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18Apr

4 Tips for Creating your Own Knitting Pattern

If you’re like me, you can spend hours scouring through websites such as Ravelry or YouTube.  These resources provide endless inspiration for beautiful stitch patterns and scrumptious yarns in wonderful colours.  You may find yourself wanting to experiment with a new stitch pattern but can’t find a project that you like.  It may be time to create your own pattern!
 
1. Choose your yarn and stitch pattern
06Apr

Knitting How-to: Purl Stitch

In this video Myles shows you how to purl by showing the technique of the stocking stitch which is made by alternating rows of knitting and purling.

1. Cast on the required amount of stitches for your project and then knit your first row. 

  For a reminder of how to cast on: http://fabricana.com/blog-item/casting-on

04Apr

5 Tips for Creating a High Quality Garment

One of the main advantages of sewing a garment from scratch is the ability to customize every aspect of it, including fit and comfort. If a garment feels good, you will feel better wearing it and the effort it took to make it will be worthwhile. Here are five tips for how to create a high quality garment
 
Choose the Right Fabric
30Mar

4 Reasons to Wear Wool This Summer

With Summer just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about Summer fashion. Here are four reasons why you should consider incorporating (lightweight) wool pieces into your Summer wardrobe.
 
  1. Wool is a great thermal insulator. While wool will help you stay warm in the cooler months it also helps keep the heat out in the summertime. 
21Mar

Interfacing 101: Fusible vs. Sew-In The Epic Battle!

At the fabric store, when someone asks for interfacing, the usual first question is, “Fusible or sew-in?”  To help answer this question for yourself, keep reading.
 
To wash or not to wash?
15Mar

D.I.Y Durable, Reusable, Tote Shopping Bag

This durable tote bag is easy to make and there is no serger required!
 
Supplies
  • Scissors
  • Thread to match fabric 
  • Thread to match webbing (if a different colour than your fabric)
  • Iron & Ironing board
28Feb

Lumberjack Chic: More than just Buffalo Plaid

Even if you’re not a fan of a man in a plaid shirt with a bushy beard carrying an axe, you may still appreciate some of the elements of the Lumberjack Chic trend.  It’s crept into men’s and women’s fashion, home décor and made a strong impact on fashion and décor for children (who could resist the “Burly Beavers” print by Robert Kaufman featured above?)

17Feb

3 Great Places to Look for Project Ideas Online

Are you ever inspired to sew something but you're just not quite sure what? Here's 3 great places to look for project ideas online. 
 
Pinterest
17Feb

Pantone Colour of the Year 2017: Greenery

Get energized with “Greenery”, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017
The first thing that I thought of when I saw that Greenery was announced as Pantone’s Colour of the Year was SPRING!  For me the shade evokes images of the stems of spring blossoms; crocuses, daffodils and tulips, clear signs that it’s a time for renewal and growth.  It’s such a fresh shade - a green that leans a little toward yellow, but not so much that those of us who cannot wear yellow should shy away.
14Feb

7 Awesome Categories of Novelty Prints found in our Cotton Department

Bulldogs and Bagels and Buttons!  OH MY!

Here are 7 awesome categories of novelty prints found in our cotton department. We've got a print for everyone!