Our new Dapper Wovens window display!

When the Dapper WovensLuke Haynes‘ collection for Moda, arrived in the shop, we just knew we wanted to show off these fabrics in a dedicated shop window display! They are so soft and pretty, and perfect for both garment sewing and quilts. You can see all of these projects in person at our West Hampstead shop.

Dapper Wovens window display at The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead, London

Caroline used a couple of Dapper Wovens charm packs and a few strips from the gingham yardage we have in the shop for this gorgeous quilt. It’s unbelievably cosy and I think a larger version would be so perfect for a little boy’s bed.

Dapper Wovens charm pack quilt

Dapper Wovens charm pack quilt

She used Robert Kaufman‘s Manchester in Blue on the back.

Dapper Wovens charm pack quilt with Manchester backing

Caroline put her signature paw print in the corner!

Dapper Wovens charm pack quilt

On our lady we have a Grainline Alder Shirtdress in Check is in the Mail in Wine Stain. This dress is mine, all mine, when it comes out of the window. I love it so much.

Grainline Alder Shirtdress in Dapper Wovens

I think this dress is the best in a check fabric but oh, man, there is a lot of pattern matching to be done here! Zoe sewed it for us and she did an amazing job, as usual.

Grainline Alder Shirtdress in Dapper Wovens

Grainline Alder Shirtdress in Dapper Wovens

Kym sewed up the most darling children’s outfits. They just are so smart, and yet with fabric this soft they’ll be comfy too!

Oliver + S Art Museum Vest in Manchester and Trousers in Dapper Wovens and Frida Dress in Dapper Wovens

Our little lady is looking very sophisticated in her Two Stitches Frida Dress, a quick, simple little dress with a lovely pleated neckline. The fabric is Check is in the Mail in Evening Asphalt. Watch your plaids on those pleats! Kym embellished this dress with a little knitted flower pin using Rico Essentials Merino DK in Petrol and Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran in Petrol.

Two Stitches Frida Dress in Dapper Wovens

Our little man is looking dapper indeed in an Oliver + S Art Museum Vest and Trousers set. The Trousers are sewn up in Check is in the Mail in Sky and Ocean and the vest is in Manchester in Blue. The shirt is an Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt made a million years ago in a Cloud9 fabric that is long gone.

Oliver + S Art Museum Vest in Manchester and Trousers in Dapper Wovens

The vest is a much simplified version of the pattern, without the back belt or welt pockets. These details are so good, but rest assured if you want a quicker make and you leave off these elements, it will still look adorable. The lining and back of the vest are Kona Astral.

Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt and Art Museum Vest

What do you think? Will you be making anything in Dapper Wovens?
 

 

 

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Giveaway! Win a signed copy of The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style

We had a great time with Charlotte (aka winner of series four of The Great British Sewing Bee) when she visited the shop on Saturday! She brought her trophy, smiled for lots of pictures and answered loads of our most pressing questions. She even let us hold her trophy!

Annie Charlotte and Trophy

And she left behind a signed copy of the show’s new book that we intend to give away to one lucky winner! The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style features 27 projects including everything you saw on this series of the show – that awesome Twiggy dress, that adorable babygro, that dastardly pin tuck shirt!

The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style

The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style

To enter, leave a comment and say something nice about Charlotte! Maybe tell us your favourite thing she made, wore or did on the show? Like, did anyone else just love seeing her run around the sewing room in her slippers?

P.S. If you want to take a sewing class with Charlotte at our West Hampstead shop, there are still places available! You can see all of her upcoming classes here.

The fine print: Please enter only once. We will take entries until Sunday, 31 July. Anyone can comment but only UK residents can win. We’ll randomly select a winning entry and  from the entries and announce the winner on Monday, 1 August.

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Inside the look book for The Essentials Series: a garment series collaboration by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

One of our favourite textile designers, Alison Glass, has collaborated with Karen LePage to create two gorgeous new patterns and they are finally in the shop! The Essentials Series includes patterns for Knit Essentials and Woven Essentials. The photography for the look book is just beautiful and I thought it was worth a whole post to share all the inspiration!

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

Each pattern starts with a basic garment, walking you through Karen’s signature process to get the perfect fit for your own body.

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

Then, you’ll learn how to modify the garment from a top to a dress to a skirt, and so on, giving the opportunity for you to create a whole wardrobe of pieces. Options for sleeve length, neck line, type of item, and hem length are all included.

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The last chapter of each pattern shows you a handful of ways to add embellishments to your creations, taking them from wonderful basics to couture pieces.

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

These patterns are aimed toward the confident sewer. For those who need a little more practice before jumping in to these Japanese-style patterns, there is a valuable list of garment making books included as suggested material.

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

Full colour throughout and filled with beautiful and inspirational photography, these patterns are an amazing value! With Woven Essentials, you’ll be able to sew a dress, tunic and skirt, and with Knit Essentials, you’ll be able to sew a tank, t-shirt, tunic, dress and skirt. Plus in both patterns, you’ll find templates and tutorials for embellishments.

The Essentials Series by Karen LePage and Alison Glass

Inspired? You can find these patterns in the shop here!

