The State Fair is almost upon us... ever think of entering something you made
but don't know how?  This is where they keep the instructions:

September is National Sewing Month!!!  Established in 1982 by President Ronald 
Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month "In recognition of the 
importance of home sewing to our Nation." 

To celebrate, the Sewing & Craft Alliance in partnership with the American Sewing 
Guild are sponsoring a "Sew for the FUN of It! Contest".  No categories, no
restrictions, lots of fun and winners will be chosen at random.  All it takes
to enter is a picture of something you made this year:

We have another of Leslie's "Jacket" classes starting this Thursday,
September 6th, 1:00pm-5:00pm.  She can take one more student so send
her an email if you're interested, lesash@q.com.

New class this month...  "Mastering Sewing and Seam Finishing Techniques"
with Melissa Lea.  French seams, faux French seams, flat fell and more.
The right seam finish in the right place can can take a garment from
"homemade" to "custom made" and it's easier than it sounds.



*  Quilting cottons -- batiks and a spectacular peacock metallic print.  
*  New fall fabrics are arriving weekly.  A plaid boucle, a stretch denim 
   print and a Marc Jacobs slate blue shirting.

*  The latest Burda Style magazine for September.


"Mastering Sewing and Seam Finishing Techniques"
(Step-by-step guidance for the beginner and intermediate sewer.)
Cost:  $35, class size limited to 6
When:  Saturday, September 15th, 10:00 – 12:00.

This is a 2-hour session by professional seamstress and designer,
Melissa Lea.

Having difficulty accomplishing the clean finished look you are striving for
in your garment?  This class covers basic sewing techniques and seam
finishes, plus a focus on proper pressing techniques. Your future garments
will lay nicer and you will find it much easier to sew using the instructors'
hands-on, easy to follow sewing and pressing techniques.

Bring your sewing machine, two different colors of dark thread, scissors,
seam ripper, and tape measure.  All samples will be sewn in class and
examples of where each technique would best be used will be discussed.
Samples you make in class, along with instructions can be taken home and
used for future referencing.  (Muslin supplied by teacher.)

Contact Melissa Lea at 505-803-6966 or melissa@AbqApparelCenter.com to sign


Fashion Seminar #1: "Behind the Scenes of Fashion"
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: $15.00 Reserve seating (24 hours or more in advance).  $20.00 at door.  

Are you interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes of Fashion?  Explore 
the many levels of apparel design, production, promotion, and more that make up its 
exciting and ever-changing world.  Don’t sew?  Don’t worry!  This seminar is for 
everyone who wants to learn about the endless business and job opportunities the 
Fashion Industry offers New Mexicans.

For more information, visit http://www.AbqApparelCenter.com or call 505.803.6966.


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 melissa@AbqApparelCenter.com.


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


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


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