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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…

What to crochet in summer? 10 free crochet patterns to make ponchos, shawls, beach wraps, bikinis…

Free crochet patterns

Summer holidays are for resting, enjoying and relaxing whilst crocheting! That’s why we are proposing 10 free crochet patterns to pack in your summer suitcase. Thus you can make an impression on the beach, by the swimming pool, on the campsite… Ponchos, shawls, vests, beach wraps, bikinis… They are all simple and easy crochet projects that you can take with you anywhere. Furthermore, you only need one ball of Silk Degradé, Funny Rainbow, Soleil, Funny Rainbow Star or Jaipur Cake cake type yarn to crochet the majority of these projects. There’s no doubt that these balls of cake yarn are…

10 easy crochet tops for women: basic, classic, openwork, floral, zigzag…

easy crochet tops

Which garment is essential, quick and easy to crochet? The summer top! There’s no doubt that jerseys, vests or crochet tops are pleasant projects. At Katia we want you to be able to relax and enjoy yourself whilst knitting or crocheting, especially if you are on holiday. Therefore, we are proposing a selection of 10 different crochet tops for women, but all so easy to make. Furthermore, if you do decide to make one of them, remember that all of our patterns are available (to buy or for free) in a downloadable PDF format on our website. You can also…

5 Kids Fashion Trends for Summer 2019: The coolest and most amusing handknit garments for kids

The school year is at an end and the kids are already dreaming about the summer holidays. We have to admit that we also looking forward to the sun, sea and ice cream. Therefore, on this occasion we are going to show you our 5 coolest and most amusing Kids Fashion Trends for Summer 2019. And, as you already know, you can knit all of them thanks to our Katia Kids 89 magazine. 5 Kid’s Fashion Trends We invite you to take a stroll along the coast. Discover the simplicity of sailor style sweaters and the fun of tops with…

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…

4 Summer 2019 Hand Made Knit and Crochet Fashion Trends: stripes, oversize, asymmetry and simple details

summer trends 2019

Knitting and crocheting are in fashion again this summer. In fact, you can find them on the catwalks of important international brands such as Chloé, Oscar de la Renta or Sonia Rykiel. Additionally, we spotted some delicate macramé details on the Ports 1961 catwalk. But, what are the trends in the hand made knitting and crocheting world? We’ve already talked about the openwork eyelet stitches knitted with two needles, the key technique for this season. But Katia offers much more! Stripes, oversize, asymmetry and simple details are our 4 summer 2019 Knitting and Crocheting Trends. Discover the personality of pullovers…

Women’s sewing patterns for summer: Shirt dresses, oriental style blouses and much more

pleat woman dress

When the good weather arrives, all true sewing lovers get the urge to sew cool, comfortable women’s patterns, and better still if they are fashionable ones. Shirt dresses, oriental style blouses or smocks are our favourites. Therefore, we are going to give you a few ideas to unleash your imagination. So you can start thinking right now about the clothes you are going to make for your summer wardrobe. We recommend using poplin and jersey fabrics. However, not forgetting about the awesome novelty of the season; our lightweight denim fabric, with that special washed blue handle. Women’s sewing patterns for…

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…

Lace stitch patterns: learn the key techniques to knit this selection of tops, shawls, boleros, vests…

Lace stitch

Fresh, lightweight and perfect for your Spring-Summer projects. Learn everything about the key technique of the season: lace stitch knitted on two needles. Discover the beauty of the simplest of motifs as well as more elaborate lace stitches. We propose a selection of tops, vests, boleros and shawls in all kinds of lace eyelet stitches. Of course, you can count on us to show you the key techniques to knit lace stitches so you can make your own comfortable and sophisticated fashion garments. This spring enjoy one of the most spectacular, elegant and addictive knitting techniques. All over eyelets 🎁…

First get together: Family & Katia Fabrics: A presentation of the new SS19 collection and sewing workshop

family & katia fabrics

Emotion, excitement, nerves and a lot of hard work behind our first “Family & Katia Fabrics” encounter. We presented the new SS19 collection and taught a beautiful tote bag sewing workshop. On the 23rd of March, which coincided with the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges, we spent a very entertaining morning. Surrounded by fabrics, seams and laughter. 11 guests, accompanied by their families, joined us and enjoyed taking part in a different kind of event full of creativity. On the table waiting for us were a number of beautiful handmade fabric bags. Made from our “MAGIC DREAM” poplin, which included…