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2015 Halloween Costume Contest!

Halloween is just around the corner and we at Discount Fabric Warehouse want to encourage you to start thinking about your costumes early by announcing our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest! So get those creative juices flowing!

Here’s the rundown:

There will be three (3) categories:  Keiki, Adult, and Pets. Now, that doesn’t mean that it’s kids costumes vs. adult costumes. We like to do things slightly different here at Discount Fabric.

The Keiki Category (up to 18 years old)

  • The child must help with the costume. That doesn’t mean that the adult can’t help, but the child needs to have helped with a minimum of 75% of the costume. (And by “help” we don’t mean that they hand you the pins or pick the color of the thread while you make the rest of the costume. We mean let THEM make the costume. You can help, but this needs to be their project.)
  • The costume must be homemade. While you can have ready-made elements, the bulk of the costume must be original and made by the entrant.
  • The costume must have elements of sewing, machine embroidery, or quilting.

The Adult Category

  • The costume must be homemade. While you can have ready-made elements, the bulk of the costume (at least 75%) must be original and made by the entrant.
  • The costume must have elements of sewing, machine embroidery, or quilting.

The Pets Category

  • The costume must be homemade. While you can have ready-made elements, the bulk of the costume (at least 75%) must be original.
  • The costume must have elements of sewing, machine embroidery, or quilting.
  • This category is open to interpretation. The pet in the picture must have contributed to the making of the costume. While we don’t expect you to teach your dog or cat how to sew (although that would be interesting) we do expect that your pet be involved in the creation of the costume.

You may enter more than one costume. We encourage it if you are making costumes for different people.

How To Enter

To enter the contest, you must submit the form that can be found on our Costume Contest Entry Form page. Our submission deadline has changed and submissions will now be accepted until 11:59p.m. on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015. Voting will be done through the Discount Fabric Warehouse Facebook page from Sunday, November 01, 2015 through Wednesday, November 04, 2015.

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.  You can also check out our FAQ page for some of the questions that have been asked. If you still have any questions, please e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com with the subject “Halloween Costume Contest.”

Happy Sewing and Creating!

Have You Seen Our TV Commercial?

If you’ve been watching the Food Network, Oxygen, or some other TV stations recently, you may have seen our TV spot! Filmed at the Hilo store, the commercial gives just a taste of what our stores have to offer!

You can view the commercial here:

Don’t forget to look for it on TV! Be sure to let us know if you’ve seen it!

Nicci Brazzell Embroidery Event Discount Fabric Warehouse

Kauai: Destination Destiny: A 2-Day Embroidery Event with Nicci Brazzell

**Please Note That The Location For This Event Has Changed**

The wonderful, talented, and knowledgeable Nicci Brazzell will be coming to Kauai for a rare and unique opportunity for all of our machine embroidery enthusiasts! She’ll be in town to offer a special 2-day hands-on embroidery extravaganza!
If you’ve ever wanted to take your embroidery hobby to the next level, you’re not going to want to miss this! She’ll show you tricks and techniques for overcoming embroidery challenges as well as give you some hands-on experience with the Baby Lock Destiny!

The event will include at least 6 amazing projects that are designed to teach you how to use this machine to its fullest potential (although you’re only limited by your imagination!)

Let Nicci guide you through the ins and outs of this amazing machine! And if you’ve ever considered starting a home-based embroidery business, you’re going to want to take this opportunity to learn from someone who has been there. Nicci was once where you are and is now running a profitable embroidery business, complete with a contract for all the custom embroidery for Club Car golf carts and does embroidery for the US Open.

Details:  
Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai
When: September 11 & 12 (2 days)
Time: 9am -5pm
Cost: $149 — sign up now for only $99!
What to bring: YOU! We provide everything you need! All projects, materials, lunch and snacks and Top line machines. (Although you may want to bring a notebook and writing instrument to make sure you don’t miss any important information.)
Who should come?
-Anyone who wants to take there embroidery hobby to the next level! You will learn more about the craft of embroidery in two days than you thought possible! This is time well spent!
-Anyone who wants to test drive the Destiny! — If you want to really check out the Destiny there is no better way than to spend two days using it! You will get all your questions answered and see just how EASY it is to get fantastic results…all while learning techniques that will apply to your present embroidery machine.
-Everyone who is considering starting an embroidery business – Nicci’s help is priceless!

For more information regarding this event or to register, please contact the Kauai store!

Hawaii-Tribune Herald Article: The King of Cloth

tribune herald picture

Did you see our fearless leader Bill in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald recently? On July 13, 2015, an article was printed detailing the story of how Discount Fabric Warehouse came to be and what makes it so special (like we didn’t already know!)

If you’re not on the Big Island or don’t get the newspaper, the article is archived on their website. But, fear not, you can also find it here on our website. Right….here:  13 July, 2015 – The King of Cloth – article in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Let us know what you think! And if you ever see us in your local newspaper, please let us know!

 

Kauai Owner’s Classes

Did you know that we offer FREE classes for people who have bought sewing machines through us? These classes take place on Tuesdays, and are a great way to get personal, hands-on help with your machine!

If you bought your machine elsewhere, we would still love to help you out, but it will not be free.

Classes must be scheduled in advance. Call the Kauai store(808)-246–2739 to schedule, or more more information.

 

Kauai Open Sew

On the first Friday of every month, we open the classroom of our Kauai store for an Open Sew Day!

This is a fun opportunity to work on your projects, while also getting out of the house and interacting with people that have similar interests.

The classroom is open from 10:00am-6:00pm. Feel free to stay the entire time, or just for a little while.

Again, this is only on the first Friday of the month.

Please call the Kauai store (808)-246–2739 for more information.

 

Kauai Beginning Sewing Clothing

Ever wanted to sew your own clothes?

There are a ton of reasons why you might want to, from saving money on over-priced designer clothing, to being able to better express yourself through what you wear.

Well good news! We will be having a class in our Kauai store teaching the you basic techniques  needed to create your own clothing. This will be a four week class, with the first class  on May 6th, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Total cost for all classes is $80.

Call the store [ (808)-246–2739 ] for more information

Kauai Floriani Total Control Software Part 2!

We will be holding a more advanced lesson on Floriani’s Total control software in our Kauai on Friday May 9th, from  4:00-5:30pm.
In this class we will take you deeper into the total control experience, teaching you a few valuable digitizing techniques

Cost: $10
Call the store (808)-246–2739  for more information

 

Kauai Quilt Binding Class

We will be having a fun and informative class on Quilt binding in our Kauai store. We will be holding two sessions on Saturday May 10th;
  1. 9:30am-12:30pm
  2. 2:00pm-5:00pm

In this class you learn how to bind your quilt using a sewing machine; Without hand stitching! You can also use this skill on potholders and placemats!

Cost: $20

Call the store (808)-246–2739 for more information.