‘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.
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.
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.
Get inspired in our Home Dec department with fabric for an outfit!
And don’t forget your Notions needs … we have you covered.
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.
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 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.
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.
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’ 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!
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.
Take your fleece, and with right sides together, fold fabric
lengthwise with selvedges together. Cut off selvedges on both ends and pin the
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.
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.
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.
Change to Colour B. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to
Change to Colour C. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to
Round 17: SL ST in all STS to
end of round.
in all ends.
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.
What you need:
Fabric A – 40cm
Fabric B – 20cm
Fabric C – 50cm (includes binding)
Fabric D – 30cm
Backing – 1.8m (or 1m if pieced)
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
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.
Arrange pieces as shown and sew pieces together.
Using basting spray, layer top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired, trim excess and bind edges.
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.
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!
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!
Cut one rectangle 17×40″ for the bag and another 4×36″ for the handle.
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.
Fold the bag rectangle in half right sides together and stitch 2 side edges. Turn right side out.
Fold the top edge down 1″ and topstitch in place.
Fold the handle rectangle in 3 and topstitch along the 2 folded edges.
Pin and sew the handle to the inside of each side seam.
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’
Finishing: With colour ‘Black’, sl st knots to create the seeds. Weave in all ends.
Download your own printable instructions PDF here.
Featured yarn used in this project is Spindle Yarns Dishcloth Dazzle.
Making this origami crossbody bag is easy and fun and oh-so-rewarding. Mix bag and lining fabrics to match all your outfits and add your own strap styles and embellishments to create extra personal touches.
It’s easy to adjust the size to make smaller as an evening bag or bigger for shopping … just be sure the rectangle size is length is 3 times longer than the width.
What You Need: .3m of 150cm boiled wool fabric (or similar weight) .3m of lining fabric (any width) 1.2m faux leather or other trim for the strap 2x triangle rings 2x swivel hooks
STEP 1: Cut 1 piece each of the wool and the lining 36×12”. With right sides together, sew around all edges leaving a small opening.
STEP 2: Turn right side out, press flat and edge stitch around the entire rectangle. Mark 14” on top and bottom edge as diagram and fold as shown.
STEP 3: Fold sides towards the center along top and bottom points and pin. Machine stitch in place as far as possible along edgestitch end as shown. Hand stitch remaining opening to the point.
STEP 4: Flip over and repeat. It will be trickier to sew the flap to the body on the 2nd side. Sew as far as you can and hand stitch remaining opening closed.
STEP 5: Fold top of the bag tips over triangle ring bar and stitch in place as shown. Cut the strap to your preferred length, fold ends over swivel hooks as shown and stitch.
STEP 6: Attach handle and add embellishments such as tassels or appliqués to personalize.
With the swivel hooks, it’s easy to make multiple straps to suit your mood or for an extra-easy version, just sew the strap trim directly to the corners of the bag.