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Need a new bag just in time for Fall?  This textured crossbody is fast and fun to knit and is easily embellished with buttons, studs, tassels and more!  Use the Dynasty Soft-Loft Chunky as shown or any #6 Super Bulky yarn.

SIMPLE KNITTED SATCHEL

SIMPLE KNITTED SATCHEL

Download the instructions here.

Get creative with this Leather Cuff DIY and add a little stylish accent to your next outfit. Whether for a night out on the town or a statement piece for the workday, this fashionable item can be worn by both men and women.

Download a printable PDF here.

Applique Fun

Appliques and patches are a great way to add some flair to any clothing…perfect for a quick back-to-school project or gift idea.

Super easy temporary appliques have an adhesive backing.  Just place firmly for 20-25 seconds for an instant application and when you’re ready to wash your items, remove and return to the card and reapply afterwards.

Or use the iron-on versions for a more permanent look.  Set your iron to a dry heat on the lowest setting, place your applique and on the back use your heated iron to apply pressure for 20-25 seconds.  Allow to cool to properly set before wearing.

 

Tired of Tie Dye? Try ICE DYE!

Materials Needed:

• Choose up to three colours of Dylon® Natural Fabric Dye.

• Have a bucket or bin, a grate, a garbage bag and lots of ice handy.

• PLUS one plain, light coloured cotton item to dye, like a t-shirt or tote bag.
Step 1:

Wet the article to be dyed. Place grate on bucket and bucket atop the garbage bag, which will protect the table surface from any dye splashes. Scrunch up the damp item and place on the grate with the front facing up.

 

Step 2:

Cover the item in ice, as shown.Step 3:

Sprinkle dye crystals directly over the ice, in a colour design of your choosing. More crystals will give you a darker colour and greater saturation, a light sprinkling will give a lighter, more subtle colouring.

Tip to Remember: colour rules apply when dyeing. For example: pink sprinkled with yellow will create orange.To Finish:

Leave overnight. Rinse thoroughly, then air dry.

Use your favourite craft fabric in a fun summer project for a sunny picnic in the park.  We’ve made ours using the Canadian Icons fabric.

Item #0647075000D | 100% cotton | 112cm

Click here to see the complete Canadian Icons group.

Download printable instructions here

Keep your furry friends warm and comfortable with this easy no-sew project. A great place to have treats and take naps…

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What you need:
· fleece
· quilt batting
· grid ruler
· rotary cutter

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What you do:
You’ll need to determine the best size for your dog bed (see chart below).
1. Cut 2 rectangles of fleece adding 6″ (15cm) all the way around.

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2. With both pieces together, cut 1″ (2.5cm) strips, 3″ (7.5cm) long around all edges.

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3. Cut quilt batting to the size of the center (minus the 6″ (15cm) added). Center on top of the wrong side of one layer of fleece.

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4. Add the 2nd layer of fleece on top of the batting and double knot 1 strip from the top to the corresponding strip on the bottom along all edges.

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All Done!

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Optional:
Hand tack at regular intervals to secure all layers together.

Download instructions here

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