It's the moment we've all been waiting for... the results of the British Sewing Awards 2016 are in!

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

You have been busy telling us who your favourites are over the past few months, now the votes for the British Sewing Awards are in and the winners can be revealed! The awards are 100% nominated and voted for by you, the Sew readers, who are eager to spread the word about your most-loved brands. We received more than 7,000 votes this year alone! The British Sewing Awards is an annual and well-established ceremony, which strives to celebrate the best that the sewing industry has to offer. As well as commemorating the big names in the industry, the British Sewing Awards also recognises and celebrates the smaller independent stores across the UK.

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

Best thread brand

G├╝termann

DMC

Mettler

Best fabric brand

Liberty

Moda

Michael Miller

Best pattern house

Tilly and the Buttons

Simplicity

Vogue

Best entry-level sewing machine brand

Janome

Brother

Singer

Best quilting sewing machine brand

Janome

Brother

Bernina

Best embroidery sewing machine brand

Janome

Brother

Husqvarna

Most desirable
sewing machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000

Brother Innov-is XV

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP

Best sewing blog

Tilly and the Buttons

Sew Over It

Plush Addict

Best online retailer

Minerva Crafts

Plush Addict

Lady Sew & Sew

Best UK Chain Store

John Lewis

Hobbycraft

Fabric Land

Best independent haberdashery shop WALES

Butterfly Fabrics, Cardiff

Busy Bees Patchwork, Newport

Calico Kate, Lampeter

Best independent haberdashery shop IRELAND

Sew Unique Fabrics, Bangor

Craftswoman Fabrics, Carrickfergus

Windmill Fabrics, Saintfield

Best independent haberdashery shop SCOTLAND

The Fabric Fairy, Golspie

myBearpaw, Edinburgh

Mandors Fabric Store, Glasgow

Best independent haberdashery shop NORTH OF ENGLAND

Minerva Crafts, Darwen

Duttons for Buttons, York

Black Sheep Wools, Warrington

Best independent haberdashery shop SOUTH OF ENGLAND

Lady Sew & Sew, Henley-on-Thames

Sew Creative, Petersfield

Sew Busy, Fleet

Best independent haberdashery shop MIDLANDS

Plush Addict, Peterborough

Crafty Sew & So, Leicester

Hollies Haberdashery,
Newcastle-under-Lyme





Best for customer service

John Lewis

Minerva Crafts

Plush Addict

Favourite sewing personality

Tilly Walnes

Patrick Grant

Debbie Shore

Best sewing book 2016

The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style by Wendy Gardiner

Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time by Tanya Whelan

Half Yard Kids by Debbie Shore

Best for sewing workshops/courses

Craftsy, online

Lady Sew & Sew, Henley-on-Thames

Crafty Sew & So, Leicester

Best exhibition/event experience of 2016

The Knitting and Stitching Show, twisted thread

Festival of Quilts, twisted thread

Sewing for Pleasure, ICHF events

Best Sew Saturday event

Crafty Sew & So, Leicester

Sew Creative, Petersfield

Abakhan, Mostyn

Best new product judged by Kate Underdown of The Fold Line

Clover Wonder Clips