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As knitters and crocheters well know, getting new yarn is an exciting day. We’re definitely excited about these new yarn collections!

Essential Macramé Cord

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For the love of books … and the bookmarks we need! Whether it’s “War & Peace”, your favourite cookbook or something from Dr Seuss – bookmarks come in handy.

Check out this simple DIY for a cute bookmark perfect for holding your place for your next reading adventure.

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Why buy new earrings when you can DIY your own?

With a few simple “ingredients” and your imagination, you can create the perfect accessory for any outfit or something just for fun! Plus, this easy craft project is perfect for all the makers in your home.

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A new tote bag for the beach and another for a trip to the cottage. With a few simple items and some creativity, you can create your own tote-ally awesome reversible tote bag!

a reversible tote bag shown both ways

SUPPLIES

• Sturdy fabric, such as indoor or outdoor decor fabric
• Decorative Trim of your choice
• 32” Cord (2)
• Scissors
• Ruler/Measuring Tape
• Sewing Machine
• Iron
• 14mm Grommets (4)
• Hammer/Mallet

STEP 1:
Cut 4 (16”x18”) rectangles of your fabric.

STEP 2:
Cut 2 squares (2”x2”) off the bottom corners of your rectangles as shown.

Step 2 visual

STEP 3:
Sew on decorative trim to the right side of the fabric.

Step 3 visual

TIP: Don’t be afraid to get creative!

STEP 4:
Sew the sides and base of the rectangles together, wrong side facing out. Leave a 1/2” seam and leave corners and the bag opening unstitched.

STEP 5:
Pinch the corner gaps together and stitch them shut. This will be the base of your bag.

Step 5 visual

STEP 6:
Repeat Steps 2-5 for the second look.

STEP 7:
Once you have completed the stitching for both looks, flip Look #1 wrong side out and keep Look #2 right side out. Place Look #2 into Look #1.

Step 7 visual

STEP 8:
Sew the openings of the bags together.

STEP 9:
Mark holes 4-5” away from the edge of the bag for the handles. Use your grommets as a template to mark the hole size and cut accordingly.

Step 9 visual

STEP 10:
Insert grommets into holes and hammer together follow grommet package instructions. NOTE: Complete this step on a sturdy surface.

Step 10 visual

STEP 11:
Loop in your cord and tie a knot to secure. OPTIONAL: Fray edges of knot

PRO TIP: Use an iron to press your stitches between steps for easier handling and cleaner look.

It’s time for Spring … and new colourful yarns!

Shoreline

‘Shoreline’ comes in a variety of fun splatter effect multi colours. Perfect for any project and can be used all year round!

80% Acrylic, 20% Nylon
100g (3.5oz) approx. 137m (150yds)
#4 Medium
Machine wash cold gentle, tumble dry low

Available in 5 colours:

Create this fun and easy ‘Yoga Mat Strap’. It holds anything from yoga mats and blankets to picnic rugs! It’s super handy for all sorts of occasions. Crochet pattern is included on the back of each label.

Cotton Delight

This cotton/acrylic blend is breathable and soft to the touch. Available in light, fresh colours, which call out “Hello Spring! Hello Summer!”

60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic
100g (3.5oz) approx. 142m (155yds)
#4 Medium
Machine wash, tumble dry low

Available in 5 colours:

Create a unique ‘Blanket-to-Bag’ accessory. It’s a blanket, but when pulled at the border, it transforms into a bag! Great for picnics or play dates with your little one. Crochet pattern is included on the back of each label.  

Essential Bamboo

‘Essential Bamboo’ is a super lightweight, lustrous yarn. Easy to knit; it has a smooth and silky finish. It’s also soft and breathable, great for summer projects!

100% Rayon of Bamboo
100g (3.5oz) approx. 219m (240yds)
#1 Super Fine
Hand wash, dry flat

Available in 6 colours:

Create a ‘Lace Top’ that adds a delicate touch to your wardrobe and is great for a day out in the sun! Knitting pattern is included on the back of each label. 

Essential Cotton Splatter

In addition to our current ‘Essential Cotton’ line, we have introduced a new colour way: ‘Essential Cotton Splatter’. It’s 100% cotton and dyed with a coloured splatter effect. Great for any type of project and can be used all year round!

100% Cotton
60g (2.1oz) approx. 96m (105yds)
#4 Medium
Machine wash, tumble dry low

Available in 4 colours:

Create a quick and easy ‘granny square’ that can be used for coasters or dishcloths. Or get creative and attach multiple squares together to create blankets, bags, scarves & so much more! Crochet pattern is included on the back of each label. 

Soft Hues

‘Soft Hues’ is a chunky chenille yarn that is soft and great for creating a variety of cozy projects from blankets to home accessories. Available in a selection of delicate pastel hues.