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Survey time! Seventy Six by Alison Glass

Seventy Six is the next collection by Alison Glass for Andover! Filled with detailed feature prints, artful stash builders in Alison’s signature colour palette and a large selection of white on white and low volume prints, quilters will love this collection. Seventy Six is due in September.

Seventy Six by Alison Glass for Andover

Everyone who completes a survey by 24 July 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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New at The Village Haberdashery: Sew and Sew by Chloe’s Closet, French Terry by Robert Kaufman, new patterns by Deer and Doe and more!

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Sew and Sew by Chloe’s Closet

Sew and Sew is a sewing-themed collection with a delightful vintage feel by Chloe’s Closet. We cherry picked our favourites from this line, beginning with a rainbow of the lovely, ditsy little floral stashbuilder called Apron Strings that you see above. In colours named after sodas and sweets, this basic is adorable fun!

Sew and Sew by Chloe's Closet for Moda

We also have two vintage-sheet style florals that will sew up into pretty, girly summer dresses and tops.

Sew and Sew by Chloe's Closet for Moda

And last, we have this quilt pattern-themed print, which will be perfect for quilters to fussy cut or cut up for low volume background piecing.

Sew and Sew by Chloe's Closet for Moda

You can find our selection of Sew and Sew here and pick up a fat quarter bundle of Apron Strings here.

French Terry Speckle by Robert Kaufman

Yes, we are sweatshirt fabric addicts! Even in this weather, when it’s hard to imagine every needing a sweatshirt again, we’ve got new arrivals in this category. And they are awesome! Robert Kaufman’s new French Terry in grey or natural with a colourful speckle, will make the best Linden Sweatshirts and Lola Dresses. Find it in the shop here.

French Terry by Robert Kaufman

New patterns by Deer and Doe

Deer and Doe have three new patterns out and they are so good! First is the They include the Zéphyr, a sleeveless knit skater dress with princess seams. Version A has a high crew neck, Version B has a V-neck, and version C is a crop top and skirt set.

Zephyr Dress by Deer and Doe

Zephyr Dress by Deer and Doe

The Lupin is a short draped, fully-lined jacket lined with welt pockets, a cinched waist and shoulder tabs,

Lupin Jacket by Deer and Doe

And the Mélilot is a casual button up shirt with drop shoulders. Version A has long sleeves and rounded collar, Version B has cuffed short sleeves and mandarin collar.

Mélilot Shirt by Deer and Doe

Mélilot Shirt by Deer and Doe

These patterns aren’t for sale online, so if you’d like one, please visit our West Hampstead shop or drop us a line.

Mini glue guns

Hot glue guns are essential for crafters! These can be used to stick almost anything together and are so handy! Find them in the shop here.

Mini Glue Guns

Meet Charlotte from The Great British Sewing Bee!

It’s all happening this Saturday at the shop!

What: Meet GBSB series 4 winner Charlotte Newland
When: Saturday at 2pm
Where: The Village Haberdashery
Why: Drinks, stories and selfies with the queen bee!
Plus: Dress handmade for 10% off any purchase!

Charlotte and Annie

Sale!

Save 10% on our final, remaining, gorgeous ban.do 17-month planners before August when they start! Use code OMGBANDO10 to save. Offer ends 31 July or when we run out of planners! OMG!

Bando planners

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Meet The Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte this Saturday at The Village Haberdashery!

We’re so excited that our friend Charlotte Newland won series four of The Great British Sewing Bee! She will be at the shop this Saturday for a friendly, casual and super fun meet and greet and you’re not going to want to miss it!

Annie and Charlotte

So whether you already count Charlotte as a friend or you’re just dying to meet her, pop in and have a glass of bubbly with us and see if she’ll spill any show secrets! Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, 23 July
Time: 2pm
Place: Our West Hampstead shop, 47 Mill Lane, London NW6 1NB
Bonus: Dress handmade for 10% off your purchase!

We hope to see you here!

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The colour of the month for July is teal!

This month our Colour of the Month Club members received teal bundles! We know teal tops the list of favourite colours for many of you, so we feel a lot of pressure to make sure you’re delighted with your bundles! I think there is a lot to love this month. If you want to pick up one of the few extras, click here.

July Colour of the Month Club Designer Stash Builder Bundle

Clockwise from top right:

ImprintAdd in Blueberry by Katarina Roccella (Art Gallery)
OffshoreDot in Blue by Deena Rutter (Riley Blake)
MacrameBraidy in Teal by Rashida Coleman-Hale (Cotton + Steel)
ArchitexturesCrosshatch in Ultra Marine by Carolyn Friedlander (Robert Kaufman)
LuckyEtapp in Caribbean Blue by Lotta Jansdotter (Windham)
Rhoda RuthStarlight in Teal by Elizabeth Hartman (Robert Kaufman)
Basic MixologieFloral Breezy in Teal by Studio M (Moda)
ArtisanPyrography in North by Pat Bravo (Art Gallery)
TwistViridian (Dashwood Studio)
WaveTeal (Riley Blake)

July Colour of the Month Club Solids Bundle

Our Kona Cotton Solids bundle includes the follow colours, clockwise from top: Oasis, Glacier, Emerald, Jade Green, Cypress, Celestial, Teal Blue, Caribbean, Lagoon and Turquoise.

