Be Yarner by Alimaravillas: Knitting Project Bag, Accessory Cases and Crafter’s Tool Belt

Crafter's Tool Belt

The Be Yarner collection includes a Knitting Project Bag, 3 Accessory Cases and a Crafter’s Tool Belt, and they have been designed by Alimaravillas especially for you, the yarner. So what is this Be Yarner thing all about? Well, it refers to someone who lives by and for fibres and yarns. A yarner goes backwards and forwards and around and around without moving from the sofa or their favourite chair. Of course, when they do leave home they always take their working project with them wherever they go. In short, it’s the type of person who cannot live without undergoing the…

Sewing is in fashion, learn how with Katia Fabrics

Sewing is in fashion

Sewing is in fashion. Over the past few years both sewing and knitting have been incorporated into our homes like a new form of yoga. Programs like ‘Maestros de la Costura’ (Sewing Masters in English, a Spanish program which is soon to air its second season), The Great British Sewing Bee and the hit television series “El Tiempo entre Costuras” (a story about a seamstress who finds herself involved in a web of espionage during the Spanish Civil war) have all elevated the value and perception of handicrafts. People like to follow the trends and to be in fashion. However,…

Sewing classes: Learn how to make a French seam

french seam

It’s the turn of the French seam in our sewing classes. A technique to join pieces together that doesn’t require the fabric edges to be neatened with a zigzag stitch. With this method you can sew neat and polished seams. It is a technique that is often used for fine fabrics, like our poplins, and infant clothing. This way we avoid direct contact of the seam with the skin in garments such as blouses or dresses. To do this type of sewing you will need two left over pieces of fabric, pins, fabric scissors and a sewing machine. We have…

Makevolution: 16 exclusive designs for creative spirits. Enter and take part in the 2019 CAL & KAL!

Get ready to “makevolve” in 2019! We invite you to discover Makevolution, an exclusive collection of knit and crochet patterns from16 independent designers. Some of their names may already be familiar to you: Alimaravillas, Anna Jaune, Carmen García de Mora, De Estraperlo, Duendede los Hilos, Miss DIY, Gallimelmas, Knitting the Skyline, LalalaToys, LeHandmade, Living Crochet, Oh Mami Crochet, Ovejita Be, Santa Pazienzia, Susimiu and Xamalo85. Exactly! They are all Craft Lovers or collaborate with Katia on different projects. This time, we have brought together all their creativity, personality and talent in a very special digital magazine. Do you want to know everything that is waiting…

Xmas Fabrics Challenge, 8 sewing bloggers give us their challenge proposals

fabrics xmas challenge

This year we are going to celebrate Christmas together with our first challenge, which we are calling the Xmas Fabrics Challenge. It includes 8 European bloggers from the world of sewing and motherhood, who are sharing their projects, made using fabrics from the Katia Fabrics collection, with us. There are eight different styles which include proposals for adults, kids and accessories. We are showing you our fabric and sewing pattern selection in a different way, and hope it will encourage you to sew during these days of rest. Xmas Fabrics Challenge Mis Primeras Puntadas 1. Susi, from the Blog Mis…

Knitted headbands, bandanas, turbans… 4 patterns for knitting this season’s key accessory

Knitted headbands

Knotted, cabled, romantic, modern, simple, elegant… turbans, bandanas or knitted headbands, are this season’s key accessory. Turbans are definitely a versatile accessory that can be adapted to all styles, and furthermore, they are easy to knit. Play with forms, textures, colours, fashion trends … and create your own knitted bandanas. Are you looking for some inspiration? Our Katia proposal includes 4 Velvet Turbans: 4 velvety designs knitted with Velvet Fine. Transform a modest look into a memorable one, give a special gift to that fashionist friend or keep your ears warm with a touch of glamour. 4 turbans with personality Would you…

Home Magazine: 79 knit, crochet and macramé patterns to decorate your Home

Home Magazine

With the new Home magazine you are going to be able to knit and crochet all kinds of cushions, poufs, blankets, rugs, table runners, table cloths, place mats, baskets, net bags… Also, you are going to customise baskets and create covers for plant pots, kitchen jars and stools. Furthermore, a series of the patterns have accompanying videos showing you how to work some of the crochet stitches used. Home Magazine: Macramé Throw yourself into the art of macramé with Home 3 and our new Scuby Cotton yarn! We suggest a bag for you and a wall hanging to decorate your home. Both projects…

Christmas fabrics and patterns to sew during the holiday season

Christmas fabrics and sewing patterns

The festive holidays and a welcome break are just around the corner. You must be looking forward to them, right? So why not take the opportunity to get inspired by our Christmas fabrics and patterns from the Xmas Coming collection. Even though you will have a million other plans, you will surely want to disconnect and relax a little at your sewing table. Just think how special it is to give gifts that have been made by you. They will definitely be unique gifts full of love. Our two prints include Christmas trees and geometrically shaped polar bears in a…

Take note: 5 holiday season gift ideas for seamstress

This holiday season we are going to help you find the perfect gift for that friend or mother who loves sewing. We have 5 gift ideas for seamstress that develop creativity and increase self confidence once they see something made by them in their own hands. Using our fabrics and patterns, with step by step instructions, it is so easy! 5 Gifts for seamstress 1. Sweatshirt with hood & trousers Pattern for kids. If you still haven’t sewn with elastic knit fabrics, this is the perfect gift.   2. Give one of our amusing and original baby sacks as a gift.…

DIY Christmas: How to make a fabric Advent Calendar

advent calendar tutorial

Christmas is just around the corner and we want to be ready to celebrate it as it deserves. Therefore, we have prepared an Advent Calendar tutorial using the fabrics from our Xmas Coming collection.  A poplin and a sweat fabric that match together beautifully in a combination of tonal greys and golds. This is a decorative project to celebrate the arrival of a family Christmas. You can place a note, a sweet, a chocolate, a mini toy, mini cosmetics… or anything mini inside every bag and in each boot. If you like Christmas and sewing, this is your project! Advent…