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Discover some of the outstanding names in sewing, knitting and crochet, learn about their stories and what inspires them.

Knitted shorts by Tejiendo la isla: a refreshing pattern to knit in summer with Love Denim

Knitted shorts

When I was a little girl I use to wear a pair of shorts to do gymnastics, they were navy blue with white stripes at one side. Those shorts were practically indestructible. Furthermore, my mother recycled the ones that weren’t suitable for school anymore and I’d wear them during the summer. The Caroline knitting pattern is inspired by those shorts. Moreover, it’s a basic, easy to knit item which is both comfortable to wear and can be combined with everything. Therefore, I propose that you let your creative side loose with the Love Denim (a recycled yarn in shades of…

Crochet Duffle Bag with sailor stripes by Regina: Make a simple and practical navy-chic style backpack

Crochet Duffle Bag

Hello everyone, my name is Regina. I’m 46 years old, a happily married mother with two children and I live and work in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee in Austria. I love everything related to wool. Above all, I am most passionate about crochet. So much so that three years ago I launched my own brand designed & handmade by REGINA. Since then I’ve been designing instructions for adult, baby and children’s clothing, but above all, my crochet bags are very popular. As a result, I am sharing the Strandgeflüster (Beach whispers in German) crochet duffle bag tutorial with you. Enjoy creating…

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…

Triangular crochet shawl made from only one ball of Funny Rainbow Star by Mely Raya

Triangular shawl

My name is Mely Raya (winner of the Katia Designers Awards 3, Crochet Accessories category), I’m a teacher and I live in Almería. I’ve been doing crochet, which I learned thanks to tutorials on social networks, for 8 years now. First and foremost, I like simple patterns made with calmness, care, lit candles and cups of tea. Therefore, I would like to share with you how to crochet the Verbena Shawl. This is a lineal triangular shawl featuring a combination of relief stitch and openwork eyelet stitch patterns. As I always comment to the students in my workshops: the real secret…

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…

Celebrate World Knit in Public Day with the ‘Be Yarner, My Friend’ Maxi Bag by Alimaravillas

crochet maxi bag

We want to celebrate World Knit in Public Day with you on the 8th of June. So, we are encouraging you to get out with your projects in hand and proudly show off your knit and crochet creations. And, as you are definitely going to want to take as many of your projects with you as possible, we have the perfect Maxi Bag for this event! Because in addition to its large dimensions, its design also sends out a loud and clear message to the world: Be Yarner, My Friend! Once again, we can count on the ingenious Alimaravillas to…

DenimBag by MadeinRox: The perfect crochet backpack for travelling, going to a concert, carrying your projects…

crochet backpack

My name is Rocío, but everyone calls me Rox (@MadeinRox). I’m from Madrid and I’m a maths teacher. I enjoy both numbers and balls of yarn equally: actually, they are two passions with a lot in common. I love to innovate, keep learning, and above all, create. Therefore, as a consequence, I am going to share this DenimBag pattern, which is one of my most recent creations, with you. In the step by step pattern instructions I show you how to make a crochet backpack with 6 balls of Love Denim. Although I do have various bags, I always use…

Men also sew, and furthermore, they do it very well. Meet Toni Roviró and get to know his sewing story

toni sew a ahorts

Men also sew, and furthermore, they do it very well. And to prove our point we want to present you to Toni Roviró, a young music teacher and sewing enthusiast. Toni takes part in our Family & Katia Fabrics section, and explains how important the family has been throughout his recent sewing adventure. We met him in person at the First Family & Katia Fabrics get together last March, and we can assure you that it is a total pleasure to see his seams and finished edges. Men also sew, by Toni Roviró Hi! My name is Toni Roviró from…

Boho Crochet Dreamcatcher by Lindsey Sophie: Decorate your home with this pattern for beginners

Crochet Dreamcatcher

Hi all, my name is Lindsey Sophie (@lindseysophie) and today I have a boho crochet dreamcatcher for you. I personally love Ibiza style and I’m totally into boho vibes, which is why I like to crochet dreamcreatchers with feathers and ribbons. Consequently when Katia invited me for Katia Lovers, I decided to try something else: a dreamcatcher with pom poms. This pattern is quite simple and suitable for beginners who know the basic crochet stitches, such as single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. We will also use the popcorn stitch, which will be explained in a video tutorial.…

Lace Knit shawl by Valentinasknits: Knit this diamond and flower design with only one ball of Silk Degradé

openswork shawl

Hey… we want to share a secret with you… Valentina Bogdanova from @valentinasknits believes that every woman has a small secret. Furthermore, this Russian knitter based in Austria affirms that we all have a little mysterious something that makes us special. Just like her spectacular lace knit Shawl Taina, which literally means “secret” in Russian? For this reason, Valentina is proposing a sumptuous design inspired by diamonds and flowers. Discover the enigmatic colour range and the delicate lace stitches hidden within this feminine triangular knit shawl. And of course, enjoy the sensational silk whilst you knit the Tiana Shawl with only one ball of Silk…