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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Our favourite Christmas fabrics!

It’s happening! Christmas is around the corner, so we thought we’d share our favourite Christmas fabrics so you can start planning your projects.

We just love the Nutcracker Act I collection from Michael Miller fabrics. With hints of sparkling gold ink, this collection is just perfect for making festive decorations and outfits.

Christmas Fabric

The beautiful Woodland Winter collection, in a minimal colour palette of white, grey and red, is perfect for making a stylish festive quilt.

Christmas Fabric

Cosy Christmas in Teal and Reindeer in White are super cute kid-friendly festive prints, and the colourful Santa Express print is perfect for making PJ’s!Christmas Fabric

We love these fun red and white typographic prints, especially Good Cheer with hand-lettered greetings.

Christmas Fabric

Want some inspiration? We’ve got it!

Shop all our Christmas fabrics here.

Vegan leather in new colours

We have new colours of vegan leather in stock, including packs of natural and black. They can be cut with normal scissors, sewn using a sewing machine, glued and painted. Use them for clutch bags, jewellery, book covers, toys and more! See our tutorials to make vegan leather notebooks here, and this cute star headband here, and shop our vegan leather here.

Vegan Leather

Chasing Rainbows quilt kit

We’re super excited to show you the gorgeous new quilt Kelly (aka Jeli Quilts) made for our shop! Her new Chasing Rainbows Quilt is a quick and easy log cabin quilt pattern and this stunning version has been made with the Chroma Basics collection by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella and Andover Chambray in Sage. Read about the quilt on our blog here, and shop the Chasing Rainbows quilt kit here.

Chasing Rainbows Kits

Wooden toggle buttons

We love toggles! They’re so much fun, and the perfect finishing touch to your Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat or Walden by Colette Albion Coat. Shop the wooden toggles here, and shop all our jacket and coat sewing patterns here.

Wooden toggle buttons

Carve-A-Stamp Kit by Yellow Owl Workshop

Carving your own custom stamps is easy and fun for all skill levels! This ultimate DIY kit by Yellow Owl Workshop contains everything you need to carve and print your own custom rubber stamps. This kit makes the perfect crafty Christmas gift! Shop the Carve-A-Stamp Kit here, and shop all our Yellow Owl Workshop stamps and ink pads here.

Carve a Stamp Kit

Paper punch keychains

Stocking filler alert! We have cute new paper punches and you are going to want them all because they are so fun! Why are they also a keychain? We’ll never know… but they are super cute and perfect for paper crafts, custom confetti and more! Shop the paper punch keychains here.

Paper Punches

Learn to knitting with Renée Callahan

Learn Brioche stitch knitting with Renée Callahan in this two-evening class. You will learn Brioche stitch basics and get started knitting a beautiful Brioche stitch scarf. New to knitting or need a refresher on the basics? Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan is the class for you! Find out more about our knitting classes with Renée and book your place here.

Learn Brioche Stitch Knitting

Sale!

This week save 20% on all of our fun Riley Blake fabrics! Florals, text prints, stash builders, Christmas fabric – there are so many fab fabrics to snap up with this offer! Use code RILEYBLAKE20 at check out. Offer ends 21 November.

Riley Blake Fabric

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Shot Cottons in new colours

You guys love our Shot Cottons so much, we’ve just added six gorgeous new colours to the shop! These soft woven cotton fabrics are so pretty for dressmaking and patchwork.

Shot Cotton Fabrics

Choose from the soft shades of Wisteria or the Autumnal shades of Biscuit.

Shot cotton fabrics

Or go for the delicate Peach Shot Cotton. We just love the contrasting shades of threads in the Slate colourway.

Shot Cotton Fabrics

These two shades of Shot Cottons, Olive and Artichoke, are just perfect together!

Shot Cotton Fabrics

We also have two new fat quarter bundle options in the shop, featuring all the new colours of Shot Cottons. Shop the fat quarter bundles here, and shop all our Shot Cottons by the metre here.

Shot Cotton Fabrics

Festive cross stitch hoop kits

How cute is this Festive Owl cross stitch hoop kit! It’s the perfect project for beginners. We also love the new Noel Christmas Wreath and stylish Scandinavian Snowflake designs. Shop all our cross stitch kits here.

Cross Stitch Kits

Christmas decoration tapestry kits

We have the most amazing new tapestry kits in the shop! Designed by local tapestry design company Stitch Me, they are perfect for decorating the Christmas tree! Available in eight fun designs, we love the Reindeer, Santa, Christmas Tree, and Shooting Star kits. Shop the Stitch Me Christmas decoration tapestry kits here.

Christmas Tapestry Kits

Stitch & Story Sophie la Girafe knitting kits back in stock

Due to popular demand we have re-stocked the incredibly cute Stitch & Story Sophie la Girafe Sophie’s Hat knitting kits! Ideal for a beginner, Stitch & Story kits contain everything you need to get started and learn the basic techniques – including how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off, and sewing. Shop all our Stitch & Story Sophie la Girafe knitting kits here.

Knitting kits

Yellow Owl Workshop Merry & Bright Christmas Stamp Kit

Ring in the holidays with this complete stamp kit! With a versatile selection of greetings and fun imagery, you’ll be singing carols in no time with cool customised cards, gift wrap, paper favours, and place cards to boot. Shop the Merry & Bright Christmas stamp kit here, and shop all our Yellow Owl Workshop stamps here.

