Sleevefest couldn’t be Sleevefest without the support of our fantastic sponsors – check out their details below, and click on their icons to go straight to their sites!

Our sponsors…

Dïtto Fabrics is a treasure trove of fabulous fabric nestled in the bustling and thriving district of the North Laines at the heart of Brighton. Dïtto is a paradise for anyone looking for interesting and unusual fabric.

Dragonfly Fabrics are renowned for the quality of their modern dressmaking fabrics which include a lovely selection of natural fabrics such as eco- and bio-linens, a wide range of beautiful boiled wool, knit fabric and wool blends, ponte roma jersey, modern cotton dress fabrics, bamboo jersey knit as well as plain viscose fabric and cotton knit jerseys, soft cotton voile, rayon, printed fine cord, cotton flannel fabrics along with a great selection of independent dress sewing patterns and haberdashery.

Emma One Sock is a fantastic resource for current, top-quality designer fashion fabrics. They have great service and fresh new listings every day.

In 2004 a national award winning seamstress was struggling to find the haberdashery and sewing supplies she needed to enjoy her life long hobby. As a result, she worked together with her son to establish Sew Essential and solve this problem for sewing enthusiasts everywhere. Fast forward over a decade and Sew Essential now stock over 20,000 products for a wide range of disciplines including dressmaking, patchwork and quilting, soft furnishings, machine embroidery, needlecraft and more. They’ve also grown their team but have always maintained the ethos the business was founded on – for sewers by sewers. Their passionate staff set them apart by being able to offer excellent before and after sales service because they love and use their products.

The Sewing & Design School offers cutting edge sewing classes and workshops with expert instruction in constructing clothing with today’s fabrics, personal pattern alterations and fitting, pattern drafting and design, quilting and fiber arts. From teaching beginners to hobbyists and professionals, they have classes that will appeal to all skill levels. They’ll give you helpful tips on adjusting patterns to fit before you sew, eliminating the frustration of wasted time and effort. Their highly qualified instructors, well respected in the sewing and fashion industry, will teach you the easiest and latest methods and trends available to help you achieve your sewing and designing goals. Workshops in Atlanta, Seattle, Denver and New Orleans.

For women who make their own trends. Suzy Magazine is a new independent sewing magazine for fashion forward sewists. Published twice a year, each issue is packed with interviews, ideas, tips, gorgeous images and more.


Our aim at Valentine & Stitch is to create patterns that are simple and satisfying to sew, accessible to beginners but offering plenty of customisation possibilities for more experienced sewists. All of our patterns are designed for knit/ jersey fabrics. Helen takes care of the creative side, developing ideas to make beautiful clothes, while Rich takes care of the technical side, turning these ideas into carefully drafted pattern sheets, that aim to take the stress out of PDF patterns!

And we’re delighted to announce an additional sponsor for Sleevefest… Sewalicious! They are a brand-new online sewing boutique offering beautiful fabric, haberdashery, clothing patterns, sewing accessories and online tutorials, and their website will launch in early August.