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Nautical fabrics for Summer sewing!

We have some great nautical print quilting and dressmaking fabrics in stock for your next Summer sewing project!

Nautical fabrics for Summer sewing!

We love this gorgeous, lightweight Japanese double gauze by Sevenberry, full of cute whales, in cool shades of blue! Perfect for dressmaking, especially children’s clothing.

Sevenberry Double Gauze - Whales in Blue

We also love the By The Sea collection by Riley Blake, featuring adorable illustrations of whales, anchors and arrows in a vintage colour palette.

By The Sea collection by Riley Blake

You can shop all of our nautical themed fabrics here.

Cashmerette Sewing Patterns

Cashmerette Patterns designs elegant sewing patterns for modern, curvy women.

Cashmerette Sewing Patterns

Turn heads in the Webster Top and Dress! Featuring a hi-low hem and playful crossover back, this elegant design can be made as either a tunic or a knee-length dress. Dreaming of a pattern that is casual and chic? Look no further than the Dartmouth Top! Or sew yourself a Lenox Shirtdress, blending classic tailoring with effortless style. Shop all our Cashmerette sewing patterns here.

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

Stitch up a speedy quilt with these whimsical Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel.

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

Inspired by what babies might dream about at night, this adorable print is available in two gender neutral colourways.

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

Back the grey and mint quilt panel with this soft cotton flannel by Moda.

Cotton + Steel Basics - XOXO in Lightening

The light grey and yellow quilt panel would look awesome with Cotton and Steel Basics XOXO in Lightening!

Sleep Tight quilt panels by Cotton and Steel

How cute does the finished quilt look?! Shop the quilt panels here.

The Zen Variations Sweater Patterns by Renée Callahan

We’re so excited by this beautiful booklet of knitting patterns by Renée Callahan featuring The Fibre Co. Acadia yarn!

The Zen Variations Sweater Patterns by Renée Callahan

The Zen Variations is a collection of sweaters that embraces the idea that knitting is a physical meditation.

The Zen Variations Sweater Patterns by Renée Callahan

Each sweater begins in the same way with a top-down, set-in sleeve construction, and then develops with variations on the theme of Zen. Shop The Zen Variations booklet here, and view all Renee’s knitting classes here.

Cross stitch kits by The Make Arcade back in stock!

You guys can’t get enough of The Make Arcade cross stitch kits, so we’ve restocked your favourites!

Cross stitch kits by The Make Arcade back in stock!

Choose from the super popular Unicorn, Flamingo or Cactus mini kits, or the fun More Gin Please and Pass the Prossecco. The kits are the perfect chance to learn some simple cross stitching or to just get stuck into a great little craft project. Shop all The Make Arcade cross stitch kits here and if you’d like help getting started with your new favourite hobby, sign up for one of our cross stitch classes here.

The Craft Companion by Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson

From appliqué and baskets to weaving and zakka, The Craft Companion features over 30 new and old crafting techniques.

The Craft Companion by Ramona Barry and Rebecca Jobson

Each chapter includes a short historical overview of the craft, with design notes and explanations of key techniques helping you to get started. Featuring a huge range of project ideas this craft bible will kickstart your creativity and makes an amazing gift! Find The Craft Companion here, and browse all our craft books here.

Our Crafty Mama Coffee Morning

We are super excited to announce the launch of our Crafty Mama Coffee Morning at our West Hampstead shop! This is a casual, baby-friendly meetup aimed at mums with small babies who love getting stuck into a creative project. We’ll provide coffee, cake and an easy and fun craft project you can try for a small materials fee, or bring any project you’ve got on the go, be it knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing, drawing, whatever! Join us every Thursday from 10:30am starting this week – no sign up necessary. Follow us on Instagram for updates and contact us with any questions.

Special offer

Our stash builder sale just got even better! From now until 25 July save 20% on all fabric stash builders (aka blenders, basics, supporting prints…) with code STASH20.

Plus, we have some incredible summer offers on our Janome sewing machines! Find them all here. Our fave? Save £100 plus get a free quilting accessory kit when you purchase the Atelier 3 before 13 August!

And don’t forget our Sale Section is still packed with fabric, yarn, sewing patterns and more at 40% off!

