Kona matching! What goes with House of Hoppington by Violet Craft

Want to coordinate your Kona Cotton Solids to House of Hoppington by Violet Craft? We’ve done all the work for you! We are stocking the pretty and unusual purple, gold and grey colour way and we just love how these colour work together.

From top to bottom, the colours we recommend are Charcoal, Titanium, Silver, White, Meringue, Curry, Gold, Corsage, Cerise and Eggplant. You can find all of these colours in one place right here.

Kona Cotton Solids to coordinate with House of Hoppington

And here is our selection of House of Hoppington so you can see how they stack up!

House of Hoppington by Violet Craft

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New at The Village Haberdashery: House of Hoppington by Violet Craft, new Reef and Axel patterns by Megan Nielsen, new Japanese novelty fabric and more!

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House of Hoppington by Violet Craft

House of Hoppington is here! New from Violet Craft, this is a delightful bunny-filled collection drawn with a whimsical hand and a Japanese spirit. There are some fabulous prints here for little girl’s and women’s dresses, but the collection really shines in quilts.

House of Hoppington by Violet Craft

We are stocking the unusual plum, lilac, gold and grey colourway, a combination will make for some beautiful and sophisticated baby quilts. Violet designed the Love, Hoppington quilt below for this collection! You can find the pattern in her shop.

Love Hoppington Quilt by Violet Craft

Find House of Hoppington in the shop here or pick up a fat quarter bundle here.

On Point Quilt by Violet Craft

Carolina 1″ Gingham from Robert Kaufman

We’ve added two new colours of Robert Kaufman’s super popular 1″ Caroline Gingham. The navy is a classic and the coral is gorgeous! These are for wearing – they look so good in shirts and shirt dresses, or the Christine Haynes Sylvie which looks amazing in a checked fabric. Find all of our Carolina Gingham in the shop here.

Carolina Chambray by Robert Kaufman

New Japanese novelty fabrics from Sevenberry

These tigers are awesome! We carried the hot pink version last year and just had to bring them back…also in black! We think they make such fun dresses and skirts. Roar!

Tigers by Sevenberry

These itty bitty flamingos in summery hot pink, teal and black and white, can be used for all sorts of projects! Work them into your quilts, line your bags, make yourself a pencil case – a pop of flamingo is never a bad thing!

Tiny Flamingo by Sevenberry

Another super fun print! The contrast of delightful little black and white pandas against a bright lime, turquoise or pink is so much fun, and will be perfect for all sorts of little projects.

Panda Stretch by Sevenberry

Reef Camisole and Shorts Set by Megan Nielsen

Reef was designed to be super comfortable and cute for sleeping in, but also really appropriate for every day wear. The camisole features a bias cut, v neckline and crossover yoke in the back. The shorts feature an elastic waist, pockets, curved hemline and two rises. Sew it up in light chambray or shirting for daywear, or silk charmeuse or lawn for a pretty sleepwear set. Find reef in the shop here.

Reef by Megan Nielsen

Axel Skirt by Megan Nielsen

Axel is the perfect combination of style and comfort. Designed to be made from stable knits, not only is this skirt so easy to put together, it’s also super flattering and, of course, versatile. The pattern sits at the natural waistline, features close fit, simple construction and easily adaptable pieces with a range of different hem finishes. Version 1 is a midi length skirt with a handkerchief hem. Version 2 is a knee length skirt with hip sashes. Version 3 is a midi length skirt with slit that can be worn in the front or back. Find Axle in the shop here.

Axel by Megan Nielsen

Sew a Datura Blouse with Rachel Pinheiro

The Datura Blouse from Deer & Doe is a semi-fitted sleeveless blouse with triangle cut-out neckline or Peter Pan collar and buttoned lower back – perfect for your summer wardrobe! ln this class Rachel Pinheiro, prolific dressmaker and popular blogger, will teach you the ins and outs of blouse construction in a fun one-day class. You will learn fitting methods and step by step construction techniques, including how to sew detailed neckline or attach a collar (your choice) and how to create a button placket and button holes. This class is on Saturday, 16 July and you can sign up here!



