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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!

Have a little furry friend that needs a warm place to snuggle? Show your love and make a comfy bed using fleece ‘yarn’ and a jumbo crochet hook with your pets favourite fleece and crochet a cozy sleeping spot.

photo of white cat sitting in a crochet pet bed

Diameter = approx. 46cm (18”)
Height = approx. 18cm (7”)
Gauge: 3.5 sc x 4 rows + 4″ (10cm)

Materials

  • 4 meters of 152cm(60”) width fleece:
    • Colour A (Base Colour) = 2 meters
    • Colour B = 1 meter
    • Colour C = 1 meter
  • pins
  • ruler or meter stick
  • tailor’s chalk or a washable fabric marker
  • scissors
  • 25mm jumbo crochet hook
  • 1 stitch marker
photo of materials needed to make a crochet pet bed using fleece

To Make ‘Yarn’

Take your fleece, and with right sides together, fold fabric lengthwise with selvedges together. Cut off selvedges on both ends and pin the edges together.

With your ruler and marker, mark every 4cm (1.5”) along the length of your fabric both on the fold and raw edges. Connect the marks, and starting from the fold, cut along the line.

image showing how to cut fleece to create fleece yarn

You will be left with strips 4cm (1.5”) wide and 152cm (60”) long. Tie all strips together in a knot to create one long strand of yarn. As you go along, with right side facing up, pull tightly and stretch out each strip. This will make the raw edges naturally curl inward, making it easier to crochet. Repeat for all colours.

Instructions

Round 1: Starting with Colour A, CH4. Close circle with a SL ST in the first CH. Make 5 SC in the middle of the circle. SL ST in 1st ST to close round.

Round 2: CH1. Make 2 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Continue to make 2 SC in each ST. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 10 STS)

Round 3: CH1. *Make 1 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker. Make 2 SC in the next; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 15 STS)

Round 4: CH1. *Make 1 SC in the first 2 STS. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Make 2 SC in the third ST; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 20 STS)

Round 5: CH1. *Make 1 SC in the first 3 STS. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Make 2 SC in the fourth ST; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 25 STS)

*continue this pattern until Round 10, increasing 5 STS per round.

Round 11-12: CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to close round.

Round 13-14: Change to Colour B. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to close round.

Round 15-16: Change to Colour C. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to close round.

Round 17: SL ST in all STS to end of round.

Finishing: Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST(S) = stitch(es)

Be inspired by beautiful fall flowers, fruits and vegetables and the changing colours of the season AND use your quilting skills to make this quilted Thanksgiving tablerunner. The autumn theme will not only enhance your table decor, but will also add a welcoming look for the entire season.

complete photo of finished Thanksgiving table runner

What you need:

  • Fabric A – 40cm
  • Fabric B – 20cm
  • Fabric C – 50cm (includes binding)
  • Fabric D – 30cm
  • Backing – 1.8m (or 1m if pieced)

Instructions:

Cut pieces as follows:
Fabric A cut 4 (4 1/2 x 4 1/2” ) squares
Fabric B cut 4 (3 x 4 1/2”) and 4 (3 x 7”) strips
Fabric C cut 4 (3 x 7”) and 4 (3 x 9 1/2”) strips
Fabric D cut 4 (3 x 9 1/2”) and 4 (3 x 12”) strips

illustration of how to create the quilting blocks for this project

Measure finished block size and add 5/8”. Cut 3 squares Fabric A to that measurement and cut each square in half diagonally point to point. Place as photo and sew allowing the points to extend beyond the block.

photo showing added pieces to finished blocks to complete table runner

Arrange pieces as shown and sew pieces together.

arrangement of all pieces to finish table runner top

To finish:

Using basting spray, layer top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired, trim excess and bind edges.

photo of finished Thanksgiving table runner

The fabrics used are from the Autumn Harvest quilting cotton collection. To see the complete group of prints and colours check out this previous blog post.

And if you didn’t have time to make this quilted Thanksgiving tablerunner for fall, it’s a great pattern to use with holiday fabrics for Christmas too!

