September Baby Quilt Club reveal!

Our shop is so full of fabric right now, so full, and I love when there are so many collections that just mix so well on the shelves (and in the bundles!) For our September Baby Quilt Club bundle, we teamed Amy Sinibaldi’s new Playground collection with Sarah Jane’s Magic and Bari J’s Joie de Vivre. And we’re so pleased with it! there are a limited quantity of extras and you can find them in the shop here.

September Baby Quilt Club Bundle

Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:

Kona Cotton SolidsIce Frappe (Robert Kaufman)
PlaygroundDusty Ring o’ Roses by Amy Sinibaldi (Art Gallery Fabrics)
Kona Cotton Solids – Candy Green (Robert Kaufman)
Joie de VivrePetit Potpourri in Azur by Bari J (Art Gallery Fabrics)
Kona Cotton Solids – Primrose (Robert Kaufman)
MagicMagic Folk in Navy and Metallic Gold by Sarah Jane (Michael Miller)
Kona Cotton Solids – White (Robert Kaufman)
MagicUnicorn Forest in Blossom and Metallic Gold by Sarah Jane (Michael Miller)
Kona Cotton Solids – Smoke (Robert Kaufman)
Playground – I Spy Friendship by Amy Sinibaldi (Art Gallery Fabrics)
Kona Cotton Solids – Nightfall (Robert Kaufman)
Playground – Iris Chopsticks by Amy Sinibaldi (Art Gallery Fabrics)

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander, Thicket by Gingiber, the Colette Rue Dress and more!

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Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander

You guys have been clammering for Euclid and it’s no wonder…this fabric is gorgeous! Euclid is a special six-piece collection by Carolyn Friedlander overprinted on to Robert Kaufman’s Essex – a dreamy linen/cotton-blend that is perfect for any task at hand–from garments, to bags and accessories, to quilts.

Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander

In designing Euclid, Carolyn considered how each design and colour could satisfy projects in a wide range of genres and pair well with other fabrics. The result is a hardworking collection or prints with colour pairings that are both beautiful on their own or in supporting roles. Her incredible lookbook is filled with ideas and inspiration for using this collection in every possible way!

Euclid Hesperides Quilt by Carolyn Friedlander

Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander

You can find Euclid in the shop here and pick up a fat quarter bundle here. We can’t wait to see what you make with it!

Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander

Rue Dress by Colette Patterns

We are thrilled – thrilled! - that Colette Patterns is returning to vintage-inspired patterns with interesting design lines, feminine fit and pretty details and are therefore delighted with the new Rue Dress!

Rue Dress by Colette Patterns

As summer turns to fall, one day can be sunny and warm, and the next cool and dreary. Your sewing plans have to change with the weather and Rue offers two versions with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched to create the perfect dress. The bodice has flattering, curved style lines that start at the side seams and meet at centre front. The bust tucks can be easily adjusted to fit your shape. Add piping in the curved seams for a subtle detail, or colour block the side panels for an eye-catching display. With two skirt and sleeve options to choose from, you can truly create a garment that you feel most comfortable in. Find Rue in the shop here.

Rue Dress by Colette Patterns

Thicket by Gingiber

Thicket is the absolutely adorable debut collection by Gingiber (Stacie Bloomfield) for Moda. We don’t often go wild for cut-and-sew-panel type prints, but these are irresistable! Our favourite animals in Ginger’s sketchy, graphic, whimsical style, just waiting to be turned into cuddly toys, tote bags, cushions, and feature quilt blocks. There are so many fun things you could do with these critters! Find them in the shop here.

Thicket by Gingiberer for Moda

Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel

We just love the super sweet vintagey hand-drawn Christmas illustrations from Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel! Bunnies kissing under the mistletoe, stocking caps and long johns, delicate poinsettias…these darling images are just right for children’s Christmas quilts, stockings and more! Find Pixie Noel in the shop here.

Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel

Learn to make a Needle Felted Fox with Gretel Parker

We’re thrilled to welcome needlefelting rock star Gretel Parker to our class schedule! Needlefelting is the simple art of hand-sculpting objects with wool roving by stabbing it with a barbed needle. You can make almost anything with needle felting – the only limit is your imagination! In this class, our expert teacher will guide us through the equipment and techniques involved with needle felting while teaching us how to make a delightful little felt fox. This class is Saturday, 1 October, 10:30am – 5pm at our West Hampstead shop and you can sign up here.

