Kona matching! What goes with Sweet Escape by Bethan Janine

We’re matching Kona Cotton Solids with the happy, summery Sweet Escape collection by Bethan Janine for Dashwood Studio. The colours in this collection are bold and saturated, and so pretty together!

From top to bottom, we chose White, Creamsicle, Punch, Gumdrop, Pickle, Candy Green and Navy. You can find all of these colours in one place right here.

Kona Cotton Solids to coordinate with Sweet Escape by Bethan Janine

Here is the Sweet Escape collection so you can see how they stack up!

Sweet Escape by Bethan Janine for Dashwood Studio

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Around the Block by Skinny laMinx, new patterns from Merchant & Mills and more!

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Around the Block by Skinny laMinx

Around the Block by Skinny laMinx (aka Heather Moore) for Cloud9 Fabrics is a flower-filled walk around some of Heather’s favourite block prints, made in her studio after a trip to India where she learned about traditional Indian woodblock printing!

Around the Block by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9

If you like Heather’s style, you’re in for a treat! We have a stack of organic quilting cottons are just right for quilts, cushions, curtains and more. Plus, we have one organic cotton canvas print for projects like bags and light upholstery.

Around the Block Canvas by Skinny laMinx for Cloud9

You can find Around the block in the shop here and find the coordinating Kona Cotton Solids here.

New sewing patterns by Merchant & Mills

We’ve taken stock of some wonderful new patterns from our favourite Rye-based pattern company, Merchant & Mills! For the women, there is The Rugby Dress, a feminine semi-fitted take on the traditional rugby shirt.

The Rugby Dress by Merchant & Mills

For girls, we’ve added The Trapezette, a charmingly simple interpretation of the women’s Trapeze Dress with a huge amount of swish factor.

The Trapezette by Merchant & Mills

And for men, we’ve added The Tee Shirt, a woven take on the classic, and The All State, a short sleeve boxy shirt inspired by the American style of the fifties.

The Tee Shirt by Merchant & Mills

The All State by Merchant & Mills

You can find all of our Merchant & Mills patterns here.

ban.do Compliment Postcard Book

The Ban.do compliment postcard book lets you tell people how great they are in the most visually pleasing way possible.

Ban.do Compliment Postcard Book

And yeah, you can totally frame these and hang them all around your house. After all, you can only compliment others as much as you compliment yourself!

Ban.do Compliment Postcard Book

This fun book contains 12 postcards, that’s two each of six designs. Find them in the shop here.

Joie de Vivre Knits by Bari J

The missing cotton/spandex jersey knit from our selection of Joie de Vivre by Bari J has finally arrived and it is a stunner! The striking peony print in gorgeous pink and green will look amazing in in garments like the Colette Moneta Dress, the Cashmerette Appleton Wrap Dress and the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top, Find it in the shop here.

Joie de Vivre by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics

Purple Olfa rotary cutters

We have a limited stock of new purple Olfa rotary cutters! Want to add some fun to your sewing tool kit? Find them in the shop here.

Olfa Purple Rotary Cutters

Learn to knit this autumn!

Our monthly Learn to Knit class starts up again in September! Super talented pattern designer and experienced knitting instructor Renée Callahan of East London Knits will be leading the knitting classes this autumn at our West Hampstead shop. Do you want this to be the year you learn to kit, or do you just need a refresher on the basics? This class is for you! In this class, Renée 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. The next class is Wednesday, 21 September, 6:30pm – 9:30pm and you can sign up here.

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Sale!

Save 20% on our fabulous Sevenberry novelties! Tigers and flamingos and pandas in fun, bright colours are just right for quirky dresses, zip pouches, kid’s quilts and more! Use code SEVEN20 to save. Offer ends 30 August.

Sevenberry Novelties

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One Week One Pattern 2016 is coming up!

One Week One Pattern (OWOP) is a group sewing challenge, where the participants wear variations on one pattern every day for a week. It was started up by Tilly and the Buttons in 2012, and then run by Handmade Jane in 2014. This year, Cinderellis Sews is hosting!

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In her words: “OWOP is about celebrating our Tried ‘n’ True patterns, the ones we’ve made lots of times in different variations, until we could practically make them in our sleep, tweaking the fit until it’s just right. It’s a good chance to think about your own style and what you like to wear!”