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Spotlight on knit fabrics for Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to stitch easy-to-wear jersey knit dresses and tops, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite knit fabrics and sewing patterns for knits. We have a huge range of knits, from drapey viscose jersey to stretchy cotton/spandex jersey to organic cotton interlock and more!

Shop all knit fabrics

Why not pair this soft teal and grey striped jersey with a Grainline Lark Tee or a Named Anneli Dress? We also have a huge range of stretchy interlock stripes that are perfect for making a Cashmerette Concord Tee or Christine Haynes Marianne Dress.

Shop all knit fabrics

This stretchy cotton/spandex daisy-print jersey is a perfect summer print, just right for a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top or Deer and Doe Zephyr Dress.

Shop all knit fabrics

We have a huge range of plain jerseys and interlock knits, perfect for everything from a Closet Case Patterns Ebony Dress to a Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress! There are so many fun fabrics and patterns to choose from! Shop all of our jersey knit fabrics here and patterns here.

Shift Dress from The Avid Seamstress

We love the new Shift Dress pattern from The Avid Seamstress! The Shift Dress creates an elegant silhouette that’s modern, sophisticated and versatile. Perfect for weddings, parties or a compliment-full day at work, this dress will create an effortlessly chic look. Shop the Shift Dress pattern here, and browse all sewing patterns from The Avid Seamstress here.

The Avid Seamstress Shift Dress

The Avid Seamstress Shift Dress

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Colouring-in Notebooks, Tape and Tote Bags

Colouring-in is the perfect summer activity, and we have a super range of cool stuff for you to colour in! From notebooks, to washi tape to fabric tote bags, take these projects on your Summer holiday for portable crafty fun. We love using the awesome dual tip Tombo brush pens for colouring-in, but we also stock a range of coloured pencils. Shop all our colouring-in range here.

Colouring in Supplies

How to Draw Type and Influence People by Sarah Hyndman

This awesome activity book by Sarah Hyndman shows how we use type to understand different messages. Each typeface is introduced and explained, and then creative exercises show us how to draw each font. Perfect for graphic designers, illustrators, or anyone interested in learning more about type! Shop the book here.

How to Draw Type and Influence People

Set of 10 Pantone Notebooks

Plan your next sewing, knitting or craft project with these fun colourful Pantone notebooks. With grid-dot interior pages these notebooks are practical and chic for on-the-go note-taking and planning. They also look awesome on your craft room desk or shelf when grouped together. You can shop the Pantone notebooks here.

Pantone Notebooks

Screenprinting for Beginners with Nancy Straughan

In this workshop you will learn how to print and make your own silk screen from scratch! Using silk organza fabric and embroidery hoops you will be taught all the ins and outs of the screen printing process. You will have a chance to mix your own professional fabric paint to print a personalised tea towel, set of napkins or tote bag to take home with you! This really is a fantastic class where you learn not one but three skills that will really inspire you to get creative. Find out more and book your place here.

Screen printing for beginners

Sale!

Save 10% on our huge selection of fabric stash builders this week with code STASH10! Start shopping here.

Stash Builder Sale

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A close up on our ‘Summer in the Garden’ Vignette!

Summer is here (I think!) and there is nothing better than sitting out in the garden with a good book or handwork project! Our latest vignette is inspired by long summer afternoons doing just this. Pop along to our West Hampstead shop to see it in person or keep reading to find out more!

Summer in the Garden Vignette

Our lovely summer lady is wearing the Christine Haynes Sylvie Dress in Checkers – 1/2″ Gingham in Santa.

Summer in the Garden Vignette

We love the big pockets with this pattern…. perfect for your sunglasses!

Summer in the Garden Vignette

You have to watch your pattern matching with this fabric! Keep an eye out for our helpful hints on pattern matching post coming soon.

Gingham Sylvie Dress

Summer in the Garden Vignette

We really wanted a summer chair for this display and there is nothing better (except perhaps a sandy beach) than a good old-fashioned deckchair!

Summer in the Garden Vignette

This one is another Ikea purchase and we have re upholstered it in the fun Trailer Travel in Light Green fabric from Michael Miller.

Summer in the Garden Vignette

The quilting cotton is strengthened with the original cover and some calico inside so we shouldn’t have any deckchair fails!!!

Summer in the Garden Vignette

We have the summer essentials ready… a good magazine, a fan to keep you cool, drinks and some snacks!

Summer in the Garden Vignette

Not forgetting some tea-lights for late night relaxing!