Needledfelted fox with Gretel Parker

Sale!

Save 10% this week on all knit fabrics, from interlock to jersey, patterned to plain, we have something for everyone! Use code KNITS10 to save until 28 August. Start shopping here.

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October classes at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead!

We have such an awesome October planned for you at our West Hampstead shop, filled with quilting, sewing, dressmaking, felting, knitting, crafting and more! Plus, we have a Macmillan Coffee Morning planned on 2 October that you can read about here.

And now, on to all of the fabulous classes you can take!

Sew a T-Shirt with Rachel Pinheiro

One evening: Thursday, 29 September, 6pm – 9:30pm (£60)

In this essential class, you’ll learn to sew a t-shirt in your choice of style using a knit fabric! The class will cover everything you need to know about sewing knits on a home sewing machine, including tricks for getting professional-looking necklines, sleeves and hems. You will also have the opportunity to try out an overlocker and use a twin needle to finish your t-shirt. For this class you get to choose from the Grainline Lark (pictured), the Megan Nielsen Briar and the Cashmerette Concord. Find out more and sign up here.

Grainline Lark Tee

Needle Felted Fox with Gretel Parker

One day: Saturday, 1 October, 10:30am – 5pm (£85)

A fabulous addition to our autumn schedule is needlefelting with the super inspiring Gretal Parker! Needlefelting is the simple art of hand-sculpting objects with wool roving by stabbing it with a barbed needle. You can make almost anything with needle felting – the only limit is your imagination! In this class, our expert teacher will guide us through the equipment and techniques involved with needle felting while teaching us how to make a delightful little felt fox. Find out more and sign up here.

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This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer

One evening: Wednesday, 5 October, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

One morning: Tuesday, 18 October, 10am – 1pm (£45)

This class will introduce aspiring stitchers – or those who need a refresher – how to use a sewing machine! In this comprehensive three hour class, you’ll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home! You’ll learn everything there is to know about owning, operating and maintaining a sewing machine and we’ll practise each element to ensure that the methods stay in your mind after the class. Find out more and sign up here.

Janome Sewing Machine

Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan

One evening: Wednesday, 5 October, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£45)

Do you want to learn to knit or need a refresher on the basics? This class is for you! In this one-evening class, offered monthly, experienced knitting teacher and knitwear pattern designer Renée Callahan will start from the very beginning and cover everything you need to know to get started knitting: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on and off. Find out more and sign up here.

Yarn and Needles

Sew a Jersey Zephyr Dress with Rachel Pinheiro

One day: Saturday, 8 October, 10am – 4pm (£95)

In this class we’ll sew the new Deer and Doe Zephyr Dress! The Zephyr is a sleeveless knit skater dress with flattering princess seams. We’ll cover everything you need to know about sewing a knit garment on a home sewing machine, from fitting to finishing. You’ll also get a chance to try using an overlocker and will have the option to try using a twin needle to hem your dress. Find out more and sign up here.

Deer and Doe Zephyr Dress

Improvisational Patchwork with Charlotte Newland

One day: Sunday, 9 October, 10am – 4pm (£95)

In this exciting class led by Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland, you’ll learn improvisational concepts and techniques that will change the way you think about colour, patchwork and your own creativity! First you’ll break out of your comfort zone and learn to embrace random, improvisational piecing. Then you’ll learn free cutting and piecing techniques, including improvisational curves and slash and insert methods. You’ll leave class full of inspiration and with a new foundation for bringing your own unique style into your quilting. Find out more and sign up here.

Improvisational Patchwork with Charlotte Newland

Circles Four Ways with Jenny Haynes

One day: Saturday, 15 October, 10am – 5pm (£95)

Take your quilting to the next level with four new techniques for machine and hand-piecing curves! In this class we’ll cover needle applique, bias binding, EPP and the six-minute circle. Students can choose to make four different blocks of follow our teacher Jenny Haynes’ pattern for using all four techniques in one block! Find out more and sign up here.

Circles Four Ways with Jenny Haynes

Make a Clamshell Quilt with Jenny Haynes

One day: Sunday, 16 October, 10am – 5pm (£95)

Feeling adventurous or looking for a challenge? Learn to machine-piece beautiful curves by making a clamshell quilt! Our teacher, Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten, will teach you how to cut, sew and press curves and get you started making your own clamshell quilt top. This fun pattern is perfect for showing off favourite fabrics and looks great in solids too! This class fee includes a template worth £15. Find out more and sign up here.

