Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Sewing Directory

I like to describe The Sewing Directory as a yellow pages for sewing enthusiasts, as it covers listings from finding courses to shops and it also brings sewers together by publicising sewing events. It’s fairly new website, launched on 25th March 2010, and is regularly updated with up and coming events, articles and competitions.

As well as being a directory to search for dress making courses in your area or finding that special shop to buy fabric, they also write useful articles on how to use the tools of the trade to get the best results and advise on techniques and fabrics, it is all there on The Sewing Directory site.
One of my favourite articles is Altering a Pattern - it explains the key points in pattern alteration. I am currently starting to make garments and this article has been very useful.

Not only does The Sewing Directory prove to be a valuable bookmark it also provides an element of fun by giving the reader a chance to enter competitions and win some great prizes, like yearly subscriptions to sewing magazines or a hamper full of sewing supplies.

I was one of the lucky winners to receive a pattern of my choice from one of their competitions. In a later blog entry I will make this shirt pattern.

Following  the success of their website they have a fan-based Facebook page where followers can interact and follow the latest sewing news.
It’s a great source of knowledge about anything sewing related. Please check it out and have a go at entering a competition - you never know, you may see your name on their next winners list. Good luck!

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