Christmas stamps by Yellow Owl

Gutermann overlocking thread

We now stock the perfect overlocking thread by Gutermann! Available in white or black, each spool of Toldi-Lock by Gutermann contains 2500m of thread. Shop the overlocking thread here, and shop all our Guterman thread range here.

Overlocker thread

Make your own lampshade with Suzie Kemner

In this fun workshop, Suzie Kemner will lead you through the process of turning a fabric of your choice into a beautiful 30cm drum lampshade.This workshop is perfect if you want to create a beautiful, lovingly made lampshade to brighten up your home, and is a wonderful, relaxing way to pass the evening. You don’t need any experience at all as Suzie will take you through every step of the process. Find out more and book your place here.

Make a Lampshade Class

Sale!

This week save 10% on Hoooked Zpagetti t-shirt yarn with code HOOOKED10 until 14 November! We have so many colours and sizes in stock – perfect for your next crochet, macrame or knitting project! Start shopping here.

Hoooked Zpagetti T-Shirt Yarn

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Exclusive Chasing Rainbows Quilt kits by Kelly!

We’re super excited to show you the gorgeous new quilt Kelly (aka Jeli Quilts) made for our shop! Her new Chasing Rainbows Quilt is a quick and easy log cabin quilt pattern. You can see this quilt in person in our West Hampstead shop!

It’s the ideal weekend project that will look fabulous in any colour combo, whether it is co-ordinated or scrappy. We worked with her to create a special version using our fabrics and it looks amazing! This is the throw size that measures 42″ x 54″.

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

The rainbow fabrics are from the Chroma Basics collection by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella and the background is Andover Chambray in Sage. It’s also bound in the chambray so those rainbows really pop!

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

You can pick up a kit for this quilt in our shop here and download Kelly’s pattern amendments for this version here. Don’t forget to tag #thevillagehaberdashery if you make one so we can see and share your version!

Chasing Rainbows Quilt by Jeli Quilts

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Santa is coming to The Village Haberdashery on 15 December!

We are thrilled that Santa is coming to The Village Haberdashery on Friday, 15 December. This is a fun event for kids of all ages and their parents at our shop in West Hampstead Square. Bookings are essential!

Each child will have time to chat with Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes. You are welcome to take your own pictures and children will receive a small gift from Santa. This is the last day of school for many kids in the area so we want to make it a special day and an annual tradition! This is a picture of Harvey talking to Santa last year – he loved it!

We have more space in our shop this year, so Santa will be at the shop from 10:30am – 5pm and we’ll be serving mulled wine, hot chocolate and Christmas treats all day. Click here to book a time slot! This event is free but donations towards are costs are graciously accepted.

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Tutorial! Vegan leather star headband

We have these really cool packs of vegan leather in stock, but what can we make with them?! We put the question to the super talented Laura Howard and this is the first of four tutorials she’s written for us! Take it away Laura…

Vegan Leather Star Headband Tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

I’m so excited to share some ideas for using these awesome packs of synthetic leather. I love this stuff (especially the super-cool metallics – they’re so shiny!), it looks great and it’s really easy to cut and sew. There are loads of things you could use this fun faux leather for. Hair clips, bracelets or cuffs, patches, keyrings… you could even use your leftover scraps to add some interesting texture to cards or gift tags.

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make a star headband! Show off the gorgeous metallic faux leather with a star headband! You can add lots of stars to make a super star crown, or just add a couple of stars for a bit of subtle glamour.

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

To make the headband you will need:

* A synthetic leather kit
* A sewing needle
* Sewing scissors
* An air-erasable fabric marker pen or an ordinary felt tip pen
* The headband template sheet – click here to download and print the PDF
* A plastic headband
* Coordinating felt (I used black to match the headband)
* Craft glue
* A glue gun and glue
* A heatproof mat for the glue gun
* Newspaper or scrap paper to protect your workspace

To make the headband:

Use the templates provided to cut out as many stars as you want – I cut one large star and four small stars. Trace the star shapes onto the back of the leather using a pen then cut them out with sewing scissors.

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Cut pieces of felt slightly bigger than each star. Turn the stars over and place them on some newspaper or scrap paper. One by one, cover the back of each star with a layer of craft glue and then firmly press a piece of felt on top covering the star completely. Turn the felt and attached stars over and set them aside to dry.

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Once the glue has completely dried cut away the excess felt, leaving stars which are leather on one side and felt on the other.

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Use a glue gun to stick the stars to a headband. Add a line of glue down the centre of one of the stars, on the felt side. Carefully press the star into position on the headband, holding it in place until the glue has dried enough to stick it firmly. Repeat to add the rest of the stars.

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

IMPORTANT: take care when working with the glue gun as the glue gets very hot! Always place it on a heat-proof mat when not in use, and use newspaper or other scrap paper to protect your workspace. Work slowly, squeezing the gun with care to control the amount of glue you’re using and keeping your fingers out of the way of the hot glue.

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

A huge thank you to September Pictures for taking photos for this post (tutorial photos taken by Laura herself) and to Sophia for her excellent modelling!

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