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DIME Vintage Chic | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Go Vintage Chic with DIME and DFW!

Attention all machine embroidery enthusiasts! All of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations will be offering a special workshop coming in July! We’ll be offering the DIME Vintage Chic event at each of our stores!

Join DIME (Designs in Machine Embroidery) educator, Ashley Jones, at your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store!

Vintage Chic combines the nostalgic look of hand embroidery but with today’s technology. It’s vintage like your great-grandmother’s hand stitched linens but it’s also relevant and popular for today’s fashions. You’ve seen the look at big box retailers— on men’s wear, apparel in bold colors, bright children’s wear, home décor & accessories and souvenirs.

Here are just some of the topics covered at this workshop:


• Hoop everything from a hat to a terrycloth towel
• Discover the industry’s preferred method of placement
• Measure and mark without leaving a trace
• Avoid misplaced embroidery like a pro
• Turn words into artwork
• Edit designs on the fly
• Multiply your stash
• Master continuous embroidery
• Unmask the secrets of embroidery on prints, nubby knits and
smooth satins
• Create bold topstitching
• Learn how to work with heavy thread and duplicate the
popular matte finish
• Create large designs with big impact – minimal color changes
mean fast stitching
• Textured patches just like Ready-Wear


The folks at DIME have been super amazing by tailoring the workshops to help Hawaii embroidery enthusiasts – whether you embroidery as a home business or just for fun – learn about their products through tropical and fun vintage designs! They’ve even written a blog post with more info on what types of projects you’ll be learning about! Click here to visit their blog!

4 hours of amazing embroidery education for only $29! Plus, you’ll get a free gift for registering and a goody bag at the event! (And, in true Discount Fabric Warehouse fashion, we’ll be providing light refreshments for those attending!) There are two sessions at each store for you to choose from!

DIME Vintage Chic | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Ready to register for DIME Vintage Chic? Need more information? Give your local DFW store a call or use our online registration links below! We can’t wait to see you there!

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Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Stitch Art

DFW Kauai | Stitch Art

Would you like to learn how to make beautiful works of art using stitches? And we’re not talking about the amazing quilts and fashion pieces that grab most of the attention. This class focuses on using decorative stitches to create the artwork. This stitch art class will help you step up your creative game.

In this class you will work with the wonder Elizabeth Thompson who will take you to the next level with your decorative stitches. She will show how to utilize different threads, trims, stitches and more. The first part of this class will be lecture demo followed by a tour of the store to find all the goodies. After a lunch break you will then get to try out all the new techniques you just learned.

What:  Stitch Art

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

When:  Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Cost:  $35 (includes a small thread and trim kit)


For more information or to register, please contact the Kauai store.


Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag

DFW Kauai | Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag

Want to learn how to make this adorable bag? Join us at the Kauai store for our Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag Class!

In this class you will learn some fun techniques. We will use the rolled hem, flatlock, and triple cover hem stitches. You will also learn how to use the blindhem foot and belt loop binder.

It’s a great class if you want to learn more techniques on your serger or brush up on ones that you don’t use very often. And, if you’d like to learn more about sergers in general, this is the class for you. Get some experience working on a serger and see if it’s a must-have for your sewing room!

What:  Prairie Weave Serger Tote Bag Class

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

When:  Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time:  9:30AM – 4:00PM

Cost:  Please contact the store for the cost


Please contact the Kauai store for more information or to register!


Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Sewing Challenge 2 Bargello Wall Hanging

DFW Kauai | Sewing Challenge 2: Bargello Wall Hanging

Our first Sewing Challenge at the Kauai store was such a success (and so much fun) that we’re ready to start the next one! We decided to do a quilt challenge this time – a Bargello wall hanging!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to do a Bargello quilt? In this class you will learn the basics of the Bargello and beyond. This is the second of our sewing challenge series. So just like the first one there will be a contest for who can be the most creative while at the same time learning new techniques. The challenge will be in the finished product or also how you choose to add embellishments. Erika will give lots of ideas for finishing up the Bargello with style.

What:  Sewing Challenge 2:  Bargello Wall Hanging

Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

When:  March 17 or 18, 2017

Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Cost:  $30


For more information or to register, please contact the Kauai store.


Discount Fabric Warehouse Kauai | Zipper Techniques

DFW Kauai | Zipper Techniques Class

Zippers. They’re everywhere! On bags, on clothes, on things you didn’t even know they needed to be on! But what if you don’t know how to sew a zipper? Maybe you had a bad experience. Or maybe it just looks hard and you’re not sure you want to get involved with all of that.
Gailee would love to teach you how to over come your fear of sewing a zipper. In this technique class you will learn how to do a centered zipper application, lapped zipper, bag pocket zipper and an invisible zipper. Don’t miss out on this amazing class.

