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Make an Aloha Bag with Us!

When children are entering foster care or are transitioning from one home to another, they are usually given a trash bag to put their belongings in. According to the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii, children are taken from their homes and placed into foster care for their immediate safety, at no fault of their own, and often remain in care until they become adults. They frequently change foster homes, and when moving, take none of their belongings, or the little that they have is placed into trash bags. Already experiencing sadness, trauma, and anxiety, children relate themselves to trash, like their belongings that are so frequently thrown into trash bags. Jade, a former foster youth, shared that it was hurtful and “it made me feel like I was the trash being carried around”. Kekoa, another former foster youth, agreed with Jade, and supports the idea of every foster child having their own duffel bag. Kekoa stated ”it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.”
Discount Fabric Warehouse has made it a mission to show these children that they’re worth more than just a trash bag. Throughout the year, we encourage folks to make duffle bags and bring them in for donation to organizations that help foster children.
This year, May, June, and July have been designated as Aloha Bag months at our stores. These bags will be kept on-island and in many cases donated to the local Friends of the Children’s Justice Center. There are many ways for you to help and show that you care:
• Come in and join us at one of our in-store bag-making parties. Dates and times will be coming soon! We provide all of the materials and instructions. You provide the enthusiasm and time. Learn how to make a duffle bag and help a foster child at the same time!
• Pick up a pre-cut kit and make a bag on your own. Instructions will be included. Once you have the bag done, bring it back in for donation!
• Have a favorite duffle bag pattern? Make your bag at home and drop if off at any of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations! We’ll make sure it gets donated!
• Donate fabric or DFW gift cards so more bags can be made!
When you bring in a bag to be donated, you’ll receive a $5 DFW gift card as a thank you! (Limit 1 per person. Gift card is only for the first donation. You can donate as many bags as you’d like and can bring bags in at multiple points throughout the drive, but you will only receive one gift card.)

Have A Group That Would Like to Get Involved?

We’d love to have your group join in the fun! Girl Scout troops, 4H groups, even Boy Scout groups – or maybe you and some friends want to get together to make some bags! While we can provide the space and machines for your group to sew Aloha Bags, we ask that at least one of the adult participants attend one of our bag parties as staffing may not be available for your group. Please contact the store manager at your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store for more details.

Patterns and Videos

Need a pattern to get you started? Here’s a simple duffle bag pattern by Jessie to help you out! Click here to download the pattern!

More patterns, videos, and instructions to come!


Annette Juilly Summer Sewing Workshops

We’re happy to have Annette Juilly coming to our Hilo store this July and August to lead some interesting classes on garment construction!

Here’s a bit about Annette:

Fashion Design has been in Annette Juilly’s life from a young age. Her grandmother was a
Fashion and Jewelry Designer who came from Oahu to California in her teens. Annette spent a
lot of time with her Grandmother growing up. Her grandmother brought her Aloha with her to
California, as well as her love of colors, design and people.
Annette has been in the Fashion Design Industry for many years working as a Production
Patternmaker, Fashion Designer, Wholesale and Retail Business Owner both in New York City
and San Francisco. She has taught College Classes at Fashion Institute of Design and
Merchandising in San Francisco as well as City College of San Francisco in the Fashion Design
Program for the last eighteen years.
She brings her love of Fashion Design with her to the Big Island. Her passion for clothing, color,
culture, art, teaching and life culminate in her stays on the Islands. Come take a class with
Annette and learn patternmaking with a relaxed and helpful teaching style.

There are three different workshops that you can take (and multiple variations of each) and space is extremely limited, so if you’re interested in any of these workshops, please sign up ASAP by coming into the store or giving us a call! (Please note that your registration is not finalized until payment has been made.)

Copy your Favorite Garment Workshops with Annette Juilly

Do you have a Favorite Shirt, Skirt, Pant, or Dress that you want to recreate in new and exciting
fabrics? Bring your Favorite Shirt to class and learn how to copy your shirt WITHOUT taking it
apart! You will come away with a pattern to recreate your garment in wonderful new fabrics.
This six-hour class gives you the time needed to create a pattern with Annette’s help. Learn
industry tricks and discover helpful supplies. Take one class or all four classes to recreate your
entire wardrobe. Class size limited to eight students. Please bring a sack lunch.
Workshops are also available for instruction in selecting fabric, and cutting and sewing your
new pattern design.

