We first met Fiona across a crowded exhibition aisle in February 2010 and have been having fun with her approach to sewing ever since!
Fiona Pullen runs the online sewing directory as a central UK online platform for sewing businesses to promote themselves and as a one stop site for people who love sewing so they can find details of suppliers, sewing workshops, free projects, sewing techniques, industry news, competitions, events etc.
She gets 60-70,000 visitors a month so she gets plenty of offers to contribute content, particularly if it involves free fabric since they get to keep and enjoy what they make. For instance there’s a husband wearing this tie to work now and loving it.
This was one of two projects The Sewing Directory ran as a fabric challenge with Oakshott. Fiona shared the details of the fabrics on her site and invited people to submit ideas of what they would make with them. She then chose her two favourite ideas and sent them the fabric to make up their items and write the tutorials (go to her original post here).