Save 20% this week on Mendocino by Heather Ross! Mendocino is a reboot of one of Heather’s most beloved collections and the underwater theme is just right for summer sewing. Use code MENDO20 to save and start shopping here! Offer ends 5 July.

Mendocino by Heather Ross

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Let’s all wear…nautical!

Selfish sewing time! We see a lot of fabric trends come and go in the shop and we thought it would be fun to pair fabric ideas with sewing patterns in different themes that we’re seeing a lot of. It’s a fun project for us, and we hope it will inspire you to create some awesome garments for yourself. So today I give you: nautical!

Anchor-print cotton denim paired with the Short Chataigne pattern by Deer and Doe

Fabric: Printed Cotton Denim – Anchors
Sewing Pattern: Short Chataigne by Deer and Doe (available in store or via [email protected])

This lightweight denim is just right for a pair of cute shorts and the pattern is subtle enough that you can pull on virtually any top and you’re out the door for summer fun!

Sailor's Dobby by Robert Kaufman paired with The Factory Dress pattern by Merchant & Mills

Fabric: Sailor’s Dobby by Robert Kaufman
Sewing pattern: The Factory Dress by Merchant & Mills

We can’t get enough of Sailor’s Dobby! It’s a lightweight cotton fabric with dobby dots that give it texture and a seaworthy vibe. We think it would be so cute paired with the relaxed-fit Factory Dress in summer.

Regatta Border by Michael Miller paired with the Emery Dress pattern by Christine Haynes

Fabric: Regatta Border by Michael Miller
Sewing pattern: Emery Dress by Christine Haynes

This pairing is a no-brainer, since we’ve seen it and loved it already! This fabric has a single border, so you’ll have a boat print gathered skirt with a bold striped bodice. It couldn’t be cuter!

Nautique Chambray Prints - Anchors by Robert Kaufman paired with the Vintage Shirt Dress pattern by Sew Over It

Fabric: Nautique Chambray Prints – Anchors by Robert Kaufman
Sewing pattern: Vintage Shirt Dress by Sew Over It

We love the idea of pairing this printed chambray with sleeveless version of the Vintage Shirt Dress. It’s just the sort of frock you can imagine wearing on the deck of a ship, chilled glass of prosecco in hand.

Spring Walk - Ship Ahoy by Little Cube for Cloud9 Fabrics paired with the Beatrix Top pattern by Made by Rae

Fabric: Spring WalkShip Ahoy by Little Cube for Cloud9 Fabrics
Sewing pattern: Beatrix Top by Made by Rae

Have a little fun with this toy boat-print organic fabric and a button-back top! From French illustrator Sarah Betz, this is the sort of design-led novelty print we just adore, and it offers a playful take on our nautical theme.

What do you think? Will you make any of these garments? Are there any other themes you’d like us to explore?

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June 2016 Baby Quilt Club

Time to reveal our June Baby Quilt Club selection! It’s a ‘boy’ month and we created a teal, citron and orange palette that is citrusy and so much fun! We started with Fablewood by Joanne Cocker and added basics and solids to the mix. Read on to find out more about the fabrics in this bundle and find a few limited edition extras here while stocks last!

June Baby Quilt Club selection

Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:

Kona Cotton SolidsWhite (Robert Kaufman)
FablewoodTall Trees by Joanne Cocker (Dashwood Studio)
Kona Cotton Solids – Ice Frappe (Robert Kaufman)
Simply ColorfulLotsa Dots in Orange by Vanessa Christensen (Moda)
Kona Cotton Solids – Storm (Robert Kaufman)
Fablewood – Fablewood by Joanne Cocker (Dashwood Studio)
Kona Cotton Solids – Tangerine (Robert Kaufman)
Fablewood – Leaping Foxes by Joanne Cocker (Dashwood Studio)
Architextures – Crosshatch in Ultra Marine by Carolyn Friedlander (Robert Kaufman)
Kona Cotton Solids – Grellow (Robert Kaufman)
Twist – Apple (Dashwood Studio)
Kona Cotton Solids – Jade Green (Robert Kaufman)

Want a hand-picked selection of fabric delivered to your letterbox each month? Join one of our monthly clubs!

