Posts Tagged‘kids’

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…

Sewing classes: Learn how to make a French seam

french seam

It’s the turn of the French seam in our sewing classes. A technique to join pieces together that doesn’t require the fabric edges to be neatened with a zigzag stitch. With this method you can sew neat and polished seams. It is a technique that is often used for fine fabrics, like our poplins, and infant clothing. This way we avoid direct contact of the seam with the skin in garments such as blouses or dresses. To do this type of sewing you will need two left over pieces of fabric, pins, fabric scissors and a sewing machine. We have…

Christmas fabrics and patterns to sew during the holiday season

Christmas fabrics and sewing patterns

The festive holidays and a welcome break are just around the corner. You must be looking forward to them, right? So why not take the opportunity to get inspired by our Christmas fabrics and patterns from the Xmas Coming collection. Even though you will have a million other plans, you will surely want to disconnect and relax a little at your sewing table. Just think how special it is to give gifts that have been made by you. They will definitely be unique gifts full of love. Our two prints include Christmas trees and geometrically shaped polar bears in a…

4 Tips for sewing with stretch materials like jersey and sweatshirt fabric

SWEATER OR JERSEY

In today’s post we are going to explain how to successfully sew fabrics like jersey and sweatshirt. With these recommendations you’ll see that sewing knit fabrics is much easier than you think. These days jersey t-shirt fabrics and sweatshirt fabrics are on trend with people who sew. This is thanks to them being so comfortable to wear and easy to sew, when you follow a few guidelines whilst working with them. The range of elastic fabrics available is very varied depending on their composition. However, they all have something in common, they do not unravel. Our jersey and sweatshirt fabrics…

The best sewing patterns for beginners. The magic of starting to sew!

sewing patterns for beginners

When starting to sew it’s normal that you might have some doubts or make the odd mistake. We learn from our mistakes, and in this case from the practical action of sewing, because the more you sew the better you get. In order to help you work with the best of ease in this marvellous world of handmade things, the beginners sewing patterns are going to be your best friend. We are the first ones to acknowledge that learning to sew can be a long process. Here at Katia Fabrics we want to accompany you, step by step, throughout this…

Are you a unicorn fan? Then the UNICORNS collection is for you

unicorns collection sewing patterns

If you like sewing and Unicorns don’t let the new UNICORNS collection be missing from your sewing table this season. There are two poplin fabrics and one jersey fabric, which can be combined together, for sewing “fantastic” garments and accessories. This mythological creature has recently become a favourite figure of many girls, and older age groups too. It is sweet, colourful and appears in an infinite number of stories and legends. We wanted to use this collection to make a small tribute to this unique creature known as a Unicorn. Enjoy our Unicorns Universe! UNICORNS collection In the UNICORNS Universe…

Get acquainted with the Farmers and Forest Universes designed by Lady Desidia for the Katia Fabrics Autumn Winter 18/19 collection

lady desidia farmers forest

Autumn is already under way. The perfect season for walking through the woods, having picnics and enjoying nature. The Farmers and Forest collections are our most autumnal fabric universes. Eight prints designed by the well known illustrator Lady Desidia. Fabrics that carry you away to her special world full of colour and fantasy. Vanessa Borrell, who we find behind the Lady Desidia brand, has successfully portrayed the essence of autumn in each one of her designs. Enjoy sewing the new Autumn Winter 2018/2019 patterns with the poplin, jersey and sweat fabrics that embody this look. Forest Universe. Lady Desidia We…

Dungaree romper and hat SAL. Join the group and sew along with our tutorials!

coser peto bebe

We present our first SAL featuring a baby dungaree romper and hat set. Don’t you know what a SAL is? Don’t worry because we are going to explain it to you right now. SAL comes from the term “sewing along” which means a sewing project that is carried out with other people at the same time within a determined period of time. It’s something you can do from the comfort of your own home while sharing progress and any questions you might have with the rest of the participants from all over the world. Above all it’s a place where…