Meet the Designer Event Series

This year we are celebrating local pattern designers with a series of special events! We are so lucky to be surrounded by amazing, lovely and talented indie pattern designers here in London and it's such a wonderful privilege to be able to meet them in person. See patterns made up and ask the designers themselves questions about fit, fabric, construction and anything else you want to know. Meeting the designer of your garments is a wonderful way to create an even deeper connection to your sewing and your clothes, plus it's a fun opportunity to meet good people who share your love of sewing!

At each event you'll get to see the the newest patterns sewn up, meet the designers and ask your burning sewing questions and drink prosecco! Plus you'll get 10% off any fabric you purchase along with one of the designer's patterns! It's going to be fabulous!

Here are our first three events of the year. We hope to see you at all of them!

Meet the Designer: Ana Valls of Cocowawa Crafts

Saturday, 30 March, 2pm - 5pm

Join us in March to meet Ana of Cocowawa Crafts, and independent sewing pattern company based in London. Ana has created sewing patterns for women and girls since her first pattern launch, the Marshmallow Dress, in 2016. Her patterns feature comfy designs and geometric shapes with a sweet aesthetic and cute distinctive details. Ana also teaches sewing classes, films videos on YouTube Channel and co-hosts the London Stitchers MeetUp.

Ana Valls Cocowawa Crafts

Meet the Designer: Nina Lee

Saturday, 27 April, 2pm - 5pm

Join us in April to meet Nina of Nina Lee, an independent pattern label celebrating the mighty power of making! She's based here in London and creates sewing patterns inspired by the incredible heritage and diversity of this brilliant place. Nina's patterns are named after places in the city, from fashion-forward Carnaby Street to the historic treasure trove that is Bloomsbury, and on the printed pattern envelopes you’ll find original illustrations capturing the atmosphere of each neighbourhood.

Nina Lee London

Meet the Designer: Lisa Falconer of The Avid Seamstress

Saturday, 25 May, 2pm - 5pm

Join us in May to meet Lisa of The Avid Seamstress, a London-based sewing pattern company dedicated to helping modern women enjoy sewing and making themselves look great. The Avid Seamstress produces versatile and multi-functional sewing patterns to bring together a community of women that empower and inspire each other through sewing. 

Lisa Falconer The Avid Seamstress

If you are a UK-based indie pattern designer who wants to take part in this series, please get in touch at annie@thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk.