It's the moment we've all been waiting for... the results of the British Sewing Awards 2015 are in!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING WE HAVE RECIEVED OVER 7,000 VOTES

The awards are 100% nominated and voted for by Sew readers who are passionate about their hobby. Receiving over 7,000 votes for this year’s awards alone, the British Sewing Awards gives you the chance to let the producers, designers and retailers, of your favourite products and brands, know who you think are the cream of the crop.

Scroll down to see a full list of winners

Each year we assess and refresh the categories to reflect trends and any shifts in the market. New for 2015, we had introduced the following individual categories:

  • Best Embroidery Sewing Machine Brand
  • Best Quilting Sewing Machine Brand

Previously this was a joint category but through feedback, these are now individual categories to reflect the great range and diversity of machine manufacturers on the market.

We have also introduced two Expert Judge Categories, which are exclusively voted for and endorsed by these sewing experts...

However, as well as celebrating big names in the industry, The British Sewing Awards also champions the smaller independent stores in every corner of the UK. They provide a platform for readers and the sewing community as a whole to voice their preferences and celebrate all the people who work so hard to provide great products, sewing experiences and inspiration.

Please see below for the full list of winners...

Congratulations to:

Best Thread Brand5

Gütermann

Coats

DMC

Best Fabric Brand

Liberty

Moda

Makower UK

Most Innovative Product

Fiskars Combo Rotary Cutter & Ruler

Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips

Janome Memory Craft 1500

Best Entry Level Sewing Machine Brand

Janome

Brother

Singer

Best Quilting Sewing Machine Brand

Janome

Bernina

Brother

Best Embroidery Sewing Machine Brand

Janome

Brother

Bernina

Most Desirable Sewing Machine

Janome Memory Craft 15000 v2

Brother Innov-is V7

Brother Innov-is XV

Best Sewing Blog

So Sew Easy

Tilly and the Buttons

Minerva Crafts

Best Online Retailer

lush Addict

Cotton Patch

Minerva Crafts

Best UK Chain Store

John Lewis

Hobbycraft

Fabric Land

Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: Ireland

The Spinning Wheel, Belfast

Windmill Fabrics, Saintfield

Moores of Coleraine, Coleraine

Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: Midlands

Guthrie & Ghani, Birmingham

Sew Me Something, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Sewing Café, Hinckley

Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: North of England

Minerva Crafts, Lancashire

Just Sew, Penrith

From Rags to Stitches, Doncaster

Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: Scotland

The Peacock and the Tortoise, Perth

Mandors Fabric Store, Glasgow

Purely Patchwork, Linlithgow

Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: South of England

The Village Haberdashery, London

Sew Creative, Petersfield

Backstitch, Cambridge

Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: Wales

Sew Lovely, Penarth

Calico Kate, Lampeter

All Sewn Up, Swansea

Best Pattern House

Simplicity

Vogue Patterns

Butterick

Best for Customer Service

John Lewis

Sew Me Something

Calico Kate

Favourite Sewing Personality

Tilly Walnes

Kirstie Allsopp

Debbie Shore

Best Sewing Book 2015

Tilly Walnes

Kirstie Allsopp

Debbie Shore

Favourite Sewing Personality

The Great British Sewing Bee: Fashion with Fabric by Claire-Louise Hardie (Quadrille Publishing)

Half Yard Christmas by Debbie Shore (Search Press)

Sew Over It Vintage by Lisa Comfort (Ebury Press)

Best for Sewing Workshops/Courses

Craftsy

Sew Creative

Sew Me Something

Best Exhibition/Event Experience 2015

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, V&A Museum, London

Sewing For Pleasure, NEC, Birmingham

The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London