Dream of a handmade wardrobe with nairamkitty

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Hi, my name is Marian, although I’m better know in the digital world as “nairamkitty“, and I’m delighted to be taking part in the Katia Fabrics blog, even more so because it’s my favourite season of the year, springtime. I’m here to explain to you how it’s possible to create a “handmade wardrobe” and even how you can sometimes combine matching looks with your kids. Handmade wardrobe I’ve been sewing for many years and I can tell you that nearly 80% of my wardrobe consists of garments I’ve made myself. It’s something I really enjoy doing, from choosing the fabric,…

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

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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…

Baby Knickers Tutorial

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Summer is coming and we want to show you the coolest Baby Knickers Tutorial. As well as being really cute, sewing in small scale has a lot of advantages. You use less fabric and you can organise things more easily when it comes to sewing. So that’s why we are proposing this beginners step by step tutorial showing how to sew a pair of baby nappy cover knickers. Baby knickers tutorial This is an easy sewing project. If you still haven’t tried your hand at sewing clothing this is your opportunity to see how that beautiful fabric you’ve been keeping…

5 Gift ideas made by you for Mother’s Day

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What do you think about taking advantage of Mother’s Day to make a gift made by you? Here are 5 ideas that say “happy mother’s day!”with a smile. 5 Gift ideas made by you 1. For those dressmaking mums we suggest this sewing kit to keep all her tools organised and with enough space inside for the fabrics of the project she’s currently working on. It also includes a handle for easy transportation. Furthermore, it comes with a very practical wrist pincushion that your mum will definitely thank you for. Do you feel inspired to make it? If so, all…

Sewing clothes for children is easy with Mónica and our Vintage Universe

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Hi, my name is Mònica and I am more than happy to be a guest today on the Katia Fabrics blog. I am going to show you how sewing clothes for children can be a whole lot of fun. If you already know me you will be well aware that I really like sewing for my own children and that they are lucky to have the majority of their wardrobe sewn for them by their mum. Sewing clothes for children is easy The eldest is 8 years old, Indi is 6 years old and The Olive is 11 months old.…

Learn how to sew a book cover

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We want to celebrate our very first International Book Day with you. And what better way is there than by combining reading and sewing in one. Learn how to sew this easy and attractive fabric book cover with us by following the step by step instructions. You can make it for yourself or as a gift together with that very special book. How to sew a book cover For this tutorial you are going to need the following materials: Exterior fabric: Poplin: Vintage  Swim Interior fabric: Printed poplin: Savana Mint Wadding (if you want it to be soft and spongy)…

Spring Summer 2018 Giveaway! Tell us what is your favorite fabrics and sewing patterns

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How time flies, especially when you’re sewing! It’s already two months since we launched our first collection. We are really happy with the great response that we have been receiving. So this is cause for celebration, and what better way than with a spring giveaway prize draw. It makes us so happy to see all the creations that you have made using out patterns and fabrics. And your opinion is very important to us, therefore we’d love to know what it is that you like best about our first collection. Because we want to count on you so we can…

8 must-have sewing accessories for kids

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What do you think about the idea of the babies and kids having, and playing with, handmade accessories? We love it! And that’s why we want to show you these 8 must-have sewing accessories for kids that you can sew at home. As well as being really cute, sewing tiny accessories for babies and kids are also usually really quick projects to do. This is why they are so great for alternating with other more complicated projects. Sewing accessories for baby 1. Sack, Hat and Mitten Set Pattern This is a great project for both giving as a gift and…

Chita lou puts our Maxi Triangular Bag to the test

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Hello, my name is Sylvia and I’ve never used any sewing patterns made by another person. Which Anonymous Dressmakers meeting, I hear you say: “Hello Sylvia” Joking apart, what I said about the patterns is absolutely true. I’ve been sewing for 17 years and I’ve never used a ready-made sewing pattern. Therefore, I think that this review of the Katia Fabrics Triangular Bag is going to be really useful if, like me, you’ve never used third party patterns, or you don’t have much experience using them. Before I get going, I want to say a big thank you to the…

Learn how to trace and cut the Katia Fabrics sewing patterns

We know that being confronted with so many lines on a sewing pattern can be a little overwhelming. Therefore, in this step by step post, we are giving you all the information that you need to help make it really easy for you to start sewing straight away. Learn the tips and tricks required so you know how to easily trace and cut the Katia Fabrics sewing patterns. As explained in this previous POST, the first thing you have to do is choose the pattern size that fits your measurements best. Tracing and cutting patterns The next step is to trace…