Saturday, 27 August 2011

RUCraft Giveaway

Quilt a Gift For Little Ones

To celebrate the launch of their new book - Quilt a Gift for Little Ones by Barri Sue Gaudet (review here) RUCraft are offering 3 lucky winners the chance to not only win a copy of the book, but also 1 metre of fabric of their choice so they can start making straight away.

For details of how to enter along with terms & conditions please click here. 

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Focus on...

Focus on ... Lilly*Blossom
Lilly*Blossom is different from the other businesses on The Sewing Directory, not only do they make gorgeous handmade products but they also sell the patterns so you can make your own too!
Their patterns are in PDF format so you can print it as many times as you like to make it over and over again, or work from your screen and save on paper.  You can also buy the paper patterns if you would prefer.   Products include the gorgeous ruffle felt cushion cover (pictured), a book bag, a reversible craft bag, bunting and a tea towel tote.
They are also just in the process of launching their own range of sewing kits, which include not only their pattern but all the materials needed to make the product too.  The first of the kits is the pictured Lavender Heart Kits, more to come soon.  You can also buy many of their products readymade in their Etsy and Folksy shops. 

You can find the stockists of Lilly*Blossom patterns, or buy them direct from 

Friday, 12 August 2011

Focus on...

Focus on.... CoolCrafting
CoolCrafting are Cumbria based sewing and crafting workshop providers.  They operate out of the beautiful Hincaster House, close to Kendal and the Lake District. The owner Sarah, has a background in Clothing & Accessory buying and design and set up CoolCrafting to help to bring back traditional skills to both adults and young people, whilst learning to make contemporary products.
Their classes include ‘Make Friends with Your Sewing Machine’, ‘Learn to Sew a Cushion with a Zip’, ‘Handmade Wedding Workshop’ and ‘Teen Couture’. Sewing machines are provided and the atmosphere is relaxed, but instructional.
You can view their September workshop timetable here:
Also true to their name, CoolCrafting have an incredibly cool website. Scroll down their front page and you will find plenty of interesting craft related news and articles to read, as well as projects. 
To find out more visit  where you can subscribe to a monthly newsletter informing you of new courses, competitions and other CoolCrafting news. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Brother sewing machine giveaway

Another big giveaway starting today!  Brother have kindly donated a DS120 which we are using to raise funds for the Prince's Trust charity who helped me to launch The Sewing Directory.

But don't worry you don't have to donate money to enter, there's a free entry option as well, a donation will get you extra entries into the draw - but no pressure :-) 

For full details of how to enter please click here.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Christmas Creativity Competition

I know it's rather early to be thinking about Christmas already but we wanted to make sure you all had plenty of time to enter.  Following the success of last years competition, which was won by Lucy Barr-Hamilton with the fantastic upcycled jeans advent calender pictuered, we have even bigger and better prizes this year!

This time round not only do you have a whole 3 months to work on your entry but you can win a Janome Memory Craft 5900QC (rrp.£799) as well as being published in Cloth Magazine! Plus there are great runner's up prizes including £100 Abakhan Fabrics voucher and £50 RUCraft Voucher.

For full details of how to enter, terms & condtions and of course the prizes please visit click here.

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