Simply put, the companies that sponsor our website 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 the sponsor websites and taking a look at their brilliant products. We only choose sponsors whose products we love and are happy to endorse so do read on below to find out more about our site sponsors.
Our current site sponsors are: Janome, Sewbox, Brother Sewing Machines, Prinfab, Netprinter Sewing Services, Craft Yourself Silly, Prym Consumer, Modelo Fabrics, Pound Fabrics and Plush Addict. Find information about them below, they are listed in the order that they joined the site.
JANOME 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.
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 industry 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: www.janome.co.uk
They also stock a huge range of patterns including many independent 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 www.sewbox.co.uk
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’.
With 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 https://sewingcraft.brother.eu.
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.
PRINFAB (https://prinfab.com) is a fabric printing company based in Kent. Simply upload your designs, photos and illustrations to their website and choose from a wide range of high quality base fabrics. Prices start from £12.99 per metre and a turnaround is typically 2 days.
Prinfab specialise in cotton and print using industrial digital direct-to-textile printers running water based pigment inks. They are recognised for their quality and excellent customer service achieving a 5 star customer rating on Trustpilot.
Find out more at https://prinfab.com
NETPRINTER Sewing Services take the pain out of pdf sewing patterns. No more spending hours printing and taping 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: http://www.netprinter.co.uk/sewing-pattern-printing/
CRAFT YOURSELF SILLY are a craft company specialising in craft kits and fabric printing. As well as designing and printing their own designs, they can print your designs and photographs straight onto fabric.
Proggy and Tessepatch kits are available to buy online and prove popular with crafters of all ages, whether a beginner or expert.
They have also brought designers and artists creations to life on fabric, ready for customers to use in their craft projects.
To find out more about their range of fabrics and craft kits, visit www.craftyourselfsilly.com or if you would like more information on selling your designs through us, please call us on 0191 2960398
PRYM The common thread running through the success story of Prym Consumer is innovative ideas for solutions that make life brighter, easier and more pleasant. Whether creative sewing, needlework or designing – all over the world, people rely on brand products from Prym. After all, they stand for quality that lasts.
A prime example here is the press fastener with S-spring, devised in 1903 by Hans Prym and still indispensable today in countless applications. The central idea was the realisation that user-friendly functionality, perfect implementation and ease-of-use make customer wishes come true. With this passion for detail and premium materials along with intelligent concepts, Prym Consumer has set standards for products promising guaranteed success ever since.
Browse their full range of products and find free projects and inspiration at https://www.prym.com/
MODELO FABRICS offer a range of great quality fabrics for home sewing. Whether it’s Denim, Active Wear, Coat Fabric, Double Gauze, Fleece, French terry, Jersey, Rayon, Soft Shell, Sweatshirt or even Imitation Leather, you can be certain of superb quality and on-trend colours.
Ask your local store about Modelo Fabrics or visit www.modelofabrics.co.uk for ranges and stockists.
POUND FABRICS is the UK’s first ever online fabric pound store! They are proud to offer you a Lowest Price Guarantee on all their products with fabrics starting from just £1 a metre! They expand their range and update the stock regularly with fabrics such as cotton/polycotton, jersey/stretch, muslin, calico, wool, velvet and many more. Pound Fabrics also have a selection of full rolls to offer you even further savings.
They aim to give you great quality fabric discounted by up to 90% off the RRP! This will allow you to enjoy your sewing passion without spending too much on materials. These amazing advantages come along with a 5 star customer service!
PLUSH ADDICT Do you have a real passion for creating? Do you love to get lost in colour, texture, patterns & make ALL the things!? Then you will love Plush Addict! They offer a huge range of ALL the sewing stuff – for quilters, dressmakers, bag makers, toy makers, general crafters, curtain makers & more.
If you have concerns about buying online, don’t panic, they offer a free no quibble UK returns service. What’s more they have fast free delivery options, a generous loyalty scheme, a free colour matching service & loads more.
Love to be social? Plush Addict have oodles of free fabric guides & sewing tutorials to keep you inspired & sewing for your loved ones… Make sure you look up @PlushAddict on your fave social media channel.
Find out more at https://plushaddict.co.uk/