‘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.
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!
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.
Perfect for all seasons this trendy cotton and polyester blend is light, breathable and soft to the touch!
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!
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
seam allowance = 1cm
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.
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.