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Spring is just around the corner and after a year of isolation & lockdowns now’s the time to re-vamp your wardrobe with uplifting colour combinations!

From soft ‘Sherbet Shades’ to vibrant ‘Sporty Vivid Brights’ to calming ‘Warm Neutrals’; colour evokes feelings of happiness & optimism that many of us seek now.

Sporty Vivid Brights

Inspired by nature, the ‘Sporty Vivid Brights’ group takes you from bright summer flowers to the beautiful blues of the ocean and the lush greens of a tropical forest. Travel the world from your own backyard!

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Fall Into Fashion

The fresh & fashionable Fall/Winter collections for 2020 bring out the cozy, classic and colourful side of your style.

Nature’s Hues

The blue sky of a cool, crisp autumn day. The lush green of grass sprinkled with morning dew. You, dressed in your new outfit featuring something from the Nature’s Hues collection.

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Fall Into Colours

This Fall/Winter 2020 season combines colour, texture and print to allow for interesting combinations or simple wardrobe upgrades.

Cinnamon Neutrality

Crisp leaves, warm colours and beautiful sunsets – with autumn comes taupe, caramel and…cinnamon!

Add some warmth to your fashion this season with the Cinnamon Neutrality collection.

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With cotton, chenille, organza, satin, tulle, notions and more available; Fabricland has what you need to Live With Pride. Celebrate all colours of the rainbow!

Cotton

Rainbow Stripe Cotton | Item #0647090 |100% cotton | 112cm

Micro Chenille

Micro Chenille Stripe | Item #0242204 | 100% polyester | 150 cm

Also available:
Rainbow Stripe Mini-Matte | Item #0109300 | 100% polyester | 148cm
Live With Pride – Satin Stripe | Item #3175270 | 100% polyester | 150cm
Live With Pride – Organza Stripe | Item #0319117 | 100% polyester | 150cm

Notions

If you’re looking for trim, binding and appliques, we have you colourfully covered!

Mini PomPom Trim 20mm (3/4”)| item #5994210005 | 100% Polyester
Ombre Rick Rack 16mm (5/8”) | item #5072045901 / 5072045902 |100% Polyester
Ombre Blanket Binding 2″ | item #5038004902 / 5038004901 | 100% Polyester
Faux Fur Trim 3.5” (8.9cm) | item #6508053000 / 6508054902 | Acrylic/Polyester Mix

Appliques

Item #6136567000 – Sequin Rainbow Applique
Item #6136623000 – Rainbow Applique
Item #6136629000 – Rainbow Pride Applique
Item #6136637000 – Rainbow Peace Applique
Item #6136521325 – Sequins Heart Applique – Red
Item #6136522325 – Sequins Heart Applique
Item #6136523325 – Sequins Lip Applique
Item #6136619000 – Heart Applique Mermaid Sequins

‘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)

Red is an energizing, intense, dynamic colour. It captures attention and is the colour of love. Is red your favourite colour?

Fleece, Flannelette and Brushed Fabrics

Sewing a fuzzy jacket, cozy blanket or some comfy PJ pants? … make it red and make it bold. A red buffalo check is a must-have look for any project.

Feature Fabric:
0374304 True North Flannelette | 100% cotton | 110cm
0264000 Fleece | 100% polyester | 100% polyester | 150cm
0242300 Dimple Chenille | 100% polyester | 150cm
0760000 Plaids | 65% polyester 35% cotton | 150cm

Fashion Prints and Solids

Show your confidence, be courageous and make a powerful statement with a new outfit in this great all season colour.

Feature Fabric:
3381359 Cotton Lycra Knits | 90% cotton 10% spandex | 160cm
3478459 Poly Peach Prints | 100% polyester | 147cm
3472889 Crepe Solids | 95% polyester 5% spandex | 162cm

Craft Prints

There are so many options for your next quilting or crafty sewing project. Red can make a statement or be a fun accent colour.

Feature Fabric:
0649121 Just Basics | 100% cotton | 112cm
650038 Sparkle Blender | 100% cotton | 112cm
0649125 Fruit Stand | 100% cotton | 112cm

Feature Fabric:
0649127 Cara Mia | 100% cotton | 112cm

Notions

Accent an outfit with trim, beads, tassels and more or colour it your way with fabric dye. Stock up on zippers, thread and buttons to add a pop of colour to your next project.

