How to find knit fabrics in our online shop

Sewing with knits is all the rage these days and we’re trying to keep pace by stocking lots of options! We’ve got lovely organic interlock knits, stretchy designer jersey knits, sweatshirt knits, stretch lining and more…whew! Making it easier for you to find all these knits in one place has been on my mind, so we finally added a filter at the very top of the page so you can search out all the knits at once and then filter from there by colour, fibre content, designer and more. You can see the filter in action in the picture below:

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Happy shopping!

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Two Truths and a Lie with Sarah Watts – the big reveal!

Yesterday we posted three statements about Sarah Watts and asked you to guess which one is a lie. Here they are again, with the answers!

1. When I was a kid, we had all sorts of animals. Chickens, snakes, dogs, cats, fish, and lizards. My best friend was my pet iguana named Dino. I took him everywhere with me, and even had a little leash that I walked him on.

2. When I was in kindergarten, I broke my right hand while climbing in a tree. I was collecting ants for my ant farm and putting them in a little jar.  I was trying to reach a real big one on the end of the branch and slipped. That is how I became left handed.

3. My husband Scott and I eloped. We went to Vegas and got married on Halloween dressed as a cowboy and cowgirl.  We were the only two people in the room besides the priest. Scott downloaded an iPhone app that made cowboy pistol sounds and kept that in his holster as his weapon.

Number 2 is a lie!  I am left handed because I have a birthmark on my left arm so I thought that was the hand I was suppose to use, haha.  I have never broken any bones, thankfully!

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We had 56 correct answers and the 9th correct answer is from Alba! Congratulations, Alba! We’ll be sending Alba this bundle of 10 fat quarters of Sarah’s fabrics from both Tokyo Train Ride and August.

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Did you have fun? Who would you like us to invite to play Two Truths and a Lie next?

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Kona matching! What goes with Sun Print Mercury by Alison Glass

Today we’re matching Kona Cotton Solids with Sun Print Mercury by Alison Glass! This was a tricky one but these are the closest matches on the card. From top to bottom, you’re looking at Valentine, Watermelon, Coral, Grellow, Wasabi, Breakers, Riviera, Teal Blue and Coal. We’ve rounded up these colours in one place so you can purchase exactly what you need!

Kona Cotton Solids to match Sun Print Mercury by Alison Glass

Here is a picture of Sun Print Mercury so you can see how these colours stack up!

Sun Print Mercury by Alison Glass at The Village Haberdashery

Don’t forget to show us what you make!

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Lovely things our customers have made!

Here is some of the awesome stuff our customers have been making! Thank you all for sharing. We loooooove it! And don’t forget if you tag your makes on Instagram with #tvhhaul you could win prizes!

@jeliquilts made this mini quilt using her #everywhichwaybutgoose pattern and fabrics from her Village Stash Society club bundles!

The Village Haberdashery customer makes!

This double gauze Sailor Top is dreamy! Fabric from Framework by Ellen Luckett Baker and pattern by Fancy Tiger Crafts.

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@amilliondresses always makes fabulous frocks and this Emery Dress is no exception! Fabric from Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale and pattern by Christine Haynes.

The Village Haberdashery customer makes!

I totally want one of these tops! Bronte top made by @pmacedo139 using by Utopia knits by Frances Newcombe and a @jenniferlaurenvintage pattern.

The Village Haberdashery customer makes!

Love this bag by @charlottequilts! Fabric is by Melody Miller for Kokka and pattern is by @betz_white.

The Village Haberdashery customer makes!

How adorable is this little clutch by @need_a_craft_room? The fabric is Arizona by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics.

The Village Haberdashery customer makes!

This Little Mermaid-inspired sweatshirt by @lauralovespugs is so fabulous! The pattern is the Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio.

The Village Haberdashery customer makes!

We are all mad about this cushion by @hhhomemade! The fabric is Time Warp organic bark cloth by Jessica Jones for Cloud9.

The Village Haberdashery customer makes!

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Seersucker sewing inspiration!

Lightweight, playful and fun, seersucker is the perfect summer fabric! If you’re making your warm-weather sewing plans now, have a look at our Seersucker Sewing Ideas pinboard. It’s filled with preppy dresses, shorts, blazers and hair bows made of seersucker!

Seersucker sewing inspiration from The Village Haberdashery

Seersucker has a unique slack-tension weave which means the threads are woven to create small puckers all over the fabric. When worn, the puckers hold small pockets of air next to your skin which keeps you cool in hot weather. We stock classic stripey 100% cotton seersucker from the Breakers Seersucker collection by Robert Kaufman.

I hope you’re inspired – I can’t wait to see what you make with seersucker this summer!

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Moody Blues by Geninne now in stock

Moody Blues by Geninne for Cloud9 is now in stock! I am so thrilled to have another collection by Geninne. I think her work is just stunning and Alegria (which I made this dress out of) was one of the first collections I had in the shop so it also makes me a bit nostalgic!

Here is Geninne on Moody Blues: “Blue in all its shades has been my favourite colour since I was a child and is always prominent in my work. When I dream, I dream in indigos and aqua and rolling hills covered in shibori dyed textiles which are my inspiration for this collection.”

We have a beautiful selection of quilting cotton from Moody Blues:

Moody Blues by Geninne for Cloud9 at The Village Haberdashery

And two gorgeous voiles:

Moody Blues by Geninne for Cloud9 at The Village Haberdashery

I suspect most of you who have been pining for this collection will be making dresses but it also looks heavenly in quilts. Cloud9’s quilt pattern for Moody Blues is called Mexican Tiles and it will be available soon

Mexican Tiles Quilt for Moody Blues by Geninne

Cloud9 Fabrics use only 100% certified organic cotton in the manufacturing of their base cloths and eco-responsible low impact dyes for printing and dying. You can find Moody Blues in our online shop and our West Hampstead shop!

