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December 5, 2022 by Barbara Emodi

There’s a story here.

At the beginning of every new season blog post I am pretty sure I begin with saying the same thing.

November 10, 2022 by Yvette Chilcott

Sewing is my passion!  I love to sew garments, but only use patterns that suit “my style”.  With fall just around the corner, my sewing thoughts moved to sewing cozy.

November 4, 2022 by Patricia Parsons

I think I’m something of an anomaly among sewing enthusiasts. I don’t believe in hoarding fabric. I have no fabric stash. I can’t stand the idea of all that beautiful fabric just sitting around waiting for me to turn it into something wearable.

November 1, 2022 by Melanie for Following The Thread

For this project for the Fabricville blog, after much deliberation I finally chose to use this 21 wale printed corduroy.

October 26, 2022 by Claudine Gauvin

Choice of project

When I was younger, my mother worked in a coat and hat shop. Furs, leathers, alpaca, wool, we found all the noble and chic materials there.

October 13, 2022 by Max Donos

Cooler weather

It is when the air gets crispier, bringing outrageous colors in the foliage, the light gets warmer, bathing everything in shades of sorbet, and the nights get longer, freeing me to conceive and birth sewing projects, that I get truly excited.

by Sara Dagenais

I recently had the privilege of attending an event at the Laval Fabricville for the launch of their new Fall fabric collection. It was definitely

October 6, 2022 by Chantal Lapointe

Fit for every day, joggers are a style of casual pants that have become very popular in recent years. Their main appeal is that they provide high-end comfort and can be easily dressed up or down.

October 1, 2022 by Fabricville

Hello Fall!

Throughout the year, more and more people have returned to the office which has made it essential to plan a work wardrobe. And yes, the time has finally come. But more importantly, we can entertain family and friends, much to everyone’s delight.

July 8, 2022 by Margaux Villiet

I was craving flowers, on this beautiful summer day. I got very inspired by this fabric. The need for a classy but breezy dress came upon me. I opted for the Rosie dress, by Sew Over It, a British indie brand that specializes in vintage looking patterns.

May 31, 2022 by Melanie for Following The Thread
For my latest Spring/Summer Fabricville project, I decided to make a dress! I found this glorious cotton, Honey Bloom, designed by Laura C Mayer for FIGO Northcott fabric. I matched it up with Butterick 6725, since with a crisp quilting cotton, I always prefer a design that has no gathering or drape. A sleek pattern takes advantage of the qualities of a cotton and so this dress, with panels and a slight A-line skirt, seemed perfect.
by Abby Christens

I first noticed the milkmaid dress trend last summer, and when I saw this gorgeous cotton viscose print I knew it would be a perfect match for the Dream Frock pattern by Lydia Naomi.

April 21, 2022 by Fabricville

Spring is back and with it arrives newness, as well as trends from last season.  Now we can feel a wave of freshness in our daily lives, as well as in our wardrobes.

April 1, 2022 by Chantal Lapointe

For this spring, I wanted something classic with a twist. In the last few years, I’ve been trying to sew a sustainable closet. What is more classic and timeless than a shirtdress?

March 19, 2022 by Patricia Parsons

Is it spring yet? Every year, we welcome autumn, with its promise of cozy sweaters and fireplaces, but by the time March rolls around, all we can do is dream of warmer weather.

March 18, 2022 by Barbara Emodi

Always, always I choose a fabric then decide what I want to make. Essentially I think the fabric itself knows what it wants to be, and it is just my job to listen.

March 10, 2022 by Yvette Chilcott

SPRING, come on in!  I’m ready with Jalie’s Maxime!  Windproof, cozy fleece lining, a hood and clever 2-way pockets, I’ll celebrate your arrival, Spring!

March 9, 2022 by Sara Dagenais

A Western shirtdress is reminiscent of your favorite comfortable denim shirt, and is perfect for everyday occasions. Shirtdresses are by far my favorite make, I probably own every pattern available. I love the style, the fit and the versatility of these dresses.

