The British Sewing Awards 2017: Award winning retailers near you

The British Sewing Awards celebrate the best that the industry has to offer from brands and retailers to workshops and events. Voted for exclusively by Sew magazine readers, it gives the sewing community the chance to show their appreciation for the people who work hard to create their experiences, materials and inspiration – and make their hobby memorable.

We are delighted to congratulate no less than 17 of our fabric brands and stockists who won awards or were commended in the 2017 British Sewing Awards, many of them in multiple categories.


Best Fabric Brand

Liberty of London (1st place)

Best UK Retailer Chain

John Lewis (1st place)

Best Independent Haberdashery Shop

Northern Ireland

Sew Unique Fabrics, Bangor (2nd place)
Mrs Sew ‘n’ Sew, Portadown (3rd place)


Mandors Fabrics Store, Glasgow (2nd place)
Butterfly Fabrics, Inverurie (3rd place)


White Gecko Craft Lounge, Dinas (1st place)
Lee Mill Fabrics, Swansea (2nd place)
Butterfly Fabrics, Cardiff (3rd place)

South of England

Lady Sew and Sew, Henley-on-Thames (1st place)
The Village Haberdashery, London (2nd place)
Sew Creative, Petersfield (3rd place)


Best Online Retailer

Minerva Crafts (1st place)
Jaycotts (3rd place)

Best Instagram Account

Lauren Guthrie of Guthrie & Ghani, Birmingham (3rd place)

Resources and Activities

Top Sewing Workshops/Courses

Sew Creative, Petersfield (2nd place)
Lady Sew and Sew, Henley-on-Thames (3rd place)

Most Outstanding Sew Saturday Event 2016

Guthrie & Ghani, Birmingham (1st place)
The Little House of Patchwork, Chchester (2nd place)
Hollies Haberdashery, Newcastle-under-Lyme (3rd place)