...some websites I've found useful...


Patterns and Fitting

Gill Arnold Dressmaking Training    Choosing Sewing Patterns and Altering Patterns
Vogue Patterns   Simplicity   McCall's
Stretch and Sew Inc. -  Patterns, Books, & Notions for creating fashionable garments.
Patterns   KWIK SEW   Butterick   
Sewing Books & Videos --Palmer Pletsch Publishing
Lingerie Secrets Sewing Patterns


Pfaff USA   Elna USA, projects  Brother  Janome
Bernina  Pfaff Australia   Singer

Magazines and Tips

Threads magazine  Sewing World Magazine   HGTV Sewing   Sandra Betzina Online
Sew News    Sewing World Magazine   Classic Stitches


Karadia Trims Ltd  First Zipper MORPLAN  MacCulloch & Wallis Ltd
Kersen  Curtain-Corner   English Couture  Jaycotts
Rufflette  Tassles and Drapes  Sidtrim

Search and Link

Lily Abello's Sewing Resource Guide
Craft Search   101 Sewing Links Sewing   Craft Fair
Sew nTell Embroidery Links    INDEX  Sew News Magazine Links
Sewn By Joan Embroidery links  Yahoo! GeoCities Crafts
SewNet   Links from Secrets of Machine Embroidery
UK Sites of Stitching Interest


crazy patchwork lesson - piecing introduction by Annie Whitsed
Crazy Quilt Central

Pattern Software

Fitting Tips  Pattern Drafting with Neko-chan -- Some basic advice
Dress Shop    Garment Designer Software Information  PatternMaker
Wild Ginger   Softbyte  Personal Patterns software    Knitcraft


Barnyarns   Sulky threads   Peter Wright  Quilt Direct
DMC  Coats Crafts UK  GSUK  Madeira Threads UK
BSK   Empress Mills   Silken Strands  Guetermann
Stef Francis  Texere Yarns Mace and Nairn
The Stitch Depot Sew and So   Robison-Anton
Your Embroidery Services Ltd

Emboidery Designs

Mall sew creative Elsa SewWhatDesigns Monica Sew 'n Tell
Amazing Designs Embroidery Library Inc Criswell Embroidery
Needle Passion   AYEONE Erica's Craft & Sewing Center
Priceless Images VisionAiry Embroidery links
Freda Embroidery Design Angies Cactus Punch kodesigns
AnnTheGran  Thredworks Elaine Rieck Hatched in Africa
NostalgiaTime Francesca's Delightful Designs
Best(Eurika) Secrets of Machine Embroidery freebies
Birdhouse Cottage Crafts Suzanne Sawko Threadartist
Anetha Edna van Borstel applique Customkeepsakes   Stitch in Thyme Leaenda's Sewbiz
MiaKay Elegantdetail's Henry's   Hilda's Heirloom Dolls
Embroidery South Africa It'z me Designs Nostalgia Time

Hand Embroidery

I.L. Soft
Wimble Bees
Counted Cross Stitch etc (K. Dyer)
Royal School of Needlework
Heritage Shoppe Embroidery Instructions


Maggie Swain
Christie Bears
sewing world chat
Welcome to the Home Sewing Association
sewing guide uk sewing services
Textiles resource guide
Curtain making and soft furnishing instructions

Courses and Exhibitions

Nationwide Exhibitions   ichf exhibitions  Alison Smith


Linton Tweeds Croft Mill  Fabric Land 
Copeland linens   Bridal Laces and Fabrics & Co   Croft Mill   FABRIC LAND  fabricsite
Kate's fabric list Nevtex  The Silk Route  Pearsalls
Pennine Outdoor   Pointnorth   Fantasy Fabrics
Willow Fabrics   nc textiles  FabricLink - For Learning About Fabrics

Embroidery Tips

lessons fromThread Artist    Secrets of Machine Embroidery


21st Century Beads Home Page   Creative Beadcraft


Modern Sewing Centre
Exeter Sewing Machine co.
Husqvarna Peterborough
Husqvarna Sweden
Husqvarna USA
Husqvarna UK
Husqvarna Viking Software
Husqvarna Studio Bath
Husqvarna Studio Nottingham
Husqvarna Studio London


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Mary Prior's 10 Tips for Machine Embroidery  - Embroidering on Difficult Fabrics
   Mary,Prior,Husqvarna,Designer1,Designer 1,Designer#1,sew,sewing,sewing machine,machine embroidery,embroidery software,feet,bobbins,craft,needlecraft,pattern,tailoring,Halesowen,West Midlands,UK,demonstrated at Gill Arnold Sewing World Day