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Showing posts from August, 2012

Fall 2012 Classes and Special Events

Corset Construction  Slipcover Techniques   Shoe Covering   Soap Making  Duct Tape Dressform Clones Kids Classes Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Sewing Bridal Classes Yes, these are some of the special event classes coming this fall to Vogue Fabrics . Registration is open for all of our sewing classes, and many are filling up already.  Here are some highlights: Beginning Sewing teaches you in 8 weeks how to read, layout and cut a store bought sewing pattern, sew a skirt, insert a zipper and waistband, create pleats and properly hem the skirt. Veronica shows you various types of fabrics, interfacing and notions to illuminate for new students how to choose the products that will be best for their pattern. Step Beyond Beginner is the next step, where students can make skirts, slacks, and other projects, work more independently, and often will repeat the class time and again to learn new skills. New times have been added to this incredibly popular class!   Advanced Sewi

Everything Old is New Again

The gap is closing between those who emulate history and those modern folks wanting to live off the grid .  One trend today is sustainable living , where people grow their own foods, generate their own energy, harness natural resources. Another trend is towards organic products , where you can name the items in your cleaning supplies without a degree in chemistry.  Celebrities like Ed Begley Jr. and Daryl Hannah are among the more famous "off-gridders." Vogue Fabrics is offering classes this fall for making your own soap and your own candles through historical methods.  These classes are ideal for those who wish to create historically accurate products for their historical  reenactment endeavors , as well as those wanting to give themselves and their friends useful gifts that are made naturally.  Taught by historian Alicia Schult of Little Bits Clothing Company , you will learn historical perspectives on these methods while producing products ready to use at home after

Oilcloth - Why You Need This Fabric

One of the most popular collections in our retail stores is Oilcloth .  Why?  What is it? Oilcloth is a fabric with a laminated finish on the top, for use in home decor and craft projects. Vogue Fabrics carries over 40 styles in our stores and on , both by the yard and in small,  wholesale quantities  of  12 yard rolls  for your larger projects.  Best Features: - wipe clean with damp sponge - no need to hem - easy to cut and sew - lightweight yet durable - looks great with a bias binding - water repellent Best Uses: - Kitchen/Garden Apron - Book Covers - Tote bags - "Splat Mats" under high chairs - Tablecloths - Mats for under pet dishes Chalkcloth  (Chalk board Oil cloth) is an Oilcloth product that is wildly popular as well.  You can tack this to the wall in a child's room or make an activity mat to take to a restaurant.  Also available  wholesale  in 18 yard rolls. SAVE 10