For those with a keen eye for detail

City of London, England · 64 Sales


For those with a keen eye for detail

City of London, England 64 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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magpiehaberdashery is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi there,

The Magpie Haberdashery is currently going through a re vamp and stock take so will be back with you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 17 Feb, 2018

Hi there,

The Magpie Haberdashery is currently going through a re vamp and stock take so will be back with you soon!

Natalie Pencille

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Natalie Pencille


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Something old to something new - The Magpie Haberdashery

When I tell people I own a haberdashery, I usually get two expressions, a quizzical one or jubilation. The word haberdashery is a funny one as it instantly sounds old fashion and gives nothing away.
For those into crafts, fashion and/or textiles, you’ll know that a haberdashery is the place you go to pick up the items that will add, enhance or create your project. It is the place where a seamstress gets her zips and buttons, the jewellery maker their beads and the knitter their yarn.

The image of a haberdashery is somewhat old fashioned but the great thing is that I am a part of a generation which loves anything old, call it retro, kitsch or vintage. Emulating the past is cool and on trend, the sense of nostalgia is heart-warming and connecting. We get to play and take part in eras which seemed to have so much more substance to our throw away culture.

My love for haberdasheries stems from some, if not all of those reasons. I have always taken part in some sort of cause, re-recycling and re-using, ask my mum, most of the toys I had were made from paper, and around Christmas the quality street tin was my treasure chest, I loved the wrappers and made them into dresses for my creations…I loved the smell of my mums sewing machine, it smelt like a large plastic toy and she used to have her cardboard matt out with all its markings with the sound of the scissors cutting and pins everywhere.

Now, training as a dressmaker has not only brought the creative side out of me but I get to make it my business. The magpie haberdashery is a modern version of the haberdasheries I love, not stuffy, full of choice and vibrant.

Shop members

  • Natalie Pencille


    I was bored with the offerings of the usual haberdasheries and wanted to add a fresh and engaging environment for like minded individuals who want to wear, attach and create items that are trend lead, eye catching and that make a statement.

Shop policies

Last updated on 26 January, 2016
Hi there,

Welcome to The Magpie Haberdashery!

I aim to provide a quality service so your satisfaction and feedback are important to me!

I know what it's like to be both a buyer and seller so if there is anything I can help with, please feel free to ask as it's my pleasure.

As the business grows, policies will continually change so stay updated with every purchase by going over any details that specifically concern you.

Kind regards,


Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
Sometimes things go wrong.

If you are unhappy with an item, or if it is lost or stolen a refund or exchange can be issued in most cases.

If you are not happy with your item/s, it must be sent back within 7 days of purchase where a refund will be made within 2 working days, or the following business working day over weekends. Delivery cost will have to be incurred by you.

In the event of lost or stolen packages please allow 7 days for the problem to be resolved (UK) or 14 days (International), excluding weekends were a refund or exchange can be made.

Refunds will be made via the same payment method.
Payments made over the weekend will have item delivered the next business working day.

Payment is expected at point of purchase. Payments made via direct debit and credit card have a processing time of 2 - 3 days, or otherwise stated. Once payment is cleared, your item will be marked for dispatch.

Cancellation should be made soon as possible and ideally within 24hrs to prevent shipment otherwise buyer may incur another postage payment.

A refund will then be issued and cleared witihn 5-7 days.
Fragile items are bubble wrapped to protect item. In the event of damage, return item where it can be exchanged.

If more than one purchase is made from The Magpie Haberdashery items will be packaged together.

Delivery upgrades are available on some items at point of purchase.

Postage is usually made by Royal Mail and sent first class delivery, signed for. You'll be notified if another delivery option is provided in the dispatch notification.

Proof of delivery is retained by me.

Delivery times, as estimates are as follows;

UK 3 - 7 DAYS
Additional policies and FAQs
If you require more than what is available, please message me to state how much is required e.g. in the case of Buttons - 10 buttons are available in each pack, but if 15 are required additional product and cost can be added.
Where additional purchases cannot be made, an alternative will be suggested.