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Tired of Tie Dye? Try ICE DYE!

Materials Needed:

• Choose up to three colours of Dylon® Natural Fabric Dye.

• Have a bucket or bin, a grate, a garbage bag and lots of ice handy.

• PLUS one plain, light coloured cotton item to dye, like a t-shirt or tote bag.
Step 1:

Wet the article to be dyed. Place grate on bucket and bucket atop the garbage bag, which will protect the table surface from any dye splashes. Scrunch up the damp item and place on the grate with the front facing up.

 

Step 2:

Cover the item in ice, as shown.Step 3:

Sprinkle dye crystals directly over the ice, in a colour design of your choosing. More crystals will give you a darker colour and greater saturation, a light sprinkling will give a lighter, more subtle colouring.

Tip to Remember: colour rules apply when dyeing. For example: pink sprinkled with yellow will create orange.To Finish:

Leave overnight. Rinse thoroughly, then air dry.

Floral print fabrics and fun dress patterns just shout “Summertime!” Get inspired by the season and the multitude of fabric styles and patterns available in-store and get your Summer on.

 

Tropical trends are super hot right now! Realistic parrots and bird of paradise flowers combine with palm fronds in vivid colours for a bright summer project.

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The popular beadwork floral print is back in all new colours, along with a new selection of southwest and native inspired prints for crafts and quilting!

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Item# 0647070000D – 100% cotton 112cm

We’ve got dots … we’ve got stripes! And they come in 2 sizes and lots of colours. Look for them in stores now.featimage

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Item #0650318000D 100% cotton 112cm

Do you have a last minute summer project?  How about an comfy bean bag chair for your little one? Pick something fun and a little flighty with this print ‘ Sitting Pretty’  Item #0951002***R

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Bean Bag Chair Instructions

What you need:

1. Two 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″) pieces of plain white broadcloth for the bean bag liner and two 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″) pieces of more durable upholstery type fabric for the outer shell. We’re using Fabricland’s “Sitting Pretty” fabric (Item#0951002***R) from our Spring/Summer 2015 Indoor Collection and paired it with a Sky Blue Porter Solid (Item#0943202***R) to give the bean bag a two-toned look.

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2. A 56cm (22″) zipper

3. 100 litres of bean bag filling.

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Seam allowance = 1.5cm (5/8″)

What you do:

1. Cut two pieces of 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″) white broadcloth or muslin for the lining

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2. Sew the broadcloth together, leaving an opening big enough to fill the liner with the bean bag filler. Turn the liner inside out and fill. Once filled, pin the opening closed and machine stitch or sew by hand.

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3.  Cut one each of the outer fabrics 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″). (Total two pieces)

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4. Layer RIGHT side together and pin.

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5. On the long edges use a reinforced stitch such as a zigzag to prevent fraying, then straight stitch the same edges once more. Use a small stitch length to help strengthen these edges.

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6. Fold the fabric in half as shown:

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7. Starting from the folded edge at the bottom as shown in the photo, round one edge removing approximately 15cm (6″) of fabric at the sewn end.

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8.  Zigzag the curved edge and once again reinforce with a straight stitch.

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9. Open the unsewn edge and keeping right sides together as in image A, match the seams as shown in image B, to place zipper properly.

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10. Sew the zipper into this edge.

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11. Turn RIGHT side out, stuff with liner and you’re done!

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Keep your mane under control while looking cool this summer with these colourful headbands.

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Hand Dyed Batik fabrics used in stores now.

Item #0643018000D

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What you need:

1m cotton fabric

15cm (6″)  of 2cm (3/4″) elastic

Scissors, pins, thread, safety pin, chalk pencil and a measuring tape
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What you do:

  • First, measure your head where you would like the headband to sit. See left image below.
  • Next, measure from the bottom of one ear to the bottom of the other as shown on the right.

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Example measurements:  Head = 56cm (22″) Ear to Ear = 33cm (13″)

  • For the top strip, add an extra 10cm (4″) to the ear to ear measurement.
  • Cut two strips 13cm (5″) wide (adjust this measurement if you’d like a thicker or thinner style) by the final ear to ear measurement (example size: 13cm x 23cm)
  • For the back elastic, add 5cm (2″) to the elastic length to allow for the fabric to gather, and cut one strip 20cm (8″) long x 5cm (2″) wide.
  • Fold each of your strips (the 2 large main ones and the one small elastic covering one) in half, lengthwise, with right sides touching. Pin all the way across, forming a tube for each

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  • Fold each strip in half lengthwise, with right sides together and press.
  • To shape the main strip to the size needed to attach back band, taper the edges to the size of the back band strip and curve to center along edges as shown.

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  • Use the newly cut tapered piece as a pattern guide for the second piece. Trace and cut.

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  • Now you should have two main tapered strips of fabric, and one back band strip for the elastic.

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  • Using matching thread, sew across the pinned tops making sure to back-stitch.

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  • Using a safety pin, pencil, and your fingers, turn each section inside out and iron.
  • Iron the main sections with the seams in the middle, as shown.

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  • Make an “X” with the two large tubes, seam sides facing up.

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  • Fold the bottom right section across and over to the top left.

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  • Then fold bottom left section across and over to the top right making sure that center overlapped portion lies flat.
  • Match the 2 left and 2 right ends together to create top headband.

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  • Sew elastic securely to one end of the top headband.

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  • Attach a safety pin to the free end of the elastic. Slide the back band strip over the elastic and gather it onto elastic covering the end attached to top headband.

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  • Fold raw edges of back band covering joined area and either hand or machine stitch in place.
  • Repeat for 2nd side.

 

  • And you’re done!

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Flowers are everywhere …
Bright and cherry daisies coordinate with an allover floral and a pretty flower dot for a colourful and fun cotton group.

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Item #0649079000D

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Never out of style and always needed … if you haven’t seen the new Back to Basics collection of ever-popular chevrons, dots and stripes in your local store, you should make a trip now! Fun colours to use on their own or with a coordinating print for all your craft projects.
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