The event takes place Saturday 10th – Friday 16th September 2016 and anyone can participate using any pattern they choose. If you participate and share your photos on Instagram, make sure you to use the hashtag #OWOP16. Plus, there are giveaways each day of the challenge! We’re one of the sponsors and we’ll be giving away a £25 voucher to The Village Haberdashery.

Find out how you can get involved in OWOP here!

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The colour of the month for August is white and low volume!

This month our Colour of the Month Club members receive bundles of low volume, white on white and neutral stash builders! These are great background fabrics and perfect for subtle texture and interest to your quilts. This bundle is sold out, but to buy a similar bundle, click here.

Colour of the Month Club August 2016 Designer Stash Builders Bundle

Clockwise from top, this bundle includes:

Modern Backgrounds – Notes in Natural by Zen Chic (Moda)
Hometown GirlShingles in Cream by Pat Sloan (Moda)
Hello DarlingFloral Lollies in Natural by Bonnie & Camille (Moda)
Muslin MatesXOXO in White on White (Moda)
Rhoda Ruth – Starlight in Putty by Elizabeth Hartman (Robert Kaufman)
Little RubyBliss Dot in Natural by Bonnie & Camille (Moda)
Stitch CheckQuiet (Jane Makower)
Desert BloomText in Bloom by Amanda Herring (Riley Blake)
Sew and SewPattern Pieces in Licorice and Whip Cream by Chloe’s Closet (Moda)
PurebredPreakness in Black by Erin Michael (Moda)

Colour of the Month Club August 2016 Kona Cotton Solids Bundle

Clockwise from top, our Kona Cotton Solids bundle includes Snow, Ivory, Bone, Oyster, Eggshell, Cream, Sand, Tan, White and PFD Bleach White.

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

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Kona matching! What goes with Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel arrived this week and we had a record number of pre-orders, so we’re certain that you guys are ready to get to work on some amazing projects! All of the pre-orders have shipped so we grabbed a free moment to match up Kona Cotton Solids with this gorgeous collection.

From top to bottom, the colours we recommend are Ivory, Pale Flesh, Ice Peach, Primrose, Bubble Gum, Poppy, Persimmon, Zucchini, Yarrow, Teal Blue, Blue Bell, Periwinkle, Cadet, Prussian, Nightfall and Black. You can find all of these colours in one place here.

As usual with Cotton and Steel collections, there are so many colours! If you need any help working out which Konas you need to go with a specific colour in a specific fabric, just get in touch and we’ll help you out!

Kona Cotton Solids to coordinate with Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Here are the 13 Les Fleurs quilting cottons so you can see how they stack up!

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. Quilting Cotton

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Join the Ginghamalong with Karen at Did You Make That? #ginghamalong

Karen at Did You Make That? is hosting a Ginghamalong and we’re offering up a huge prize for it so I wanted to spread the word! Gingham is the best, and these days you can find so much lovely cotton gingham in fun colours and a range of sizes. It’s not the gingham of your old school uniforms, that’s for sure!

Ginghamalong

As part of this event, we’re giving away three metres of the gingham of your choice from the new Cotton and Steel Checkers collection! These fabrics are 48″/49″ wide and include huge 2.5″ checks, 1″ checks and the rainbow of 1/2″ checks you see here.

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

You can find out full details about the Ginghamalong on Did You Make That? but to participate, all you need to do is sew an item in gingham by Tuesday, 13 September. And to enter the launch giveaway for a chance to win three metres of Checkers, pop over to this post by Friday 19 August and tell Karen in the comments what you’d make with your gingham.

And don’t forget to tag your instagram pics with #ginghamalong so we can see what you make!

 

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co., Checkers and Spring 2016 collections from Cotton + Steel and more!

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Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co.

It’s finally here! The long wait for Les Fleurs is over! Rifle Paper Co.’s debut collection for Cotton and Steel has been the biggest launch of the year and we’re so excited to have it in the shop.

Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

Cotton and Steel have released a free quilt pattern for the stunning Rifle Paper Co. colour fade Les Fleurs quilt and you can find it here.

Rifle Paper Co. colour fade Les Fleurs quilt

And there is so much more sewing inspiration out there! Check out a round up of some of our faves on The Daily Stitch or pop by the #lesfleursfabric and #riflepapercofabric tags on Instagram.