Clamshell Quilt with Jenny Haynes

Zippered Pouches with Judith Dahmen

One evening: Tuesday, 18 October, 6:30pm – 9pm. (£45)

In this class we’ll take the fear out of sewing zips by making two handy zippered pouches. One will be a simple, small flat pouch and one will be a bigger flat bottom pouch. In under three hours you’ll be sewing zips like a pro and addicted to making pouches! Find out more and sign up here.

Zippered Pouch with Judith Dahmen

Sew a Capsule Wardrobe with Rachel Pinheiro

Six evenings: Mondays, 24 and 31 October and 7, 14, 21 and 28 November, 6pm – 9pm (£265)

In this exciting class you’ll learn all the skills you need to begin sewing your own clothes! Over the six week course, we’ll make three wardrobe staples – a top, a skirt and a shift dress – in your choice of style. We’ll cover fabric selection, working with a commercial pattern, cutting your fabric, fitting, construction and finishing techniques. This class is designed for competent sewers who are ready to dive into garment sewing. You’ll be able to choose from a selection of patterns, and after you sign up we’ll work with you to plan your patterns and supplies list. Ready to get started sewing yourself a handmade wardrobe? Find out more and sign up here.

Colette Selene Skirt

Make a Baby Mobile out of Felt with Laura Howard

One day: Saturday, 29 October, 10am – 2:30pm (£55)

If you’ve ever found an awesome felt project in Mollie Makes, there is a good chance it was designed by Laura! We’re thrilled she’s joined our teaching team with some new projects designed just for our students. Make an adorable mobile for a new baby in this fun and creative class! With the help of our felt-obsessed teacher, we’ll learn to make a smiling sun, puffy clouds, rainbows and raindrops. This class does not involve sewing on a machine, so students at all levels are welcome. Find out more and sign up here.

Weather Baby Mobile with Laura Howard

Make an Autumn Wreath out of Felt with Laura Howard

One day: Sunday, 30 October, 10am – 2:30pm (£55)

In this fun and creative one day class you’ll learn how to create a beautiful autumn wreath using wool felt! With the help of our felt-obsessed teacher, we’ll learn how to wrap a wreath, create leaves and mushrooms, work with a glue gun and more! This class does not involve sewing on a machine, so students at all levels are welcome. It is designed for adults, but it is open to older kids (12+). Find out more and sign up here.

Felt Autumn Wreath with Laura Howard

After School Craft Club with Caroline Garcia

Six afternoons: Autumn Term B runs from 3 Nov to 8 Dec, 4:30-5:30pm on Thursdays (£75)

In our new After School Craft Club for kids age 6+ we’ll experiment with a different craft activity each week! We will cover crafts like embroidery, stamping, card making, fabric painting, mask-making (for Halloween!) and more. Class fee includes all materials. No need to bring anything except your creativity! Find out more and sign up here.

Craft Club with Caroline Garcia

Dressmaking 101 with Charlotte Newland

Two mornings: Thursday, 3 November, and Friday, 4 November, 10am – 1pm (£95)

Would you love to make clothes but find patterns impossible to understand? This one-day class will demystify the dressmaking process, using the Zinnia pattern to make a beautiful skirt in the fabric of your choice. You will learn 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. Find out more and sign up here.

Colette Zinnia Skirt

Foundation-Pieced Kaleidoscope Quilt with Judith Dahmen

Two evenings: Tuesdays, 1 and 15 November, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£85)

Foundation piecing is an addictive patchwork technique that enables you to sew intricate shapes accurately and achieve precise points perfectly! In this two-evening class you’ll learn how to follow a foundation piecing pattern and create the colourful Kaleidoscope quilt block and then how to piece the blocks together to create the quilt top. The quilt pictured is 54″ x 63″ throw size quilt but you can work toward creating a quilt in any size you wish. Find out more and sign up here.