100% Polyester
200g (7oz) approx. 145m (159yds)
#6 Super Bulky
Machine wash cold, dry flat

Available in 5 colours:

Create this textured, star stitch design ‘cushion cover’ and add a unique touch to any living space. Crochet pattern is included on the back of each label.

Simply Denim

‘Simply Denim’ is inspired by a staple item found in everyone’s wardrobe… Denim! Add a classic look and comfort to any project!

100% Acrylic
100g (3.5oz) approx. 200m (219yds)
#4 Medium
Machine wash and dry

Available in 4 colours:

How about creating something that has multiple looks? How about this Crochet Multiway Shawl?

With so many options available now for non-plastic produce bags how do you choose? You don’t! You make your own!

This super simple DIY is not only fun, but also makes great enviro-gifts! Which fabric will you choose? Before deciding, check out the full collections of Vegetable Garden & Fruit Stand here.

What you need:

.35m fabric (cotton, netting or mesh)
.75m cord

Bag sizes:

SM approx 6 x 9” (15 x 23cm)
MED approx 9 x 12” (12 x 30cm)
LG approx 12 x 15” (30 x 38cm)

What you do:

1.  Add 1” (2.5cm) to the width and 2” (5cm) to the height of bag dimensions.  For the large size bag cut 2 pieces 13” (33cm) x 17” (43cm).

2.  Fold the top edge of each piece down 1/2” (1.25cm) and press. 

3.  Pin the 2 pieces right sides together.  Mark 1.5” (3.75cm) from the top edges and stitch around sides and bottom between markings.  Zigzag stitch or serge sewn edges to prevent fraying.

4.  Clip seam at markings and press open.  Fold top down 1” (2.5cm) and topstitch along the bottom folded edge to create the cord casing.

5.  Using a safety pin, thread the cord through the casings and knot both ends together to secure. 

Optional:
Add a cord stopper to keep your bag tightly closed and cord end caps for a more polished look.

‘Costume Fantasia’ is our new ongoing branded collection of unique fabrics curated for you and your passionate imaginations.

Get inspired! Tag your project photos with #createyourhero and join the Fabricland Cosplay Group to engage with other Cosplayers.

What is Cosplay?

Costume play, or what is more popularly known as COSPLAY, is a decades old visual form of performance celebrating pop culture fandom.

Participants express themselves through highly creative dress up and role playing drawing inspiration from geek pop culture including, but not limited to video games, animation, comic books, literature and movies.

close up of fabric and notions

Cosplay is multidisciplinary, involving styling, hair and make up, prop making and, of course, costuming! Despite its crafting and sewing fundamentals, it’s inclusive of all skill levels. Cosplayers attend pop culture fandom conventions known as Cons.

The most actively visited ones include International Comicon and Canadian FanExpo. Here they can enter Cosplay competitions where the higher standard of accuracy in the construction of their character is recognized as Competition Cosplay; whereas Convention Cosplay focuses on the fun of dress up rather than the level of skill.

close up of notions on a cutting mat

In either case, this passionate artistic hobby embraces crafting, imagination and innovation; all characteristics of the Fabricland community!

Although, Fabricland has always been a go-to place for all Cosplay needs, Cosplayers can further indulge their imagination and craft the heroes they want with this new collection.

creative layout of fabric swatches and a pattern

Get inspired in our Home Dec department with fabric for an outfit!

creative layout of fabric swatches and a pattern

And don’t forget your Notions needs … we have you covered.

creative layout of fabric swatches and a pattern

This new branded collection is available at 15 Fabricland locations across our Ontario Region 1 area:
Barrie (Bayfield St)
Brampton (Main St)
Burlington (Fairview St)
Hamilton (Upper James St)
Kingston (Gardiners Rd)
London (Wonderland Rd)
Newmarket (Davis Dr)
Oakville (Hampshire Gate)
Ottawa (Merivale Rd)
Peterborough (Chemong Rd)
Sudbury (Regent St)
Thunder Bay (Dawson Rd)
Toronto (Steeles Ave)
Vaughan (Northview Blvd)
Windsor (Tecumseh Rd)

Felt is such a versatile product for any crafter! Whether by the sheet or the roll, this 100% polyester material can be used for ornaments, wall hangings, banners or even tote bags.

Craft Felt Sheets

These regular weight (180g) 9″x12″ sheets are available in 22 colours and are perfect for so many things! Check out the cute animal masks and keychain DIYs below for an idea.

Felt by the Meter

Felt by the meter is available in regular weight and medium weight.

36″ width | regular weight (180g) | 20 colours

72″ width | regular weight (180g) | 5 colours

36″ width | medium weight (380g) | 13 colours

The Fun With Felt masks are a great no-sew project to do with the kids.