Summer in the Garden Vignette

The lovely and super talented Erin from BerinMade made those amazing paper flowers! How awesome are they!

They look so great hanging above our vignette in the shop and you can find out more about them in Erin’s new book, Paper Parties!

 We hope you enjoyed reading all about our ‘Summer in the Garden’ vignette. We would love to see all your summer makes too. Tag your creations with #thevillagehaberdashery. Happy Sewing!

Summer in the Garden Vignette

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale: spotlight on the cotton/linen canvas!

We just love the new Menagerie collection by Rifle Paper Co., especially the six beautiful cotton linen canvas designs. Perfect for making skirts, bags, espadrilles, cushions, or even for upholstering a chair, the Menagerie cotton linen canvas by Rifle Paper Co. is now available for pre-sale. For tips on sewing with this versatile substrate, click here.

Menagerie Canvas by Rifle Paper Co. - Monstera in Natural

The stunning Tapestry in Midnight, Tapestry in Natural, and Royal Peacock in Navy also feature gold metallic ink details.

Menagerie Canvas by Rifle Paper Co. - Tapestry in Midnight Metallic

And how cute is this Jungle print in Hunter Green, with leopards, tigers and birds?

Menagerie Canvas by Rifle Paper Co. - Jungle in Hunter

The Rifle Paper Co. Menagerie collection of 28 fabrics is due to arrive in August, but you can pre-order now to be the first to receive them. View the six cotton linen canvas designs here, and the whole Menagerie collection here.

Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns

Nothing says summer elegance quite as well as a dramatic caftan, and the Charlie Caftan is a fresh take on this warm weather staple. This pattern is perfect for light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, silk, rayon, batiste and voile, and we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites here. Shop the Charlie Caftan pattern here, and all our Closet Case patterns here.

Closet Case Patterns - Charlie Caftan

No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes by Rosie Martin

If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the book for you! Using Rosie Martin‘s innovative method, you begin with nothing but a rectangle, circle or triangle of fabric and some basic body measurements to create your own clothes. Shop No Patterns Needed here, and Rosie’s first book DIY Couture here.

No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes by Rosie Martin

Everlasto Baker’s Twine

We have some beautiful Everlasto Baker’s Twine in stock, including four sparkly shades! Baker’s Twine is fun for wrapping gifts, card making, decorating and more! Everlasto Basker’s Twine is manufactured in the UK in 100% natural soft cotton, and is available in 50m and 100m spools. Check out Pinterest for loads of inspiration, and shop our Baker’s Twine here.

Everlasto Baker’s Twine

Ban.do 17 month agendas

Get organised this summer with a Ban.do agenda! Not just your average planner, it’s also an art gallery, a cheerleader, a top secret document, a personal assistant, and a best friend. With handy year, month, and week views, tons of notes pages, colour-coded tabs, stickers, weekend to-dos, compliments, a neat poster, and so much more, it’s pretty much the agenda of your dreams. Our current selection of agendas start in August, so this is the perfect time to snap one up and start getting organised for your best year ever! Shop all our Ban.do agendas here.

Ban.do 17 month agendas

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass

By popular demand, we’ve designed an Isosceles Triangle Masterclass for intermediate and advanced quilters! This class will take you through the tricky bits of isosceles triangle patchwork including how to cut triangles with a ruler, deal with bias seams and sew precise and sharp points while working on a baby or lap-size pyramid quilt top. You’ll be able to keep your isosceles triangle ruler and you’ll leave with the confidence to complete your quilt top at home! This-day class is scheduled for 22 July and 9 September and you can sign up here.

Isosceles Triangle Masterclass with Judith Dahmen

Special offer!

This week, save 20% on all sweatshirt fabrics and ribbing! It’s British summer and you never know what you’re going to get, so we’re here to help you layer up! Make a Grainline Linden or a Charlie Hoodie for your kiddo! Use code SWEAT20 to save.

We are also clearing out our sale section with an extra 25% off all already reduced items, including bolt ends while stocks last! No code necessary – the discount will come off at checkout!

25% off already reduced sale items!

 

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Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

We are so excited by the new Menagerie collection by Rifle Paper Co., and are now accepting pre-orders. As the name implies, Menagerie covers a wide range of characters, designs, and fabric substrates, including quilting weight cottoncotton lawns printed with metallic ink, rayon, cotton-linen blend canvas, and a brand new cotton/rayon lawn, perfect for dressmaking.

Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

In this third collection from Rifle Paper Co., some of the esteemed stationery company’s newest jungle themed designs are translated from painting and paper to Cotton + Steel fabrics, supported by the ever-popular signature Rifle florals. You can shop the pre-sale here.

Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. pre-sale!

New Twist colours from Dashwood Studio

We love this season’s new colours of Twist, the fun stash builder from Dashwood Studio! Designed to compliment and co-ordinate with Dashwood’s other collections, they are a handy basic that mixes beautifully in your quilting projects! You can shop all our Twist fabrics here.

New Twist colours from Dashwood Studio

Fashionary sketchbooks are back!

Tailor made for fashion designers, Fashionary is a sketchbook combined with extensive fashion information and blended figure templates. Perfect for planning your dressmaking projects, Fashionary is available in A5 size in stylish red or black, or a handy set of three mini sketchbooks, so you can always keep one on you for new ideas. Shop our Fashionary range here.

Fashionary sketchbooks are back

Cards for the wedding season

Now that it’s wedding season, we thought we’d compile some of our favourite wedding cards. Congratulate the happy couple with a super cute illustrated ‘Yes’ card by Amelia Flower, a luxury ‘Perfect Match’ card by À L’aise, or a botanical ‘Congrats’ card by Natalie Lea Owen. Shop greeting cards for weddings here.

Cards for the wedding season

O-Rings for bag-making and macrame

O-rings are useful for bag and belt-making and macrame! Available in two sizes – 25mm and 50mm – and silver or antique finishes, these o-rings are perfect for your next macrame or bag project. You can make your own modern macrame plant hanger with this tutorial by Susana Cunha, and shop our o-rings here.

O-Rings for bag-making and macrame

Create Your Own Stationery with Nancy Straughan

In this special paper craft workshop taught by Nancy Straughan, you will learn techniques to personalise your own greetings cards, envelopes and paper to create a beautiful collection of designed stationery. You’ll take away a collection of handmade greetings cards, envelopes, gift tags and loose paper sheets to give to loved ones or decorate your home. Find out more and book your place here.

Create Your Own Stationery with Nancy Straughan

Special offer

Rico Linea Botanica has been added to the Sale section at 40% off! This lovely, soft 3-ply yarn is spun from organic wool and dyed with natural herbal colouring. Find it in the shop here!

Rico Linea Botanica has been added to the Sale section at 40% off!

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Three ways to get free sewing time in our studio!

Our new class studio at our West Hampstead shop is spacious and inspiring and filled with natural light. And when classes aren’t in session we would love it if you would come in and sew!

Our sewing studio is available to hire for £8 per hour per person. The use of our Janome sewing machines and overlockers and all of our sewing tools (scissors, rotary cutters, rulers, pins, etc.) are included in your hourly fee. You are also welcome to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and help yourself to our biscuit tin when you’re sewing. You can book studio time and read all about our terms here.

You can also take advantage of half price studio time on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 9pm when we’re open late for shopping and our weekly Knit Night! Just book your studio time as normal and you’ll be charged half price during those hours.

And here are three ways you can get your hands on some FREE studio time!

First, our new Prepaid Studio Punch Card. You can purchase one online here or on the shop. Buy four hours and get two hours free!

Prepaid Studio Punch Card

Not ready to commit? You can still earn free studio time! Just pick up a punch card in the shop on your next visit. Once you’ve paid for five hours of studio time you’ll get one hour free.

The Village Haberdashery studio punch card

Finally, you can have a card worth two free hours of studio time if you’re a new customer and you sign up for an account in the shop! Just pop in to our West Hampstead shop to find out more.

Two free hours studio time at The Village Haberdashery

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New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Outback Wife Barkcloth by Gertrude Made

We adore the debut fabric collection by Cathi Bessell-Browne, the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made!

Outback Wife Barkcloth by Gertrude Made

Inspired by the beautiful floral barkcloth fabrics of the 1940s and 1950s, each detail of this collection has been meticulously considered to create a range with an authentic vintage voice.

Outback Wife Barkcloth by Gertrude Made

The stunning hand-painted floral designs, printed on an exclusive cotton barkcloth base, are perfect for making vintage-inspired dresses and skirts.

