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Kitsch kitchen tea towel tutorial

With its retro coffee pots and vintage florals, Ruby Star Shining is just absolutely perfect for kitchens. I’ve been envisaging these prints as tea towels for ages and I finally sewed up a set as a wedding gift for my soon to be sister in law. You can see them now on our home page! […]
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Lovely things our customers have made!

Time once again for a round up of the amazing things our customers are stitching out there! Please do share what you make by sending me snaps at annie@thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk and/or adding them to our Flickr group. I just love seeing your creations! Seriously – it makes my day! I have been dying to see Melody […]
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Fabric-inspired embroidery floss bundles

I wanted to do some embroidery floss bundles and my when my mum was in town last week she suggested we match them to fabrics we liked. Brilliant, right? The colours already go together! And if you love the fabric, you’ll be inspired by it in your stitching. We started with these three. Each is just […]
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Typewriter messenger bag

We have a new project featured on the shop’s homepage – the typewriter messenger bag – and I wanted to give you some info in case you’d like to have a go at it yourself! This free pattern is from mmmcrafts and I love it – easy peasy, quick and a great result. I made […]
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An afternoon cutting fabric

I have a couple of sewing project on the go so I spent Sunday afternoon cutting, cutting, cutting. I thought that getting everything ready would keep me more organised and then allow me some luxurious, uninterrupted sewing time. Also I’m scared of my new Janome. I mean, not scared, exactly, just dreading learning a new […]
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Melody Miller Ruby Star Shining and Kona bundles in the shop

I have a treat for you! We’ve bundled up half metre cuts of Melody Miller Ruby Star Shining with coordinating Kona cotton solids to create fun little quilt kits. These are £16 a piece and take the guesswork out of figuring out what matches with what, which I know can be tricky on a computer […]
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Coming soon: Melody Miller Ruby Star Shining

I apologise for how dead this blog has been lately! I’ve been so focussed on the business of opening the shop that I’ve been a bit short on sewing and knitting time. Unfortunately this won’t be a project post either, but I wanted to pop in and tell you (if you don’t know already) about […]
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Quilt Market recap – day four

Yesterday was the last day of Quilt Market! A lot of people flew out early so it was a bit quieter on the show floor. I’m still in Houston but next time I come to market I’ll fly out on the last day. This was definitely a learning experience! I had more meetings yesterday and […]
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