Jan 21 ,Saturday 3-5, Make Friends with your Sewing Machine.  This is a class where you can get BACK your “chops” on your sewing machine, OR, if you don’t know HOW to use a sewing machine, we’re going to teach you how to wind a bobbin, thread your machine, and do some basic sewing. This is a GREAT class for getting “back in the saddle” with sewing for 2017. Beginners OK. $25

Jan 29, Sunday 12-3. Sewing Machine Free-Motion Embroidery.  This is SO much fun.  Imagine “drawing” with your sewing machine!  Our January guest Artist, Judith Elder, is going to teach you how to use your sewing machine to “draw”.  Some sewing experience necessary. $20.  NOTE - not all sewing machines have this capability.  If you’re interested in taking this class, we need to chat with you about your machine.  Also we have machines you can use for this class if your machine is being stubborn.

Jan 8, Sunday 12-4, Make your own Leggings.  We’ll take your measurements and draft a pattern for leggings to fit your body!  You’ll learn about knits, ease (and negative ease) AND you’ll get a pair of leggings out of the deal!  We supply materials, Some sewing experience required. $30

Jan 21, Saturday 1-3, Nuno Felting with Sandra L.  She taught this class in November.  If you missed it, here’s your opportunity to catch it.  This is MORE fun than a barrel of monkeys AND you get a scarf (maybe two) out of the deal!  A GREAT value! $45.

Jan 19, 20, Thursday & Friday 1-4.  Private Class time. This is the time we’ve set aside (most weeks) for you to call US and schedule a class or some help. OR get a few pals together and we’ll create a class based on your suggestions. $15/hr per person.

Jan 14, Saturday 12-4. Corsets Anyone? We take your measurements and then draft a pattern and sew first draft, alter and make second draft (or 3rd if need be). Valentine’s day is RIGHT around the corner. A cute corset might just be the BEST Valentine Day present you can give????? Some sewing experience required.$60. We supply materials for pattern and first drafts.

Well, here it is, 2017 knocking at the door! We're getting down with LOTS of classes about fashion design in January.  We figure you're ready to get busy with more detailed classes with all the time you'll be wanting to spend indoors in January and February (OK, March too).  


Check out the calendar (below).  We've got some fun classes.  If you've ever wanted to make a corset, sign up for the January 14 class.  We'll take your measurements, draft a corset pattern and then cut it out and baste it together.  MOST first drafts need some "tweaking" so we may have to make it again after making changes.  Just think of how much you'll learn from this one class!


Be SURE to sign up for Sandra Loeffelman's Nuno Felting Class on January 21. That class is just nothing but fun AND you leave with a scarf you felted (or maybe two).  It's so easy.  Just bring a old shirt or something you could wear over your clothes - water and soap may splatter a bit....it's just good, clean fun.


Then on January 29, Judith Elder will give a Free-motion Sewing Maching Embroidery class.  We'll make some book marks or small pieces.  Judith is our guest artist for the month of January so come see her work at the January Art Walk on January 6th.


See you in January!

Jan 7, Saturday 12-6 .Pattern Making I. We’re focusing on fashion design classes in January. This is the first step to learning how patterns work, how they’re “built”, how to make changes in them, etc.  We supply all materials - you show up and learn. $90

Jan 22, Sunday 11-2, Pattern/Fabric Inventory Control.  If you’re a seamstress or designer you KNOW that controlling your fabric and pattern inventory can be a nightmare (he/she who has the most fabric when they die, WINS. Right?).  Get that inventory under control.  Learn how WE do it at Social Fabric.  All Levels OK. $20

Jan 10, Tuesday 12-6, Pattern Making I. We’re focusing on fashion design classes in January. This is the first step to learning how patterns work, how they’re “built”, how to make changes in them, etc.  We supply all materials - you show up and learn. $90

Jan 14, Saturday 2-4. Sewing Machine MD. Learn how to clean, oil and adjust your machine and avoid paying a gazillion dollars taking it to the repair guy! We guarantee you and your machine will be much happier after this class.  All levels OK, $45.

Jan 25, Wednesday 5:30-8,. Sewing Machine MD. Learn how to clean, oil and adjust your machine and avoid paying a gazillion dollars taking it to the repair guy! We guarantee you and your machine will be much happier after this class.  All levels OK, $45.

Jan 31, Saturday 12-6. Pattern Making II. This is the natural progression from Pattern Making I. It’s sort of like Pattern Making is the vanilla pudding and Pattern Making II is the Creme Brule´. You learn about facings, more complicated sleeves, necklines, drafting asymmetrical styles, and more. All levels OK. We supply materials. You show up and learn. $90

Jan 6, Friday 6-9. Artwalk. Artwork by Judith Elder.  WE met her at our FIRST SEWcial, learned about her amazing Sewing Machine free-motion embroidery and signed her up for an exhibit!  Come see her work. FREE!

Jan 11, Wednesday 5:30-8, SEWcial.  THIS month, SEWcial is the time and place to get together with other textile/sewing folks and celebrate a successful project or get help with something which is challenging you.  FREE

Jan 12 & 13, Thursday & Friday 1-4. Private Class time. This is the time we’ve set aside (most weeks) for you to call US and schedule a class or some help. OR get a few pals together and we’ll create a class based on your suggestions. $15/hr per person.

Jan 28, Saturday 12-6 .Pattern Making II. This is the natural progression from Pattern Making I. It’s sort of like Pattern Making I is the vanilla pudding and Pattern Making II is the Creme Brule´. You learn about facings, more complicated sleeves, necklines, drafting asymmetrical styles, and more. All levels OK. We supply materials. You show up and learn. $90.

Jan 26, 27, Thursday & Friday 1-4. Private Class time. This is the time we’ve set aside (most weeks) for you to call US and schedule a class or some help. OR get a few pals together and we’ll create a class based on your suggestions. $15/hr per person.

Jan 3, Tuesday, All day Trip to Seattle Art Museum to see Yves St. Laurent Exhibit. We’ve heard nothing but kudos for this exhibit.  We’ll leave by 8 a.m and back after 5:00  $25, does NOT include ticket. VERY limited number of spots.

January 2017 Classes

Jan 22, Sunday 12-4, How to be Successful at the Fabric Store. Everyone knows how to shop but shopping at the fabric store can be confusing and intimidating. Fabric store staff is often too busy to help you OR you don’t have the terminology to ask for what you need. We teach you the ins and outs of shopping for fabric, patterns, how to get the best deals. Take the mystery out of fabric store shopping. All levels OK. $20