What:  Zipper Techniques Class
Where: Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai
When:  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 4:00PM
Cost:  $25
For more information or to register for this class, please contact the Kauai store.
Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona | So Easy Quilt Class | Viv Smith

DFW Kona | So Easy Quilt Class

Want to learn how to quilt but are intimidated by the other quilt classes that we’ve offered? Well, this class is for you! Viv Smith will be offering a three part, beginning quilting class that will teach you all you need to know!

Three weeks – 3 hours each week

This class is designed for absolute beginners or for people who have started to quilt and feel they need to learn the correct techniques.
You will make a bed quilt the size of your choice.     You will learn to:-

1.     Use a rotary mat, cutter and rulers correctly and safely.

2.     Sew an accurate  ¼” seam and oppose your seams.

3.     Make your quilt blocks with sashing strips, sew into rows and then sew the rows together to make your quilt top center.

4.     Measure, piece and add borders to complete your quilt top.

Session 1 Sunday March 12, 12 – 3 pm
We will learn to use your rotary tools accurately to cut strips ,blocks and sub strip on provided muslim fabric.
We will help you to choose co-ordinating fabrics in your color choice for your quilt should you need this.
We will cut our quilt center fabrics and start to piece together with ¼” seams.
Session 2 Sunday March 19 12 – 3 pm
We will organize our blocks into a pleasing arrangement and number them.
We will start to sew our sashing strips to our blocks.
We will start to sew our blocks into rows .
Session 3 Sunday March 26 12 – 3 pm
We will measure and attach our two borders to complete our quilt top.
Lots to learn –  Lots of fun!
For more information or to register for this class, please contact the Kona store.
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Beginning Free Motion Quilting

DFW Kona | Beginning Free Motion Quilting

Have you ever wanted to learn how to free motion quilt? The fabulous Viv Smith will be in the Kona store to teach you how!

This is a hands on, detailed class and involves only machine free motion, continuous line quilting where you will learn:-
1. Step by step techniques to produce different designs including stippling, meandering, loops, flowers, and leaves etc.
2. Learn to quilt with various threads.
3. Learn how to produce multiple continuous free motion paper patterns and use them.
4. Learn the technique of ‘Back to Front’ no marking quilting.
Class must meet a minimum of 4 registered students, so please sign up early!

What:  Beginning Free Motion Quilting
Where:  Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona
When:  Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 4:30PM
Cost:  $40 (plus supplies)
There is a minimum of 4 registered students for this class to happen, so if you’re interested, please sign up early! (Registered students must have paid their fee prior to the class.)
For more information, please contact the Kona store.

DFW Hilo & DFW Kona | Dress A Girl Social

To help you get started on making your dresses to donate to Dress A Girl Around the World, the Hilo and Kona stores will be having Dress A Girl Socials!

Drop in any time during the event to meet the Dress A Girl Around the World ambassadors, get handouts and instructions on how to make the super simple and quick dresses, watch a video to see how truly easy it is to make a dress, and enjoy some light refreshments (while supplies last). If you have any questions about the organization or how to make a dress, the ambassadors will be on hand to answer any of them!

This is a great chance to learn how you can help make a difference in a young girl’s life!

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DFW Hilo | Quilt Block of the Month

DFW Hilo | Quilt Block of the Month

It’s a new year, so that means a new round of Quilt Block of the Month! This year, we’ll be doing the same patterns, just in a different color scheme! So, that means if you’d like to experiment with a different color palette or if you missed out on our quilt blocks the first time around, this class is for you!
Contact the Hilo store for more details (such as cost, supply lists, and more)!

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DFW Kona | Jelly Roll Tote Bag w/ Viv Smith

DFW Kona | Jelly Roll Tote Bag w/ Viv Smith

Ready for another class with the amazing Viv Smith? We have a Jelly Roll Tote Bag class now ready for you to register for!
Here’s a note from Viv about this upcoming class:

This tote bag is 15″wide, 13″ high and 5″ deep with a pocket on the outside and various useful pockets inside.
It is fun and easy to make, makes a great change from making quilts, and will “WOW” your friends.
To be able to complete your bag in class there is some basic homework to be done prior to class, so be sure to pick up your homework sheet.
You will be so pleased with this bag you will go home and make more of them so it will be a great stash buster. Makes a great present.
I look forward to working with you.
Viv Smith

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