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Perfect Dress Form

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Perfect Dress Form

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:

Part 1:  Saturday, April 07, 2018
Part 2:  Saturday, April 21, 2018
Part 3:  Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time:  2PM – 4PM
Cost:  $90 for all three classes (does not include supplies)

This is an intermediate class. In this class you will learn how to create your very own custom dress form. The first class will be all about measuring and learning how to get the pattern online. The second class will be to cut out the pattern and start the sewing process. The third class will be learning how to stuff the pattern and make everything fit properly. This is an intense class with lots of really great information. Plus you will end up with a dress form that you can use over and over again.

Tentative Class Outline:

Custom Dressform Class
  1. Measuring, Printing & Prepping Pattern (2Hr)A. Class

    1. Take Measurements and fill out chart

    B. Homework

    1. Create a account at https://patterns.bootstrapfashion.com/index.php/

    2. Enter Measurements and purchase the pattern

    3. Print pattern or send to printers

    4. Assemble Pattern & cut out

    5. Buy supplies

    6. Preshrink Fabric and Lining (Wash and use Dryer)

    7. Iron Interfacing on Wrong Side of Main Fabric

  2. Cutting out the Pattern (2Hr)A. Class

    1. Layout and Cutout Interfaced Main Fabric & Lining

    2. Mark pattern pieces

    3. Start Sewing the Dressform

    B. Homework

    1. Finish sewing the Dressform

III Finish and Stuffing the Dressform (2Hr)

        A. Class

  1. How to Stuff and measure
  2. Putting bottom piece in
Approximate Cost:
BOOTSTRAP FASHION DRESSFORM COSTS
NOVEMBER 2017
ITEM AMOUNT
Bootstrap Dressform PDF Pattern $24.00
Print Pattern $10.00
Tape $2.00
Fabric $17.50
Interfacing $20.00
Lining Fabric $10.00
Thread $5.75
Zippers x2 $3.50
Fiberfill $18.00
PVC Pipe $4.20
Sponges x2 $5.00
Gorilla Glue $4.40
TOTAL $124.35

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.

Learning to Love Your Embroidery Machine

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Learning to Love Your Embroidery Machine

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  FREE if you bought your machine from us!

If you have a new embroidery/sewing machine, you will want to take the Love Your Machine class FIRST.
This class takes you through the basic steps of physically setting up your machine to do embroidery, gives instruction on supplies needed to do embroidery, and takes you through the stitch-out of a design from your machine.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

Learning to Love Your Serger

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Learning to Love Your Serger

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Dates:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  FREE if you bought your machine from us!

If you have not yet taken this class, be brave be bold and do it! While intended for new owners, sometimes serger owners postpone using their new toy! (I think 5 years is the current record for people who have taken this class.) This class takes the mystery out of sergers and works to make you comfortable with using them, and to learn basic stitches and beginning decorative techniques.  Let’s take the anxiety out of using this great machine!


To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

Learning to Love Your Machine

Discount Fabric Warehouse | Learning to Love

Learning to Love Your Machine

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Dates:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  FREE if you bought your machine from us!

All new owners (or those who never got around to it) are encouraged to take this class. It begins with set up and basic care of the machine and goes through exercises covering the most common stitches and the feet that are used to make them. The class is one three-hour session. You must register to take the class and ask for the supply list.  If it is impossible for you to attend on a Tuesday, let us know. Class size is strictly limited.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: Rope Plates

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Rope Plates

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:  Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time:  10AM – 1PM

Cost:  $20 (+ $12 kit)

Want a quick change from sewing or quilt making?
This is a quick, fun and easy project and is a form of rope bowl making.
There are two variations of shallow plates shown here.
1. A rope plate with machine raw edged fused appliques arranged around one side of the plate.(A selection of fused, already cut out appliques provided with your rope in your kit, to make one large or two smaller plates)
2. A rope plate with an applique fabric bottom with the same fabric intermittently wrapped around the rope on the containers sides.(a selection of fabric circles (not fused) and matching fabric strips is provided with your rope in your kit)

You can choose which kit to purchase and learn to make or if you have some prior experience making rope bowls you can purchase and make both! Either way,  both will be taught in class.  If you are unable to bring our own machine to the class, make a request when you register and we will set you up with a machine from the shop.

