Batik is a technique of applying wax to fabric in various patterns, which resists coloured dyes, producing beautifully designed fabrics. This technique originated in Indonesia. Watch the video below to see this fascinating process.

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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.

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

We love Canada and we know you do too! Canada Day is just around the corner and maybe your home could use a quick theme change.

What better way to switch up a room quickly than with new cushion covers!

This season’s collection of Canadiana Cushions Covers varies, with a style choice perfect for any space.

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?

Your home is your haven. It’s where you entertain and where you live. Make it truly yours with decor that matches you!

photo of living room using the Into the Mist fabric collection

Don’t let your creativity be constrained by just one fabric collection; mix and match several collections and be inspired!

It’s not just a House, it’s a Home

Turn your home into a space to be enjoyed, not just one that holds your stuff.

Get Inspired

Reupholster your favourite, yet worn footstool. Bring life to a room with new curtains that match perfectly with those cushions. Can’t find the perfect cushions to match that new couch? Make them!

shade card of home decor fabrics in cream, taupe and black

Enjoy the Colour of Living

Whether you’re looking for bright & bold or classic & neutral, the Rosedale collection of fabric coordinates are guaranteed to have something perfect for your next project.

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.

From apples and avocados to peppers and pineapples; the new Vegetable Garden and Fruit Stand digital print collections are fresh fabrics now ready for harvesting!

photo of yellow fruit and vegetable digital prints

Vegetable Garden

Item# 0649124***D | 100% cotton | width 112cm

Fruit Stand

Item# 0649125***D | 100% cotton | width 112cm

photo of red fruit and vegetable digital prints
photo of green fruit and vegetable digital fabric prints
photo of purple fruit and vegetable digital fabric prints

‘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)

A new season means new cushion covers! Bright, rich colours with florals, seaside themes and jungle animals make selecting decor for your home like a warm Spring breeze – pleasant!

With so many styles, patterns and colours to choose from, there’s something for everyone’s wants and every room!

solid coloured outdoor cushion covers

Cushion covers for the outdoors brighten up any space!

diamond embroidered solid coloured cushion covers

And for all your indoor spaces, there are bright colours and textures…

detailed embroidered cushion covers in pastel colours

…with fun patterns for everyone!

floral patterned cushion covers

Delicate watercolour and tapestry-style florals, …

tie dye and floral cushion covers

… tie-dyed and ink patterns, gorgeous brush stroke florals and sweet floral prints.

seaside themed cushion covers

Themes take you to the breezy seaside…

jungle themed cushion covers in teal green black

…and to the heat of the jungle!

bright floral solid blush mauve leopard cushion covers

Mix patterns with prints.

lush green mint coloured cushion covers

And enjoy lush, rich colours.

cushion covers llama tassels foil printed faux fur

Have fun decorating your space with new cushions for every room!

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