Only one more spot available in Leslie's "Fitting Solutions" this Saturday
and a few more in "Tricks of the Trade".  Contact Leslie (505-281-5993, 
lesash@q.com) if you want in.

We are also scheduling an encore of Paula Doll's "Custom-Made Bra Class".
She can be here March 17th-18th provided we collect at least three more 
$50 deposits.  The sooner the better, we want to give her plenty of time
to book travel.  Email me, liz@nobhillfabrics.com, if you're interested.


We have a new class coming in February.  Designed for the advanced
beginner looking to move into intermediate territory, the "Versatile 
All-in-One-Piece Garment Design" teaches the design and construction 
of a simple Persian tunic, top or jacket.


The Designer's Lounge has a sweet deal going on....  a complete 
Beginner's Sewing Workshop AND a brand new Brother Sewing Machine
gift package for only $449 + tax (A total value of $883).  The
workshop runs March 3rd through the 31st.  And just to sweeten
an already sweet deal, Nob Hill Fabrics is offering $5 off a
purchase of $25 or more in conjunction with this offer!

For class schedules and to sign up for classes, visit their website 


We can now order the silk basics in a variety of colors.  Chiffons, 
charmeuse, satins.... 


*   Marc Jacobs cottons.

*   Another bolt of the spectacular "Our Lady of Guadalupe" cotton and
    a beautiful "Los Sanctos" panel print.

*   The newest Burda Style magazine.  This one is full of Asian styles
    and summer fashion ideas.

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 



"Fitting Solutions" 

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

Saturday, January 28th, 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 

NOTE:  If you plan to take the next "Jackets" class, please use Butterick 5687:

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.

"Tricks of the Trade – (Or Avoiding that "Homemade" Look)".

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

Saturday, January 28th, 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 

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


"Versatile All-in-One-Piece Garment Design"

Cost: $60
Instructor: Laurie Lange
Class size limited to 5

Saturday,  February 11th,  10:00-2:00

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.


"Basic Sewing Class"

This class is 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.

Limited to 5 students.  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

Contact Nancy Felando, 505.280.3990, for more information and to register.

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:

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Nob Hill Fabrics
3810 Central SE Ste. B
Albuquerque NM  87108


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