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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.

Reduce your consumption of single use plastic with this Mesh Bag DIY! Simple to make and easy to wash; perfect for your next trip to the supermarket!

Step 1 – Cut a 40cm x 60cm rectangle of mesh. Increase or decrease the size based on the desired size of the bag.

Step 2 – Fold both side edges in 1cm and pin. Fold the top edge down 2cm and stitch 1.5cm from the fold to make a casing for the cord. Clip side edges just below the casing.

Step 3 – Fold the rectangle in half wrong sides together and stitch .5cm along side and bottom.

Step 4 – Turn right side in and hand press the seam. Stitch .5cm along side and bottom to make a french seam.

Step 5 – Turn right side out. Cut 55-60cm of cord. Attach a safety pin to one end and pull through the casing.

Step 6 – Add a cord stop and secure the ends with a knot.

Tip: Heat the ends of the cord with a lighter to stop fraying. * don’t try this with cotton cord!!!

Download instructions here

Need a quick gift? Or just want something new and fun to keep you warm? Make a back-to-back throw in under an hour using cozy, fuzzy chenille.

It’s super simple with a lot of pins!  You need 1.3m of both the chenille fur for the face and the micro chenille for the back.  Trim selvedges and straighten both edges of the micro chenille to have a 1.25×1.5cm (50×60″) rectangle.  Lay the micro chenille over top of the fur chenille with right sides together and pin every 7cm (3″). Trim the chenille fur to match the micro chenille.  Stitch 1.25cm (.5″) around the entire throw leaving a 15cm (6″) opening.  Remove pins, turn right side out and hand or machine stitch the opening closed.  That’s it!

Fabric suggestions:

Item 0271800 Waves Chenille Fur | 100% polyester | 150cm

Item 0271770 Rainbow Stripe Chenille Fur | 100% polyester | 150cm

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

Easy to sew grommet cushions make a stylish statement when updating your home decor.  Use a neutral fabric and change the ribbon often to update in a flash or match your decor with new fabrics and elegant ribbons. 

The new Around the World decor group with be sure to have the new look you’re searching for … see the complete group here.

Grommet cushion instructions

Download instructions here

Creating your own jewelry set for this year’s holiday or New Year’s party will not only make it special, but will allow you to co-ordinate with your outfit!

With the wide selection of chain, findings, beads and accessories available at your local Fabricland, you can create the exact jewelry piece you want.

Download a printable copy of the instructions here.

Check out this informative Beading Basics post filled with tips, tricks and knowledge!

Here’s a simple, yet fun project for some quick DIY decorations using felt and few notions!

Once you’ve got all your items together, cut out the pattern shapes.

Next, pin the shapes to the appropriately coloured felt.

Once pinned, cut out all the pieces.

  

Once cut, arrange all the pieces in preparation for gluing.

Glue down all the pieces of felt using a glue gun, or similar adhesive.

Decorate with sequin trim, google eyes or use your creativity to embelish your spooky shapes your own way!

  

Don’t they look spooktacular?! Decorate windows, walls and doorways using thread to hang or use them to add fun to your party’s snack table!

Download the pattern shapes here: Pumpkin | Ghost | Spider.

Fall is just around the corner which means cooler weather isn’t far behind. Fleece is the ultimate fabric for cozy fashion, like our DIY Fringed Poncho. Feel Canada proud and show off your reds with a variety of leafy designs. Select your favourite and get creative with trim and toggles!

Enjoy a classic Houndstooth design in a variety of colours.

Are you an animal print lover? We’ve got your covered with a selection of prints and colours!

Don’t forget the kids … Bright colours, cute designs and so much cozy fun!

Mountain Fleece Prints/Skin Fleece Prints | 100% Polyester | 150cm Wide

Featured fabric for this project is from the Happy Camper group. Check out all the sweetness here.

As an alternate option, use a fluffy & plush material such Berber Chenille for a cozy quilt perfect for cuddling down. Quilt Basting Spray is a helpful product to hold quilt layers together prior to final stitches. Check out this informational video for this great product.

Download printable PDF of project instructions here.

Share your DIY photos with #Fabricland50 … and show everyone your creativity!

Whether you’re off to the beach, the next soccer game or a picnic in the park, this Blanket Strap is a handy take-along for your blanket or towel. You could also use this as a stylish carry-all for your yoga mat! Make your own or as a gift and involve the kids in this simple project.

Download printable instructions PDF here.

With so many options for buckles & straps, you can have a stylish Blanket Strap for any occasion!

Share your DIY photos with #Fabricland50 …and show everyone your creativity!

Canada Day is just around the corner and Fabricland has so many products that can be used for holiday decorating. Check out this simple, no-sew wreath project to show your Canadian pride!

Download printable PDF instructions here.

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