March 8, 2022 by Max Donos

In the depths of winter, one could always dream of sun, warmth, beautiful times and enchanting destinations.

March 4, 2022 by Claudine Gauvin

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Pour ma première confection du printemps et pour avantager ma silhouette voluptueuse,  j’ai opté pour ce modèle de chemisier fluide.  Il tombe juste sous les hanches et j’aime beaucoup l’imprimé de mon tissu qui n’est pas trop chargé. Ce vêtement comporte un col avec bande, un empiècement avec pli au dos, une bande de boutonnage devant, des poches sur la poitrine, des manchettes et des fentes latérales.

September 29, 2021 by Fabricville

The events of the past year have not stopped the fashion world from spinning, inspiring trends for the 2021 fall/winter season. Let Fabricville guide you through the latest styles, the essential fabrics and the wardrobe must-haves for the upcoming season.

June 9, 2021 by Yvette Chilcott

Summer sewing with Fabricville is FUN sewing!

Disclaimer:  In exchange for writing this post I chose to work with these patterns and fabrics.  The fabric was supplied by Fabricville, and the patterns were supplied by Jalie, all at no charge to me.  

May 6, 2021 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Quand j’ai voulu me coudre un vêtement avec la collection printemps-été de Fabricville, j’ai hésité entre une robe et une chemise. J’ai déjà quelques robes et peu de chemises alors finalement le choix s’est fait de lui-même ! Maintenant que j’avais choisi le vêtement, il me fallait le tissu, ou plutôt le motif de tissu.

April 5, 2021 by Claudine Gauvin

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Avec l’arrivée du printemps, j’avais envie d’une longue jupe qui pourrait se porter en toute occasion. J’ai réalisé le modèle A du patron Butterick B6736. 

by Chantal Lapointe

Spring is finally here, and I was in the mood for a new pair of crisp cotton pyjamas. In Fabricville’s latest Spring flyer, I was immediately drawn to the animal print cotton poplin collection. My inspiration came from a pair of Ralph Lauren leopard-print pyjamas that I had been eyeing for a while.

by Barbara Emodi

This last year, strange year that it has been, I have fallen in love with bamboo fabrics. Maybe hard times increase the need for feeling something soft. Maybe it was time for me to focus on a new fiber and learn about it. I don’t know.

March 30, 2021 by Patricia Parsons

Fashion trends come and go, but style is forever, at least according to Yves St. Laurent, who, in 1975, said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” But if you are a follower of fashion, you’ll know that the great Coco Chanel expressed the same opinion years earlier when she famously said, “Fashion changes―style remains.” There are some “trends” that never leave us, which is what puts them in the style category. One of those is stripes.

March 15, 2021 by Max Donos

Celebrating springtime

This was a long winter. With the world on pause, we persevered to abide by the public health guidelines, we stayed home, we interacted with family and friends virtually, we teleworked.

March 10, 2021 by Sara Dagenais

Sewing for the in-between seasons can be tricky. I say that because in Québec there are only two seasons: really cold and really hot. I love Spring and Fall, but they seem to last for only a few weeks! That is why I love coordinates, you can mix and match the different pieces and add layers as needed.

February 22, 2021 by Sara @ Birdz of a Feather

When I first realized that Fabricville carries Tunisian crochet hooks, I couldn’t wait to try something new! I’ve always wanted to learn Tunisian crochet.

December 2, 2020 by Fabricville

Winter is upon us! Even on the days where the sun is warm enough to fight of some of that chill, there’s no escaping the cold! On the bright side, the change of season means we get to dress nice and warm in a new coat and head outside for strolls in the snow. Pandemic or not, the crisp, fresh air is great for the mind and soul, and it gives us one more reason to savour every minute we get to spend outdoors!

November 20, 2020 by Max Donos

Long, insulated, hooded and water repellent – that’s what we were looking for in a fall raincoat. Fabricville came to the rescue with an excellent proposition for fabric – pattern combination. It was dark red soft shell and Burda 6596, with red separating zipper. Other notions included Gutermann 420 dark red thread and Unique double fold bias 6mm tape in dark red. 

