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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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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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A close up on our ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Vignette!

With the arrival of the totally amazing Menagerie collection by Rifle Paper Co./Anna Rifle Bond, and Cotton + Steel, we were so excited to use their awesome prints in one of our shop vignettes.

We took our inspiration from the fabric itself and now when you enter our West Hampstead store it is like walking into the jungle!

Our lady is all ready for her jungle adventure in her Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirtdress made by the lovely Alice.

Fabric is the Menagerie – Jungle in Red quilting cotton and it also comes in natural and hunter green!

We love Alice’s patch pocket detail and the cute shell buttons she picked out to finish it off perfectly.

The Kalle is such a great pattern for casual wear or to be dressed up for work or a night out… or a stroll through the jungle of course!

Our lady is carrying her jungle essentials in her cross-body bag in Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic – Sand.

Every girl’s gotta have a sparkly handbag right? I will be sharing my tutorial to make your own cross-body bag here on The Daily Stitch soon!

Our lady’s stylish sun hat is all ready too… with added pom poms! These ones were made using the awesome Multipom tool!

Need a rest from your jungle stroll? Why not take a seat on our new jungle chair?!

As soon as we saw the Monstera in Natural Canvas we knew it had to be used for our next chair!

This is another Ikea purchase (the Stockholm 2017 chair) and we have re-covered the cushions in this gorgeous fabric.

You can learn to make your own chair box cushions just like these ones in my new class… find out more and sign up here!

Hanging above our vignette are our jungle macrame lanterns.

I used Susana Cunha’s modern macrame plant hanger tutorial and Hoooked Zpagetti t-shirt yarn for these. You can make them to fit any sized jar, plant pot or other container you like. Super simple and a great relaxing craft. You can also check out our upcoming Macrame classes here.

Our Crafty Mamas have been busy during our Thursday baby club making our jungle foliage which really sets the scene perfectly. We used templates from Paper Parties by Erin Hung and added some jungle bling with gold paint and glitter!

Caroline also made this lovely Monstera leaf using our paper flower making supplies!

We hope you enjoyed reading all about our Jungle vignette as much as we enjoyed creating it!


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A close up on our ‘Great British Summer Outing’ vignette

As we all know, here in Britain the weather isn’t totally reliable and if it isn’t raining, wait a bit and it probably will rain! However, nothing stops us going out what ever the weather and having a good summer family outing. This vignette is inspired by days out when I was little, usually dressed up in a raincoat or dungarees and always with my welly boots on!

Three Girls

Our young Mum is wearing the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress in Cotton/Spandex Denim Buxton.

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

This is such a simply pattern to make and is super easy to personalise. I have stitched one of The Make Arcade’s Mini Cross Stitch Kits onto the front pocket for this one, but you could sew on some fabric patches, do some freehand embroidery, or even add some intentional distressed parts to the fabric if you like. Dungaree buckles and Jean buttons work so well on this dress.

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

I had really good fun with the top stitching on the pockets!

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

Our littlest girl is dressed just like Mum with her dungaree dress. The pattern is the Two Stitches Frankie pattern and is so cute!

Two Stitches Frankie Dress


Two Stitches Frankie Dress

I couldn’t resist adding the Unicorn Mini Cross Stitch to her front pocket.

Two Stitches Frankie Dress

The shape of the skirt is just perfect and the elastic section at the back means fitting is very easy.

Two Stitches Frankie Dress

I have replaced the bulky dungaree buckles with little flower buttons for a more dainty look.

Two Stitches Frankie Dress

Our other little one is very cozy in her Amy Butler – Little Splashes Hooded Raincoat. Fabric is the adorable Magical Summer Unicorn in Mint and Gold PVC. Keep an eye out for a top tips for sewing with PVC fabric post coming soon.

Amy Butler Little Splashes Raincoat

Amy Butler Little Splashes Raincoat

The coat is lined in brushed cotton to make it extra snuggly!

Amy Butler Little Splashes Raincoat

I just love the pleated pockets with the little flaps.

Amy Butler Little Splashes Raincoat

Amy Butler Little Splashes Raincoat

Hanging above in the shop we have the Great British Summer weather cloud! Rain + Sun = Rainbow!

Rainbow Cloud

The coloured fabrics are all Kona Cotton Solids and the cloud is Manchester Yarn Dyes in Steel. We will have a tutorial for how to make this on The Daily Stitch in the next week or so.

Rainbow Cloud

We hope you enjoyed reading all about our ‘Great British Summer Outing’ vignette and are having a fantastic summer time… even when it is excellent weather for ducks!


Rain boots

What are you making to wear out and about this summer? Tag your makes with #thevillagehaberdashery. Happy Sewing!


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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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