Supply List for Rope Plate Class:

Sewing machine with an open toe foot and a jeans needle fitted.
A cream/beige cotton or polyester thread for making the plate.
Pins and scissors.


To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: “Hawaiian Bay” Stained Glass Quilt

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“Hawaiian Bay” Stained Glass Quilt

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:  Sunday, February 04, 2018

Time:  10AM – 4:30PM

Cost:  $35

A complicated picture made easy!
Machine raw edge fusible applique is a surprisingly easy method to produce an applique quilt. No
turning under raw edges or hand appliqueing!
The contrast with the black background fabric makes the applique fabrics stand out and produces a
striking stained glass look.
We will finish the “Picture” (or almost) in this one day so come and learn this method with Viv Smith the
quilt designer.
Buy the pattern beforehand and supply your own fabrics or let Viv produce a fabric kit for the quilt top,
border and binding for $40.00 plus the pattern.
Optional follow up class to attach border and learn to machine raw edge the appliques the next day –
Monday 5th February. 1.00 –4.00pm. Cost $20.00.

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Kona: Aussie Quick Quilt Workshop

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Aussie Quick Quilt Workshop

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona

Date:  Friday, January 26, 2018

Time:  8AM – done (Check in by 8AM)

Cost:  $195

We have some special guests coming all the way from Australia! Join us for an all-day quilting workshop with Leanne and Emily from Aussie Quick Quilt! This is a rare opportunity to learn from these fabulous ladies! Just bring your machine – we provide the rest for you to make a beautiful quilt!
Learn more about this great company at http://www.aussiequickquilt.com

To register, please come in to the Kona store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 326-7474.

DFW Hilo: Days For Girls

Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo is happy to welcome Days for Girls! We’ve opened up our classroom for this wonderful organization to have their monthly meetings.

Days for Girls Monthly Meetings

First Tuesday of Every Month starting February 06, 2018

9AM – Noon

They welcome volunteers to meet and help put together kits! Come and see what this project is all about!

What is Days for Girls? Their vision is simple:

Hygiene solutions are a little thing that becomes a big thing quickly, when millions of women and girls suddenly have what they need to stay in school, pursue opportunity, and succeed.

Days for Girls envisions a world where menstruation is no longer a source of shame and taboo. Through volunteers, through enterprises, and through public and private partnerships, Days for Girls is working to shift how women and girls see themselves and are seen by their communities. We offer girls and women with new life choices and spur narrative change, through providing sustainable hygiene solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities.

 There are a lot of things that are hard to change in the world. This isn’t one of them. Join with us, and show what’s possible when we work together on behalf of women and girls. (daysforgirls.org)

For more information on how you can help, join them for their monthly meeting or send us an e-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.om with the subject “Days for Girls” and we’ll pass on the message!

DFW Kauai: Mystery Quilt

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Mystery Quilt

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:  PART 1:  Friday, February 23, 2018 OR Saturday, February 24, 2018

PART 2:  Friday, March 09, 2018 OR Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time:  10AM – 3PM

Cost:  $40 per session

If you’ve never done a mystery quilt you are missing out on lots of fun. In this class you will get directions on how to pick out your fabric with out knowing what the pattern will look like. On the first class you will learn how to complete the many different quilting techniques. On the second class your will start to put it together and by the end will know exactly what you are making. This is an intermediate pattern.

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.

DFW Kauai: Cloning Class

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Cloning Class

Location:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Date:  Saturday, February 03, 2018 | Saturday, March 03, 2018

Time:  2PM – 4PM

Cost:  $30 per class

Do you have a favorite garment that you would like to recreate? This class will help you learn how to deconstruct your old garment and make it new again. You’ll learn how to create a pattern from your previously made garment. This class will be lots of fun and you’ll be learning from the best.

To register, please come in to the Kauai store. We are unable to process online registrations at this time. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 246-2739.

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