November 2, 2020 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

Fall is already at our door, it is time to put away all the fun sun dresses, shorts, short sleeve tops and pull out our warm and cozy wardrobe. Each new season, I like to make myself a new outerwear garment, for me, it is a good way to begin a new season!

by Melanie for Following The Thread

For my Fall project, I decided to make a Jalie set — two patterns from their spring release but made Fall-friendly! I chose to make the Jalie Bianca (a pattern I’ve been eyeing for a while now) in Feather Wale Corduroy — I chose Eggplant, but there are tons of colours to choose from in this beautiful fabric.

by Barbara Emodi

Some sewists start with an idea, some with a pattern, but I start with the fabric. 

I browse and feel the fabric (these days in my mask, trying hard to keep my glasses from fogging up) and I decide what my hands want to work with.

October 14, 2020 by Sara Dagenais

Hello fellow sewists,

Fall is my favorite season because it is not too hot, not too cold and simply beautiful during foliage.

by Claudine Gauvin

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Inspiration et choix du patron

J’aime l’élégance et la prestance des tenues de Kate Middleton. Le style de la belle duchesse de Cambridge m’a inspiré pour mon projet d’automne. J’aurai moi aussi une robe-manteau, mais dans une version plus “cozy”.

by Patricia Parsons

I’m usually a standard-bearer for slow sewing. I love those long projects like little French Jackets with hand-inserted linings and all that hem-line chain. I also love the process of making tailored shirts that I can work on over a period of weeks.

July 6, 2020 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Quand est venu le temps de coudre pour l’été, je me suis demandée ce que je voudrais coudre. Je suis allée faire un tour sur le site de Fabricville et je suis tombée en amour avec ce tissu qu’il me fallait absolument ! Puis, je me suis demandée si je voulais me faire un haut ou un bas avec ce tissu et quand je suis tombée sur ce patron de jupe McCall’s M7606, j’ai su que ce serait le match parfait!

June 17, 2020 by Fabricville

Celebrate Earth Day every day! Knowing that every little change in our behaviour and habits counts, we love all ideas that express our creativity while limiting our ecological footprint. We`ve gathered here are a few eco-friendly projects made by our bloggers and we hope they inspire you to take action in your daily life.

by Marie-Claude Lavigueur

Avec la pandémie nous passons plus de temps à la maison, à cuisiner entre autres. C’est le moment parfait pour coudre un tablier afin de protéger nos vêtements des éclaboussures.

June 9, 2020 by Barbara Emodi

Every spring Jalie releases a new batch of patterns, and every year I see more and more of what I would describe as wearable basics/classics in the line. I generally pick a few patterns to try and after I see other sewists

June 3, 2020 by Patricia Parsons

What comes immediately to your mind when someone says “little black dress”? Do you think classic style? Maybe Audrey Hepburn? Or maybe you think fun and funky?

by Sara @ Birdz of a Feather

Right before the lockdown, I got some beautiful fabric (Nature Garden – Trellis in Aqua) determined to make a new lampshade for a thrifted lamp base.

by Sylvia

It’s refreshing to finally be out of the winter season and fully some sleeveless garments. Today I’ll be sharing my first sleeveless garment of the spring/summer season!

by Yvette Chilcott

Hi, I’m Yvette, a guest blogger!  Usually I’m at www.sewwhatyvette.com.  Hasn’t THIS been a Spring to go down in the history books?  Spring weather has finally arrived,  so I’m celebrating Spring and Summer Fabrics with Jalie patterns with Fabricville fabrics.

May 1, 2020 by Claudine Gauvin

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

La tunique

J’ai toujours aimé les tuniques. Elles s’agencent bien à un jean ou à un beau pantalon et donnent un look moderne. Dès que j’ai vu ce patron Vogue no 9305, j’ai eu un coup de cœur. Ce petit volant sur l’ourlet avant est d’une simplicité trompeuse. L’assemblage peut paraître compliqué mais il se fait en un tournemain. Une seule courte couture maintient la section latérale inférieure à la section supérieure.