Home Decor – Indoor

Whether in the living room, bedroom or kitchen; stimulate your decor with a pop of red!

Feature Fabric:
0906200 Luxe Velvet | 100% polyester | 145cm
0111522 Renaissance Jacquard | 55% cotton 45% polyester | 150cm
0973 Rosedale Coordinates | 100% cotton | 140cm

Home Decor – Outdoor

Prep now for some new patio decor and bring red outdoor this summer!

Feature Fabric:
0951000 Gallery Decor Solids | 100% polyester | 140cm
0943204 Capri Outdoor Solids | 100% olefin | 140cm
0943 Outdoor Prints | 100% polyester | 140cm

Whether you’re going out on the town or celebrating at home, make a statement and ring in the New Year wearing something luxurious or sparkly … or both!

Sequins, velvet and lace are go-to choices for fancy dresses and evening wear. Pick your favourite pattern and fabric and sew yourself something spectacular just in time to shout HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sequins

Tips For Sewing Sequins

Pick a simple pattern with as few seams as possible.

Identify the “nap” or the direction of the sequins and cut all pieces in the same direction. Cut your pattern pieces from the wrong side, and from a single layer of fabric.

For best results, remove any sequins from the seam allowance by hand before sewing pieces together; particularly if they are large and stiff. You may need to hand sew ‘extra’ sequins along the seam afterwards to cover any blank areas.

Use a needle that’s thin and sharp and keep plenty of extras on hand. A thicker or dull needle can get stuck in the sequins when sewing.

Don’t iron, but do press. Very low heat (remember sequins may melt at high heat), press from the wrong side of your fabric and use a presser cloth (such as a scrap piece of cotton) to protect your sequins. Remember to test on a scrap piece beforehand.

Sequined fabric should always be lined to avoid skin irritation.

Velvet

Tips For Sewing Velvet

Cut all patterns pieces in a single layer. Lay your fabric nap side down and place your pattern pieces on the back to minimize slipping and use a lot of pins.

You want to make sure your pattern pieces are secure and won’t shift when sewing. Again, use a lot of pins or hand baste in place before sewing.

Use only the sew-in type of interfacing if needed.

To press use a towel or scrap fabric to protect the right side of your fabric while you steam the wrong side. Hover with the iron rather than apply any pressure so the velvet isn’t crushed.

Lace

Tips For Sewing Lace

Check your lace fabric for any obvious right and wrong sides. Pay attention to the design elements of your lace and place the pattern pieces to take advantage of the design rather than trying to cut the lace straight across. Cut all patterns pieces in a single layer.

If pins don’t hold the lace pieces together, try small binder clips. Another option would be tailor tacks or a loose basting stitch which can be removed afterwards.

Use a narrow zig zag stitch for the seams. Use a strip of skin coloured fabric to bind the trimmed seam allowance; it will then be almost unnoticeable against your skin. Alternatively, use a French seam.

A traditional choice for nobility, velvet for fashion is more accessible than ever. Woven or knitted, this luxurious and super-soft fabric is the go-to fabric for party season, but is showing up in more casual outfits as well; with smoking jackets, tops and pants! And with it’s warm and cozy feel is perfect for any winter event.

Stretch velvets are particularly rewarding to sew and, although a little tricky to cut and sew without the pile shifting, are a little more forgiving than classic woven velvet.

Woman wearing a lace topped velvet evening dress made using Burda pattern 6483

Item #3387158 Stretch Velvet Solids | 88% polyester 12% spandex | 148cm

Woman wearing a velvet wrap dress made using Vogue patern 9350

Item #3387558 Ice Crushed Velvet | 92% polyester 8% spandex | 153cm

Woman wearing a crushed velvet, ruched dress made using Vogue pattern 1632

Velvet isn’t just for grown-ups… mixed with a matching satin, velvet looks sweet for little ones too.

little girl in a crushed velvet and satin dress using McCalls pattern 7648

Along with solid or crushed stretch velvet, there are additional opulent choices such as burnout, glitter or even embellished with pearls! Be sure to check out the entire selection in stores now.

Item #3136600 Burnout Velvet | 95% polyester 5% spandex | 150cm

While you’re planning your party dress, why not get a head start on gift making for the holidays? This DIY Fringe Scarf, using an assortment of stretch velvet, is an easy, elegant project that all will love.

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