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10 sewing tips for beginners you should know before you start sewing

Are you learning to sew and looking for some useful tips to help you achieve the best results with your sewing machine? Then look no further. In today’s post we have compiled a list of 10 sewing Tips for beginners. Sewing is an art, in fact it borders on the magical when a piece of fabric is transformed into something useful, beautiful, and furthermore, made by you. Progress from basic designs to more advanced creations whilst learning new techniques along the way that will help improve your results. We are going to share 10 tips for beginners that are going…

Basic stitches for sewing machines, 10 essential stitches to start sewing

basics stiches in a sewing machine

Sewing machines bring many more stitches than you would normally use in your projects. Today we show you 10 basic stitches that you need to know to handle with ease with your sewing machine. With these stitches you will be able to make accessories for your home and clothes for the whole family. The rest of the stitches are usually just for decorating. The basic stitches in a sewing machine 1. Straight stitch: among the basic stitches the straight stitch is the one you will use most to make all kinds of seams or hems. In it you can change…

7 amusing animal print fabrics to sew with

Animal prints fabrics

We love animal print fabrics and so do the kids. In fact, we wanted to include this amusing and cheerful genre on many of our fabrics right from our first collection. As a result we’ve been accompanied by lions, surikatas, penguins, polar bears, birds, fish and many more. You can combine these prints with solid colour garments, or try an overall look for a more daring approach. Moreover, they offer a different way of adding an animal touch to our handmade wardrobe. 7 amusing animal print fabrics to sew with For the spring / summer 2019 collection we have added…

How to sew a shirt collar: Learn to sew

how to sew a shirt collar

What’s the betting that you think sewing a shirt is a complicated affair, above all the collar, true? Well, in today’s sewing class we are going to show you how to sew a shirt collar with a step by step video. You’ll soon see how easy it is and subsequently you’ll be able to try your hand at some of our awesome shirt or shirt dress patterns. For this project we have used this amusing 100% cotton fabric from the Into the jungle collection:  Jumping Monkeys featuring a monkey print on a white background. For the pattern we have used the…

7 dresses, outfit and accessory patterns to sew in our most suitable fabric for summer: poplin

Summer sewing patterns

Now that the summer is here you probably want to be outdoors and make the most of the moment! But also to dedicate some time to your favourite hobby, true? Dresses, baby outfits and a basket set: Three ideal projects to stand out from the crowd at the beach, swimming pool or on your favourite terrace this summer. This season we have 25 new 100% cotton poplin fabrics which also carry the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification. Furthermore, these are cheerful and a lot of fun. You’ll find monkeys, koalas, hippopotamuses, cats, birds and a lot of Mother Nature in…

Learning to sew: How to apply and sew a bias tape and a pocket in stretch fabric

how to sew a bias

In our sewing class today it’s the turn of two techniques that you will use when working with stretch fabrics: How to apply and sew a bias and a pocket. For these techniques we have used the East Kangaroo sweat fabric and the Bodysuit with straps pattern. Stretch fabrics are both comfortable and cool which makes them ideal for sewing summer garments. But before anything else, we have a few useful few tips that will help make it really easy for you to sew with stretch fabrics. Firstly, always use the correct sewing machine needle for stretch fabrics which has…

Rompers, bodysuits, onesies, baby dungarees. 4 essential items of baby clothing for this Summer

baby onnesie

It’s getting warmer and the little ones of the house also want to enjoy summer, feel free and keep cool. With this in mind, the star garments for their first months of life have lots of different names: rompers, onesies, dungarees, snowsuits, leggings with feet, christening gowns, bloomers, bodysuits and rompers. In fact, a whole world to discover if you are a first time mum. When you need to choose the most suitable garments for your baby you basically need to have two things in mind: comfort and functionality. To ensure that your baby has the freedom of movement it…

Maternity and sewing: a tandem that awakens your most creative side. Lidia tells us her story

Maternity and sewing

Hello, my name is Lidia and I’m a mother with two kids aged 2 and 5 years old. I live in a village near Barcelona and I love to travel, cook, read, sew and all things DIY in general. I’m a special education teacher. I love my job, and although I haven’t got a lot of free time, sewing and knitting are my therapy. I need this space, those five minutes of sewing or knitting with the background music on and nothing else to distract me. These moments give me the peace and energy I need to continue with my…

Your sewing projects: Get inspired with our Creative room IV

fabrics summer sweat bomber

Here at Katia Fabrics there is a lot of excitement. We have already launched our third collection and every day there are more and more people who want to sew. In fact, on social networks we find new sewing projects made with our fabrics and sewing patterns every day. There is a lot of creativity out there, and it takes shape thanks to these special fabrics, a sewing machine and your personal touch. We present Creative room V, a platform where you can check out a selection of the sewing projects you have made over the past few months. You…

How to sew a Bucket Bag. See the video with step by step instructions

sew a bucket bag

This summer, sewing a Bucket Bag should be one of your needlework priorities. Why? Well, it’s very easy, it’s quick to make and you can choose your favourite fabrics. But best of all, it will be made by you. Are you ready to make an impact whilst strolling along the beach or enjoying some city tourism? With this step by step video tutorial you haven’t got an excuse. You can wear the bag over your shoulder or across the body, you choose. Furthermore, this model also has two inside pockets so you can easily locate your keys and mobile phone.…