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British Sewing Awards 2020

2020 Awards

The British Sewing Awards 2020 gave you the opportunity to nominate your sewing favourites and, after totting up your votes, we’re delighted to reveal the winners! We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who spared five minutes to have their say. So, without further ado...

THE RETAILERS RESULTS

  • Best online store

    Winner: Empress Mills, Lancashire

    Highly commended: Jaycotts, Chester

    Highly commended: Butterfly Fabrics, Cardiff

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (East Midlands) Winner: Crafty Sew & So, Leicester

    Highly commended: Sew Wardrobe, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Highly commended: Gather 'N' Sew, Bourne

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (East of England) Winner: Beginner's Quilt Emporium, Tring

    Highly commended: Sewing Room, Downham Market

    Highly commended: Tudor Rose Patchwork, Bedford

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (London) Winner: The Village Haberdashery, West Hampstead

    Highly commended: Cloth House, Soho

    Highly commended: Ray Stitch, Islington

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (North East) Winner: 1st For Fabrics, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Highly commended: Amble Pin Cushion, Amble

    Highly commended: Panico's, Stockton-on-Tees

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (North West) Winner: Empress Mills, Lancashire

    Highly commended: CoolCrafting, Kendal

    Highly commended: Abakhan, Preston

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (Northern Ireland) Winner: Sew Unique Fabrics, County Down

    Highly commended: The Patchwork Goose, Belfast

    Highly commended: Craftswoman Fabric, Carrickfergus

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (Scotland) Winner: The Sewing Shop, Fochabers

    Highly commended: Mandors, Glasgow

    Highly commended: Karelia House, Perthshire

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (South East) Winner: Lady Sew and Sew, Henley-on-Thames

    Highly commended: The Little House of Patchwork, Chichester

    Highly commended: World of Sewing, Tunbridge Wells

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (South West) Winner: Like Sew Amazing, Bristol

    Highly commended: The Sewing Studio, Redruth

    Highly commended: Koala Kreations, Chipping Sodbury

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (Wales) Winner: Butterfly Fabrics, Cardiff

    Highly commended: Calico Kate, Lampeter

    Highly commended: J&B sewing, Newport

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (West Midlands) Winner: The Cotton Patch, Birmingham

    Highly commended: Guthrie & Ghani, Birmingham

    Highly commended: Watson & Thornton, Shrewsbury

  • Best independent haberdashery shop (Yorkshire) Winner: The Remnant House, Harrogate

    Highly commended: Duttons for Buttons, York

    Highly commended: Samuel Taylors, Leeds

THE MACHINE RESULTS

  • Best Sewing Machines (Entry-Level) Winner: Janome

    Highly commended: Brother

    Highly commended: Singer

  • Best Sewing Machines (All-Round) Winner: Janome

    Highly commended: Brother

    Highly commended: Singer

  • Best Sewing Machines (Quilting) Winner: Janome

    Highly commended: Brother

    Highly commended: Bernina

  • Best Sewing Machines (Embroidery) Winner: Brother

    Highly commended: Janome

    Highly commended: Bernina

  • Best Sewing Machines (Top-Spec) Winner: Brother

    Highly commended: Janome

    Highly commended: Bernina

  • Best Sewing Machines (Overlocker) Winner: Brother

    Highly commended: Janome

    Highly commended: Babylock

THE BRAND RESULTS

  • Best Thread Brand Winner: Gütermann

    Highly commended: Aurifil

    Highly commended: Moon thread by Coats

  • Best fabric brand Winner: Liberty London

    Highly commended: Moda

    Highly commended: Lewis & Irene

  • Best major pattern brand Winner: Simplicity

    Highly commended: New Look

    Highly commended: Vogue

  • Best fabric cutting machine brand Winner: Cricut

    Highly commended: AccuQuilt

    Highly commended: Gemini (Crafters Companion)

  • Best independent pattern brand Winner: Tilly and the Buttons

    Highly commended: Sew Me Something

    Highly commended: Sew Over It

THE BOOKS AND PERSONALITIES RESULTS

  • Most inspirational sewing personality Winner: Debbie Shore

    Highly commended: Tilly Walnes

    Highly commended: Patrick Grant

  • Favourite sewing book 2019-20 Winner: Make It Simple, Tilly Walnes

    Highly commended: Build a Bag: Satchels, Debbie Shore

    Highly commended: Sarah Payne's Quilt School, Sarah Payne

THE EVENT RESULTS

  • Top sewing workshop Winner: The Sewing Cafe, Hinckley

    Highly commended: The Little House of Patchwork, Chichester

    Highly commended: Beginner's Quilt Emporium, Tring

  • Best exhibition / event Winner: The Knitting & Stitching Show, London (Upper street)

    Highly commended: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham (Upper street)

    Highly commended: Spring Quilt Festival, Harrogate (Grosvenor)