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Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon – Sew For Charity!

April is National Serger Month and on Saturday, April 29, 2017, all of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores will be hosting a Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon!

Come in and learn more about the amazing Baby Lock sergers that we carry in our stores and take them for a spin while learning how to make a simple pillow case – for free! As part of the Serge-A-Thon, we’re participating in American Patchwork & Quilting’s Million Pillow Case Challenge to make pillow cases that will be donated to charities in our communities. All of the pillow cases made during the Serge-A-Thon will be donated and included in the Pillow Case Challenge!

By coming in to one of our Discount Fabric Warehouse stores and taking part in our Serge-A-Thon, not only will you be learning more about these fabulous sergers that we have in stock, you’ll also be helping a charity in your local community! It’s a great way to give as well as learn!

Not able to make it in to our Serge-A-Thon but still want to help? There are other ways for you to contribute! 1) Drop off a fabric donation (100% cotton, in prints and lengths suitable for making pillow cases) to any of our DFW stores by Thursday, April 28, 2017. 2) Bring in completed pillow cases (standard pillow size, please!) to our stores between Friday, April 29, 2017 and Monday, May 01, 2017 for inclusion in the Pillow Case Challenge! Pillow cases don’t have to be made on a serger – you can use a regular sewing machine.

For more information about the Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon or National Serger Month, visit http://www.nationalsergermonth.org. If you have any questions regarding the Serge-A-Thons at any of our DFW stores, please contact the store nearest you!

How to Silk-Dye Eggs | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Learn How To Dye Eggs With Silk!

We have a new blog post coming at you from Mary at the Kona store! This fun project is perfect for the upcoming Easter weekend! Learn how to use pieces of silk to color your Easter eggs!

Silkeggs

Have you ever tried ice-dyeing? It’s a wonderful new way to get interesting colors, patterns, and designs onto fabric. If you give it a shot, we’d love to see pictures and hear about your experience! Send us an e-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com or tag us on Instagram or Facebook!

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Anita Goodesign Remember When Embroidery Party | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Anita Goodesign Remember When Embroidery Party

For our first event of the year, we’re throwing it back to the ’80s! Or maybe the ’70s. Maybe further back? Regardless, join us on Kauai for an Anita Goodesign Remember When Embroidery Party!

When:  May 06 & 07, 2017
Where:  Hilton Garden Inn – Kauai
Time:  9AM – 4PM each day
Cost:  $99 for both days!
Here’s what you can expect from this event:

 

This fun event will be led by a Anita Goodesign instructor and national embroidery expert, Sandra West, and be full of projects, demos, prizes, food, and more! We provide an amazing Baby Lock embroidery machine for you to use during the event as well as all of the materials and supplies you’ll need to complete the projects! Snacks and Lunch will be provided for all participants on both days, so you won’t go hungry!

What makes this different from an Anita Goodesign workshop that may be offered in our stores? Well, for one, you’re not only working on one project, but a whole bunch of them! From trolls to diamonds, ice cream sundaes, to fuzzy dice, there’s something that will catch your eye!
There are projects from each of the decades and you get to help decide what to work on!
 It’s also a hands-on interactive event on a grand scale!
While we only have space for a limited amount of folks in our in-store workshops, the more the merrier at this event! This is team-based learning at its finest – you’ll get to meet new people and share your embroidery projects and tips and tricks. Not only that, this is two full days of fun hands-on interactive embroidery education and inspiration taught by leading machine embroidery art specialists!
So we’re not just talking a project or two and then you’ll be left to your own devices. This is total embroidery immersion.

There are SEW many perks when you attend our Remember When Embroidery Party! You’ll be going home with a printed tutorial book with step-by-step instructions for multiple projects we learn about, as well as a design CD with over 40 designs – more than ever! You’ll also receive special pricing on all products at the event and get to see some sneak peeks of new collections we have coming out. It’s a great chance to experience embroidery with hands-on learning while having a TON of fun!

Register early and receive a FREE GIFT! All Early Birds will receive an exclusive Anita Goodesign Paisley design disc. 14 paisley designs in various sizes that you won’t be able to get anywhere else! It’s a special Thank You to those who sign up early!

