Get your fabric or craft shop seen hundreds of thousands of times a month by sewing enthusiasts!
Tilly and the Buttons creates and shares gorgeous, easy-to-use dressmaking tutorials, tips and inspiration for modern crafters. The blog is regularly featured in the press, was named “Best for DIY Fashion” by Channel 4, and was recently nominated for Best Sewing Blog and Favourite Sewing Personality in the British Sewing Awards. Tilly was chosen from thousands of applicants to be a contestant on BBC TV's hunt for Britain's best amateur sewist. Her first book, Love at First Stitch, was published in 2014 and has received over 100 five star reviews on Amazon.
"Sewing's new star"
The site has a loyal following of readers who are serious about sewing, crazy about craft, fanatical about fabric, and very into vintage! They are mainly women, of all ages (most popular age bracket 25-34), based all over the world (most from the UK, then US), from novice to advanced stitchers.
70,000 - 85,000 unique visitors per month
250,000 - 500,000 page views per month
55,000+ followers via Pinterest
22,000+ followers via Bloglovin
14,000+ followers via Twitter
10,000+ likes on Facebook
… and growing!
"Due to my ad, my hits from Tilly's site are through the roof!"
- Christine Haynes, sewing author + designer"Tilly can double my hits overnight whereas an experimental advert in the Sunday supplement of a major national newspaper had virtually no impact on traffic to my site. This just shows the power of internet advertising and of course the Power of Tilly! Tilly has been totally supportive and both pro-active and genuinely interested in helping promote Sewbox. THANK YOU!"
- Susan Stevenson, SewboxAdvertising options
"You do such an amazing job keeping your site active and your viewers engaged. The hits from your site outperform all of our other ads by a landslide. Thank you."
- Mary Behrens, Vintage Pattern Marketplace
Your advert will be posted for one full month, starting on the 1st of the month. Choose from the following options:
Featured spot - 200 x 200 pixels - £150 per monthTOP SPOT! Positioned at the top of the sponsors column on the right-hand side bar for all eyes to see. Only one spot available per month. You can reserve this space in advance for a future month or every other month (but not two months in a row due to popular demand) by paying up front. Available months -
Featured Footer - 850 x 150 pixels - £195 per month
This is what readers will see when they come to the end of every page on the site - your massive ad! The image shown above has been scaled down to 650 x 115 px to fit this page, but your ad will actually be bigger, at a whopping great 850 x 150 pixels to span the bottom of the site. Only one spot available per month. You can reserve this space in advance for a future month or every other month (but not two months in a row) by paying up front. Available months - November, December 2014, January, February, March, April 2015
Large spots available underneath the Featured spots and above the Regular spots on the right-hand side bar. Order of Large spots allocated on a first-come first-served basis, then rotated mid-month for maximum exposure.
Regular spot - 200 x 125 pixels - £60 for 1 month / £165 for 3 months / £300 for 6 months (6th month free!)
Positioned underneath the Large spots on the right-hand side bar. Order of Regular spots allocated on a first-come first-served basis, then rotated mid-month for maximum exposure.
Mini spot - 200 x 60 pixels - £40 for 1 month / £115 for 3 months / £200 for 6 months (6th month free!)
Mini price! Especially for mini businesses, Etsy stores and blogs looking to gain extra traffic.
Making the most of your sponsorship
Sponsoring a popular blog read by thousands of sewing enthusiasts is a fantastic way to drive traffic to your website. A few ideas for maximising the opportunity:
- Choose a clear image which will appeal to my readers. Hint: we love sewing, craft and dresses! If you can't decide which to use, I'm happy to advise.
- Feel free to send me fresh artwork each month to keep those eyes drawn or to test out different images.
- How about including a discount code in your ad for readers who quote 'TILLY' when buying from your shop?
If you book a Featured, Featured Footer or Large spot for 6 months or more, I'd be happy to discuss ideas for extra editorial, such as a guest post. Please note:
- I will only write honest reviews of products or services I genuinely love and think my readers will love too
- Giveaways are currently held once a year, jointly with other sponsors for greater reach and impact (see example)
- I'm happy to retweet relevant information about your business (such as a new product or event) that my readers would love to know about
- Editorial is limited and at my discretion.
Get in touch!
Further questions? Ready to sponsor? Hooray! Email me (see below) detailing:
- a brief intro to your business
- the website your ad would link to
- the size of spot you’d like
- how many months you’d like to book.
Sponsors are subject to approval to ensure they are the right fit for this site and its readers. Sponsors will be invoiced via PayPal and payment is required upfront to secure a space. Please send artwork (static images only) as soon as possible and at least 3 days before your advert is due to go live.