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  • How to shorten a zipper

    We sell a multitude of quality zippers but what happens if the zipper you have isn't the right length? No problem! Shortening a zipper is simple.  ...
  • Fabric recycling totals for November 2022

    We saved 2,195 lbs (980 kg) of 'waste fabric' and other sewing related materials from landfill in November.  Our donors made sure that the items t...
  • How to use twill tape - we share 7 uses for twill tape

    In this blog post we share many of the ways you can use twill tape. Such a simple notion but with so many applications, here are just seven of the...
  • Sew a gift bag

    We show you how to sew a useful drawstring bag that is finished neatly inside and stands on its own. A quick make, this is a great project to try ...
  • 5 project ideas for beads

    We are like magpies over these pretty beads! We had a donation of high quality beads and jewelry findings in all shapes, colours and sizes. We kee...
  • Fabric recycling totals for October 2022

      In October 2022 Our Social Fabric gave 1,329 lbs of 'waste fabric' and other materials a second chance. We received these donated materials an...
  • More opportunities to shop in person

    Yes that's right! We're expanding our opening times. In November and December* our store will be open every Thursday 3pm-7pm and every Sunday 10a...
  • Fabric recycling totals - September 2022

    1,755. That’s the number of pounds of fabric and sewing related materials we kept out of landfill in September 2022.  Can’t visual 1,755 lbs? It’s...
  • The Ultimate List of Canadian Indie Sewing Pattern Designers

    As a Canadian fabric store we love to use our fabrics to sew with patterns drafted by Canadian designers! Here we share our ultimate list of Canadian indie pattern designers.
  • What are hoodie knits?

    We are lucky to regularly receive hoodie knit fabrics from a Vancouver-based manufacturer who sew for a Canadian women's fashion brand. These deads...
  • Rib knit sewing challenge

    To show you all the different ways that rib knit can be used, the Our Social Fabric team spent this week sewing lots of samples.  Check out what w...
  • Guide to rib knit fabric

    Heard of rib knit but not sure what it is? Or want some guidance on how to sew with rib knit? We have a guide to give you all the information you need about working with rib knit fabrics.