Thank you to everyone who came out for Summerfest.  This year's party was
even bigger and better than last year's.

Classes have been on hiatus for the summer, but we're firing up again in
August.  "Tricks of the Trade" and "Fitting Solutions" are scheduled for
the 25th, contact Leslie (lesash@q.com) to save your spot.

Now something new for the absolute beginner...  Carry Wilcox is hosting a 
"Get Acquainted With Your Sewing Machine" class.  Saturday, September 1st, 
10:00am until noon.  For $15 she will introduce you to the ins and outs of 
threading, bobbin winding, various presser feet and more.  She is also 
available for beginner lessons and group classes.  Call her at 575-590-1217 
for details.



*  Asian themed cotton prints.

*  The latest of Burda Style Magazine, "Autumn has arrived...."  This
   issue has some great back-to-school ideas.

*  Two more dupioni silks, an off-white and navy.



"Fitting Solutions" 

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

Saturday, August 25th, 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.  

Contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.

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

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

Saturday, August 25th,  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 

Contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.



Design and Sew One-on-One
Are there parts of pattern making/altering and/or sewing that you don’t 
understand or want additional help with?  Melissa Lea will sit at a 
design table with you, explain things one-on-one, and teach you how to 
accomplish what you want to do.

Your first visit, to share what it is you would like to design, is FREE!  
Bring pictures or sketches of your favorite designs and inspirations along 
with a list of the designing skills you would like to learn.

Classes are a mix of seam and finishing techniques, pattern drafting 
techniques using industry tools, and constructing your finished garment.

All you need to bring is a pattern, thread, pins, scissors, and seam ripper. 
Bring fabric or purchase some during class from Nob Hill Fabrics.  Eliminate
the stress of hauling in your sewing machine ~ You can use ours!

Limited Time Introductory Rate - $15.00 per hour.
To schedule a Design&Sew 1on1 session,
Contact Melissa Lea at 505-803-6966 or


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 

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Liz Frank -- Owner
Nob Hill Fabrics
3810 Central SE Ste. B
Albuquerque NM  87108


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Closed Sunday and Monday.


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