Hello everyone! Hope you all are enjoying this frisky Fall weather…don’t know about you, but I just want to make friends with my sewing machine at this time of year and make cozy things to wear and squishy cushions to curl up with!
COAT WEIGHTS AND WOOL
Cozy up to our coat weight table and enjoy the variety of wool and wool blends just waiting to be turned into vests, jackets and maybe even a snuggly coat for your puppy! Lots of colours and patterns – find them in the Wovens section.
We keep finding more stashes and donations of Technical Fabrics – lots of different weights and sizes, some are waterproof, some water resistant – all great for jackets and back packs. Lots of folks are making small zipper “”stay-dry” pouches and fold-over pouches with technical fabric for when they go out running, boating or even kayaking.
BATTING AND FLEECE LINING
Missed the last sale/ no worries, we have more fiberfill and outerwear fleece in two meter packages. We also received a humongous bolt of upholstery batting which is thicker and sturdier than regular batting – sold by the meter – see our volunteer at the cutting table on Sunday. Need some thinner poly batting for quilts – we’ve got that too!
Are you into retro fashion? Do you love to revamp your clothes for a one-of-a-kind funky look? Come and check out our crazy assortment of newly arrived vintage fabrics – awesome patterns and colours. All vintage fabrics are just $2/meter!
WHAT’S COMING UP?
Our Social Fabric is delighted to be a Bronze Partner with the Eastside Culture Crawl this year! We will be open during the Culture Crawl November 14-15-16 and 17. Watch for announcements on our Instagram and Facebook pages – not only will be be having our fabulous sales each day, we will be inviting you to participate in community art projects, drop-in craft and sewing workshops and more.
AND more sewing workshops coming your way. Watch for announcements next week for October and November sewing classes.
SHOP STOCK ITEMS AND ESSENTIALS
- Check out our stock of cotton and natural knits, beautiful and versatile lycra, natural woven fabrics, drapery and home decor fabrics, quilting fabrics, lining material, athletic knits, technical fabrics and vinyl
- Buttons galore and zippers in all shapes and sizes (zippers 10 for $1)
- Patterns regular uncut, $1 each and Vogue patterns $2 each, Vintage patterns (cut or uncut) $1 each
- Large cone thread $2 each
- Ribbon, trim, twill tape, bias binding, rick-rack, hem tape, elastic and lining fabric
- Knitting Yarn, tons of knitting needles and crochet hooks
- Sewing books and magazines, see the stack of Quilting books in the Wovens section marked down by 50%
New donations arrive every week so come and see! If you don’t find what you are looking for on the shelves, just ask, we may have something in the back.
We can process your payments with “Tap debit” to a maximum of $100
Don’t forget to sign up to be on our mailing list and check our Instagram and Facebook posts this week for more news on specials and new arrivals in the Shop.
We are located at: Our Social Fabric, #270-1275 Venables (corner of Clark Drive) in Vancouver. We are Vancouver’s NON-PROFIT textile recycling initiative. We are 100% volunteer run and we are dedicated to keeping textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of creatives – just like you! Thank you for your continued support for more than 10 years!
LOCATION / ENTRANCE
Venables Street Entrance: From the parking lot, enter the MAIN BLUE door from the parking lot marked 1275 Venables. Walk up the stairs to the second floor and turn left. Follow the signs to OSF, Suite #270. Map: Google Map
WHERE TO PARK
Park only in VISITOR spots unless you are loading up your vehicle. There is parking on westbound Venables, west of Clark just past the parking lot entrance. On Sundays, there is ample Visitor parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.