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Have a baby boy on the way? He’ll likely be obsessed with big trucks as he gets older … start the fascination with fun panels and coordinates featuring his favourite things.
Item# 0349054 / 0349055 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Need a new bag just in time for Fall?  This textured crossbody is fast and fun to knit and is easily embellished with buttons, studs, tassels and more!  Use the Dynasty Soft-Loft Chunky as shown or any #6 Super Bulky yarn.

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SIMPLE KNITTED SATCHEL

SIMPLE KNITTED SATCHEL

SIMPLE KNITTED SATCHEL

Download the instructions here.

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.

 

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

Canada turns 150 years old!

Display your Canadian pride with these maple leaf prints in cotton and flannelette.

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Photo credit: Jiuguang Wang

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Flannelette Prints – Item #0374308000D – 100% cotton 110cm
Oh Canada – Item #0647080000D – 100% cotton 112cm

Personalize your craft and fashion projects with easy to use Print ‘n Press transfer sheets. Straightforward instructions included in each package for transferring images of all kinds such as photos, patches and decals onto your fabric projects.  Simply print sheets using your ink jet printer, cut and press!

As an example comic book patches add some super fun flair and the printable pattern is available below.


Download printable patches here

 

The Canadiana-themed Chenille bonded with cozy Berber is perfect for a super soft hooded jacket. With a mix of pattern pieces from views A & B in McCall’s pattern M7257 and adding a separating zipper to the front, make one for yourself to keep warm this coming Fall!

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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.

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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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Celebrate your Dad or a favourite Dad with an easy sew barbeque apron. Perfect for family gatherings and hot weather fun using the newest outdoor fabric Grillin’ and McCall’s pattern M5551.

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Download our sewing inspired card to complete the gift. Print out on heavy weight paper, fold in half and add your special message inside.

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