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Survey time! Sidewalk by Rae Hoekstra

We’re so excited that Rae Hoekstra (aka Made by Rae) has designed Cloud9‘s next collection of organic interlock knits! Sidewalk is an ode to the sunny afternoon walk home from school, when the weather is warm and the air smells of freshly cut grass. Due in November, these are 55″/139cm wide 100% organic cotton knits and if you want to see how they stitch up, check out this post on Rae’s blog.

Sidewalk by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9

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Three colour palettes inspired by…pretty nurseries

A few months ago I discovered Style by Emily Henderson, a beautiful and inspiring (and aspirational, of course) design blog that’s also a lot of fun to read. It’s the first design blog I’ve been into, and I’ve really been loving it! I have been thinking a lot about how we can create content in this space that helps you figure out how to interpret home design ideas you see online in a handmade way. What do you think. Is this something you’d like to see more of?

Three colour palettes inspired by pretty nurseries

One thing I thought would be fun to do is to take pictures of some of the gorgeous homes out there in pinterland and break them down into colour palettes you can use in your projects. I’m hoping to turn this into a regular series: ‘Three colour palettes inspired by…’ and today we are starting with nurseries!

Kona Cotton Solids to match the Where the Wild Things Are Nursery by Emily Henderson

This forest-themed nursery is from Style by Emily Henderson. You can find the full, incredibly stunning, nursery tour at A Baby Girl’s Blush and Green Nursery. Clockwise from top left, we picked Kona Cotton Solids in Oyster, Pale Flesh, Taupe, Wheat, Shadow, Mint, Celadon and Spruce.

Kona Cotton Solids to match the Midnight Blue Nursery by Elise Raquel

This midnight blue nursery is by Elise of @eliseraquel and there are loads more awesome photos sprinkled throughout her instagram feed. Clockwise from top left we picked Kona Cotton Solids in Windsor, Emerald, Holly, Spice, Pepper, Shale, Sand and Snow.

Kona Cotton Solids to match the Sherbet Sweets Nursery by Charlotte Love

This nursery is by Charlotte Love and it is one of many incredibly joyful nurseries on her website. Clockwise from top left we picked Kona Cotton Solids in Medium Pink, Candy Green, Highlight, Salmon, Sand, White, Ash and Dusty Peach.

What do you think? Will you use any of these colour palettes in your next project?

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic, Manchester Yarn Dyes, new Nani Iro, new patterns from Christine Haynes and Tilly and more!

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Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic

Robert Kaufman‘s brand new Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic is here and it is stunning! This fabric combines the strength of linen and the versatility of cotton, with beautiful colour variation and a little sparkle throughout!

Essex Linen Yarn Dyed Metallic by Robert Kaufman

Storm and Black are woven with gold lurex, while Midnight and Fog are woven with Silver. Look at that glow! This fabric is perfect for adding a little shimmer to your home – think light upholstery and cushions, or throw it into the mix in your next quilt!

Essex Yarn Dyed Metallics by Robert Kaufman

Or use it for bags or garments – try the Merchant & Mills Camber Dress, the the Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt or the Cashmerette Upton Dress, for starters. For extra sparkle, pair these with our new metallic zips! Find Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic in the shop here.