Kaleidoscope Quilt with Judith Dahmen

Sew an Everyday Blouse with Rachel Pinheiro

One day: Saturday, November 5, 10am – 4pm (£95)

The Everyday Blouse by Rachel Pinheiro is a modern and flattering blouse you’ll reach for again and again! It features fun details like an optional exposed side zip and a pretty neckline with subtle elastic gathers. ln this fun one-day class, Rachel, the pattern’s designer will teach you the ins and outs of blouse construction. You will learn fitting methods and step by step construction techniques, including how to set sleeves, insert a zipper and more! Find out more and sign up here.

Everyday Blouse with Rachel Pinhiero

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Kona matching! What goes with Playground by Amy Sinibaldi

Amy Sinibaldi captures the fun of a playground in her soft and graceful new Playground collection! And today we’re matching up the solids so you can make all the lovely quilts! Playground is full of pretty florals and children’s themes, and our selection is made up mainly of the collection’s cooler colours, so I love that you can balance your projects with lots of these warm solids. I think that this palette would make a really sweet quilt for a little girl without any risk of being too girly!

The colours we selected are Pink, Watermelon, Salmon, Caramel, Ice Frappe, Bahama Blue, Cadet, Navy, Smoke and White. You can find all of these colours in one place here.

Kona Cotton Solids to coordinate with Playground by Amy Sinibaldi

Here is our selection of Playground to see how it stacks up!

Playground by Amy Sinibaldi

 

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Survey time! Slow & Steady by Tula Pink

The next collection from Tula Pink is Slow & Steady! This fanciful line tells the classic story of the tortoise and the hare in Tula’s signature style, with intricate illustrations and bold colour combinations. Slow & Steady is printed on quilting weight cotton and is due this autumn from Freespirit Fabrics.

Slow & Steady by Tula Pink

Everyone who completes a survey by 25 September will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery. Please sign up for an account if you don’t already have one to make sure you get your Stash Points!

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The Colour of the Month for September is purple!

This month our Colour of the Month Club members receive purple bundles! Purple is, weirdly, the hardest colour to source and we start hoarding purple stash builders months in advance to make sure we have an awesome selection for our bundles. I think we nailed it this month! Lots of shades of purple in tonals, geometrics, florals, crosshatches, spots…so much great purple!

We have a limited number of extra bundles this month and you can find them in the shop here.

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Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:

Flurry – Grape Spot (Dashwood Studio)
Garden Secrets – Two Tone Tiny in Pink by Sarah Watson (Cloud9)
Basic Mixologie – Rectangles Stacked in Eggplant by Studio M (Moda)
Basic MixologieFloral Breezy in Violet by Studio M (Moda)
House of HoppingtonHaystack in Orchid by Violet Craft (Michael Miller)
30s PlaytimeSimple Daisy in Lilac by Chloe’s Closet (Moda)
Stitch CheckLavender (Jane Makower)
TwistViolet (Dashwood Studio)
Bear Essentials 3Contour Dot in Violet (P + B Textiles)
Rhoda RuthStarlight in Petal by Elizabeth Hartman (Robert Kaufman)

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Clockwise from top, our bundle of purple Kona Cotton Solids includes Violet, Magenta, Crocus, Bright Periwinkle, Purple, Eggplant, Hibiscus, Orchid, Thistle and Pansy.

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Christmas fabric from Violet Craft and Aless Baylis, the Azaire pattern by Gather and more!

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Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft

If any collection was just dying to be translated into a Chrismas collection, it’s Violet Craft‘s Brambleberry Ridge! Featuring favourite prints from the original line and Violet’s other recent collections for Michael Miller in a classic red and green palette with loads of gold metallic ink, Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge will be your go-to for Christmas dresses and so many other festive projects!

Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft

Here is a snap from Violet’s Fall 2015 Quilt Market booth, when the collection was revealed.

Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft

About the collection, Violet has said ‘Each line I create tells a story and now it feels like my favourite friends (and hopefully yours) are coming home for the holidays!’ Find Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge in the shop here.

Festive Friends by Aless Baylis

The newest Christmas collection from UK-based Dashwood Studio is Festive Friends by print designer and illustrator Aless Baylis! This delightful collection features cats at a Christmas party, penguins playing the snow, and yummy little Christmas puddings. Plus, there is an advent calendar print! These are so fun – you can find a snap of last year’s Dashwood advent calendar print right here for inspiration. Find Festive Friends in the shop here.