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

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Kona matching! What goes with Millefleur by Cathy Nordström

The pretty new Millefleur collection by Cathy Nordström for Dashwood Studio is filled with so many subtle variations of blue and peach and balanced with one bold mustard yellow and one pale grey. It’s such a lovely colour palette! From top to bottom you’re looking at Kona Cotton Solids in Yarrow, Salmon, Peach, Ice Peach, Snow, Shadow, Lake, Stratosphere, Ocean and Storm. You can find all of these colours in one place right here.

Konas Cotton Solids to coordinate with Millefleur by Cathy Nordström

And here is Millefleur so you can see how it stacks up!

Millefleur by Cathy Nordström for Dashwood Studio

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July 2016 Baby Quilt Club bundle reveal

There are so many beautiful, colourful, girly fabrics in our shop right now so we were spoiled for choice for our Baby Quilt Club bundle this month! We decided to focus on Brush Strokes, filled with painterly florals in so many gorgeous colours! We added supporting prints from Twist, Sommer and Lucky and completed the rainbow with matchy Kona solids. It’s just so colourful and fun! IF you love this bundle there is a limited supply of extras here!

July 2016 Baby Quilt Club Bundle

Brush StrokesGarden by Holly DeGroot (Cloud9)
Kona Cotton SolidsCoral (Robert Kaufman)
Kona Cotton SolidsCreamsicle (Robert Kaufman)
Brush Strokes – Flower Fields by Holly DeGroot (Cloud9)
Kona Cotton SolidsCitrus (Robert Kaufman)
LuckyEmes in Caribbean Blue by Lotta Jansdotter (Windham)
Kona Cotton SolidsMediterranean (Robert Kaufman)
SommerGarden Shadow in Blueberry by Sarah Jane (Michael Miller)
Kona Cotton SolidsDark Violet (Robert Kaufman)
Brush Strokes – Bouquet by Holly DeGroot (Cloud9)
TwistViolet (Dashwood Studio)
Kona Cotton SolidsValentine (Robert Kaufman)

Want a handpicked selection of fabric delivered to your letterbox each month? Why not join one of our monthly clubs!

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New at The Village Haberdashery: Millefleurs by Cathy Nordström, new colours of Dashwood Twist, new ban.do planner accessories and more!

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Millefleur by Cathy Nordström

Millefleur is the newest collection from UK textile design company, Dashwood Studio! It is a beautiful floral collection inspired by the Scandinavian heritage and love for lush and extravagant patterns of its designer, Cathy Nordström. The range of blues matched with peach, coral and mustard are lovely and calm, and will work so well in quilts and home decor projects! Of course, a little cherry print dress would be fun too! You can find the complete Millefleur collection here and pick up a fat quarter bundle here.

Millefleur by Cathy Nordström

New colours of Dashwood Twist

Every three months Dashwood Studio release six new colours of their fabulous stash builder, Twist! This round the colours are rich and jewel-toned, just the kind of colours we love to be surrounded by in late summer and early autumn. You can shop the entire Twist collection here, pick up a complete 18-fat quarter bundle here or build your own bundle here!

Dashwood Twist

Edward’s Menagerie: Birds by Kerry Lord

Be prepared for forty fine-feathered friends to fly off your hook and put their feet up on your coffee table. Kerry Lord’s Edward’s Menagerie was a runaway success and now she’s back with Birds! The patterns in this incredible book are designed to crochet up quickly in Toft’s beautiful supersoft yarn in a sophisticated colour palette. Find the book here, hooks here and yarn here!

Edward's Menagerie Birds by Kerry Lord

Craft paper pads

After the runaway success of our tropical-themed paper pad, we took stock of several more awesome styles! Each paper pad includes 30 sheets of paper – 15 designs each printed on two weights – for a huge variety of crafty projects! Find them all in the shop here.

Rico motif paper pads

ban.do planner accessories

More awesome ban.do fun has arrived! We’ve got Gel Yeah pen sets, Hot Spot highlighter sets, two ban.do sticker books and Agenda Starter Packs with a little of everything! Plus, we have Rough Draft Notebooks for scribbling all your brilliant ideas! Find everything ban.do in the shop here.

ban.do planner accessories

Sew a Datura Blouse with Rachel Pinheiro this Saturday!

There are still places available in this Saturday’s Datura Blouse class with Rachel Pinheiro! The Datura from Deer & Doe is a beautiful semi-fitted sleeveless blouse with either a triangle cut-out neckline or Peter Pan collar and buttoned lower back – perfect for your summer wardrobe! ln this fun one-day class Rachel Pinheiro, prolific dressmaker and popular blogger, will teach you the ins and outs of blouse construction, including fitting methods, how to sew a detailed neckline or attach a collar (your choice) and how to create a button placket and button holes. For more information or to grab a place, click here!

Datura Blouse by Deer & Doe

Sale!

Save 40% on Park Life by Elizabeth Olwen while stocks last!

Park Life by Elizabeth Olwen on Sale

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