Come explore and learn about embroidery over the past 100 years – techniques and styles from various decades. You’ll even get a chance to give input on what you want to learn!
Space is limited, so sign up today! You don’t even have to live on Kauai to attend! Want to hop on over from another island, state, or even country? We’d love to have you join us! Invite a friend who may be interested! It’s going to be a fun and crazy weekend!

For more information or to register, please contact the Kauai store.
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 + Dress A Girl Around the World!

Discount Fabric Warehouse + Dress A Girl Around the World!

Remember the last time you got a new dress? It didn’t matter if it was fancy or simple. All that mattered was the way it made you feel when you put it on. Pretty, feminine, and, dare we say, girly. But there are many girls of all ages around the world that may never have that experience. Many who will only receive hand me downs from older siblings or maybe too-large or battered clothing. Girls who may never know what it feels to get a new dress.

Dress A Girl Around the World looks to change that. They believe that every girl should have at least one new dress in their lifetime and to pass on the message that they are worthy of respect. Since 2008, Dress A Girl Around the World has distributed over 500,000 handmade dresses to girls in 82 countries, including communities in the United States. Thousands of girls in need and at risk of human traffickers or sexual predators have been empowered by the fact that someone out there thinks they are worth giving a new dress to.

Discount Fabric Warehouse wants to be a part of that. We are working with the East and West Hawaii Ambassadors for Dress A Girl Around the World to collect completed handmade dresses that will be distributed by DAG to girls around the world.

How can you help? By creating a simple sundress for donation. Instructions, as well as tips, tricks, and guidelines, on how to make a dress can be found on the Dress A Girl website. While they appreciate any donation that comes through, there are guidelines that they would like dresses to follow so that they are appropriate for girls all over the world as well as last a long time.

Drop off your completed dress at any of our Discount Fabric Warehouse locations. They’ll be asking for your name and either a phone number or e-mail where you can be contacted. A Dress A Girl Around the World label will be added to the dresses before they are sent to the national headquarters for distribution. Anyone who donates an acceptable dress (it must meet guidelines set by Dress A Girl Around the World) will be entered into a drawing to win some amazing prizes, including DFW gift cards or other sewing-related items at the end of the donation drive.

Unable to donate a dress? There are other ways for you to contribute!

For those at any Discount Fabric Warehouse location, you can also give a monetary donation. We will add your donation to a gift card which our local Dress A Girl ambassadors can use towards purchasing fabric, bias tape, and other materials needed to make additional dresses. Your name and mailing address will be requested so that they can send you a letter thanking you for your tax-deductible donation.

Our Hilo and Kona stores are also collecting donations of fabric. We follow Dress A Girl Around the World guidelines when accepting fabric donations, which limit donations to the following:

  • 100% Cotton or Poly/Cotton fabrics (preferably with more cotton than polyester)
  • No white or thin fabrics (such as gingham) – You can check the fabric to see if it’s appropriate by holding it up to a light and seeing if you are able to clearly see the light through the fabric. Many of the girls receiving dresses have darker skin.
  • Avoid fabric that has: Americana/patriotic; Halloween (skulls, pumpkins, ghosts); obvious Christmas (Santa, snowmen; though red/green holly or pine/berry patterns ok); Disney or any character fabric (Cinderella, SpongeBob, Star Wars etc); or any printed English words.

The Hilo and Kona stores are also working on scheduling Dress A Girl Socials where you can come and make a dress with guidance and help as well as learn more about the organization from the local ambassadors. We provide the space, machines, and all of the materials – you provide the time and enthusiasm. All dresses will be donated after the social is over.

If you have any questions regarding Dress A Girl Around the World, how to donate, or anything else related to our donation drive, please feel free to e-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com or visit the Dress A Girl Around the World website. Thank you for your help in allowing us to give back to our global community!

 

New Blog Post: What is Ice-Dyeing?

Visit our Blog to learn how to ice-dye fabric! Mary from the Kona store will take you step by step through the process and give you some insight about her experience ice-dyeing the fabric she used to make this beautiful top!

ice-dyeing

Have you ever tried ice-dyeing? It’s a wonderful new way to get interesting colors, patterns, and designs onto fabric. If you give it a shot, we’d love to see pictures and hear about your experience! Send us an e-mail at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com or tag us on Instagram or Facebook!

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