Outback Wife Barkcloth by Gertrude Made

You can shop our Outback Wife Barkcloth fabrics here.

Whimsical quilting cottons by Rae Ritchie

The outdoors come alive in Rae Ritchie‘s whimsical fabric designs for Dear Stella. Take a stroll though a magical twilight garden with the celestial moon phases print, and gear up for a natural adventure with mason jars full of fireflies. Perfect for quilting, apparel, and home decor accents, shop these whimsical cotton fabrics here.

Whimsical quilting cottons by Rae Ritchie

Illustrated greeting cards by Amelia Flower

We love these super cute illustrated greeting cards by London-based Amelia Flower. Tell that person how you feel with the ‘I Like You More Than Food‘ card, congratulate the happy couple with the ‘Yes!‘ wedding card, or celebrate their Birthday with the ‘Party Time‘ card. You can shop all our Amelia Flower cards here.

Illustrated greeting cards by Amelia Flower

Issue 2 of Suzy Magazine

She’s back! The long awaited second issue of your favourite fashion sewing magazine is finally here. Bigger and better than before, Suzy is back with more chats with your favourite sewing bloggers, a look behind the scenes of Tilly and the Buttons HQ, a fun flow chart to help with your spring sewing, a gorgeous editorial fashion spread of handmade clothing, and much more. Find out more and order your copy here.

Issue 2 of Suzy Magazine

Ban.do 2017-2018 agendas

We’re pretty excited that the new Ban.do 2017-2018 agendas have arrived! Not just your average planner, the Ban.do agenda is also an art gallery, a cheerleader, a top secret document, a personal assistant, and a best friend. Available in three sizes and various designs, shop for your perfect Ban.do agenda here.

Ban.do 2017-2018 agendas

Traveling Blooms Quilt Kit by Anna Maria Horner

Pre-order this kit containing the pattern and all of the fabric you need to make Anna Maria Horner’s stunning Traveling Blooms Quilt! The kit includes almost 11 metres of fabric including binding. Pre-order the quilt kit here. We are thrilled that Anna Maria Horner will be teaching a class in our West Hampstead shop on this beautiful quilt in August. Find out more and book your place here.

Traveling Blooms Quilt Kit by Anna Maria Horner

Watercolour Brush Lettering with Emma Block

Develop your own brush lettering style in this contemporary brush lettering workshop taught by illustrator Emma Block using beautiful watercolours! You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush, and a tube of watercolour paint. Find out more and sign up here.

Watercolour Brush Lettering with Emma Block

Special offer

Stock up on washi tape this week at 10% off with code WASHI10! Start shopping here.

Stock up on washi tape this week at 10% off with code WASHI10!

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Tropical fabrics for summer dressmaking!

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Tropical fabrics for summer dressmaking!

The summer weather has us feeling totally tropical at The Village Haberdashery! Just for fun, we’ve rounded up all of the tropical-themed fabric in one place (think flamingos, pineapples and palms) here.

Tropical fabrics for summer dressmaking!

A few of our faves pictured above include the Flamingo-Print Popcorn Crepe in coral, from British design house Lady McElroy, which is light and floaty with a fun texture. Also from Lady McElroy is the Tropical Stems Cotton Lawn, perfect for all your Summer dressmaking. And we’d really love to see you one of you make a wrap dress with this stunning Tropical Jersey in Dusky Pink!

Tropical fabrics for summer dressmaking!

Pictured here, we’re also loving this fun Flamingo and Toucan Party print and the Tropical Beach Print in Indigo on quilting cotton and this fun Pineapple Print Seersucker that is the ultimate sundress fabric!

You can shop all our favourite tropical print fabrics here.

Cards and wrapping paper by BerinMade

BerinMade’s new range of exotic and adventurous cards are a great addition to your stationery stash. Featuring beautifully hand illustrated zebras, toucans and tropical leaves, the new collection includes Birthday, Friendship, and Thank You cards, as well as a range of gorgeous wrapping paper. Shop the new BerinMade collection here.

Cards and wrapping paper by BerinMade

Vintage metallic stab-stitch ribbons

We have some really lovely vintage style metallic ribbons in the shop. Featuring a cute stab stitch detail, these ribbon trims make a great addition to your sewing project. Each vintage style spool has 3m of 10mm wide ribbon. The ribbons are available in five neutral metallic colours, including silver, gold, bronze, champagne, and a delicate rose gold. Shop the vintage metallic ribbons here.