You can shop the complete Les Fleurs collection, pick up a fat quarter or half metre bundle of the quilting cottons or build your own bundle. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

Checkers is a 17-piece collection of woven cotton ginghams designed by Cotton and Steel! These fabrics are 48″/49″ wide and include huge 2.5″ gingham checks, 1″ gingham checks and the rainbow of 1/2″ gingham checks you see here. They are perfect for garment sewing (see some selfish sewing inspiration here) but the colours have also been selected to coordinate with Cotton and Steel’s quilting fabrics so you can mix them into your projects! Find them in the shop here.

Checkers by Cotton and Steel

Cotton and Steel Spring 2016 collections

Les Fleurs and Checkers are getting lots of attention, but we also have new stuff from all of the Cotton and Steel designers too! We’ve handpicked our favourites from Trinket by Melody Miller (telephones pictured are from Trinket), Raindrop by Rashida Coleman-Hale, From Porto with Love by Sarah Watts, Print Shop by Alexia Abegg and Rotary Club by Kim Kight. Quilting cotton, lawn, rayon, double gauze, canvas…there is something for everyone to love in this season’s offerings! Find them in the shop here.

Trinket by Melody Miller for Cotton and Steel

Gold paper clips and binder clips

Add some glamour to your workspace with gold desk accessories! These gold paper clips and binder clips look sophisticated and fabulous. They’re perfect for home, office or school. Find them in the shop here.

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Ban.do sticky notes

More ban.do planner accessories have arrived! Have you ever seen sticky notes with this much personality? Flag important pages in your planner, leave a note on your bestie’s locker, simplify your shopping list…you can use these for everything! We have two different sets in stock, plus loads of other fun stationery from this awesome LA-based girl gang. Find them in the shop here.

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Make an Autumn Wreath out of Felt with Laura Howard

Laura Howard, who has made a career of creating beautiful projects with wool felt, has designed this autumn wreath just for students at our West Hampstead shop! In this fun and creative class 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+). This class is on Saturday, 17 September, 10am – 2:30pm. Find out more and book a place here.

Felt Autumn Wreath with Laura Howard

Sale!

New additions to the sale section! We’ve added select Vignette, Fablewood, Mori Girls, Melodies and Black and White 2016 to the sale at 40% off. Start shopping here!

Black and White 2016 by Cotton and Steel

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Sewing inspiration for Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel

We’re thrilled that Les Fleurs, the debut fabric collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel, has arrived in the shop! Our feeds are filling up with gorgeous pictures of garments and projects that have been made with this pretty fabric, so we wanted to share some faves. Check out the #lesfleursfabric and #riflepapercofabric tags on Instagram for loads more ideas!

@ohsweetjoy made a beautiful maxi skirt using Birch Floral in Navy Rayon (guys, when this fabric is gone, which it will be soon, we’ll have it back in October)

Oh Sweet Joy Skirt

@east_of_ordinary made these perfect little bowties with the three colours of the Rosa design.

East of Ordinary Bowties

@missmake made a stunning bra using scraps of Birch Floral in Enamel Rayon(same as before, when this fabric is gone, we’ll have it back in October)

Miss Make Bra

@octopurse made the best chain purse using a fussy cut City Maps in Canvas. (yes, there is a London bit too!)

Octopurse Clutch

@jessiestern made an awesome Grainline Moss Skirt using Rosa Floral in Natural Canvas.

Jessie Stern Moss

@little.lotti made the sweetest little romper with Rosa in Navy.

Little Lotti Romper

@gildedthread made a fun shift using Woven Essentials by Alison Glass and Birch in Periwinkle.

Gilded Woven Essentials

@missmake made an adorable Butterick 5526 button down shirt using Flamingos in Ivory Lawn. Similar patterns here, here, here and here.

Miss Make Button Down

@annariflebond shared a sample of a darling romper made by the @cottonandsteel team in City Toile in Pale Blue Lawn (that gold is metallic and awesome!)

Anna Romper Sample

@make_something made a fabulous garment bag using Folk Horse in Coral Canvas.

Make Something Garment Bag

@tripleee80 made the cutest Juba shorts using Rosa Floral in Natural. Similar pattern here, here or here.

Tripleee Shorts

@ibstitchin made a Caravan Tote using Rosa Floral in Natural Canvas as the main fabric.

