The Sewing Directory was founded in 2010 with the goal of making it easier for stitchers to find supplies.

The site has evolved since then to become a comprehensive directory of online sewing shops and online sewing classes plus a brilliant resource for those who love to sew.

There are hundreds of free sewing projects, technique guides and features. You can also find out about fabric sales, offers and discount codes, as well as getting the details of the large sewing and quilting shows in the UK.

What’s more we have an active social media community of over 130,000 sewing fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Sign up to our mailing list to make sure you keep up to date with the latest news, offers and new content.

Fiona Pullen

Fiona is the founder of The Sewing Directory. She came up with the concept for the site whilst on
maternity leave. She was building a website for her mum’s sewing business and couldn’t find
anywhere suitable to promote it. From there the concept of The Sewing Directory arose and 6
months later The Sewing Directory launched at the Sewing for Pleasure show in March 2010.
Fiona loves bag making, quilting and sewing things for the home. She’s a massive Tula Pink fan, loves woodland animal or nature themed fabrics and denim. She’s a fabric hoarder who is always on the look out for new storage solutions to allow her to fit more fabric in!
She is also the author of 2 craft business books with Search Press: Craft a Creative Business and
Making & Marketing a Successful Art & Crafts Business.

Julie joined The Sewing Directory as a partner in 2015, having previously worked as the editor of Sewing World Magazine for four years. She brought a wealth of editorial knowledge to the site and has helped expand the content side of the site with the addition of hundreds of new projects, technique guides and features. She is also in charge of our Facebook and Twitter accounts and our newsletter, where she shares more great sewing related content. Julie is a passionate stitcher whose main interests lie in machine embroidery, quilting and textile art but there aren’t many textile related crafts she hasn’t tried including knitting and dressmaking! She also loves to sketch and particularly enjoys botanical painting in watercolour.

Julie Briggs