Hi,

Exciting news at the Designer's Lounge!  They are moving and making other changes
to their class offerings.  Get the details at http://www.designandlounge.com/.

The bra class is scheduled!  Paula will be doing fittings on Friday, May 4th
and teaching construction on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th.  She can
take a few more students and a $50 deposit will hold your place.

The Fitting Solutions class scheduled for this Saturday, March 24th, has been
cancelled.  Please email Leslie (lesash@q.com) if you think you'd like to take it 
in April so we can schedule to accomodate as many people as possible.  This 
Saturday's Tricks of the Trade class starts at 1:30 and we have room for more.  
Email Leslie, lesash@q.com, if you'd like to sign up.

NEW ARRIVALS!!!!
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*  An assortment of springtime quilting cotton prints.
   
*  Cotton/silk voiles in coral, fuschia, navy and mint.

*  Great Copy and Figgy patterns.


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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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"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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April
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"Versatile All-in-One-Piece Garment Design"
http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/tunic.html

Cost: $60
Instructor: Laurie Lange
Saturday,  April 7th,  10-2

Skill level:  confident beginner, intermediate.

Expert sewers wishing to explore pattern design are also welcome.


This class will acquaint you with a simple yet sophisticated pattern from 
ancient Persia that can be made into a tunic, top or jacket with just one 
continuous underarm / midriff seam. Unlike other one-piece patterns, this 
pattern is capable of the fit that separate fitted pattern pieces create.

We will discuss how the weave and drape of fabric contributes to fit.  You 
will get a pattern diagram, learn how to dimension the piece for your body 
and shape the one seam for the style you want.  Instructor will demonstrate 
seam finishes and neck facing, hemming, cuff and front placket depending on 
participants' interests.  Expect to come away with a design cut out and 
ready for finishing when you get home.

Bring a washed fabric piece about 54"x 54" (45" x45" will do for short 
sleeve, waist length garment),  scissors, measuring tape, pins and pencil.  

Contact Laurie at 505.220.2726 for more info and 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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