April 27, 2020 by Melanie for Following The Thread


What better to do while you are required to stay home than tackle a more complicated sewing project? Well, fortunately for me, I’d received this Vogue 1671 and this absolutely glorious viscose poplin as my latest Fabricville blogger project just before this lockdown started. So I had a more difficult project waiting for me!

April 20, 2020 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

This new project for the blog was coming on point, I was beginning to think about my spring & summer sewing plan. What better project to start with than the perfect 1950’s vintage style sun dress?

by Max Donos

Inspiration for a classic wide-legged trousers

The coming of springtime lifts the heavy burden of winter and fills us with the expectation of sunshine, warmth and relaxing time outdoors. Therefore, our sewing means lightweight materials, lighter colours and more relaxed silhouettes.

March 31, 2020 by Sara @ Birdz of a Feather

There’s still two weeks until Easter. So today I have not one, but two adorable Easter bunny ideas for you! I started with the idea of creating a wreath to hang on the front door using this oval wooden embroidery hoop as the frame.

March 26, 2020 by Fabricville

Although you may be spending more time indoors these days, we know your mind is busy planning your next creative project. We hope this Look Book inspires your sewing projects this season! Happy sewing!

March 11, 2020 by Sara Dagenais

Hello dear fabric lovers and sewing enthusiasts,

Spring is almost here! And with each new season comes the need for a new jacket!

December 20, 2019 by Kris for Sewnotes

Hello Fabricville Friends!

It’s been quite some time!  I recently started a new job and it has been keeping me busy and on my toes, which has meant a little less time spent in my sewing room. 

December 17, 2019 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

This fall I was feeling up for a sewing vintage fashion challenge. Therefore, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and transform a 1930’s dress into a dress coat! Vogue V9127, is a great design that can be easily altered into a coat, which is wonderful!

December 5, 2019 by Sara @ Birdz of a Feather

I recently took a course on needle felting; something I’ve always wanted to learn! When I discovered that Fabricville carries wool roving, I was excited to practice the techniques I had learned and design my own project. Fabricville has an awesome selection of colours of wool roving and tools by Clover.

by Max Donos

How do you survive a Canadian 6-months long winter in style ? And if you are not a snow bird?

November 15, 2019 by Sylvia

Hello everyone!

Don’t you love it when you make or find a garment that you can wear through all seasons? Well, I think I just made one and I am excited to share it with you.

November 14, 2019 by Fabricville

Between the beautiful sunny days of fall and the holiday season is the month of November. At this time of year, my main concern is to stay warm in style. What better way than with cozy knits? There is something comforting about being wrapped up a giant pullover or soft cardigan on a crisp fall day.

November 8, 2019 by Barbara Emodi

My mother used to talk about car coats, loose thigh length half coat/ half jackets suitable for dashing out of the house on errands, which in my life most often means driving down to the Fabricville at the bottom of my street for supplies.

October 25, 2019 by Sara Dagenais

Hello fellow sewists!

Fall is here with its beautiful colours, cool weather, and Halloween! I have been having a blast making my kids’ costumes over the years, and for the first time, at my children’s request, I made myself a matching costume!

October 16, 2019 by Melanie for Following The Thread

My latest Fabricville blogger’s project is the cat’s meow! I used McCalls 7992, a Laura Ashley pattern, and added this Cat Happy Printed Cotton (SKU WR704-014) to come up with a dress that is just purr-fect.

September 27, 2019 by Fabricville

Fall has a way of sneaking up on us. Slowly but surely, the temperature is cooling and soon the leaves will start turning. And if you’re a fashion lover, you will want to greet the chill in the air by updating your wardrobe.

August 30, 2019 by Fabricville

It’s already time to think about our Fall and Winter wardrobe. We need to face the fact: summer will soon be over. The silver lining to a change in season is that we can spoil ourselves by filling our closet with new clothes.

