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Last chance to get your Easter crafts supplies and gifts!

We have everything you need to get your Easter craft on…! Order as early as possible today to get your shipment in time, or pop in to our West Hampstead shop. You can find our Easter weekend opening hours here.

For America’s favourite Easter tradition, we are so excited to have Paas Easter Egg Dye Kits! Use this kit to dye hard-boiled eggs and you can eat them afterward. Dye white eggs for truer colours and brown eggs for richer colours. The kits contain everything you need to decorate your eggs!

Paas Egg Dye kits

Easter would not be quite the same without an Easter basket and we have you covered with our wicker baskets, sparkly Easter grass and our favourite gold fillable eggs! For tips, check out our super cool post How to Fill an Easter Basket on The Daily Stitch.

Easter Basket

We also have a great selection of craft eggs that you can decorate to your hearts content. We have polystyrene, craft paper, and hanging plastic eggs to choose from. They are perfect for decoupage, colouring in, washi tape, painting, and more! Plus these hanging wooden Easter egg decorations are perfect for the kids (and big kids!) to colour in with pens or paint.

Easter eggs to decorate

Feeling stitchy? We love these cute Easter-themed embroidery cards to cross stitch for Easter tree ornaments, decorations and more! For kids age 5+ we also have Easter bunny wooden cross stitch kits with everything kids need to get started.

Easter embroidery kits

For all of these craft projects and more, head over to our Easter shop! We can’t wait to see what you make!

Kinder by Heather Ross fat quarter bundles

Heather Ross‘ darling new collection Kinder is inspired by her daughter Beatrix’s year in kindergarten! The collection is complete with learning letters, paper dolls, story time, and even an apple for the teacher in a classic rainbow colour palette. Heather built the collection with bright quilts, illustrative appliqué’s, nap mats, and reading poufs in mind and we agree – it’s just right for children’s bedroom decor and has endless fussy cutting potential! And to that end, we have created some limited edition Fat Quarter bundles of a selection of the collection for you! There are two to choose from and one comes with matching Kona Cotton Solids too! The perfect amount for a small baby quilt. Find them in the shop here.

Kinder

Ombré gift wrap

We are totally smitten with this new wrapping paper! We love everything ombré here at The Village Haberdashery and are going gift wrap crazy with this new design by Rico. It is an absolute stunner! And it works really well with our specialty print wraps too. Each roll contains two metres of 70cm wide wrapping paper. With three colourways to choose from it is perfect for just about any occasion! Find it in the shop here.

Ombre gift wrap

Mila Dungarees by Tilly and the Buttons

Sew your own dungarees for a casual everyday look that’s bang on trend with Tilly and the Buttons‘ latest pattern! The Mila dungarees are slim fitting on the hips and legs, with stylish side button openings and essential pockets on the front bib and booty. Make them in a woven fabric with a touch of stretch for comfort and fit. Cute, practical and great for all seasons, wear your Mila dungarees with a t-shirt, button-down shirt or roll neck sweater. This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Mila dungarees, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part. Find it in the shop here.

Mila Dungarees

Mila Dungarees

Mila Dungarees

Sew Your Own Activewear by Melissa Fehr

Make your own unique activewear sewing wardrobe that’s perfect for your workout using four basic sewing blocks! Sew Your Own Activewear by sewing expert and marathon runner Melissa Fehr will teach you how to make 13 different styles, including yoga pants, crop tops and running leggings, that you can customise to your heart’s content. Packed with tips, this book also expert advice on how to choose and sew with performance fabrics like lycra and spandex. Plus, you can meet Melissa at our free Make Like a Boss event at our West Hampstead shop tonight! Find the book in the shop here and RSVP to the event here.

Sew your own activewear

Sew your own activewear

 

Sew you own activewear

Easter activities in the shop this weekend!

Easter is almost here and we have a few fun things happening this weekend:

Friday, 11am – 1pm: Free egg dyeing workshop. Bring along your hard-boiled eggs and we’ll provide the Easter egg dye!

Saturday, 11am – 5pm: Free Easter craft table for all ages! Create decorations using some of the fun Easter craft supplies we have in the shop.

All weekend (Friday to Monday): We’ll have eggs hidden around our West Hampstead shop with special offers in them! Find an egg and bring it up with your purchase for a special offer or gift.

Find out more here!

Easter activities at The Village Haberdashery

Sale!

Christmas fabric and craft kits are now on sale at 25% off! Shop our special After Christmas Sale to find all the offers.

Christmas sale!

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Easter activities in the shop this weekend!

Easter is almost here and we have a few fun things happening this weekend! First off, all weekend (Friday to Monday) we’ll have eggs hidden around our West Hampstead shop with special offers in them! Find an egg and bring it up with your purchase for a special offer or gift.

Easter at our London shop

On Friday, 11am – 1pm, we’ll be doing a free egg dyeing workshop in the shop! YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN HARD-BOILED EGGS and we’ll provide the Easter egg dye for your kids to dye their eggs. We suggest bringing about 3-4 eggs per kid. Brown eggs are totally fine – the colours are just going to be a bit richer. Just pop in and we’ll try to make space for everyone to get in on the fun.

Easter egg dye

And on Saturday, 11am – 5pm, we’ll have a free all-ages Easter craft table for kids to create decorations using some of the fun Easter craft supplies we have in the shop.

