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A festive note from William Gee

A Festive Note & Christmas Opening Hours

» Christmas Opening Hours & Online Orders Our shop at 520 Kingsland Road is now closed and reopens Tuesday 4th January 2022. Final online orders for the year will be despatched on Monday 20th December, though we will be delivering in the London area on this day too. PLEASE NOTE: During the holidays, online orders can […]

The warehouse round the corner on Forest Road - not much has changed since the 1970s

We’re hiring: Join the team in our London shop!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Full-Time Sales Assistant to join our friendly team in our shop in Dalston, London.  William Gee is a long-standing family-run haberdashery in Dalston, London, who are celebrating successful high street trading for over 115 years. Our shop is now looking for the right candidate with retail experience who […]

Great British Sewing Bee 2019 - William Gee

Great British Sewing Bee: Apply Now for 2023

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens in May 2022, broadcast on BBC1. Are you nifty with a needle or handy with a hem? Put your skills to the test! We’re looking for more talented home sewers to take part in the next series of The Great British Sewing Bee. If you […]

Our shop has reopened - William Gee UK

Our shop has reopened!

LIVE UPDATE: We are fully active and our shop in Dalston is open for customers again! Dear customers, suppliers & friends, We wanted to assure you that normal levels of service have resumed at William Gee, and are happy to announce that our shop at 520 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AH has reopened. – Delivery orders will be handled by […]

Product List featured image 2015

Updated 2020 Product List now available

We’ve updated our product list, introducing new lines and removing discontinued ones, in order to give you a comprehensive list of all the items we stock at William Gee. The majority of these items are available online, though please do get in touch if there’s something you cannot find and we’ll do our best to […]

William Gee Summer Sale 2019

William Gee’s Summer Sale 2019

UPDATE: FLASH SALE IS NOW OVER 🙁  We’ve got some exciting news for our lovely friends & family…We’d like to invite you to William Gee’s SUMMER SALE Event on Friday 28th June 2019! We’re sure you’ve been busy creating, making and mending your fabulous projects over the winter months. Now, with the sunshine slowly beginning to […]

Your guide to the best independent sewing pattern companies

A guide to the best independent sewing pattern companies

The past few years has seen a rise in smaller sewing companies and now there seems to be patterns to suit everyone, whatever their style. From French style to vintage inspired, here are a few of the best independent sewing pattern companies out there and the pick of my favourite makes. If you know of […]

Sewing Bee Part 3: Interfacing

Sewing Bee Part 3: Interfacing

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | | Part 4: Fastenings It’s what’s on the inside that counts… It’s an old adage that it is what is on the inside that counts, and when it comes to constructing a professional garment, it makes a huge difference to collars, […]

Sewing Bee part 2 - Pattern Hacking

Sewing Bee Part 2: Pattern Hacking

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | | Part 4: Fastenings After part 1, your sewing studio should be fully equipped and we are ready to move on to the interesting part – designing and making clothes! To make clothes there are two ways of starting: draping on a […]

Great British Sewing Bee 2019 - William Gee

Sewing Bee Part 1: Tools of the Trade

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | Part 4: Fastenings Ever wondered what goes on in a professional sewing studio? Has the Sewing Bee inspired you to give it a go yourself? Here are some useful tips and insider secrets on how to take your projects from amateur home […]

William Gee Giveaway

Win a William Gee Sewing Kit in our Winter Giveaway!

Beat the January blues in our fantastic Winter giveaway! We want to give 1 lucky person the chance to win a STYLISH Sewing Kit, sponsored by William Gee! What’s more, we have some fantastic runners-up prizes too! » Prize Breakdown Winner: William Gee Sewing Kit! Runners Up: William Gee’s Pot Luck Moon Threads x 10 reels » […]

Great British Sewing Bee set to return to our screens in 2018

HUGE NEWS! Great British Sewing Bee is set to return in 2019!

That’s right, you heard correctly, our favourite TV Programme is back! Though one person will be missing from the mix…We can confirm that Claudia Winkleman will NOT be presenting the show, which as of yet does not have a broadcasting date.  Head to William Gee Online for professional sewing, dressmaking & fashion design tools with FAST […]

Win a Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine - William Gee UK

PRIZE GIVEAWAY…Win a Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine!

To celebrate William Gee’s 112th birthday, we are giving you the chance to win a Janome J3-18 Sewing Machine in our prize giveaway, as well as some fantastic runners-up prizes too! We are proud to partner with Tysew, a leading supplier of high quality sewing machines (and another UK family-run business), for this fantastic prize. […]

A Guide to the Best Sewing Blogs to follow in the UK

A Guide to the Best Sewing Blogs to Follow

William Gee are proud to present to you A Guide to the Best Sewing Blogs to Follow! We’ve been on a mission to find the top sewing bloggers in the UK (as well as a few international bloggers) and now, after months of speculation, we’re ready to reveal the winners of William Gee’s Sewing Blog Awards… […]

William Gee and Fashion Enter in 2018 Collaboration

JUST IN! William Gee proud to announce collaboration with Fashion Enter

WE’RE SO EXCITED to let you know that William Gee have teamed up with Fashion Enter, an award-winning social enterprise within the fashion and textiles industry based in London. But before we tell you more, we wanted to ask you this:  • Are you a fashion student looking to gain exposure to the highest level […]

Nominate your favourite sewing blog in 2018 - William Gee

Nominations Open for Best Sewing Blogs to Follow in 2018!

It’s that time of year again, when you get to have your say on who should feature in our Best Sewing Blogs to Follow in 2018. This is your chance to tell us who to celebrate. Check out the winners of William Gee’s Best Sewing Blogs to Follow in 2016 here We’re really excited to be […]

William Gee Haberdashery on the BBC London Radio Jo Good Show

William Gee on BBC Radio London 94.9FM

William Gee Directors Jeffrey & Adam Graham were invited to talk on The Jo Good Show at BBC Radio London, and for those that missed it, we’ve uploaded the broadcast here: We absolutely loved our time on the show, talking about our family-run haberdashery and how a business of 111 years old operates in today’s fast-changing […]

The Ultimate Wedding Season Survival Guide

The Ultimate Wedding Season Survival Guide

Yes, that time has arrived again. Straw hats the size of a small planet are fished out from the back of the airing cupboard and plucked into shape. Formal suits are donned in the hopes that the moths have not been dining on it. Will the waistband fasten? Love them or hate them, matrimony has been an […]

SPRING PRIZE DRAW! Enter to win £100s worth of William Gee Goodies!

It’s competition time! To celebrate Spring 2017, we’re giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes courtesy of William Gee! We are delighted to give one lucky person the chance to win a great selection of sewing tools and treats, an exclusive collection of 10 patterns, fantastic sewing magazines and so much more! Don’t miss out […]

Sewing Bee Part 4 - Fastenings

Sewing Bee Part 4: Fastenings

Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | Part 4: Fastenings Unless your garment is super stretchy you are going to need some kind of fastening to be able to get into it and keep it closed. Keep it Zipped! The most obvious thing to use is a zip. […]

The History of British Design

The Heritage of British Design

British fashion has been an unlimited source of style and inspiration for more than 300 years. Many strides within menswear today is influenced by the British men who have pushed fashion forward for generations; from the upper-class gentlemen to the aspiring youth, the British have shaped the sartorial world. British business wear experts have navigated the […]

A Shape of Things to Come by William Gee Director Jeffrey Graham

An Open Letter from the Director

William Gee set up this haberdashery shop in 1906. At that time, there were hundreds of clothing factories in the area, and someone had to supply them with the goods they needed- such as sewing threads and fastenings. This was at a time when the UK was a thriving textiles workshop. People forget that companies […]

Structure of a zip

The Structure of a Zipper

As we know, a zip is not just a zip… SLIDER The slider joins or separates the elements when the zipper is opened or closed. Various types of sliders are available depending on use. ELEMENTS The teeth, also known as elements, are the parts on each side of a zipper that mesh, or engage, with […]

Great British Sewing Bee

Sewing Bee 2016 Flash Sale – 48 HOURS ONLY!

To celebrate the series finale of the Great British Sewing Bee, we are having a FLASH SALE! From the moment the Sewing Bee winner is announced, we’ll be reducing our online prices by a further 10%! But hurry, our flash sale is only on for 48 hours!  Get ready to save on sewing tools, fashion design […]