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Here is a selection of some of our suppliers and contacts

All of our students receive a complimentary e-copy of our little black book filled with lots of fabulous suppliers once they have attended a class. Here is a taster of some of our favourites.

Raystitch – a newly launched physical shop selling delicious fabrics and haby
http://www.raystitch.co.uk

An online store selling delicious imported fabric and patterns for quilting, craft items, clothes, accessories and homewares – Totally scrummy stuff
http://www.backstitch.co.uk

DIY Couture – revolutionising sewing without patterns
http://www.diy-couture.co.uk

The sewing directory is the place to go for all things sewing related!
http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk

Sew Curvy Corsetry provide kits with everything you need to make yourself a deliciously curvy made to measure corset.
http://www.corsetkits.co.uk

 

Central London haberdashers

An established well stocked shop opposite John Lewis on Oxford Street
http://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk

William Gee – very well established haberdashers in Dalston – reasonable prices
http://www.williamgee.co.uk

 

Fabric shops in London

The curtain factory outlet in Finchley north London offers a great selection of cheap fabrics
http://www.curtainfactoryoutlet.co.uk

For super cheap fabrics try Shepherd’s Bush market/Goldhawk road. Our favourite is A1 fabrics

Berwick Street in Soho, London also has a fantastic selection of fabric shops.

Online haberdashers/fabric shops

A great online store – used this one regularly, good service
http://www.jaycotts.co.uk

The fabric loft – delicious and unusual fabrics
http://thefabricloft.co.uk

Exceptional range of off the wall fabrics
http://www.seamstar.co.uk

Good all round fabrics
http://fabricsgalore.co.uk

Great cheap supplier with lots of selection
http://www.fabricuk.com

Great vintage fabrics
http://ragrescue.co.uk

Online shops selling patterns

Stylish sewing patterns, beautiful fabrics and convenient all-in-one pattern packs
http://www.sewbox.co.uk

Contemporary sewing patterns for children’s clothing
http://oliverands.com

Online useful or fun sewing sites

A sewing pa from NYC running a fabulous sewing blog, and online courses
http://www.blogforbettersewing.com

Another excellent online sewing blog and guide
http://buzzybeesworld.blogspot.com

A stitching queen with a new range of sewing patterns and tutorials
http://sewaholic.net

A great space to dip into and get peer advice from other sewers
http://www.thesewingforum.co.uk

Dip in here to read pattern reviews before buying
http://sewing.patternreview.com

Dressmakers we recommend

We teach sewing, so why do we promote dressmakers? Well we do often get asked for dressmakers contacts, and we use these ladies ourselves in the Theatre

Rosie Dickinson
As well as helping teach our classes, Rosie is an excellent dressmaker who takes private commissions
http://www.nightfeather.com
Mobile: 07974 692989    Email: rosemary-dickinson@hotmail.co.uk

Sarah Humphreys
A gem! She works a lot in TV, and has been involved in TV shows that give sewing advice…
Mobile: 07768688314    Email: seh8664@yahoo.co.uk

Rachel Frost
Another gem who has saved my bacon several times when I’ve had a tight deadline. She also now retails some lovely home furnishings
http://www.frostyfreezy.com
Mobile: 07971637094    Email: frostyfreezy@btinternet.com

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