Home(made) for the Holidays

18 Nov

Cotton + Steel is back again with a beautiful new collection of fabrics for the holiday season called Garland, and we’re excited to have a curated selection of them in store. A modern take on gorgeous vintage themes, we are dreaming up all kinds of sewing projects to make before Christmas. The festive cheer reflected in these fabrics are sure to go over well with everyone on your sewing list!

Garland Bolts

Garland is a beautiful vintage revival that combines the best colours and themes from years gone by with a festive modern twist that feels really fresh. Spruce up your holiday season with a new set of napkins, a holiday apron or an adorable set of matching Christmas stockings. There are so many small projects you can make with the Garland collection and the best part is that all the fabrics coordinate so everything looks great together!


Visit the store and check out the Garland collection that we’ve got in stock, along with a further selection of adorable holiday fabrics. Maybe you’ll find something for yourself, too!


Fun with Flannel

3 Nov


Perfect for quilting projects, apparel and home decor, flannel is a versatile fabric that we keep coming back to in the colder months. It’s especially useful for staying warm on these chilly Autumn days in Vancouver.

We’ve got lots of cozy new flannels in the shop and we’re itching to use them for some Fall sewing. The nice thing about flannel is that you can use it for anything from a simple burp cloth for a baby to a warm button up shirt. The Colette Negroni is a nice option for plaid flannel, or if you’d like a women’s button up the Sewaholic Granville shirt is a great option.


Up for a short afternoon project? A great crafternoon for you and a friend is a quick no-sew blanket scarf using a few yards of our plaid flannel fabric. It’s a fun way to introduce someone who is new to the fabric world to a quick project, and better yet it can be a quick gift for someone in a pinch!

To make, cut 2 yards of flannel plaid in half across the diagonal. Next, carefully trim along the plaid lines and then pull off a few threads to fray .5cm along the two straight grain edges. Leave the diagonal edge as is, since it’s cut on the bias, it won’t fray. Simple, quick and mighty cute!

2 yards of flannel makes 2 scarves, which makes gift giving a breeze. Plan on making one for yourself and one for a friend.

We’ve got a few more ideas for flannel projects up our sleeves so if you’re looking for some inspiration come visit us in store today!