Don’t forget it’s Free Fat Quarter Week until 31 March! Get a free fat quarter for every £10 you spend on fabric during this promotion – no coupon code necessary.

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Two Truths and a Lie with Sarah Watts

This giveaway is now closed! Click here to find out the answer.

It’s time for another edition of Two Truths and a Lie! Sarah Watts is an artist specialising in surface and textile design, book illustration and hand-lettering. She’s worked with loads of big brands, but you’ll probably know her best as one of the founding designers for Cotton + Steel Fabrics! Her collections include Tokyo Train Ride and August and many of the designs in the upcoming Spellbound collection.

Sarah Watts

Do you remember how to play? Let’s refresh, just in case! Sarah will tell us three things about herself. Two are true and one is a lie. If you want to participate, tell us in the comments which statement you think is a lie. Enter by midnight on Sunday and on Monday we’ll put all the correct answers in randomizer and choose one who will win this special bundle of 10 fat quarters of Sarah’s fabrics from both Tokyo Train Ride and August.

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Here are three things about Sarah!

1. When I was a kid, we had all sorts of animals. Chickens, snakes, dogs, cats, fish, and lizards. My best friend was my pet iguana named Dino. I took him everywhere with me, and even had a little leash that I walked him on.

2. When I was in kindergarten, I broke my right hand while climbing in a tree. I was collecting ants for my ant farm and putting them in a little jar.  I was trying to reach a real big one on the end of the branch and slipped. That is how I became left handed.

3. My husband Scott and I eloped. We went to Vegas and got married on Halloween dressed as a cowboy and cowgirl.  We were the only two people in the room besides the priest. Scott downloaded an iPhone app that made cowboy pistol sounds and kept that in his holster as his weapon.

Which is a lie? Tell us in the comments! Remember, the deadline to be entered in the prize draw is midnight on Sunday. UK/Europe only for this prize.

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New dressmaking fabrics – silk and silky linings!

To round out our dressmaking fabrics update, we have new silk fabrics, silk/cotton blend voiles and silky polyester garment linings for adding some crazy flashes of colour inside your handmade garments!

Cotton/Silk Voile – Patchwork Multi – This fabric is seriously deluxe (the photo doesn’t do it justice) and it also comes in plain white which makes the most amazing lining or underlining fabric.

Silk fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Silk – Plaid in Sangria – a gauzy silk that would make a beautiful blouse or scarf

Silk fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Silk fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Garment Lining – Lavender Border Print – This fabric is a border print!

Lining fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Lining fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Garment Lining – Pink and White Stripe

Lining fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Garment Lining – Zipper Teeth in Black

Lining fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Garment Lining – Big Floral in Orange

Lining fabric at The Village Haberdashery

Don’t forget it’s Free Fat Quarter Week until 31 March! Get a free fat quarter for every £10 you spend on fabric during this promotion – no coupon code necessary.

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New dressmaking fabrics – cotton lawn and poplin!

It’s starting to feel like spring so it’s time to think about lightweight tops and flirty dresses! We took stock of a new shipment of cotton lawns and poplins in bright florals and chevrons to get you in the spirit. These lawns and poplins are £10 per metre. Have a look!

Cotton Lawn – Floral in Navy and Pink

Cotton lawn at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Lawn – Floral in Coral, Yellow and Cream

Cotton lawn at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Lawn – Floral in Blue and Coral

Cotton lawn at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Lawn – Floral in Blue and White

Cotton lawn at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Lawn – Floral in Cream, Red and Blue

Cotton lawn at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Lawn – Zig Zag in Black

Cotton lawn at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Lawn – Zig Zag in Navy

Cotton lawn at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Poplin – Floral in Green and Raspberry

Cotton poplin at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton Poplin – Floral in Red

Cotton poplin at The Village Haberdashery

Don’t forget it’s Free Fat Quarter Week until 31 March! Get a free fat quarter for every £10 you spend on fabric during this promotion – no coupon code necessary.

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New dressmaking fabrics – stripey knits!

We have so many new dressmaking fabrics in stock that I’m going to break them up into a few posts. Here are the jersey knits! These are from new-to-us suppliers and each fabric has a different fibre content, weight and drape but they are all lighter than the stripey organic interlock knits you may have ordered from us in the past (don’t worry, we’ll still keep those in stock as a basic!) If you can’t come in to see these in person and need more information, just drop us a line! The price for these is £8-10 per metre.

Cotton/Spandex Jersey – Bottle Green and White Stripe

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Viscose/Cotton Jersey – Neon Orange and Grey Stripe

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Viscose Jersey – Slub Jersey in Navy and White

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton/Viscose Jersey – Black and Grey Stripe

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Viscose/Spandex Jersey – Black and White Stripe

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Viscose Jersey – Marl Stripe in Hot Pink and Grey

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Polyester/Linen Jersey – Stripe in Multi

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Cotton/Elastane Jersey – Neon Pink

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Stretch Lining – Peach – One side is shiny and smooth and the other is matte. Perfect for lingerie and lining knit garments!

Jersey knits at The Village Haberdashery

Don’t forget it’s Free Fat Quarter Week until 31 March! Get a free fat quarter for every £10 you spend on fabric during this promotion – no coupon code necessary.

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