Fabricville Newsletter – Loungewear Edition
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.


What is loungewear? Any and everything that is easy to wear, relaxed and comfortable. The kind of clothes that we wear during the weekend and that we don’t want to give up on Monday mornings. To hang out at home, what’s better than to wrap ourselves up in warm and comfortable clothes. Loungewear is perfect to have a date with the sofa to watch a movie or read a good book.

Off-duty dressing usually involves easy and comfortable layers like supersoft tees, hoodies, henley shirts, tunic tops, jogger pants and leggings. This year, we can find loungewear in neutral colours such as grey, black and navy as well as pastels and fun colourful prints. Comfort is the only rule to loungewear!

I’ve assembled there a few examples to illustrate the latest loungewear trends for men, women and children.













For my loungewear outfit, I decided to sew a pair of joggers and a sweatshirt. These are two simple but very comfortable clothing items!

For the pants, I’ve chosen the Vanessa fluid pants pattern from Jalie. This sewing pattern is extremely well designed and easy to sew. For the fabric, I’ve chosen one of my favourite fabrics, the Winter Jersey. This pattern is a must if you like comfortable and versatile pants. I can see myself making many more pairs!

The pattern for the top is Burda 6406 that I’ve decided to sew in SOFTEE French terry. I like this sewing pattern because it is extremely easy and quick to sew.




This great bobbin organizer consists of six trays that hold securely five bobbins each, for a total of 30 bobbins. The six stackable trays are made of a flexible plastic that secures any type of bobbin. I like this bobbin tower because it keeps my bobbins neatly organized and it lets me see all of my thread colours at a glance.


Proper pressing is essential to achieve beautifully finished sewing projects. All the good seamstresses will tell you that we probably spend as much time pressing than sewing! This pressing tool has a double purpose. On one side, it’s a point presser. It is the ideal tool to open seam with your iron, for collars and facings. On the other side, it’s a tailor’s clapper. It is very useful to flatten seam in bulky fabrics such as melton and denim.


This magnetic pin caddy bracelet adapts to all wrist sizes. It’s the ideal accessory to keep your pins nearby while you’re sewing.





By Chantal Lapointe for Fabricville © 2019 All rights reserved.


11 thoughts on “Fabricville Newsletter – Loungewear Edition”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Your newsletter is getting better and better!

  2. Anne Whitney says:

    This is so much better than the paper mail out flyers. Thus comes more frequently and has more information.

  3. Christiane Martel says:

    J’ai beaucoup aimé les nouveautés.

  4. Wendy Watt-Visintini says:

    My first newsletter from you and I loved it! It was great that you included a bunch of patterns for your theme item and also included some fabric ideas. I look forward to more newsletters. I will file this newsletter for future reference when I want to sew some loungewear. Thanks again!

  5. Bonnie says:

    Loved the way you showed all the patterns you could use for the lounge wear. Often see a sewing project to do but then, to find the patterns is such a task with too many books to go through.

  6. Micheline Poulin says:

    J’aimerais savoir si le mannequin pour couture sera bientôt en vente. Car j’aimerais fabriquer mes propres vêtements mais sans mannequin s’est plus difficile.

    J’aime bien fabriqueville pour les tissus de courtepointe ainsi que les patrons.

  7. This is an excellent idea! Loved the pattern and fabric suggestions in sleep wear as well as the product ideas and their use. The latter bring your attention to new products that sewers may not be aware of their availability. I’m really looking forward to next month’s newsletter. A job well done!

    Thank you,
    Priscilla Kovacs, Nova Scotia

  8. carolle bourque says:

    j ai bien aimée merci

  9. Francine provost says:

    Pouvez vous me dire si vous avez un cours de couture qui va commencer au mois avril comme costume de bain

    1. Helena for KnitWiz says:

      Bonjour Francine: Le calendrier de nos cours pour le mois d’avril n’est pas encore fixé. N’oubliez pas de vous inscrire à notre liste de diffusion par courriel afin de recevoir toutes les nouvelles à propos des soldes et cours à venir.

  10. Claudia Demers says:

    I would like to know what pattern is pictured in the second frame from the top. I cannot seem to find it anywhere.

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