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14Aug

DIY: Eco-Minded Grocery Tote with reused plastic pouch!

 
 
In our stores, we see more and more people carrying re-useable cloth bags to take home their shopping.  This is a great way to keep plastics out of the landfill.  With this in mind, we thought we would offer this fun D.I.Y. tutorial to make your own custom shopping tote.  The method is fairly simple and makes a roomy, durable bag.  We have also included instructions for creating an optional pocket made from plastic packaging that you may already have at home.  The pocket is a great place to store coupons or your shopping list! 
 
29Jul

DIY Phone and Charger Holder

Traveling? Or just needing somewhere to put your phone when it’s charging? Well, here is an amazingly simple DIY that will always allow you to find your charger easily and so you’ll never have to put your phone on the ground again! This pocket holder will hold your phone, and use your charger as the “hook” to keep it off the ground. Plus it doubles as a charger pouch for when you're traveling.

24Jun

How to Sew a Swim Suit: Tutorial

Join Myles while he makes a summer swim suit! We used Burda B4526 for our pattern, and explain every step so you can follow along and sew with us. All Fabric and Material from Fabricana! Let us know if you found this tutotrial helpful and if you need any pointers along the way! 

 

17Jun

DIY Baby Bib with Pocket

Back at it again with some wonderful gifts for either your own little one, a niece, grandson or anything in between! The Bib is a staple, but we can improve on an already great design. This Bib has a pocket, and when using Fabricana’s laminated cotton fabric you don’t have to wash after every meal. Simply open the velcro pocket that’s caught all the spilled food, wipe, and reuse!
 
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22May

DIY: Baby Mobile

 
Whether you’re an Aunt, a Brother, a Grandmother or Mother this is an easy and timeless craft to give a newborn baby. My sister recently had a baby and I thought this was a perfect DIY to work on, inspired by my little nephew.
 
Tools & Materials
 
21May

5 Easy Steps to Perfect Pleats

Here are two words to help you create perfect pleats:  freezer paper.  Follow these five easy steps to use regular freezer paper from the grocery store to create beautiful little pleats.
 
Step 1:
Cut a length of fabric the width of your freezer paper.
 
Step 2:
08May

DIY: Mother's Day Flower Ribbon

Mother’s day is fast approaching! We’re all busy people, and despite our best intentions sometimes it can be hard to find a gift for mom. I know my mom is always happy to receive flowers and doesn’t expect anything else! But why not make a bouquet sometimes special, AND Eco Friendly
Well, here is a 15 minute craft that uses your scrap fabric and makes that bouquet a little bit more special. 
29Apr

Ripple Fold Drapes: A Journey

When we renovated our kitchen two summers ago, we decided to add drapes to a feature window that previously had only had horizontal blinds.  Our kitchen design was very modern, so we didn’t want anything too fussy for the drapes.  I had seen the displays for Ripple Fold drapes in our Fabricana Home stores and had always admired their simplicity and functionality.  I installed the track and created the panels and voila!  The calculations had to be precise, but the installation was simple and the results were beautiful!
 
15Apr

Exposed Zipper Tutorial

Once you have all of your skirt pieces cut out, you will also wanted to cut out your pieces of fusible interfacing. These pieces should be 1” wide and the length of your zipper (refer to the video for a tip about this).
 
Fuse your interfacing strips to the right-side of your fabric where your zipper will be inserted.