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How to knit with circular needles: advantages, tips and patterns to knit seamless accessories

knit with circular needles

Are you a bit nervous about knitting with straight needles? Do you suffer when you have to sew the parts of a knitted garment together? If your answers are affirmative, we recommend that you learn to knit with circular needles. The advantages of these knitting needles joined to a cable are numerous. As a result, more and more knitters are only using circular needles. One key reason is that they are so convenient and comfortable to work with. Furthermore, you don’t need to turn the work at the end of a row. They promote a more relaxed body and arm…

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…

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…

11 new Katia yarns to enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls this Autumn Winter 2019-2020

new Katia yarns

Stop the summer crochet or knit project you are working on for a moment and take note. Here are another 11 new Autumn Winter 2019-2020 Katia yarns! In our last post we introduced you to the 6 new yarns from Concept by Katia. Furthermore, we launched a prize giveaway (after reading this post you can visit the previous post and take part!). However, there are still many more novelties to come! But for now, if you enjoy making projects with only 1 or 2 balls of yarn, stay with us to discover these 11 new Katia yarns. New Katia Yarns…

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…

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…

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.…

Learn how to sew a zipper. We show you how with these step by step toiletry bag instructions

We are continuing our sewing classes, and this time it’s the turn of a technique that you are going to use for a multitude of projects: how to sew a zipper. To make the class as useful as possible we are going to show you how to apply a zip whilst making a toiletry bag from scratch. With this technique you will be able to make toiletry bags, bags, backpacks and many other accessories that have a zipper fastening. Later on we will also show you how to insert other types of zips including inserted zips, invisible zips and zips…

Basic guide to macramé knots to create 10 modern decorative and fashion accessory projects

macramé knots

Enjoy Original Macramé and the magic of macramé! Combine different knots and yarn lengths to create 10 modern decorative and fashion accessory projects. Learn how to make the basic macramé knots with the help of our step by step videos. Each project is explained in a clear and simple way. The instructions include information about materials, knots employed, measurements, descriptions and illustrations of each step. 10 Original DIY Macramé Projects Get the Original Macramé PDF and enjoy making 4 different plant hangers, a pair of matching cushions, a handbag, a spectacular circular lamp with fringing or an ethnic bracelet and…

Learn how to sew a hooded sweatshirt with a spiky crest. See the video with step by step instructions

sew a hooded sweatshirt

Sew a hooded sweatshirt is a much easier task to do than you might realise, even including the lined hood with a crest and the kangaroo pocket. This is why we want to show you how to make it in an afternoon, from the comfort of your own home. With this step by step video tutorial. Yes, you have heard correctly, this is a project that can be easily made in just half a day, including both the cutting out and the sewing. How to sew a hooded sweatshirt with a crest We have chosen the amusing wintery igloo and…