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A close up on our Narnia Vignette!

Christmas is approaching and our first seasonal shop display is up! We decided to go for a Winter Wonderland / Narnia theme for our first this year and we love it!

When searching for a winter quilt pattern I (Kym) came across the Quilting in Black and White book and this amazing pattern! Just perfect for our Narnia forest scene.

The Michael Miller Woodland Winter collection was the obvious fabric choice here, it is so pretty! The trees are in Trees and Birds in Winter Grey,  Winter Birds and Berries in Snowdrop Grey, and Flurry – Black Spot (by Susan Driscoll for Dashwood Studio).

The sweet appliqué birds and the binding are Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic – Copper. I just love how it sparkles and gives it a real festive Christmas feel!

The border is Architextures – Crosshatch in Charcoal by Carolyn Friedlander. With advice from our teachers Charlotte and Jenny, I decided on diagonal lines quilting on the Kona Cotton Solids – White background.

On the back I have used Winter Friends in Grey, also from the Woodland Winter collection.

Our Snow Queen is wearing the Mimosa poncho from I Am Patterns, a pattern company that we will be stocking very soon! Yes that is the red Colette Myrtle dress from our Valentines Day vignette you can spot underneath!

Fabric is Wool – Chanel Tweed in Dove Grey and Cream and is so super cosy for chilly winter days.

I especially love the big cowl neck and welt pockets.

This pattern is perfect for sewists of all levels with different options depending on your experience.

The hem is bound with some Ivory Bias Binding for an elegant finish and some winter berries finish off her outfit just lovely!

Guys! It is snowing in our store! I had such fun making these snowy pom poms with some yarn from my stash using the Large Clover PomPom maker!

Our forest floor is littered with some winter berries, acorns, mushrooms, twigs and snow! The snowy floor is Poly/Spandex/Lurex Jersey – White.

The Snow Queen has also brought along a box of Turkish Delight to tempt you into our store!

Our wooden wall charms are the perfect finishing touch to the display. I released my inner child with the gold paintglitter, and Mod Podge here!

We hope you enjoyed reading about our Narnia vignette as much as we enjoyed creating it. Keep an eye out for more Christmas themed displays coming soon!

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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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A close up on our Anna Maria Horner vignette!

When the super talented and lovely Anna Maria Horner joined us in our West Hampstead shop to teach back in August, her truly stunning Floral Retrospective quilt was pinned up on our display wall and we just fell in love with it! We were totally inspired to create a vignette with her fabrics.

Read on for full details, more pics and links plus check out our Facebook page for a live tour!

Her fabrics have such amazing striking colour and her Color Dive quilt pattern is the perfect choice to show them off!

I (Kym) have used fabrics from the Floral Retrospective collection, as well as some Annie had in her stash from the original Good Folks collection.

They work so well together and I’m super happy with how the chevron blocks of colour have worked out.

On the back is Kona Cotton Solids – Curry and a scrappy stripe of Floral Retrospective fabrics.

It is bound using pink bias binding.

I have only done a little ‘in-the-ditch’ quilting on this as I didn’t want to make it any more ‘busy’, but taking inspiration from our teacher Jenny Haynes, I may add a little hand quilting to it eventually too… what do you think?

The lovely Alice made our Anna Maria Horner lady’s dress and isn’t it just perfect!

Pattern is The Avid Seamstress Day Dress and fabric is Floral Retrospective – Overachiever in Velvet.

This is such an elegant pattern, perfect for every-day wear or dressing up.

We love the beautifully fitted bodice and handy pockets.

This would be the perfect choice to bring along to one of Charlotte Newland’s Fitting Classes or Guided Studio Time sessions!

Hanging above our display we have added even more colour with some fun Tissue Paper Pompons! These can be found in our Party Supplies section!

We hope you enjoyed reading about our most colourful vignette yet!

Shop all of our Anna Maria Horner fabrics here and don’t forget to share your makes with #thevillagehaberdashery.



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Adorn by Alison Glass and Andover sewing inspiration!

Hello, Alice here! We received our lovely delivery of Alison Glass’ Adorn Collection and her Andover Knits as well as re-stocking our Andover Chambrays this week and we must say, they are beautiful! We can’t help but share some of our favourite makes from Instagram to give you some gorgeous sewing inspiration for this latest collection.

@thomas_threads looks fab in her Fancy Tiger CraftsSailor Top made with the Adorn Double GauzeScattered Leaves in Fog which is available in two colours! It’s a perfect autumn addition to the wardrobe!

Among the Mesquite quilt

How beautiful is this quilt made by @amongthemesquite in Andover Chambray. I think we’re all jealous of the snuggled cat now!

This dress by @thefooshe is super sweet! We’re loving the Adorn Lawn – Silhouette in Navy and the drape of this dress. We also have the Adorn Lawn – Silhouette in Charcoal & Gold colourways. Why not make it with Oliver + S – Hide & Seek Dress and Tunic?  It would look cute with some chunky tights & boots for your little one!

This technique used by @weftyneedle is absolutely striking! Using the Andover Chambrays it is gorgeous to look at. Can we all have one please?

