and implementing environmental controls during the design and manufacture of all its technologies and products. Emission levels are minimised and recyclable materials utilised whenever possible. 



Sewbox are an online dressmaking fabric store specialising in Sewbox dressmaking fabricsLiberty Fabrics.  They also stock John Kaldor dressmakng fabrics and Micheal Miller Fabrics.

They also stock a huge range of patterns including many independant sewing pattern designers such as Hot Patterns, Colette, Sewaholic, Tilly & The Buttons and Serendipity Studio.  You can also stock up on essential haberdashery supplies.

Find out more by visiting


Minerva Crafts

Minerva online craft supplies websiteMinerva Crafts is a leading UK Craft Supplier that stocks everything for the Sewing, Knitting and Craft enthusiast. Visit us online or in store at the MInerva Craft Centre and you will find over 50,000 craft products and ideas to inspire your creativity!

Whether you are interested in Fabrics, Haberdashery, Patterns, Quilting, Jewellery Making, Rug Making, Cross Stitch, Tapestry, Embroidery, Crochet or Knitting there will be something for you. Their huge product range grows daily!

Join their mailing list for fantastic offers every week!

Quilt Now

If you adore quilting and patchwork and love contemporary fabric then Quilt Now is your perfect companion. Each issue of Quilt Now is filled with beautiful quilting projects and patchwork techniques from some of the leading expertQuilt Now - Modern Quilting Magazines worldwide.

Produced by quilters for quilters, every issue showcases stunning quilting projects, from full-size bed quilts to lap quilts, cushions, bags and accessories, all using the latest, widely-available fabrics. You’ll find inspiring ideas for refreshing your home décor plus great gift and fun quick make creations. 

Every issue comes with free gifts too, including essential quilting tools, sewing project kits and much more! Whether you’re a complete beginner or a skilled quilter, every issue will inspire and introduce new techniques and fabrics to kick-start your next project.

Get your first 3 issues for just £5 or visit their website:

Love SewingLove Sewing - New sewing magazine from Practical Publishing

Love Sewing is packed with inspiring projects and expert advice for all levels of sewers. Every month the magazine brings readers the best in home décor projects, the latest fabric trends, accessible dressmaking and fresh patchwork and quilting inspiration.

With photo step-by-step guides and expert tuition for beginners and more seasoned sewers, you’ll find all you need to get you making, mending and creating beautiful things for your home, your family, friends and for yourself.

See more at plus to subscribe at a discounted rate click here. 

Prinfab digital textile printing services

Prinfab® is a UK fabric printer that lets you create your own fabric. All fabric is printed in-house using the very latest digital direct-to-textile printers. There is great choice of base fabrics from just £14.99 per linear metre and no minimum order. All orders are despatched within 1-2 working days and express delivery options available.

Start creating your own fabrics by visiting their website:


European Quilting Supplies (EQS)

EQS is a leading distributor of high quality Patchwork & Quilting products. Exclusively distributing top European Quilting Supppliesfabrics, wadding and notions across the UK and Ireland. From the bold, bright, contemporary designs of Michael Miller and Riley Blake to the more muted, traditional styles of Washington Street Studio’s and Penny Rose and of course everything in between, Blank, Studioe, Clothworks and Elizabeth’s Studio to name but a few.

If it’s wadding that you’re after then why not check out their Sew Simple Super Soft Wadding collection, made up of no less than twelve types of wadding to suit any project.

For all your cutting and stitching needs they have a whole host of exclusively products to choose from including brands such as; June Tailor, Sewline and new for this year, Mettler. 

To contact EQS please call 0116 271 0033 or visit

Netprinter Sewing Services

Netprinter Sewing Services take the pain out of pdf sewing patterns. No more spending hours printing and tapingNetprinter pdf pattern printing services together A4 sheets, for as little as £1.50 you can upload your pattern to their website (in A0/copyshop format) and they will print it and post it back to you. You can pick between black and white or colour printing.

Not only will you receive the pattern in it’s full size and scale checked, but they use 60GSM paper which is more robust than the standard tissue paper used for commercial patterns, helping your pattern last for longer.

Find out more at:

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