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Make-Alongs

At Fabrications, we know that sewing, knitting, and crafting are more fun when we do them together! Sometimes you need a little guidance through the tricky parts, or simply the motivation to complete a project. Since 2020, we have been hosting sew-alongs, knit-alongs, and quilt-alongs as a fun way to learn new techniques, share ideas, and connect with each other!

Here are a few answers to your FAQs!

  • All of our make-alongs are hosted on our YouTube Channel. Make sure to subscribe and hit the notifications bell to stay in the loop!
  • There is no need to sign up. Our videos are shared publicly and free to watch.
  • Participation is optional! We know everyone works at their own pace, and some people might not be ready to start when we are.
  • Most make-alongs run for about 3-5 weeks depending on the complexity of the project.
  • Videos are filmed LIVE and published within 24 hours for you to catch up or rewind.
  • Typically videos are filmed on a weeknight (EST). Specific dates and times will be shared when make-alongs are announced.
  • If you watch our videos live, you can have specific questions answered in real time. Comments are monitored daily if you think of anything you want to ask at a later time.
  • Kits are often available (online and in the shop), depending on the project. If you prefer to choose your own supplies, our staff can help you find what you will need!

If you want to receive updates on upcoming SALs, QALs, and KALs, you can subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Join our Fabrications Sewcial Group on Facebook, where you can share your photos and find encouragement from our friendly community!

UPCOMING MAKE-ALONGS

Chanterelle Pants Sew-Along

In the warm and humid summer months, a loose elastic-waist pant is a must addition to any wardrobe!  The Chanterelle Pants from Sew Liberated are a great option for this. With their wide leg, cuffed ankle, or shorts version you can be sure to get a good summer pant. 
Join Danielle - our self-proclaimed pant expert - as she sews through the Chanterelle pants. They are marked as “Confident Beginner” so this will be an approachable sew for anyone with a touch of sewing experience. Danielle will also briefly talk about length adjustments and crotch adjustments for the pattern. The other skills that will be covered in the sew-along are pocket placement and elastic waistband attachment. 
For this sew-along you will need:
  • A copy of the pattern. There are two size ranges 0-24 or 22-34
  • The amount of fabric needed for your selected size and style choice 
    • Please note that the back of the pattern does not distinguish between the pant styles. For the most accurate amount of fabric needed for pants look at the instruction booklet. (For pants 3.3 m - 3.7m for shorts, 1.3 m - 1.7 m of fabric)
  • 0.25 m fusible interfacing or 1 m of 1” fusible interfacing tape
  • 2” Elastic (0-16: 1m, 18-34: 1.5m)
  • Matching thread

When: 8:00 pm EDT starting Thursday, July 4th, 2024
Where: YouTube
Price: FREE!

Puffin Pal Sew-Along

You can make your very own puffin pal, using traditional piecing - no paper piecing required!

This August, Katy will teach the "Flip-and-Stitch" method, which allows you to make more complex shapes than squares and rectangles. This project is appropriate for adventurous beginners. As this is a quick, 2-week sew-along, we will not be covering basic quilting techniques. Please watch our other quilting sew-alongs if you need a refresher on any of these techniques)

 For this sew-along you will need:

  • A copy of the pattern (you can choose any of the Art East Quilt Company patterns we carry, as the technique taught is the same)
  • The amount of fabric needed according to the pattern (please see us in-store if you need help with this step. If you are making just a single panel, this is a great scrap-busting project)
  • thread for piecing (choose a neutral colour like white, cream or grey)

A "good to have" supply list will be shared in a prep-video before the sew-along begins on Friday, August 9th.

When: 7:00 pm EDT starting Friday, August 9th, 2024
Where: YouTube
Price: FREE!

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