Skirt Workshop – Saturday July 27, 10am-4pm $75 per Workshop
Pant Workshop – Monday July 22, 10am-4pm $75 per Workshop
Dress Workshop – Monday July 29, 10am-4pm $75 per Workshop
Shirt Workshop – Monday August 5, 10am-4pm $75 per Workshop
Dress Workshop – Saturday August 10, 10am-4pm $75 per Workshop

Cut & Sew your Favorite Pattern Design Workshop with Annette Juilly

Bring your pattern you made with Annette’s help in Copy your Favorite Garment Class. Learn
how to select the appropriate Fabric for your new design. Work on your fabric layout and
cutting out the pattern correctly. Receive sewing instructions with Annette’s supervision and
complete your garment with the store’s sewing machines in class. Sewing made easy with an
expert’s help and guidance! Class size limited to eight students. Please bring a sack lunch.

Saturday August 3, 10am-4pm $75 per Workshop
Monday August 12, 10am-4pm $75 per Workshop

Create a Shirt, Pant, Dress OR Skirt Block/Sloper with Annette Juilly
Development and Design of Woven Master Patterns

The Block/Sloper is a Master Pattern that is used to help alter and fit existing patterns for a
custom-tailored look and feel. The basic Block can also be used to pattern draft new original
designs based on your personal fit. With Annette’s help you will develop a basic Block to fit
your measurements from a Master Pattern. To further customize your Block Annette goes over
sleeves, facings, waistbands and pockets. Class size limited to six students. Please bring a sack
lunch.

Shirt Workshop – Thursday July 18, 10am-4pm $85 per Workshop
Pant Workshop – Thursday July 25, 10am-4pm $85 per Workshop
Dress Workshop – Thursday August 1, 10am-4pm $85 per Workshop
Skirt Workshop – Thursday August 8, 10am-4pm $85 per Workshop

Learn to Attach Perfect Bindings

Quilters: LEARN HOW TO ATTACH PERFECT  BINDINGS.

Teacher Viv Smith

Cost: $20 & all inclusive kit $15

If you wish to learn how to bind your quilts, table runners or oven pads with perfect bindings, this is the class for you.

This is a hands on workshop, with all sandwiches, binding fabrics and written instructions provided to maximize your learning time.

1)     Learn to start, attach and finish perfectly, a double fold French mitered binding to a quilt sandwich.  We not only apply it to 90° corners, but other angles as well.

2)      Learn to attach different binding widths from 2 ¼” to 6” wide.

3)      Learn to finish your binding with both the hand stitching technique and the quicker machine walking foot technique.

4)     Learn how to add a narrow phalange to the edge of a quilt, before binding, to add some sparkle.

 

Supply list:      Sewing machine with additional walking foot. (Unless you are booking a DFW machine.)      Bring a few basic colored machine spools of threads.      Hand sewing machine needle, pins and scissors.

If you wish to use a store machine rather than bringing your own, please let us know when you register for the class.

Embroidery Made Easy | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Embroidery Made Easy With Jessie at All DFW Stores!

Have you been curious how a embroidery machine like the Baby Lock Solaris or even the new Brother machine we carry and a personal cutting machine like the Brother ScanNCut can help you create beautiful embroidery projects in no time at all? Well, we have the event for you! Coming in February, all of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores will be hosting Embroidery Made Easy with Jessie! Join us and learn how to create amazing projects!
You’ll be learning all about the Brother ScanNCut and make a cute little cupcake mug rug! There may be other projects as well to show you other features of this amazing machine. Refreshments and all materials are included in the event price! You just bring yourself!
Kona – February 04, 2019
Maui – February 07, 2019
Hilo – February 08, 2019
Kauai – February 09 & 10, 2019 (two dates to choose from!)
Time is 10:30AM – 2:30PM
Cost: $29.99
This is a great chance to not only check out the Brother ScanNCut and all it can do, but to also give a top of the line embroidery machine a try! You’ll be surprised at how far your creativity can reach with the right tools!
Space is definitely limited and this is an event that you’re not going to want to miss! To register, please contact the store you’d like to attend the event at either in person or over the phone.
See you there!

DFW Holiday Mailer 2018

It’s that time of year again! Our Holiday mailer is making its way to your mailbox! (Have you gotten it yet?)

We’re still working on getting the Crafter’s Corner project uploaded for you (Although you can visit our Crafter’s Corner page to view a fun video on the new Brother ScanNCut SDX225), but if you haven’t seen the mailer yet, you can find it here on this page.

Make sure you come on in early to get the best selection!

Click on the image below to be taken to the larger PDF file.


