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The Sponsors of The Sewing Directory

We would like to thank our site sponsors  Abakhan FabricsJanome, Sewbox, Brother Sewing Machines, Minerva Crafts, Coats CraftsLove Sewing and Quilt Now Magazine.  Read below to find out more about our sponsors and please visit our sponsors's sites to find more information about the products/services they offer.


Abakhan Fabrics

Abakhan Fabric, Hobby & Home is your one stop shop for all types of fabrics,craft and hobbies. They have a wide range of wedding fabrics, dressmaking fabrics and much more.  Visit to view their 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.

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. 

* In April 2010, the sewing divisions of Brother Industries around Europe were consolidated into one larger company called Brother Sewing Machines Europe GmbH

 Sewbox dressmaking fabrics


Sewbox are an online dressmaking fabric store specialising in Liberty Fabrics.  They also stock a huge range of patterns including Hot Patterns, Colette, Kwik Sew and Serendipity Studio and 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. Our huge product range grows daily!

Join our mailing list for fantastic offers every week!

Coats Crafts

Coats Crafts UK is part of the worldwide family of Coats companies founded nearly 250 years ago and now based in over 70 countries.Coats Crafts - Make It Coats

Coats Crafts UK is in the perfect position to lead the way forward in textile crafts, using a combination of brand strength, distribution, technical expertise, along with a dedicated and knowledgeable team based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. Coats Crafts offers premium quality products across all sectors of the crafting sphere.

We are the largest supplier of needlecraft products in the UK, and, under the label of our two lifestyle fabric brands, we are privileged to work with world renowned designers such as Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and Nel Whatmore, who, along with Coats Crafts, are pushing fabrics and sewing design to the forefront of the contemporary fashion arena. Alongside this, we continue to work with designers such as Kaffe Fassett to produce beautiful, quality designs perfect for quilting, which is also currently seeing a resurgence in popularity.

Find out more by visiting

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 here or visit their website:

Love Sewing - New sewing magazine from Practical Publishing
Love Sewing

Love Sewing is a brand-new sewing magazine 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.

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