Vintage metallic stab-stitch ribbons

Organic Worsted Cotton Yarn by Blue Sky Fibres

We love these light and lofty organic cotton yarns by Blue Sky Fibres, available in a candy shop of colours! Perfect for baby blankets, these work really well for little washcloths too, and you can knit them up in a mix of different patterns for a beautiful gift. Shop all the organic worsted cotton yarns here.

Organic Worsted Cotton Yarn by Blue Sky Fibres

Espadrille soles by Prym

Make your own espadrilles with these durable rubber soles from Prym. Available in EU sizes 36-42 (UK 3-8). You can learn how to make your own espadrilles at our workshop with Suzie London in July! Find out more and book your space here, and shop for the Prym espadrille soles here.

Espadrille soles by Prym

Colourwork Magic with Renée Callahan

Learn the magic of colourwork knitting in this fun one-evening class! In this class you’ll learn techniques for knitting stranded colourwork that you can apply to any stranded colourwork pattern. Our expert teacher will guide you through reading fairisle charts, working with two colours and working the Magic Loop method for small circular knitting. Find out more and sign up here.

Colourwork Magic with Renée Callahan

Plus join us for Renée’s next FREE class during our Knit Night on Thursday, 22 June, when she’ll be showing us how to knit cables!

Free Fat Quarter Week is back!

For every £10 you spend on fabric online or in our West Hampstead shop you’ll receive a free fat quarter of fabric! If you make your purchase online we’ll choose for you and it will be a fun surprise! If you shop in store, we’ll let you choose from our basket of free fat quarters.

There is no coupon necessary for this offer. The offer is valid on sales placed between 12am on Wednesday, 14 June, and 11:59pm on Tuesday, 20 June. 

Free Fat Quarter Week

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Knitting inspiration for Tough Love Sock by SweetGeorgia Yarns!

One of the things that’s been most exciting about expanding into the new shop space is that we have so much more room for yarn! The response to our first order of the SweetGeorgia Yarns Party of Five mini skein packs was overwhelming so we decided to bring in some full skeins in fun, bright colours this time around – along with more Party of Five packs too!

SweetGeorgia Yarns

Tough Love Sock is a 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon base with a high twist that makes for a super durable knitted fabric – terrific for socks and projects that you want to last! I love how soft and bouncy this yarn is and the drape is wonderful for shawls and garments too.

Party of Five

To get your own creative juices flowing, here are some ideas for one, two and three or more skein projects:

One Skein Projects

Mindful Steps
It’s easy to make a pair of socks from a single skein – the hardest part is choosing a pattern! The twisted stitches in these socks add visual interest to simple socks. These would look fantastic in Pistachio!

Mindful Steps Socks

Tulsi
A hat makes another great single skein project and is a terrific way to try out a new technique. Tulsi features a sweet, simple lace pattern knit in the round for a fresh, lightweight hat for warmer months.

Tulsi

Pebble Beach Shawl
This popular shawl is another easy way to get into lace as it uses eyelets to great effect. Available in three sizes, the smallest size only takes a single skein for a super quick project that you can get on the needles now!

Pebble Beach Shawl

Flax Light
I love the Tin Can Knits patterns and how they’re sized from baby to big. If you’ve got a little one in your life, a single skein is all that is needed for the two smallest sizes. Not only is Flax Light a perfect first sweater pattern, it’s free too!

Flax Light

Two Skein Projects

China Rose
I love striping two colours together but the lace panel in the middle of this asymmetrical wrap adds extra impact! Use Birch or Silver for your lightest colour and pair it with something high contrast such as Coral Rose or Charcoal.

China Rose

Lagom
Did you know the yardage on the Party of Five packs is actually a little over that of a regular skein of Tough Love Sock? Pair a Party of Five with a skein of a single contrasting colour. Try a grellow option by mixing Saffron with the Graphite Party of Five.

Lagom

Flyway Twist
Another way you can use two skeins of two different colours is in two-colour brioche stitch. Flyway Twist mixes both brioche and garter stitch for super snuggly, comforting, squooshy results!

Flyaway Twist

Three (or More!) Skein Projects

Ravello
Once you’re into three or more skeins, that’s pretty much a garment! I love the stripe possibilities with the Ravello sweater and the colour combinations are endless.