Halloween Craft Fun

Fall is here so that means Halloween is just around the corner. Get a head start on the fun with easy Halloween crafts using Craft Fun Solids.

With some fun shapes and your imagination, the possibilities are endless. Grab your scissors or rotary cutter for these 3 simple projects to start.

Halloween images of ghosts, bats, lightening and stars.
Ghost banner photo and title image

Ghost Banner

With just a small strip of white craft fun solids, some black twill tape and a little bit of Fabri-Tac glue you can make this super cute ghost banner. Cut out the shapes from the pattern, draw a scary face with a permanent marker and glue to the twill tape. Easy and fun!

Photo of finished ghost banner
Halloween trick or treat bag with bat applique photo and title

Make this easy trick-or-treat bag with 2 rectangles and some appliques. Craft Fun Solids don’t fray so there’s no need to finish any raw edges!

Trick-or-Treat Bag

  1. Cut one rectangle 17×40″ for the bag and another 4×36″ for the handle.
  2. Cut out a circle using a large plate as a pattern and some bat motifs from the pattern below. Place in the center of one half of the bag rectangle as shown. Attach either by machine stitching, Fabri-Tac glue or even a spray adhesive.
  3. Fold the bag rectangle in half right sides together and stitch 2 side edges. Turn right side out.
  4. Fold the top edge down 1″ and topstitch in place.
  5. Fold the handle rectangle in 3 and topstitch along the 2 folded edges.
  6. Pin and sew the handle to the inside of each side seam.
photo of finished trick or treat bag

All little boys and girls love to be superheros …and capes are essential for fighting the bad guys! Craft Fun Solids are so easy to use to make and customize all kinds of things.

Superhero Cape

  1. Cut a rectangle 15×28″. Fold in half lengthwise and mark 7″ along the top edge. Draw a line from the 7″ mark to the outer point of the bottom edge and cut along the line.
  2. Keeping the rectangle folded, mark 2″ from the bottom of the outer edges then draw and cut a curve from the bottom centerfold to the 2″ mark.
  3. Cut out the lightening and star patterns and attach to the center back either by machine sewing, using Fabri-Tac glue or adhesive spray.
  4. Cut a strip 1×40″ for the tie. Pin the right side top center of the cape to the center of the tie along one edge. Stitch the cape to the tie piece using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
  5. Fold the tie strip in half and pin. Edge stitch around entire tie.

Item #0004300 Craft Fun Solids | 100% polypropelene | 145cm

Create your own fun and “Dazzling” Fruit Scrubbies in a few simple steps.

This project is perfect for keeping summer alive all year round and brings just the right pop of colour to your kitchen clean ups!

Materials:
– 2-4 balls of dishcloth or textured yarn* in colours: White, Yellow, Green, Red and/or Black
– 5.5mm (I-9) crochet hook
– 6 stitch markers
– scissors
*Gauge is not important for this project

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch

Citrus Lemon & Lime Instructions

Round 1: With colour ‘White’, ch 4. Sl st in 1st ch, creating a loop. Work 8dc into the centre of the loop. Sl st in the 1st dc to close round.

* Switch to colour ‘Yellow’ (or ‘Green’ for Lime)
Round 2: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc into same st, 2dc into each st in round. Sl st to top of ch3 to close round.

Round 3: Repeat Round 2.

Round 4: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc into each st in round. Sl st to top of ch3 to close round.

* Switch to colour ‘White’
Round 5: Repeat Round 2.

* Switch to colour ’Yellow’ (or ‘Green’ for Lime)
Round 6: Repeat Round 4.

Finishing: Place 6 stitch markers equally around the edge of Round 5. With colour ‘White’, from the center, use surface slip sts between each round until you hit a marker. Repeat 5 times. Weave in all ends.

Watermelon Fun Instructions

Same pattern as ‘Citrus Lemon & Lime’.

Round 1-4: Use colour ‘Red’

Round 5: Use colour ‘White’

Round 6: Use colour ‘Green’