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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.

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)

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!

Flannelette fabric is perfect for cool winter months and warm, fuzzy comfort year round. Always a favourite for pajamas, but it’s great for crafts too!

There are prints for everyone and every season … new prints include monsters, dinosaurs, pretty flowers and cute characters. There’s so much more in stores now!

An easy project and a perfect gift for new babies and kids alike is a simple blanket made using back-to-back flannelette with rick rack edging for a sweet finish.

Easy Baby Blanket

What You Need:
1.2m each of two fabrics
4.8m of 1/2″ or larger rick rack
thread

  1. Cut two pieces of fabric 110cm (43″) x 110cm (43″). Round corners, if desired.
  2. Sew rick rack to the right side of one the fabric pieces along the edge, stitching down the middle of the trim.
  3. Place fabric pieces right sides together and sew, using previous rick rack stitching line as a guide and leaving a small opening for turning.
  4. Turn right sides out and press.
  5. Topstitch close to the edge, being sure to close the opening used to turn right sides out.

With so many flannelette prints available, there’s no end to the fun you could have.

Cozy Up to Yarn

Whether it’s for knitting, a crochet project or another creative use, these new yarn collections are bound to delight!

Touch of Sparkle

Add some eye-catching sparkle with this soft synthetic yarn blend. It adds subtle glitz to any knit or crochet project, from simple garments or accents, to holiday projects and any kind of accessories you can think of!

68% Nylon, 19% Lurex, 13% Acrylic
100g (3.5oz) approx. 150m (164yds)
4 Medium
Hand wash, dry flat

Available in 5 colours:
Fairy Pink
Sunset
Burnt Sugar
Jade
Sapphire

Create this elegant bobble clutch purse for a glamorous evening out. Crochet pattern is included on the back of each label in this collection.

Moody Multi

Perfect for all seasons this trendy cotton and polyester blend is light, breathable and soft to the touch!

50% Cotton 50% Polyester
100g (3.5oz) approx. 179m (196yds)
3 Light
Machine wash, tumble dry low

Available in 6 colours:
Calming
Mellow
Chilled
Devious
Cheerful
Bashful

Create this trendy ‘messy bun hat’ that is like any regular beanie style hat with the added feature of a hole to accommodate your bun or pony tail! Crochet pattern is included on the back of each label in this collection .

Bundle of Colours

‘Bundle of Colours’ yarn has 18 colours uniquely braided into one hank.

100% Acrylic
18 x 10g = 180g (6.5oz) approx. 18 x 23m = 414m (453yds)
3 Light
Machine wash and dry

Available in 2 colours:
Bright Multi
Pastel Multi

Great for making pompoms, tassels, crafts and small knit or crochet projects.

These new yarn collections would also be great for this cute holiday DIY!

DIY Kitty Kase

Little (and big) kids will love this adorable and easy to make case to hold all sorts of things. Pens, pencils and markers are safely stowed, but the kitty kase is a purrfect travel size for little toys, cords and chargers, makeup and more…

What you need:

  • .25m wool or wool blend
  • 1 x 6″ (15cm) zipper
  • embroidery floss
  • seam allowance = 1cm
photo of boiled wool, zipper, embroidery thread and scissors needed to make the kitty case

What you do:

Download and print pattern. With right sides together, cut 2 pattern pieces then cut along the zipper placement line on one of the pieces for the front. Mark eyes and nose placement.

photo of the kitty case pattern cut out in boiled wool

Embroider eyes, nose and whiskers if wanted. OPTION: use buttons and/or beads and sew or glue on eyes and nose embellishments instead of embroidery for your own special look.

photo of the embroidered face for the kitty case zippered bag

Using your zipper foot, stitch the zipper along the zipper line as shown and topstitch in place.

photo showing zipper position to sew onto face of kitty case
photo of final zipper placement with topstitching for kitty case

Open the zipper halfway and pin front to back right sides together. Sew all the way around. Clip corners and curves and turn right side out through the zipper opening.

photo illustrating front and back of kitty case sewn together

Using your wool setting and steam, press flat. Enjoy the cuteness!

photo of finished kitty case being pressed.

For another fun project using boiled wool, 100% wool or wool blends, check out this easy to sew bag.

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

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