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How to sew waterproof fabric gloves

gloves tutorial

We have been thinking, what projects made with fabrics could be of help for these moments that we are living. Protection is one of the topics that we are most concerned about right now and that is why we have created this tutorial to teach you how to sew fabric gloves. The use of disposable plastic gloves is not sustainable in the long term, on the contrary, the fabrics are washed and can be reused. We have made two types of gloves, one with waterproof fabrics (water-resistant) and the other with our jersey knit fabrics. Follow the step by step…

Amigurumi for Minicrafters: New videos to crochet Easter eggs, chicks and bunnies

Amigurumi for Minicrafters:

Hello, Minicrafter! Does amigurumi inspire you? Do you want to learn but don’t know how to start? Take advantage of these days at home to start this fun technique using our Easter patterns. Anna Jaune, our handicraft teacher at Katia Academy, shows you how to crochet amigurumis in the new video tutorials on our Youtube channel. Let’s learn and have fun with these Amigurumi for Minicrafters videos, no matter how old you are! We are going to crochet some Easter eggs very easily, a lovely little chick and a cute little bunny. Amigurumi for Minicrafters The stitches used are the…

Kids Crafts: Easter Egg Bag 🥚

easter bag tutorial

This Easter we celebrate it at home and we need the best basket to store decorated eggs you can imagine. Our third contribution to this year’s Easter projects is a practical and beautiful fabric egg storage bag. A project that children can carry out by hand sewing with your help. We’ve sewn some fun bunny ears and attached a ribbon so they can be worn comfortably while playing. Choose some cheerful fabrics, thread your needle and get to work. With this same technique, you can create original bags in the shape of a bear, fox or cat. Paint or embroider…

How to easily sew a face mask with fabric 😷

face mask tutorial

We were not sure whether to do this face mask tutorial, we had many doubts since we have received many opinions about it of all kinds. But we believe that if something can help someone, it will already have been worth it. At first, we did not want to do it, but at your requests, we have created a tutorial of homemade fabric mask (non-sanitary) that we hope will be useful and easy to do. WHO recommendations First of all, you should know and follow the following recommendations given by the WHO (World Health Organization) when using any type of…

#KnitAtHome & #CrochetAtHome: Connect with thousands of knit, crochet and sewing lovers

#StayAtHomeKnitting

Our goal is to help people stay at home and make the best of these moments as possible. Therefore, here at Katia we propose to do what you are most passionate about: knit, crochet and sew. We want to encourage you, whatever your present situation, to join thousands of handicraft enthusiasts from all over the world. So let’s see the creations they are sharing on social media networks. You can connect through Facebook, Youtube and Instagram by following the @katiayarns and @katiafabrics accounts. As a result, you will find a very active and mutually supportive community full of creative ideas. We invite you to…

Crafts for children: Sew some cute chickens for Easter 🐔

chicken easter tutorial

We continue to share simple and easy ideas to do these days with children at home. To decorate your home in a different way this Easter we teach you how to make these fun chickens with fabric. Hand sewing with a needle and thread helps improve fine motor skills in children. Always with the supervision of an adult, of course, we do not want those little fingers to be pricked. A craft to do as a family that they will love. It is also filled with cotton and rice to give it extra weight. You can make them in many…

Crafts for children: Make these easy napkin holders without sewing for Easter 🐰

napkin holders diy

All the children deserve a big round of applause these days for how well they are doing not being able to go outside. Our proposal today is a very easy activity that they can do themselves with very few materials and without sewing. Some cute napkin holders shaped like bunny ears 🐰. Make this simple craft and decorate your table in a different way to celebrate Easter. You can make them in many different colors and shapes: flowers, cat ears, hearts, a  birthday crown, etc … This is the first of a series of tutorials made with fabrics but without…

Learn to sew from home with us #sewingathome and you?

sewing at home

Right now being at home is a priority, we want to do our part to help you with your favorite hobby: sewing. That the time you spent at home is fun and allows you to develop your creativity. For our part, in the coming days, we will share through this blog and all our social networks, tutorials, tips and ideas about sewing. The crafts, in general, are therapy, they help you focus and improve patience. They transport you to a state of mindfulness that relaxes your mind, calms you, and makes things flow better. Enjoy sewing and create something special…

Crochet floor cushion by Handmadejolie: Update your home decoration with this trendy square pouffe

Crochet floor cushion

I’m Mariska van der Neut, the designer behind Handmadejolie! Do you remember my free pattern to make a crochet plant pot with Katia Scuby Cotton? If you enjoy making decor ideas, this crochet floor cushion made with Katia Big Ribbon is perfect for your home. My style is mainly natural shades such as white, grey, sand and taupe. I also love to experiment with different types of yarns like Big Ribbon, a XXL tape yarn lighter than t-shirt yarn. For a long time I wanted to design a large square floor pillow. Not a typical pouffe, but more like a mattress cushion. This…

Top-down seamless jumper pattern designed by Valentinasknits for Premium Designers

Top-down seamless jumper

After the great success of the Feinmotorik’s El Diamante Shawl, we are back with a new Premium Designers pattern. If you want to discover independent designers from all over Europe, in this space we share unique designs and exclusive patterns. Learn everything about what inspires these creative minds and let yourself be carried away by the passion for knitting of creators like Valentinasknits. We are very happy to have this talented designer with us again. This time, Valentina Bogdanova has turned our Concept by Katia yarn Ultralight Merino yarn into the Aguacero Sweater. Without a doubt, a beautiful top-down sweater with a…