August 20, 2019 by Sylvia

Have you ever been in the middle of a project and realize that it is just not going to work out? That’s how I felt when I was working on my most recent project for the Fabricville blog.

July 16, 2019 by Fabricville

To celebrate summer’s arrival, why not sew yourself a new dress? This year, there are a lot of options that you will want to wear from morning until night, at work or on vacation. To help you navigate through this season’s many trends, I offer you two tips to help you pick the right style for you.

July 11, 2019 by Sara @ Birdz of a Feather

Comfy lounging is a priority to me no matter what time of year. As soon as my work day ends, I can’t wait to put on the most comfortable clothing so I can chillax for the remainder of the day!

June 13, 2019 by Barbara Emodi

Of all the new Jalies I made this spring I think I had most fun making the Michelle summer dress.

June 4, 2019 by Max Donos

Treating your father only takes a few meters of cotton poplin, a simple pattern and 5 hours of leisurely sewing. 

May 28, 2019 by Sylvia

Hello everybody,

I am excited to share my first Spring Fabricville project with you. This time, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and use a fabric type that I have never sewn with before and I loved it!

by Barbara Emodi

I made the new Jalie Simone wide-legged pants and the Gisele round neck top as a set for comfortable travelling.

May 24, 2019 by Fabricville

Spring has finally sprung! For this spring edition of the newsletter, I wanted to talk to you about a trend that has been going strong for a few seasons now: the jumpsuit.

May 22, 2019 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Je n’ai, de ce que je me rappelle, jamais porté de jumpsuit auparavant. Et je n’avais pas le projet d’en porter une non plus. Mais c’était sans compter sur ma BFF de couture qui a réussi à me convaincre de m’en coudre une.

May 9, 2019 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

Sewing the perfect 1950’s dress

Spring weather gives a fresh slant to fashion. The aim is to look crisp and cool by wearing a refreshing look! As I vintage style fashion lover, I am always looking for inspiration in the fashion trends from the past! For this project, I wanted to create

by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

As I transition into Spring this year, I have something new in mind to guide my pattern choices. I’m actually halfway through my first pregnancy and my wardrobe is actually not maternity friendly.

by Carole Cardinal

A roomy tote bag is the most useful bag in our wardrobe. In this blog post you will find notes and recommendations on how to sew a zippered, lined tote bag along with quick and simple ideas to customize

April 16, 2019 by Melanie for Following The Thread

For my most recent dress for the Fabricville Bloggers Project, I chose this very sweet McCalls 7834, Laura Ashley design. I had my eye on View B (the blue one in the middle) as the most likely to suit me.

by Kris for Sewnotes

Who is ready for Spring?  I know I sure am, it’s definitely been a long winter here.  It is finally nice to see the sun and the snow melting.  The beautiful sunshine has got me thinking about my spring and summer wardrobe. 

April 11, 2019 by Jean Charbonneau

Hello everyone. This is my very first time blogging here so please bear with me.

First a quick background. Although I’ve been dressing up on Halloween over the years, I’ve only been a serious Cosplayer (Costume Player) for about three years.

April 4, 2019 by Claudine Gauvin

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Dès que j’ai vu le patron pour veste Vogue Pattern no 9338, j’ai été conquise par les détails des manches. Le pli, le volant doublé et la longue attache procurent au vêtement un look haute couture et un brin sophistiqué.

March 26, 2019 by Yvette Chilcott

Sewing for Summer Gives me Joy

Sewing for summer brings lightweight, easy-care fabrics and uncomplicated styles to my mind. My idea for this blog post was to choose 1 pattern for a “bottom” and 1 pattern for tops of varying options.

March 18, 2019 by Fabricville

Let’s talk about fashion trends and sewing, more specifically about denim. Denim can be dressed up or down, and no matter what you pair it with, it’s always easy to wear.

March 4, 2019 by Sara Dagenais

Hello dear sewing community!