Melissa Caravan Tote

@kamiemurdock made a beautiful kaleidoscope quilt using the quilting cotton fabrics.

Kaleidoscope Quilt

If you pre-ordered this collection we hope to have it in your hands by the end of the week so you can get to it! What will you make?

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Back to school! September classes at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead

Ready to learn something new this autumn? We’ve got an awesome lineup of classes for you! Here is what is on offer at our West Hampstead shop this September. To see all of our classes click here.

Fitting for Beginners with Charlotte Newland

Two days: Saturday, 10 September, and Sunday, 11 September, 10am – 5pm (£195)

Learn to sew beautiful, well-fitting garments with Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland! Have your previous attempts at dressmaking been disappointing? Patterns are designed to fit an imaginary woman, but we are real people with different body types and shapes. Taught over two full days, in this class 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 in the fabric of your choice using the Sylvie pattern. This class will cover taking accurate measurements, basic pattern adjustments (blending between sizes, bust adjustments, lengthening/shortening), evaluating fit and garment construction. Find out more and sign up here.

Fitting for beginners with Charlotte Newland

Sew a Quilted Cushion with Judith Dahmen

One day: Saturday, 27 August, 10am – 4pm (£85)

In this class you’ll learn many of the steps to making a patchwork quilt by sewing a quilted cushion! Participants will learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to machine piece patchwork pieces together using a ¼ inch foot on a sewing machine, how to machine quilt the front of the cushion, how to sew a zip. Students will also have the option of learning how to attach a binding. In short almost everything required to start making quilts! Find out more and sign up here.

Sew a quilted cushion with Judith Dahmen

Learn to Make a Quilt with Judith Dahmen

Four evenings: Tuesdays, 30 August and 6, 13 and 20 September, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

In this four-evening course you will learn all the techniques that are required to make a quilt starting from the design process to piecing, machine or hand quilting and finishing with the all important binding that gives the quilt its frame. At the end of the course, you’ll leave with a gorgeous finished lap or baby-sized quilt. Find out more and sign up here.

Learn to make a quilt with Judith Dahmen

This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer

One evening: Wednesday, 7 September, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (£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.

This is a Sewing Machine with Lisa Falconer

Sew a T-Shirt with Rachel Pinhiero

One evening: Thursday, 15 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.

Sew a T-Shirt with Rachel Pinheiro

After School Craft Club with Caroline Garcia

Six afternoons: Autumn Term A runs from 15 Sept to 20 Oct, 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.

After School Craft Club with Caroline Garcia

Make an Autumn Wreath out of Felt with Laura Howard

One day: Saturday, 17 September, 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 joining our teaching team with some new projects designed just for our students. 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

Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan

One evening: Wednesday, 21 September, 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.

Learn to Knit with Renée Callahan

Zen and the Art of Sweater Construction with Renée Callahan

One day: Sunday, 25 September, 10am – 3pm (£75)

The Zen Variations by Renée Callahan is a collection of sweaters that embraces the idea that knitting is a physical meditation. 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. The patterns are designed for Acadia by The Fibre Co. and have simple, clean designs to showcase the rustic beauty of the yarn. This workshop will cover the sweater construction Renée used for the Zen Variations sweaters, guiding you through choosing the correct size for you, the short-row shoulders, picking up stitches for trims and sweater elements, how to work a set-in seamless sleeve, adjusting a pattern to get the perfect fit and more. The class fee will include the pattern of your choice and 15% off Acadia yarn. Find out more and sign up here.

Zen and the Art of Sweater Construction with Renée Callahan

Needle Felted Fox with Gretel Parker

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

Another 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.

Needle Felted Fox with Gretel Parker

Sew a Capsule Wardrobe with Rachel Pinheiro

Six evenings: Mondays, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October and 7 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.

Sew a Capsule Wardrobe with Rachel Pinheiro

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Kona matching! What goes with Magic by Sarah Jane

Magic by Sarah Jane is a pastel wonderland with a good helping of navy for balance and gold for sparkle! From top to bottom you’re looking at Kona Cotton Solids in White, Shadow, Primrose, Flesh, Sky, Baby Blue, Ice Frappe, Pond, Candy Green and Nightfall. You can find all of these colours in one place right here.

Kona Cotton Solids to coordinate with Magic by Sarah Jane

And here is our selection of Magic so you can see how it stacks up!

Magic by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller

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