How to Insert an Invisible Zipper

Install the perfect invisible zipper from start to finish.
Inserting an invisible zipper doesn't have to be intimidating! We hope once you watch this video, you'll have more confidence and you'll trying sewing in an invisible zipper.
Please note, for demonstration purposes, we used contrast thread and a contrast zipper. For your project, you will want to use thread and a zipper that matches your fabric.

Warm Spinach Dip Recipe

I came across a recipe like this one years ago and made it with a friend of mine. Ever since, this is my go to dish to bring to a potluck and everyone loves it! The original recipe was actually a warm spinach and artichoke dip but I find some people aren’t fond of artichokes so I leave them out unless I know the people attending the event like them. This dip tastes great with tortilla chips, cut up veggies or crackers. This easy to make, delicious recipe would be perfect to bring to your next BBQ or Potluck!

Introducing "Little Ruby" for Moda Fabrics

We’re so excited to be carrying the “Little Ruby” quilt collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics!


3 Easy Summer Sewing Projects

Here in B.C. although it’s technically summer, somedays have been a bit chilly. On the days when I find myself pulling out my cardigan, I like to have a sewing project waiting at home for me.  Here are three summer sewing projects you can complete for use when the days are hot!

Sew Easy Summer Napkins


How to Make a Swimsuit, No Serger Required!

For this video we have chosen to use McCalls 6759. Please note that although we have used the pattern to cut our pieces, we will not be following the pattern's sewing instructions. We have also opted to exclude the underbust elastic and the optional bathing suit cups.


New Licensed Printed Cottons In-Stock!

We are very excited to have some new licensed printed cottons in-stock here at Fabricana!


Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.....Have a whale of a time with Dori, Marlin, Nemo, Dori's new friend Hank the Octopus and longtime friend Destiny the whale shark. 


The Advantages of Outdoor Fabrics


Outdoor fabrics are dyed and treated to withstand sunlight exposure and are fade-resistant. This is very important as untreated, natural fabrics will fade in the sun very quickly. Many outdoor fabrics are mold/mildew resistant which is essential if you live in a wet climate. Outdoor fabrics are also available in a variety of colours, prints and textures.

Where to Use Them

Outdoor fabrics are used for many projects including outdoor furniture upholstery, cushions, umbrellas, awnings, BBQ covers, and so much more!


Fabricana is excited to be participating in the 2016 Row by Row Experience!

From June 21st, to September 6, 2016 participants are invited to visit shops participating in the Row by Row Experience.  During this time, participating shops will be offering a FREE PATTERN for a 9” x 36” row.  Fabricana has designed a different row for each of our two locations based on this year’s Row by Row theme:  “Home Sweet Home”.  Richmond’s Row “Buzzing Around B.C.” focuses on the importance of bees to our environment.


How to Read a Sewing Pattern

How to Read a Sewing Pattern

The thought of choosing a sewing pattern can be an overwhelming task! Follow along as Myles gives some tips on choosing the perfect pattern and how to read a pattern envelope. Some of the topics Myles will discuss are: 

  • Navigating a pattern catalogue
  • Understanding the information on the front of a pattern envelope
  • Reading the back of your pattern including suggested fabrics, reading a size chart and determining how much fabric you need

How to Prepare your Fabric Before Sewing a Project

Denise Wild gives tips on how to prepare your fabric before sewing a project. First pretreat your fabric to preshrink and remove excess dyes. Next press your fabric to remove any wrinkles. Lastly make sure to put your fabric on grain. Denise gives four ways this can be done. For more information, please visit us online at Fabricana.com or call Richmond 604--273-5316 or Coquitlam 604-524-5454.


How to Cut Your Fabric Before Sewing

Denise Wild talks about tools and techniques to achieve the best possible cutting for your sewing project. These tools include scissors, rotary cutters and specialty clips. She also discusses tips on cutting out slippery fabric. For more information, please visit us online at Fabricana.com or call Richmond 604--273-5316 or Coquitlam 604-524-5454.


Interfacing 101

Interfacing 101

One of the most common questions we get asked at Fabricana is what is the difference between sew-in and iron-on interfacing?