Essex Yarn Dyed Metallics by Robert Kaufman

Manchester Yarn Dyes by Robert Kaufman

We have lots of new colours of Manchester Yarn Dyes! Woven with different weights and shades of thread, these and lightweight cotton fabrics have a subtle colour variation and texture. They look really beautiful in quilts and are super wearable. Try the Fancy Tiger Crafts Fen Dress, a Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges Dress or the Grainline Alder Shirtdress. Find Manchester Yarn Dyes in the shop here.

Manchester Yarn Dyes by Robert Kaufman

New Nani Iro double gauze

We got a bumper delivery of new Nani Iro double gauze! Super soft with so much gorgeous colour and pattern, these fabrics are perfect for lightweight summer quilts and garment sewing. Find them in the shop here.

Nani Iro Double Gauze

Trefle Cute Kittens double gauze

This adorable new double gauze features cute kitten faces! Try sewing it up into a simple swaddle blanket or baby trousers, or a little girl’s simple skirt! It’s so much fun and you can find it in the shop here.

Trefle for Kokka Cute Kitten Double Gauze

Trefle Owls canvas

These cheeky owls are printed on a cotton/linen canvas that will be perfect for a rucksack or book bag! It’s also just right for curtains and cushions in a kid’s room. Find it in the shop here

Trefle for Kokka Owl Canvas

Artisan Splash lawn

This pretty lightweight lawn has a colourful watercolour design that is just right for dressmaking! Pair it with the Sewaholic Cambie Dress, the April Rhodes Date Night Dress, the Grainline Willow Tank or a pair of Tilly and the Buttons Fifi Pyjamas. Find it in the shop here.


Lottie Dress and Shirt by Christine Haynes

The Lottie Dress and Shirt by Christine Haynes are loose fitting wardrobe staples with three sleeve and three length options for 18 mix and match combinations! All three views pull over the head without the need for closures, making it a great project for a new sewer, or a fast sew for someone more experienced. We’d love to see a lightening bolt lawn Lottie Maxi and a nautical dobby shift! Find Lottie in the shop here.

Lottie Dress and Shirt by Christine Haynes

Marigold Jumpsuit by Tilly and the Buttons

Whip up a stylish jumpsuit or a pair of casual trousers with the new Marigold pattern by Tilly and the Buttons! Wear Marigold with heels and a statement necklace for bossing it at the office, or with plimsoles for lounging at home or picnicking in the park. The jumpsuit also looks great layered over tops, so can carry you through to the milder months. You can find Marigold in the shop here.

Tilly has been sharing ideas for sewing Marigold all week, including an awesome post on pattern hack ideas and a post on fabric suggestions, in which she recommends the tulip viscose poplin in the picture.

Marigold Jumpsuit and Trousers by Tilly and the Buttons

Dressmaking classes with Charlotte!

Aren’t you loving watching Charlotte on The Great British Sewing Bee? Charlotte has been teaching at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead since our shop opened and has developed some new classes that will launch in the autumn!

In Dressmaking 101 Charlotte will demystify the dressmaking process! Sew a skirt while learning standard sewing terms and techniques that you can apply to other patterns and gain the confidence to sew your own clothes. This class will cover taking accurate measurements, accurate cutting and invisible zip insertion.

In Fitting for Beginners you will learn to make clothes that fit and flatter your body by taking accurate measurements and altering the pattern before even cutting the fabric. You will make a test garment (muslin) to check and adjust fit, before finally sewing a gorgeous dress.

Find all of Charlotte’s classes here!

Zinnia Skirt by Colette Patterns


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For West Hampstead customers! Check out the Localove app

This post is really only going to be relevant for customers who live in the West Hampstead area, but the app I’m talking about is pretty cool so feel free to read on if you live elsewhere!


A few months ago Localove launched in West Hampstead. There are plans for a wider release but we got the app first because the founder is local. The tagline is ‘everyone’s local market’ and the idea is that local businesses can post news, events and offers for customers (and potential customers) in the neighbourhood.


