Haberdasheries in days gone by were bursting with all sorts of boxes with glorious labels. It is in fact with such a box that Frédérique Crestin-Billet started her collection of haberdashery items. In this section, you will find a large selection of boxes in all sizes perfect for tidying away all your little haberdashery treasures.
Washable face pads are trending at the moment and we love them. One side is made from our fabrics, the other side of bamboo viscose, a material which remains soft even after multiple washes. We have teamed them with small hand towels inspire by Japanese hankachi, which all Japanese women carry in their handbags.
Have you heard of tolu and benzoin? These are balms extracted from plants which are excellent for the skin. For more classic tastes, we also have lavender and rose soaps. Our soaps are made using traditional methods and contain only natural ingredients. They are presented in lovely little tins, great gorgeous gifts. The tins are also available empty. See also our washable face cloths and hand towels for eco-friendly hygiene.
We thought it would be fun to name our candles after your passions: dressmakers, embroiderers, quilters and lacemakers – a candle for everyone! But you don’t have to have a hobby to appreciate their natural perfumes. Tuberose, fig, honey and amber to fill your home with gorgeous fragrances. Our candles are hand-made by a lovely artisan in her own studio. They are presented in gorgeous little tins with a lid printed with our favourite motifs. The tins are also available empty.
Poppy drops, honey drops, violet drops and the classic fruit drops, rediscover childhood flavours with theses candies in gorgeous little tins. The lids are printed with Jouy motifs of different colours. Once you have finished your sweets, the tins are perfect for storing all your bits and bobs. These tins are also available empty.
If you can’t make your little Sajou monkey, you can find ready-made ones here.
Available while stocks last.
ATTENTION! These monkeys are made in a small atelier. We left the choice of colours of faces and embroideries up to their personnel, making each monkey unique. Please bear this in mind when ordering as they may not be exactly as shown in the photo.
One thing is sure – the front of the body will be in your chosen fabric, the rest will be a surprise!
If you prefer to make your own, see our sewing patterns and read the Sew your little monkey article in Madame Sajou’s Diary.
You can also come and make one in our Sajou Paris store: Elisabeth Rozec is organising classes with all the materials included in the price.
Whatever your choice, join our Facebook group Les Aventures de la Famille Sajou and share your photos with everyone.
Linen tea towels are marvellous to use, especially for drying glasses but also as hand towels. Once you have tried them, it will be difficult to use anything else. I had the idea to offer a range of tea towels with some of our most popular motifs, cross stitch, scissors, labels...
Natural or ecru, The linen is of an exceptional quality, however there is one procedure that must not be skipped: it is extremely important to soak the tea towels over night before washing them for the first time. This will get rid of all the starch and make them easier to iron. If they are not soaked, it is practically impossible to get rid of the creases. These products are made in France and are printed with eco-friendly ink. The colours will tone down after a few washes giving them a veritable vintage aspect.
Made from the same material as our embproidery scissors, we offer a lovely collection of charms with a haberdashery theme. They are made from cellulose acetate, a material made principally from cotton fibre. This is transformed into a paste and after numerous operations becomes solid and stable. It can then be transformed into perfect imitations of natural materials, such as tortoiseshell, horn, mother-of-pearl or ivory.
These linen tea towels can also be found in our “tea towels to embroider” section, as they are a 12 count fabric, perfect for cross-stitch. But they can also be used as they are. They measure 55 x 80cm and are made in France. With a wide range of colours, you are sure to find the perfect colour for your kitchen.
Attention: it is extremely important to soak the tea towel over night before washing it for the first time. This will get rid of all the starch and make it easier to iron. If it is not soaked, it is practically impossible to get rid of the crases.
The imaging in vintage haberdashery is marvellous and varied. At a time, the producers of threads, scissors, buttons and thimbles owned numerous brands, all equally evocative. You will find this atmosphere of vintage haberdasheries with our postcards, spiral notebooks and note pads.