About Us

Who are we?

We are an independant print shop located in the beautiful spa town of Ilkley in West Yorkshire, Northern England which is about 6 miles from Leeds/Bradford airport.  The town centre is characterised by Victorian architecture, wide streets and floral displays. Ilkley Moor, to the south of the town, is the subject of a folk song, often described as the unofficial anthem of Yorkshire, “On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at”. The song’s words are written in Yorkshire dialect, its title translated as “On Ilkley Moor without a hat.”  We are Robert and Charlotte and the owners of both the Savvy Sewist and Dotty Print Ltd, Charlotte is an experienced sewist having had a number of machines over the years and made everything from bags to britches!   We have been printing in Ilkley since 2007 so we have all the necessary experience of printing any of your projects, no matter how long or wide.

Why Buy from us?

It’s a good question with so many so called ‘printers’ out there!  We’ll start with our prices, our screen price includes VAT and Postage & Packaging, it’s always disappointing when you load up your basket to find out at checkout they add on the dreaded VAT and postage on top.    We won’t let you down, we have five large format printers capable of printing metres and metres of sewing pattern prints just for you.  We are not a pattern designer that happens to have a printer or someone sat in their bedroom that fancies making a bit of extra cash.  We are a proper shop with our own printers, you can even collect if you want to.

Paper Choice?

We offer the widest range of paper on the internet to print on including our fabulous 40gsm paper, it might sound thin but it has good see through properties, can be used for tracing, it is difficult to tear and putting pins through is easy with it’s flexibility.  We also offer both 60gsm and 75gsm which are also good quality papers.

Need Help?

Are you new to sewing or it’s your just your first time having your sewing pattern printed after maybe struggling to stick together your A4 sheets.  Well because we are a ‘proper’ business you can call us and when you do you’re not speaking to just anyone, you’ll be speaking to Charlotte who has a vast experience of all things sewing.