If you download the app (or check out the website) you can find out what’s happening within a two mile radius of where you are. Every time I look at Localove, I discover a cool business or event I wasn’t aware of. Coding classes for kids? A sale at Passionate About Vintage? Movie night in the park? And the app will just keep on getting better as more people get involved. Give it a try here!

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The Colour of the Month for June is black

This month our Colour of the Month Club members receive bundles of black stash builders! If you love this bundle, we have a limited amount still in stock and you can find them here.

June designer Colour of the Month Club

Clockwise from top:

Black & White 2016Papercuts by Alexia Abegg (Cotton + Steel)
Four Corners – Triangle in Black and Gold by Simple Simon & Company (Riley Blake)
Avant Garde – Separation Imperfect by Katarina Roccella (Art Gallery)
Black & White 2016 – Up and Up in Black by Rashida Coleman-Hale (Cotton + Steel)
First of Infinity – Postcards in White and Black by Kumiko Fujita and Kazue Nakajima (Lecien)
Black & White 2016 – Lattice Dots by Sarah Watts (Cotton + Steel)
Stitch CheckCoal (Jane Makower)
Black & White 2016 – Bowties by Rashida Coleman-Hale (Cotton + Steel)
Pastel Thrift – Reminder Hidden by AGF Studio (Art Gallery)
TwistCharcoal (Dashwood Studio)

Since there is only one black Kona, in June our members who receive Kona Cotton Solids selections get brown!

June 2016 Colour of the Month Club solids bundle

Clockwise from top, this bundle includes Kona Cotton Solids in Mocha, Chestnut, Sable, Taupe, Latte, Tan, Khaki, Sand, Espresso and Coffee.

Want a hand-picked selection of designer stash builders or Kona Cotton Solids delivered to your letterbox each month? Join our Colour of the Month Club!

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A progress update on our new shop!

An update on our new shop is long overdue! I have some new information and pictures of the site to share so I thought I’d finally put words to paper on the subject. If you follow us on Instagram you are probably caught up, but if not – this post is for you!

Ballymore West Hampstead Square rendering

For background, we announced late last year that we secured a glorious space for our shop and followed that announcement with an exciting and successful crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the expansion. We share updates on Instagram using the hashtag #tvhatwhs so you can always check there for the latest news and behind the scenes peeks at the decisions that go into fitting out a new shop. You know, like antique shopping…

Shopping for antiques

What you all want to know, I’m sure, is when! When will we move? When when when? I feel the same way, believe me. Based on the latest timeline I’ve been given, we’ll be starting our fit out in mid-September and opening in mid-October. I finally got to see inside the building for the first time a few weeks ago. Super exciting!

Me at WHS

It is far from a big open space. At the moment, the contractors are working inside what will be our shop and have conference rooms and desks set up. But everything you see will be cleared out before we start our fit out. This is where our studio will be! So many windows and so much light!

Guys in our building

Recently, they removed the scaffolding from the front of our building. That was a thrilling day! I walked by the site several times and saw the layers peel off. The space looks even bigger than it did when it was covered up. That is us on the first floor and the outside of the picture above. Look at all those windows!


Here is what I’ve been told. This big green substation is going to be moved the first week of July. When that happens, they will be able to compete the white building (the “retail annex”) which will ultimately be connected to the Overground Station next door. There will be a bigger entrance to the Overground Station on the square, which will help with the congestion on the pavement plus there will be a lift for buggies and wheelchairs. Huge win!


Also, when that building is completed, we’ll be able to safely get into our building. When you visit our shop, you’ll enter a lobby in the white building (where that man in the orange vest is standing) and either go up the stairs or the lift to the first floor and cross over a little foot bridge to our shop in the red brick building. That first set of glass windows is the main entrance. Directly below us will be a Marks & Spencer.


When the entire project is completed, we’ll look out on a big square. Someday, this will be West Hampstead Square!


Thank you all for your patience! We’re really looking forward to the big move and we hope you are too!

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