I am very pleased to once again share my most recent make with you! After 6 wonderful years as a stay-at-home mom, I rejoined the workforce a few months ago.

March 1, 2019 by Fabricville

We continue to hope that Spring will soon be here. To help make the time pass faster, we can start to think about the new fashion trends that will fill our closets this season.

February 21, 2019 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.


Après le blouson (que je mets plus souvent qu’à mon tour, et que j’aime tellement!) que je vous ai présenté au début de l’automne,

January 9, 2019 by Fabricville

A happy new year from all of us at Fabricville. We wish you a year filled with fun sewing projects. Now that the holidays are over, I invite you to kick back and indulge in soft and luxurious loungewear.

November 27, 2018 by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

À la fin de l’été, j’ai été invitée à une soirée de reconnaissance des bénévoles de la ville de LaSalle. Thème : Chalet Chic.
by Virginie Bissinger

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

Pour cette seconde participation à ce blog, il me fallait trouver une pièce automnale. Je suis allée sur le site de Fabricville pour regarder les patrons et mon choix s’est arrêté sur plusieurs options : manteaux, robes, blouses (j’adore les blouses!).

November 23, 2018 by Mélyna for Gorgeously Vintage

Inspiration from the past

I always loved the grace and elegance of vintage fashion, especially the 1930’s to 1950’s. Now, that winter as arrived, I absolutely needed to make a vintage inspired winter outdoor piece for myself.

November 21, 2018 by Sylvia

Hello everybody! I am back to share another classic fall project with y’all. Blazers are such a great transitional piece and as it gets colder, it is time to make one. I had a couple of challenges during this project and I will be sharing those, along with some tips to consider if planning a similar project.

by Max Donos

This project is an investment: in style, in comfort and in your self-esteem. It is a very time-consuming, but deeply satisfying traditional tailoring process.

by Melanie for Following The Thread

Upon seeing this wonderful cotton lycra knit print in the Fabricville online shop, I knew I had to make something that would highlight the scribble print — as a sewing librarian, I have a real weakness for any kind of alphabet/text based print. I used this charming fabric to make my first ever Marcy Tilton pattern, Vogue 9329, which is rated “easy”. 

November 14, 2018 by Fabricville

Winter is soon coming! When the temperature drops, a warm coat and a good pair of boots quickly become a necessity. Would you like to try your hand at sewing outerwear? In this newsletter, you will find everything you need to make your very own winter coat.

November 8, 2018 by Kris for Sewnotes

Hi there, I’m back here on the Fabricville Sewing Blog to share an exciting and beautiful make.  I’m actually wearing my dress right now as I type this up, that is how excited I am to share this with you all.

November 6, 2018 by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

Fall is definitively the best season for fashion lovers! In this post I’ll share this midi length dress I created for the fall blog tour.

October 24, 2018 by Sylvia

I am so thrilled to share my first fall project for Fabricville with you! It is only fitting that my first dress for my favorite season be this gorgeous and classy McCall 7429 number. Everything about this dress is to die for.

by Sara Dagenais

Every year, my favorite sewing project, by far, is my children’s Halloween costumes. I usually start sewing in September, seeing as I have to make three! I took complete advantage of the fact that my kids are still very young, so I got to choose this year’s theme: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

October 16, 2018 by Barbara Emodi

 This fall I decided to get practical. I travel a lot with family all spread out and I decided I really needed something I could wear en route and still wear around when I arrive.

September 6, 2018 by Fabricville

For most parents and kids, September means back-to-school season. For fashion lovers like me, it also means the arrival of new Fall fashion! Fabricville’s buyers sourced the latest trends in fabrics and I can’t wait to share them with you.

August 7, 2018 by Kris for Sewnotes

When I came across the McCalls 7120 dress pattern, I knew I wanted to make view D for a summer dress.  While I was searching for the perfect fabric for this project, I saw this Embroidered Border Cotton fabric in Aqua/Blue and I figured this was the perfect fabric for the vision that I had in mind.