The Dressmakers Ball- Who’s Sponsoring?

We’ve had a lot of fun organising The Dressmakers Ball, including working with other sewing shops and companies to put together an amazing selection of goodies for everyone who is attending!  Sponsors are all contributing to the goodie bags, which every ticket gets free, and many are also providing an amazing prize to the Prize Draw happening on the evening, raising money for The Eve Appeal.


So, first up, of course, is us!  Crafty Sew&So is a fabric shop and sewing studio in the heart of Leicester City Centre. We sell quality fabrics and haberdashery, and run workshops for all abilities.

We’re giving every attendee a ‘Start as you mean to sew on!’ cotton tote bag, which we’re stuffing with goodies from the other sponsors and a Crafty Sew & So pen!


Minerva Crafts is a family run business born out of a love for sewing! We have over 100,000 products in stock and specialise in dressmaking fabrics, sewing patterns and haberdashery.

Minerva Crafts are including a fabric bundle in each goodie bag and providing a voucher for the prize draw!


Girl Charlee are an online specialist retailer for knit fabrics offering high quality, exclusive prints you wont find anywhere else.  take a look at the wide selection of beautiful fabrics at

Girl Charlee has given us a fun badge for the goodie bags and a tote bag full of fabrics for the prize draw!


Prym is Germany’s oldest family owned business, with a reputation for high-quality metal products, and today, we offer an even wider range of products: from press fasteners to high-tech microelectronic components.

Prym have provided a small gift for the goodie bags.


Sew is the UK’s best-selling and most fashionable sewing magazine, providing inspiration for you, your home and the little ones.

Sew Magazine are giving us a copy of the latest addition of the magazine for each goodie bag- hot off the press that day!


Abakhan are sponsoring the cocktail of the night! Enjoy a Dressmaker Cocktail from the bar.

BrotherlogoBrother are providing a brand new Innov-is 15 sewing machine for The Eve Appeal prize draw!  We’re big fans of this machine at Crafty Sew & So, and one lucky winner will be taking one home with them on the evening!


Vogue patterns ‘The Cocktail Hour’ are also sponsoring the the ball and we’re supporting their fundraising for The Eve Appeal.  Vogue have provided a cope of Sew Today magazine for the goodie bags and copies of a selection of The Cocktail Hour vogue patterns for the prize draw!


You’ll also receive discounts and flyers from The Sewmance Festival, CocoWawa Patterns Jenniffer Taylors NEW book, and By Hand London! I can’t wait!!!

Freya x


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