A glue gun can be used with the older ones or get yourself some Beacon Felt Glue for the younger ones!

Masks not your thing? Everybody needs a keychain! Why not give this sweet little project a whirl? Make them all for yourself…and as gifts!

Adding colour to your life is fun and easy with Rit! Now available in-store; their non-toxic dyes are full of possibilities, whether you’re dyeing something new or refreshing something well loved.

All Purpose Dye

The All Purpose Dye is used for natural fabrics like cotton, wool and silk as well as synthetics like nylon and rayon.

DyeMore

The new DyeMore for Synthetics allows you to take your dyeing adventures to the next level and can be used on polyester, acrylic and acetate, plus blends that contain those fibres.

ColorStay Dye Fixative

Want your newly dyed item to stand the test of time? ColorStay Dye Fixative is a solution recommended to end every project as it helps lock in colour. It reduce bleeding, fading and enhances the colour of your project.

Color Remover

Color Remover makes it possible to remove the existing colour from yet-to-be dyed fabric, giving you a dye-ready canvas for spectacular results and true colour. It’s also the perfect solution for removing dye stains (washed by mistake with coloured items) and even food stains (such as fruit juice, ketchup and tea) from whites.

General Info on Dyeing

Interested in learning more about dyeing with Rit? Click the link for some general tips. https://fabricland.ca/howto/rit-dyeing.php

Dyeing for More?

Want to try your hand at a fun project? How about some beautiful Marbled Pillow Cases to spruce up the guest room or have the kids choose their favourite colours for some cool new bedding!

It’s a new year, a new decade and … we’ve got new yarn! What more could we ask for?

Delicately Ombre

This cotton/acrylic blend is versatile and very soft to the touch! Available in light delicate colours that create a beautiful gradient/ombré effect as you knit or crochet.

65% Cotton, 35% Acrylic
100g (3.5oz) approx. 135m (148yds)
#4 Medium
Machine wash, tumble dry low

Available in 4 colours:

Create a ‘Front Twist Headband’ … great to keep ears warm. Headband can be created in 2 sizes – Toddler and Adult. Knitting pattern is included on the back of each label in this collection.  

Essential Soft Chunky – Solid & Multi

As the name suggests, this yarn is soft & chunky and comes in a variety of beautiful fall colours. If you’re looking to make fast, cozy projects that are sure to keep you warm, this is definitely your go-to.

80% Acrylic 20% Wool
140g (4.9oz)
Solid: approx. 81m (89yds)
Multi: approx. 88m (96yds)
#6 Super Bulky
Machine wash cold gentle, tumble dry low

Solid Available in 8 colours:

Multi Available in 3 colours:

Create a pair of ‘Yoga Socks/Boot Liners’. They work to either keep your toes warm while stretching it out or as boot liners that can be folded over the top of your boots, keeping your feet warm and dry. Knitting pattern is included on the back of each label in this collection. 

Just Loop

‘Just Loop’ is a new and innovative type of yarn that requires no hooks or needles! It’s so easy to learn, making it great for all ages. Made of chunky plush chenille, this yarn is warm and perfect for projects such as blankets, scarves and more!

100% Polyester
100g (3.5oz) approx. 7m (7.6yds)
#7 Jumbo
Machine wash cold gentle, tumble dry low

Available in 12 colours:

Create this comfy ‘Fringed Scarf’! Instructions and knitting pattern are included on the back of each label in this collection.

Playground

‘Playground’ is a terry yarn that feels like fleece and has a soft, fuzzy texture. It is a great choice for warm, cuddly projects!

100% Polyester
100g (3.5oz) approx. 90m (98yds)
#5 Bulky
Machine wash cold, dry flat

Available in 6 colours:

Create a pair of cozy ‘Slipper Socks’ that are sure to keep your toes warm. Knitting pattern is included on the back of each label in this collection.

Watercolour Swirl

‘Watercolour Swirl’ is a synthetic staple yarn that is soft, light, and comes in fun multi coloured combinations.

63% Polyester 37% Acrylic
100g (3.5oz) approx. 180m (197yds)
#4 Medium
Machine wash cold, dry flat

Available in 4 colours:

Create a ‘Swirly French Beret’ that adds a sophisticated touch to any outfit! Knitting pattern is included on the back of each label in this collection.

Baby Doll

‘Baby Doll’ is light and delicate, perfect for creating cute baby accessories! The palette includes lovely multi coloured combinations.

74% Polyester 26% Acrylic
100g (3.5oz) approx. 195m (213yds)
#3 Light
Machine wash, tumble dry low

Available in 5 colours:

Create an adorable ‘Baby Cub Hat’ that can be created in 2 sizes! (newborn and infant). Knitting pattern is included on the back of each label in this collection, but we’ve included this one below

Download instructions here!

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