Easter crafts

Don’t forget, we have special opening hours this weekend. Here is what you need to know:
Friday, 30 March – 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 31 March – 10am – 6pm
Sunday, 1 April – CLOSED FOR EASTER
Monday, 2 April – 11am – 5pm

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DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

Laura Howard is back today with a brand new tutorial for cute Easter tree ornaments you can make out of felt! Over to you, Laura!
DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

Felt ornaments aren’t just for Christmas! Decorate a Spring or Easter display with these cute felt chicken and egg ornaments – they’d look fab hung from doorknobs, or from a cluster of budding twigs in a vase. You could also use the templates to sew felt chicken brooches (you definitely can’t have too many fun felt chickens!).

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

You will need:
*The PDF template sheet
*Wool blend felt in assorted colours, including Halloween orange for the beaks
*Matching sewing threads
*Embroidery thread
*Narrow ribbon
*Toy stuffing
*A sewing needle and pins
*Sewing scissors (embroidery scissors are perfect for cutting out small felt pieces)
*A ruler

To make each ornament:

1. Use the templates provided to cut out two chickens, two wings, and two eggs. If you’re making a set of the ornaments, plan your colour choices in advance so they’re mixed and matched across the set. I used Candyfloss, Wisteria and Baby Blue felt to make my ornaments.

2. Position the wings on the chickens, as shown. Sew them in place with running stitch and matching sewing thread.

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

3. Cut a length of contrasting embroidery thread and separate half the strands (so you’ll be using three out of the six strands). Use the thread to sew three long stitches on each of the wings and one stitch on each of the tail feathers.

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

4. Add a black bead or small black sequin to each side of the chicken, creating its eyes.

Tip: don’t have any black beads or sequins the right size? Cut tiny circles of black felt instead, or sew a few overlapping stitches with black embroidery thread.

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

5. Use the beak template to cut one beak from orange felt. Turn over one of the chicken pieces and position the beak, as shown. Sew it in place with whip stitch, taking care to sew into the felt of the chicken but not through it (so your stitches won’t show on the outside of the ornament).

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

6. Cut two pieces of narrow ribbon: one 18cm (7 inches) long, one 4cm (1½ inches) long. Fold the longer piece into a loop and sew it at the top of the chicken, as pictured, with whip stitches (again make sure you sew into the felt but not through it). Then use more whip stitches to add the smaller piece to the bottom of the chicken, as shown.

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

7. Place the two sides of the chicken together and join the edges with blanket stitch or whip stitch and matching sewing thread. Leave a gap along the bottom edge, lightly stuff the chicken with toy stuffing then sew up the gap.
Tip: for even stuffing, add small pieces at a time to gradually fill up the shape.

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

8. Attach one of the felt egg shapes to the small piece of ribbon sticking out from below the chicken. Use whip stitch and matching thread, sewing into the felt but not through it.

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

9. Place the two egg shapes together and join the edges with blanket stitch or whip stitch and matching sewing thread. Leave a gap at the bottom, lightly stuff the egg with toy stuffing then sew up the gap.

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

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Easter Weekend opening hours

A quick update today with the opening hours for our West Hampstead shop on Easter weekend. It’s coming up so soon because Easter is crazy early this year!

Friday, 30 March – 11am – 5pm
Saturday, 31 March – 10am – 6pm
Sunday, 1 April – CLOSED FOR EASTER
Monday, 2 April – 11am – 5pm

We’ll be doing some free crafts for kids on Friday and Saturday so please stay tuned for that. In the meantime, have you seen our Easter crafts and gifts section? So excited about it!

Shop Easter Crafts

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How to fill an Easter basket

Easter is not a religious holiday for me, but growing up (in Seattle) it was a HUGE family holiday packed with traditions because my mom came from a big family. I’ve tried to share some of those traditions with my own family, but it hasn’t always been easy. My first year here I wanted to do an Easter basket for my stepdaughter, and I couldn’t find the right kind of basket ANYWHERE. My mom always had to send me Easter egg dye. And there aren’t any massive Easter egg hunts (that I could find) around here that are anything like what my family did every year. Guys. I still can’t find Peeps in this country.

This year, I’m actually going to come pretty close to carrying on a lot of those traditions and I’m super excited to share them with you! The first thing I thought I’d show you is how to fill an Easter basket. When we woke up on Easter, we’d get to search the house for the Easter basket my mom had hidden for each of us. I’ve pulled a few supplies together in the shop to help you make Easter baskets for your kids/partners/friends with a fun, sparkly spin. Here’s how it goes down!

How to fill an Easter basket

1. Get a basket. A long handle is essential for a classic Easter basket. The handles on ours fold down which will help with storage later. Your kid’s first Easter basket can last them their whole life!

How to fill an Easter basket

2. Fill it with Easter grass. In the shop, we have fun metallic plastic ‘grass’ in four colours. I used the turquoise here.

How to fill an Easter basket

3. Take a few plastic eggs and fill them with treats. They don’t all have to be sweets – little toys, paper punches, washi tape, etc. work well too. We have gold eggs in the shop because I’d never seen them before and they are so cool!

How to fill an Easter basket

How to fill an Easter basket

How to fill an Easter basket

4. Add chocolate eggs, a chocolate bunny (if you’re in America) or a giant chocolate egg (if you’re here). Basically, add chocolate.

How to fill an Easter basket

How to fill an Easter basket

5. Toss in some fluffy chicks. Optional, but so cute!

How to fill an Easter basket

6. Add a couple of small, non-sweet gifts. Ideally something to help entertain over the rest of the long weekend/school holiday. Here we added stickers and a mini cross stitch kit. My mom often put a paperback book in mine.

How to fill an Easter basket

7. Now hide the basket and make your loved one find it, playing the ‘you’re getting warmer…you’re getting colder…you’re getting warmer…you’re HOT!’ game. Revel in how cute and creative you are. Eat chocolate. Done!

You can find all of the supplies we used here (except the chocolates) in our Easter crafts section!

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