Ravello

Edie
I must be in a lace mood right now because the Edie tee has a light, easy, breezy look that I think is perfect for the spring weather that we’ve been having. Get a knit on and you’ll still have time to wear it this summer!

Hoodie Shawl Cardigan
More striping fun abounds with this garment – and an interesting construction too! There’s so many things to love about this cosy cardigan: three-quarter sleeves, a hood and a mash-up of colour! If you like the look of handpainted yarn in the main body, try Windswept or Anthem.

Hoodie Shawl cardigan

Whatever you decide to make, we’d love to see your finished project! Tag your projects with #thevillagehaberdashery and share them with us on Instagram. And don’t forget we have our knit night happening at our West Hampstead shop from 6:30-9pm every Thursday evening. Join us!

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Fold over elastic: what it is and what you can use it for!

New in stock at The Village Haberdashery

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Ban.do agenda pre-sale

We’re super excited that Ban.do‘s 2017-2018 agendas are due in early July and are now available for pre-sale!

Ban.do agenda pre-sale

Agendas from this fun LA-based brand are highly sought after and are both extremely cool and playfully functional.

Ban.do agenda pre-sale

We also love this agenda starter pack which is filled with things you need. Like round rose gold paper clips and a really beautiful rose gold tape, obviously!

Ban.do agenda starter pack

View all our Ban.do stationery and pre-order the new collection here!

Quilt patterns by Elizabeth Hartman

We have some delightful new quilt patterns in stock by Elizabeth Hartman, and they’re all so adorable we don’t know which to make first. Choose from Florence FlamingoBjorn Bear or Dogs in Sweaters, or the Awesome Ocean or Fancy Forest samplers. All blocks are sewn with simple straight and diagonal seams, so no templates or paper piecing! Shop the patterns here.

Quilt patterns by Elizabeth Hartman

Cross stitch kits from The Make Arcade

You guys can’t get enough of the modern cross stitch kits from The Make Arcade, so we’ve added four new designs.

Cross stitch kit from The Make Arcade – more gin please

More gin please‘, ‘Pass the Prosecco‘, ‘Hello Coffee‘ and ‘Make Today Amazing‘ – are just what we’re obsessed with at the moment.

 

Cross stitch kits from The Make Arcade

Cross stitch is relaxing and portable – perfect for your holiday or even your commute! Make a lovely little piece of art for yourself or a gift for a friend. Find them in the shop here.

Luxury greeting cards by À L’aise

We’re super excited to be stocking a new range of luxury greeting cards by À L’aise, who focus on timeless design with an emphasis on quality. Entirely made in the UK, each card is hand finished with a foil printed label and comes with a colour co-ordinated luxury envelope.

Luxury greeting cards by À L’aise

Find them in the shop here, as well as an awesome Origami Firework Kit here.

A Laise Origami Firework Kit - Peach

 

Fold over elastic in new colours

Perfect for making your own knickers (want to learn? take our Knickers Masterclass!), we now stock fold over elastic (FOE) in lots of new colours! Fold over elastic can also be used to make nappies, as straps or neckline binding, and can be used as a headband! One side is matte and one side is shimmery.

Fold over elastic in new colours

Find out more about how to sew with fold over elastic on The Daily Stitch and shop our full range of fold over elastic here.

Fold over elastic: what it is and what you can use it for!

Dungarees buckles

We are now stocking 35mm dungarees buckles, perfect for making your own Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dress. We also have an amazing selection of denim fabric for you to choose from. We are particularly loving this washed pink denim, which we think would make awesome dungarees! Shop our dungarees buckles here.

Dungarees buckles

Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day at West Hampstead Square!

We are so excited that we’re teaming up with Yarn in the City (the awesome ladies who bring you the Great London Yarn Crawl, among other fabulous events) to host a World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIPDAY) event on West Hampstead Square! WWKIPDAY is unique in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. The event has been running every year since 2005 and last year there were more than 1000 events in 57 countries. Wow! Sign up here to join us for our even on Saturday, 10 June, 11am – 2pm. There will be knitting, prizes and refreshments and it’s totally cool to come on your own!

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Sale!

Our bolt ends are now reduced to 20% off for a limited time! Start shopping here.

Fabric bolt ends

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