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3 women’s garments to sew with our star fabrics: popelin, jersey and waterproof

Holidays is just around the corner. If you like to sew, you will surely love the fact of being able to show off a garment made by you. Sew that special dress to wear at a dinner with friends or a raincoat full of color to walk in the rain with your children. Sounds great, right? Well, let’s not waste any more time and move on to the patterns and fabrics that we have prepared for you. Enjoy between fabrics, threads and patterns with a special project for this Christmas. The poplin, the sweater and the waterproof will be the…

How to sew a Christmas stocking. Sewing tutorial for beginners with the Christmas collection

Christmas stocking

This holiday season we are featuring a tutorial that shows you how to sew a Christmas stocking. This is a simple project that can easily be made in an afternoon. Moreover, add your own decorations and accessories to create a unique and special touch to your home. Christmas stockings are a basic must-have item. Above all, for the little ones of the household who will be delighted to search inside them for sweets and gifts. Make more than one and get creative with different fabric and print combinations. Can’t you already imagine them hanging by the Christmas tree? You will…

Sewers, knitters and crocheters, take note of our new duffle bag, backpack and mini yarn holder bag patterns

padded backpack

Backpacks, handbags, bum bags, duffle bags, sewing boxes, toiletry bags, mini yarn holder bag…. we could go on forever and beyond. It goes without saying that we love accessories. Even more so if they have something to do with sewing, knitting or crocheting. As a result, we have added 3 more patterns to our collection this season. Moreover, we are showcasing our new fabric Waterproof which we combine with knitted sections made from our yarns. We know only too well that our passion for handicrafts inspires us to mix different techniques together. Fabrics and yarns go hand in hand when…

Pyjamas for boys and girls! Make the most of multiple jersey fabric options using the same pattern

Kids pyjamas pattern halloween

Most moms and dads would agree that kid’s pyjamas are one of the garments that get worn most during the winter months. True? Kids prefer to stay home and play indoors when it’s cold and rainy outside. Or curl up on the sofa watching a film and eating popcorn. Therefore, we wanted to include this basic in our sewing pattern range for the new Autumn-Winter collection. It is a two piece pattern with a T-shirt and pants with cuffs. Sizes range from 5 – 12 years. And the sewing level is intermediate. Pyjamas for kids We recommend using jersey knit…

Sew raincoats, rain hats, bibs and much more with the new Waterproof fabrics

Waterproof rain coat

This season we have introduced Waterproof fabrics into the new Autumn Winter collection. As a result, we are really excited about including them in our catalogue. Thanks to its water resistant properties, this fabric is perfect for all kinds of projects. For instance, raincoats, rain hats, bibs, toiletry bags, backpacks, etc. We have called the fabric Waterproof, but it can also be described as rainproof, laminated or oilcloth. The fabric is easy to sew and will not unravel or fray. Moreover, when you sew the waterproof fabric you do not need to worry about finishing off the seam edges. This…

6 new baby accessory patterns: Sew your own Maclaren buggy, Maxi-Cosi or Stokke chair covers

baby accessory patterns

For the new Autumn Winter season we have introduced a series of very practical and original baby accessories. How do you make a Maclaren buggy cover? Actually, it is very easy. Just follow the step by step instructions in our sewing patterns. Typically, baby accessories tend to stain easily. Hence, you can now sew your own with your favourite fabrics and prints. Jersey is an ideal choice. It is both soft and flexible, and adapts phenomenally to the curves and forms of different accessories. In addition, another suitable fabric is waterproof. This water resistant option is easy to wipe down…

Let’s sew with the new Halloween collection: how to make a monster cushion with sounds

monster cushion tutorial

Hi, I’m Ekaterina and for my blog Diyctators.com I create easy to follow instructions for DIY  children’s clothes that are fashionable and practical with a playful extra, that every kid loves. My two sons are my biggest inspiration. They guide me to extraordinary and cool ideas through their fantasy. Since my first experience with Katia Fabrics, I am in love with the great modern prints and the child-friendly quality. The way the tissues look in a single piece of clothes is as great as in a whole kiddo`s outfit. I’ve already sewn a pair of cute baby accessories and a…

Have fun this season with the new ready to sew and enjoy cushion panels. 1 panel = 4 cushions

Foxes panel

One of the most amusing novelties for this season is the cushion panel. Each panel comes ready to be cut, sewn, filled and enjoyed. Make 3 or 4 character or animal cushions to decorate your room using only 1 panel. We have 5 models in two of our key fabrics; poplin and jersey. You will not be able to stop hugging these soft fabrics on cooler winter nights. Monsters, owls, bats and foxes are the protagonists featured on these original cushion panels. In the sewing world, this is a very easy project suitable for beginners. It is very quick to…

New fabrics from the Katia Fabrics Autumn Winter 2019-2020 collection: 31 prints for sewing accessories and garments this season

new fabrics AW coillection

You can’t wait to see the new fabrics from the Katia Fabrics autumn winter 2019-2020 season. It’s true isn’t it? Well, the time has finally arrived. We are presenting you with more than 31 new prints on our poplin, jersey and sweat fabrics, plus this season’s novelty: waterproof fabric. LIFE IN THE DARK is the name of our new Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 collection. A collection inspired by the night and the perception that children have of it. Nighttime has all the elements to captivate children and feed their imaginations with magical and mysterious adventures. See Catalogue Stories that thrive when the…

Back to school with Katia Fabrics! How to sew a school smock: step by step video instructions

sew a school smock

It’s nearly time for the kids to go back to school again and we want to help you get everything ready. In today’s step by step video tutorial we are going to show you how to make a school smock. This includes all aspects of the project from the front button placket, shirt collar and gathered cuffs through to the pockets and bottom hem. This is a detailed project, and furthermore, a useful one whereby you can combine together two poplin prints of your choice. What better way to start school than with a school smock made by your very…