Oh my! This is stunning! @jennrossotti has beautifully crafted a pair of Lakeside Pyjamas by Grainline Studio using Miniature Garden in Ivory.

Check out Alison Glass’ look book for even more ideas, including ways to mix the lawn, double gauze and knits in quilts and garments! You can find it on her website here. Such stunning photography and clothes!

We have the two perfect resources in store for Alison’s low-stretch cotton jersey knits. The Alison Glass Sew – Knit Essential patterns were designed with Karen LePage with her Andover Knits in mind and the stunning Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns book by Natalie Chanin is the perfect match for all these fabrics!

We can’t wait to see what you make with these beautiful fabrics! Be sure to share your makes with #thevillagehaberdashery. Happy sewing!


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Janome Sewing with Style Autumn Offers 2017!

This autumn Janome have some amazing special offers for you! If you were thinking about treating yourself (or someone else) to a new sewing machine, now is the time! (This is such a great opportunity to be thinking ahead to those Christmas presents!) Don’t miss the Early Bird offers available on a couple of the machines too!

Janome Autumn Sewing with Style offers!

Here is a quick round up of what is on offer…

The BRAND NEW Janome 230DC – Introductory offer price of £299!

Janome 230DC

Perfect for a first sewing machine!

Fully computerised with stitches and settings at the touch of a button. Simple and easy, no fuss threading with the auto needle threader and quick set bobbin as well as 30 built-in stitches, 3 styles of 1 step button hole, maximum speed controller, lock stitch feature and start/stop button. The machine also comes with a hard cover to protect and store away.


Janome 525s Sewing Machine – £249

Janome 525s

Save £40!

A really popular model which won a major consumer magazine award for “Best Buy”. It has a well balanced range of stitches & features and is perfect for beginners and those who are more experienced. It handles all types of fabric well and offers affordable power and precision.


Janome DXL603 Sewing Machine – £379

Janome DXL603

Save £70 plus get a free quilting kit worth £129!

An excellent all round fully computerised machine with built-in stitches for quilting and heirloom. Stitch selections and settings are so easy on the large information LCD screen. The maximum speed controller allows for precision sewing whilst the auto needle threader and the auto 1-step buttonhole make sewing simple. There a needle up/down facility – great for pivoting on corners and an auto-lock stitch for a perfect end to stitching. It also has a start/stop button which means the machine can be used without the foot control. There’s plenty of accessory storage and a hard cover for protection.

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Order before 17th September and get an extra £10 off!!


Janome QXL605 Sewing Machine – £429

Janome DXL603

Save £70 plus get a free quilting kit worth £129!

The QXL605 is the upgraded version of the DXL603. It has all the same stitches and great features but has the added benefit of an automatic thread cutter to trim threads at the end of sewing!

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Order before 17th September and get an extra £10 off!!


Janome Atelier 5 Sewing Machine – £899

Atelier 5

Save £100 and get a free Quilting Kit worth £185!

This brilliant computerised sewing machine has been designed to meet every sewing challenge. It is so versatile that there are three optional kits available, one for quilting, one for home furnishings and a third for fashion sewing. With a total arm length of 310mm (over 12”) and 210mm (8.3”) arm space right of the needle, this machine is ideal bigger projects and yet is equally suited to precision sewing, offering an incredible 91 needle positions. It has a superior feeding system and an easy change needle plate to enhance straight stitch performance at up to 1,000 spm. The 9mm stitch width gives added creative options whilst the host of special computerised features including 5 times stitch elongation makes it so easy to use.

This is the model Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte uses!


Janome Atelier 7 Sewing Machine – £1099

Atelier 7

Save £200 and get a free Quilting Kit worth £185!

Sharing the same features as its sister the Atelier 5, this amazing machine also has Janome’s AcuFeed system for great fabric handling and an easy change needle plate to enhance straight stitch performance at up to 1,000 spm. The 9mm stitch width gives added creative options whilst the host of special computerised features including five times stitch elongation makes it so easy to use. Quilters will love the electronic knee lifter and you can create your own stitch with stitch composer. At the push of a single button this machine will lock off your stitches, cut your threads and lift the pressure foot! So cool!


Janome 9300DX Overlocker – £229

Janome 9300DX Overlocker

Save £40!

A superb introductory level overlocker offering great value for money. Whilst it is easy to use, it comes with an instructional DVD to explain the wide range of stitch options. Perfect for sewing with knit fabrics and finishing seams!


Janome CoverPro 2000CPX Cover Stitch Machine – £449

Janome Coverpro 2000CPX

Save £50!

The one stop machine for perfect hemming! With a wide triple cover hem stitch, exclusive free arm configuration and seam tightening system (STS), the 2000CPX is the most advanced dedicated cover hem machine available. In addition it has TLC (Tension Level Control ) to provide greater control over fine fabrics and thereby perfect stitch quality.


Janome Autumn Sewing with Style Offers!

Feel free to drop by our West Hampstead Store to chat about which machine will be best for you! We have the 525s, DXL603, and the Atelier 5 in store for you to see in person. To arrange a demo on the machines we have in store please email [email protected]

All the offers are available until 18th December 2017. Get yours online or in store today!


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