If you do not receive your mailer by Friday, December 07, 2018, and you’re sure we have your mailing address on file, or if you need to change your mailing address for any reason (but please make sure to also have it changed in-store), please e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com with the following information:
Name
Current Mailing Address
Previous Mailing Address (if applicable)
We will try to verify your mailing address (or change it) prior to the next mailer. Unfortunately, you will not be receiving this current mailer in the mail, but we will try to correct it before the next one.

 

Discount Fabric Warehouse | Revenge of the Warehouse Sale

It’s the Revenge of the Warehouse Sale at DFW Hilo!

Were you unable to make it to the warehouse sale? Did you get home and realize that maybe you should have bought more? Maybe you weren’t up for waiting in the sometimes crazy lines to get your fabric cut.
Well, here’s your chance to get into the warehouse for one more sale! Bill has decided to open the doors one more time to try to get rid of all of the treasures that we still have left! We’re still a bit more overstocked than he’d like.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:30AM – 5:30PM, we’ll be opening the doors to our “District” Warehouse, normally closed to the public, for our Huge One-Day Bulk Sale! This isn’t happening at every store. This is only happening at the warehouse across the parking lot from the Hilo Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

We’ve moved some things around, made it easier for you to get to some of the fabrics, added additional samples for fabrics on larger rolls on the shelves, and more!
You’ll still find 50% off savings throughout most of the warehouse on things like muslin, canvas, home decor – including tropical prints- , cotton prints, rayon, ITY, polyester, cotton lawn, eyelet, pre-quilted, rice bag print, fleece, and fashion. There are also batiks, large rolls of curtain and drapery fabric, fish net (great for bags, cover ups and more) in lots of colors and styles, and licensed prints (Pokemon anyone?). And you’ll still have to buy a minimum of 5 yards cut (unless it’s noted that it’s only being sold by the roll or the bolt). The lines are a bit long at times, but we appreciate your patience. Bring a friend (or your kid) and have them wait in line while you keep browsing. Or take another stroll around the warehouse – the line may be shorter by the time you get back to the front. We try our best to keep up with all of you!
Our $1/yd table is amazing! You’ll find all sorts of things on there – including the fantastic white felt that flew off the table last weekend (we’ve uncovered more and it’ll be available on the 27th!). There are lots of solids, prints, many heavier weights, 44″- 60″ and some fashion goods – these all will be on bolts, rolls, and and flat folds, and normally would sell for 3.99 to $10.99 yd! (We’ve added more to the tables! There are 100’s to choose from!)

And, there’s also some new savings that we’re excited to tell you about! Here are just some of the new finds that you’ll see:

54″ tropical home dec – prints and solids! These are seconds and are being sold as-is, but still completely usable and awesome!
Flannel Prints (flat fold) – $2/yd – sold by the piece only
Cotton Prints (on bolt, selected prints only) – dots, florals, and more – $2/yd – min. 5 yds cut
Denim (on rolls) – $2/yd – min. 5 yds. cut
Plus patterns for only $0.50 and fur coats for $5! There will be additional selections of notions available as well as more dish towels!
Not looking for 5 yards or more? Well, take a look anyway. Throughout the warehouse you’ll find bolts and rolls that are under 5 yards for the same amazing sale prices!
If you have any questions about our warehouse sale, please e-mail fabricdfw@gotfabric.com. No, we can’t tell you exactly what will be on sale, nor can we tell you whether or not there will be a specific fabric on sale, but we can give you general information if you need it.
See you Saturday!
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Warehouse Sale 2018

DFW Hilo’s One-Day Bulk Warehouse Sale is Back!

It’s time again for the Discount Fabric Warehouse Bulk Sale!

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9AM – 6PM, we’ll be opening the doors to our “District” Warehouse, normally closed to the public, for our Huge One-Day Bulk Sale!

This isn’t happening at every store. This is only happening at the warehouse across the parking lot from the Hilo Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

For the past several years, we’ve done this sale, with many of you taking the time to come by and check out what we have. Folks save up all year to come and “splurge” on fabrics and notions, along with other “treasures” such as toys, and other fun things that have popped up over the years, and take advantage of the 50% or more savings.

Check out this letter from our fearless leader (store owner), Bill:

Aloha My Sewing Friends!

This year’s Annual BULK Warehouse Sale promises to be the BEST one we have had in a long time! But before I give you some of the details of this ONE DAY event, I want to mention that this sale, as great as it is, is not for everyone. For starters, it is a bulk sale, the min. we will cut is 5 yards. If you find a bolt, roll or flat fold with less than 5 yards, of course you can purchase that smaller amount, but if we cut it, it’s a 5 yard minimum with some fabrics being sold by the entire bolt or roll. This sale is held in our big warehouse normally closed to the public and is not the time to shop if you require a lot of assistance. Staff will be there to help you get your fabric to the register, but no one will be available to help you match thread colors, etc. Not the general great service that you would expect from our store on a daily basis – this is a warehouse sale. Although there will be items offered not found in the store, not everything that is in the store is in the warehouse.

