Posts Tagged‘sewing’

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…

Let’s sew with the new Halloween collection: how to make a monster cushion with sounds

monster cushion tutorial

Hi, I’m Ekaterina and for my blog Diyctators.com I create easy to follow instructions for DIY  children’s clothes that are fashionable and practical with a playful extra, that every kid loves. My two sons are my biggest inspiration. They guide me to extraordinary and cool ideas through their fantasy. Since my first experience with Katia Fabrics, I am in love with the great modern prints and the child-friendly quality. The way the tissues look in a single piece of clothes is as great as in a whole kiddo`s outfit. I’ve already sewn a pair of cute baby accessories and a…

Have fun this season with the new ready to sew and enjoy cushion panels. 1 panel = 4 cushions

Foxes panel

One of the most amusing novelties for this season is the cushion panel. Each panel comes ready to be cut, sewn, filled and enjoyed. Make 3 or 4 character or animal cushions to decorate your room using only 1 panel. We have 5 models in two of our key fabrics; poplin and jersey. You will not be able to stop hugging these soft fabrics on cooler winter nights. Monsters, owls, bats and foxes are the protagonists featured on these original cushion panels. In the sewing world, this is a very easy project suitable for beginners. It is very quick to…

10 sewing tips for beginners you should know before you start sewing

Are you learning to sew and looking for some useful tips to help you achieve the best results with your sewing machine? Then look no further. In today’s post we have compiled a list of 10 sewing Tips for beginners. Sewing is an art, in fact it borders on the magical when a piece of fabric is transformed into something useful, beautiful, and furthermore, made by you. Progress from basic designs to more advanced creations whilst learning new techniques along the way that will help improve your results. We are going to share 10 tips for beginners that are going…

7 amusing animal print fabrics to sew with

Animal prints fabrics

We love animal print fabrics and so do the kids. In fact, we wanted to include this amusing and cheerful genre on many of our fabrics right from our first collection. As a result we’ve been accompanied by lions, surikatas, penguins, polar bears, birds, fish and many more. You can combine these prints with solid colour garments, or try an overall look for a more daring approach. Moreover, they offer a different way of adding an animal touch to our handmade wardrobe. 7 amusing animal print fabrics to sew with For the spring / summer 2019 collection we have added…

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.…

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…

7 backpack, bag, messenger bag and toiletry case patterns to sew using our most resistant fabric: Canvas

bag canvas lobsters

Backpacks, bags, messenger bags and toiletry cases: the key accessories for the spring/summer season. Furthermore, sew the ones you like best using our canvas fabrics. There are also 12 new cheerful and summery print designs to compliment your look. Canvas is our most resistant fabric. It is made from 100% cotton and weighs 215g/m2. In addition, it is a cool fabric with a lot of body, the perfect choice for accessory sewing projects like backpacks, bags, messenger bags or toiletry cases. In fact, you can effortlessly show off a new beach bag this summer using our patterns and their easy…