Hi,

Looking for a low-cost, perfect body-double dress form?  We have the answer.
Mark your calendar.... March 15th, starting at 5:00pm here at Nob Hill Fabrics:
	http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3630/duct-tape-dress-form-1/page/all
All it takes is two rolls of duct tape and a t-shirt.

Another fiber event is coming up, the Spiders' Market Fiber Arts Sale will
be at the Albuquerque Garden Center March 23rd and 24th, 9am - 5pm:
	http://lasaranas.org/events.htm

Leslie Ashcraft is doing another round of two of our favorites, "Tricks of the Trade" 
and "Fitting Solutions" on March 24th.  The next jackets class will begin in
April and this session of "Fitting Solutions" will be a prerequisite.

The "Inner Workings Corset" class scheduled for March 31st is cancelled.  If 
you are still interested, please contact Leslie, lesash@q.com.  We will 
re-schedule when enough students are signed up.

FOR SALE
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Cutting table, $150 and a double rack, $125
Contact Linda: lindaberthoin@gmail.com, 281-1393

NEW ARRIVALS!!!!
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*  Italian linens.  We have restocked with red, navy, salmon and the 
   ever-popular teal.

*  Park Bench patterns.

*  Faux leather.

*  Sew-in hair canvas, pattern tracing paper.

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If you would like to be on the list of available seamstresses and tailors
for hire on our website, please send contact information to 
liz@nobhillfabrics.com with a brief (one-sentence) description of what you 
provide.

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                             CLASSES

March
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"Fitting Solutions" 
http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/Fitting_Solutions.html

3-hour session by Leslie Ashcraft cost - $45 class size limited to 6

Saturday, March 24th, 9:30-12:30.

Are you tired of buying pattern after pattern, searching for "the one" that actually 
fits?  Or, have you stopped sewing for yourself entirely because your garments gap 
open at the center front or hang like muumuus?  This fitting class has been created 
exclusively to help women identify what has changed about their maturing female 
forms and how those changes are reflected in the fit of their garments.  (For this 
session, we will concentrate mainly on the female form from the waist up.)  After 
this class, you will know what has been causing your fitting disasters and what 
pattern alterations are necessary to prevent any more.

Supply list:

Sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors and cloth tape measure.

4 yards of 45" or 60" white muslin fabric, an indelible sharpie marker, a quilter’s 
straightedge and a jacket pattern of your choice.  (Be realistic about your size; 
alterations are easier if you're somewhat close.  Keep in mind that for purposes of 
creating a well-fitting, structured jacket, darting and princess lines are your 
friends!)

NOTE:  If you plan to take the next "Jackets" class, please use Butterick 5687:
        http://butterick.mccall.com/b5687-products-14759.php?page_id=147

With the help of the teacher, you will recognize your figure challenges, alter your 
jacket pattern accordingly and begin preparing a jacket muslin.  

A $25 deposit is required to hold your place.
Please contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.

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"Tricks of the Trade – (Or Avoiding that "Homemade" Look)".
http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/tips_and_tricks.html

3-hour session by Leslie Ashcraft cost - $45 class size limited to 6

Saturday, March 24th, 1:30-4:30.

This class will introduce and demonstrate a variety of construction techniques that 
will result in professional looking garments, as well as make your sewing projects 
easier to manage.  We will discuss interfacings, underlining, different kinds of 
linings, an easy, fool-proof method of bound buttonhole construction, "bagging 
garments", dart etiquette, hidden zipper application, sleeve setting theory, 
perfect collar points and pressing basics.  Students are encouraged to bring up 
their own construction concerns during class.  The teacher will attempt to address 
as many as possible.

Bring your sewing machine with dark thread.  We will be making samples of some of 
the techniques to take home and refer to later.  (Muslin and zippers supplied by 
teacher.)

A $25 deposit is required to hold your place.
Please contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.
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ONGOING
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"Basic Sewing Lesson"

A small, individualized lesson designed to teach:

    * anatomy, use and care of your machine
    * terms and tools
    * how to read, mark and cut a pattern
    * how to assemble a basic garment

Sewing machines are not provided.

This is an individualized lesson to get a beginner started.  We provide an 
easy-to-make apron pattern or you can bring your own idea or project.

Contact Nancy Felando, 505.280.3990, for more information and to schedule
a session.

Cost:  $30
10% discount on all materials purchased at Nob Hill Fabrics.
Please purchase any fabrics requiring pre-washing in advance.

Preview the pattern at:
http://butterick.mccall.com/b5551-products-13444.php?page_id=678
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Liz Frank -- Owner
Nob Hill Fabrics
3810 Central SE Ste. B
Albuquerque NM  87108

505.266.0674
liz@nobhillfabrics.com

Open 10am-6pm Tuesday through Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

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