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Handmade giveaway

This week's giveaway is something a little bit different.  We have lots of lovely people on the Sewing Directory who make handmade gifts so we wanted to tell you a bit more about each of them and give you the chance to win one of their beautiful products.

Handmade With Love

Louise A'Barrow from Handmade With Love offers a range of patchwork and textile items for the home and suitable as gifts.  Her speciality is baby memory quilts using your child's baby clothes to keep the memories of that special age with you forever.

You can view Louise's full range of products on her website or shop, and keep up to date by following her on Twitter:

Misi Shop:
Twitter:  @handmadewithluv

Louise has kindly provided this quirky banana tea cosy as a prize:

Handmade with Love


Kerrie Curzon Creations

Kerrie Curzon produces handmade garments, specialising in puffy pants.  She has an ethical approach to sewing often using organic or recycled fabrics.  Her ready to wear range includes underwear, shirt dresses, knit wear and badges.  She also offers a pattern cutting and dressmaking service; one of her recent creations is Edwardian outfit.   She offers sewing tuition too and is currently helping one of her students with their wedding dress.

Kerrie Curzon Creations

Kerrie will donate a pair of her Puffy Pants to the lucky winner, she has several pairs already made up in size 10-12 but can make up other sizes for the winner.  You can view her range on her Flickr page: and find out more about her business on her website:


Lucy Farfort

Lucy FarfortLucy is a illustrator who uses her wonderful designs on range of beautiful and unique handmade goods including pouches, cases and bags, t-shirts and home ware.    You can view the full range of Lucy's products and designs on her site: or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

Lucy is kindly providing one of her Robot Love Bags as a prize for the lucky winner.



Sweet Cotton Threads

Sweet Cotton ThreadsSweet Cotton Threads offer a range of handmade fabric homeware and gifts, their pretty bunting and colourful notice boards are great sellers.  They will also make bespoke products if you contact them with a request.   They are continuously adding new items to their range so keep an eye on their website: and their Facebook page.   They are also running an interesting feature on the blog introducing you to other craft businesses.

They are kindly providing one of their popular fabric covered notice boards as a prize.

                      Sweet Cotton Threads  

Birgitta Designs

Brigitta offers a unique range of children's clothing, home ware and bags.   Birgitta DesignsShe also has some great sewing tutorials on her blog:  She uses good quality 100% cotton designer fabrics including Liberty, Amy Butler and Tanya Whealan.  She is also happy to undertake commission and will make up her designs with your own fabric if you so desire.   You can view her designs on her site and you can purchase products from her Folksy Shop.

She is kindly providing this Russian Doll print bag as a prize. You can view the full details on her Folksy shop.

How To Enter

In order to win one of the above prizes please let us know which items you would like to win.  You can do this either by using our entry form or on our blog/Twitter/Facebook

Terms and conditions

Family/employees of The Sewing Directory and any of the prize giving companies are excluded.  Only 1 entry per person.  There will be 5 separate winners; entrants are only eligible to win 1 prize.  Prizes will only be posted within the UK.  All entries must be received by 6pm on Tuesday 3rd August 2010.