Festive Friends by Aless Bayliss

ban.do Compliment Pencil Set

Our newest product from super fun LA brand ban.do is the Compliment Pencil Set! This pack of 10 colourful graphite pencils each printed with a fresh compliment that will boost your confidence by at least 110%. Don’t worry, these pencils come pre-sharpened so you can start writing down your dreams the second you open the box. Find them and our other awesome ban.do products in the shop here.

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The Azaire pattern by Gather

The Azaire is the newest pattern from London-based Gather! Azaire is a really versatile top or dress pattern that can be made up in anything from super casual daytime style to cocktail dress! The pattern features a choice of sleeve styles (short petal sleeve or 3/4 length with petal cuff), a fully lined curved yoke piece, back darts, invisible zip and a lined peplum. The front is shaped with interesting seam lines which can be made in contrasting fabrics or colours to stand out. Find Azaire in the shop here.

The Azaire by Gather Patterns

Macmillan Coffee Morning at The Village Haberdashery

This year The Village Haberdashery is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at our West Hampstead shop on Sunday, 2 October from 10am – 1pm!

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and events are happening all over the UK. Last year alone £25 million was raised through through Coffee Mornings! We will have cake, coffee and hot chocolate, giveaways and, of course, crafts! We’ll have supplies on hand for finger knitting with Macmillan-green t-shirt yarn so it will be a fun morning for both kids and adults.

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No need to RSVP, just turn up and let’s have some fun for a good cause! Cake is being generously provided by our neighbour The Kitchen Table.

Sale!

We could use a little help clearing space on our shelves for everything new, so this week we’re offering an extra 40% on everything in the Sale Section (bolt ends excluded, sorry!) Use code EXTRASALE to save until Tuesday, 20 September!

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Survey time! The Hidden Garden by Miriam Bos

The Hidden Garden is the second collection from designer Miriam Bos in collaboration with Birch Fabrics. This whimsical collection evokes the memory of a remote clearing in your favourite garden, where you go to daydream. The designs are inspired by childhood memories of catching crawlers and making mud pies!

Coming in December from Birch Fabrics, The Hidden Garden is an organic collection that features prints on quilting weight cotton, cotton double gauze, cotton canvas and cotton interlock knits.

The Hidden Garden by Miriam Bos

Everyone who completes a survey by 18 September will receive 25 Stash Points to spend at The Village Haberdashery. Please sign up for an account if you don’t already have one to make sure you get your Stash Points!

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MacMillan Coffee Morning at The Village Haberdashery! Sunday 2 October 10am – 1pm

This year The Village Haberdashery is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at our West Hampstead shop on Sunday, 2 October from 10am – 1pm! The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer and events are happening all over the UK. Last year alone £25 million was raised through through Coffee Mornings!

We will have cake, coffee and hot chocolate, giveaways and, of course, crafts! We’ll have supplies on hand for finger knitting with Macmillan-green t-shirt yarn so it will be a fun morning for both kids and adults. No need to RSVP, just turn up and let’s have some fun for a good cause! Cake is being generously provided by our neighbours The Kitchen Table, Gail’s and Roni’s Bakery.

As a reminder, the shop is located at 47 Mill Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1NB. We’re about a 10-15 min walk from the West Hampstead Underground, Overground and Thameslink stations and the C11 bus stops right out front.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people. One in three of us will get cancer, and Macmillan’s goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. Find out more about Macmillan here.

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A winner and some favourite snaps from #SewPhotoHop Day 5

As many of you know #SewPhotoHop 2016 is well underway! This event is a community challenge hosted by @houseofpinheiro that aims to connect and inspire people with an interest in sewing. As a sponsor, we’re responsible for choosing a winner from the Day 5 entries to win a £25 voucher to The Village Haberdashery!

The theme of Day 5 was Prints or Solids and there were well over 200 entries, probably a lot more, honestly, and…I was overwhelmed! I made sure to try to stay on top of the hashtag throughout the day (from morning in Australia to nighttime in the US!) so I could see them all and screen capture photos I liked to create a little short list.

I thought you’d like to see some of of my faves. These have a lovely aesthetic and/or just made me smile but, of course, it is by no means a complete list of the awesome Day 5 photos! Click on each photo to visit the source. Scroll way, way down to see who the winner is!

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This is hard, so I decided to do a randomiser on the images above, after posting them in alphabetical order by IG name.

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And the winner is @mrsmonkeyiscrafty! Congratulations and thanks for posting this fun sketch!

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