Now that that’s out of the way, I am super EXCITED to tell you what is different about this year’s sale! For starters there is a huge group of fabric priced at $1 a yd! Lots of solids, prints, many heavier weights, 44″- 60″ and some fashion goods – these all will be on bolts, rolls, and and flat folds, and normally would sell for 3.99 to $10.99 yd! (we’re not done pulling fabrics for the sale yet, but there will be 100’s to choose from!)

Notion Commotion! Lots of fun and exciting notions all priced to disappear! Who knows what you’ll find?

50% off on bulk purchases (min 5 yd cut) of muslin, canvas, home decor, cotton prints, rayon, ITY, polyester, cotton lawn, eyelet, pre-quilted, rice bag print, fleece, fashion, and home decorfabrics – including tropical prints. It’s like many of you have come to expect in past years, but this year’s selection is better! We have lots of great new items including batiks, home décor including large rolls of curtain and drapery fabric, fish net (great for bags, cover ups and more) in lots of colors and styles.
Bulk notions are back with bags of buttons, bulk zippers at 5/$1, bulk lace trim and more! Lots of new surprise treasures! All price to clear fast!

I hope you will come by on Saturday, October 13th and help us clear our warehouse. I’m letting so much go, so low, lower than past sales, that hopefully we will sell the warehouse inventory down to where we won’t be able to have this sale this next year! Be part of one Last Great Crazy One Day Only Bulk Warehouse Sale!

-Bill

P.S. Bring your “big”car, van, SUV, or truck you might need the room! See you then!

If you have any questions about our warehouse sale, please e-mail fabricdfw@gotfabric.com. No, we can’t tell you exactly what will be on sale, nor can we tell you whether or not there will be a specific fabric on sale, but we can give you general information if you need it.
See you Saturday!
2018 Halloween Costume Contest | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Halloween Costume Contest 2018

We’re happy to announce our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest! We can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!

Whether you’ve entered our contest before, or this is the first time you’re planning on entering, please make sure to read all of our rules and guidelines as they have been updated from previous years.

How To Enter

The entry period has closed. Please join us again next year!

The Prizes

There will be three places for each category:

  • 1st place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $100
  • 2nd place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $50
  • 3rd place will receive a Discount Fabric Warehouse gift certificate valued at $25

Gift certificates are only valid in our 4 Discount Fabric Warehouse locations and are not usable on Got Fabric, our online fabric store.

For more information, please visit our Terms and Conditions page.  If you have any questions, please e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com with the subject “Halloween Costume Contest.”

Happy Sewing and Creating!

Join us for the Dog Daze of Summer!

For many folks, their pet is their best friend, their constant companion, and their source of comfort and support. They’re often treated like family members, with a comfy bed to sleep in and lots of love. But what about those furry friends who have not found their forever homes yet?

During the month of August, we’re going to be switching things up just a bit and moving from helping humans to helping animals. Please join us for the Dog Daze of Summer and help us sew pet beds for animals waiting to find their forever homes.

We’ll be having in-store sewing events where we provide all of the materials and all you do is come in and help us put their together! Each of our stores will be working on a slightly different variation of the basic pet bed and we’re hoping to get those projects on our website for you soon.
But in the meantime, please mark your calendars so you’ll remember to join us for one of our in-store events. Although each of these workshops is free and we provide all of the materials, please let your DFW store know that you will be attending ahead of time.

Hilo

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at 10AM

The Hilo store will be donating their completed pet beds to Aloha ‘Ilio Rescue and the Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. Both of these organizations strive to find animals that do not have homes or are being displaced from their homes for any reason caring and responsible forever homes. They are non-profit organizations and need all of the help they can get. To learn more about these organizations, please visit their respective websites.

We will also be collecting completed pet beds for donation at each of our stores. Here’s just an idea of the sizes of beds that would be appropriate for various sizes of animals:
Pet Bed Sizes | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Project Ideas and Inspiration

Here is our collection of various pet bed project tutorials, videos, and inspiration photos. If you have a particular project that you like to create, and you wouldn’t mind sharing the instructions with others, please send us an e-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com. We’ll also be putting up projects and photos in a special Dog Daze of Summer album on our Facebook page. Click on any of the images to enlarge.
Dog Bed | Discount Fabric Warehouse
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