“Repair Your Wear” Workshop

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Our new FREE  “Repair your Wear” workshop will give you the skills to repair your gently loved garments, saving you time and money.

In this hands-on, clothing fix-it workshop, you will learn easy methods to repair your garments. Repairing your clothes will help you save money, extend the life of your favourite garments and you’ll be keeping textiles out of the landfill! Depending on the time available, expect to learn: how to sew on buttons, repair frayed cuffs, hemming methods, adding patches, re-stitching and re-enforcing open seams, darning (hand and machine), replacing broken zippers, repairing pocket holes and decorative applique or embroidery to conceal holes and tears.


Date: Sunday, February 24, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
(one session 2.5 hrs)

  • Instructor: Susan Walter
  • Skills: Student will have some general sewing experience and familiarity with domestic sewing machines.
  • Bring two garments in need of repair (broken zipper, fallen hem, missing buttons etc)
  • Equipment/Supplies: Regular sewing thread and hand-sewing needles, small sewing scissors, buttons, zipper, bias tape or whatever you might need to repair your garments. Also bring a measuring tape and straight pins. (Optional: embroidery floss in colours of your choosing)
  • Cost: FREE. Class size is limited to 8 students.
  • Click HERE to register
  • Questions? Contact us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com

 

 

OSF Sale June 14, 2pm-8pm

 

OSF SALE—THURSDAY, June 14, 2018
#270—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

Hi folks,
We listened to what you said and we’re delighted to let you know that we are now open earlier for our Thursday Sales—from 2pm to 8pm! More time for you to browse, and no line ups—Yippee! We hope you will join us this ThursdayJune 14th from 2pm to 8pm in our new location at Suite 270—1275 Venables.

MEC Technical & Premium Active Wear
Two of our favourite local high-end designers donated bags and bags of technical fabrics and knits together with those in-demand premium active wear—great for yoga wear, exercise stretch wicking and technical outerwear.

OzyCraft and OzyPol dyes
One of our customers is downsizing her home-based Victorian Lampshade business and generously donated many bottles of dyes, hand dyed lace, trim, and fringe. OzyPol is a great dye for polyester textile and other products, it will dye stretch lace, synthetic pearls, buttons and beaded fringe. OzyCraft dye is used to dye Rayon or Cotton lace—simple to use—visit the OzyCraft web site (http://www.ozecraft.com) for more information on these amazing and easy to use dyes.

Quilting Bundles
Yes, they’re back—those lovely little treasures that everyone loves! Find them down the centre aisle with baskets of cotton remnants and yardage.

See you this Thursday from 2pm to 8pm

Other regular stocked items: 
Bemberg lining $3/m
Zippers 10 for $1
Button packages $1-$2-$5
Patterns $1-$2
Thread Cones $1-$2

New donations are arriving 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.
Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100.

Questions / to learn more:
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Website
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the second floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for 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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

 

OSF – We’ve MOVED!

Our Social Fabric – We’ve MOVED!

Hi everyone!
Our Social Fabric has some exciting news! We’ve moved into a wonderful new space, and we can’t wait to show you around our new Shop. You were probably wondering why we’ve been so quiet these past few weeks – well, we have been busy setting up our bright new space and getting everything ready for you!

We are still in the Russell Building on the corner of Venables and Clark but moved one floor down to unit  #270 on the 2nd floor. Three times as much space! More room to move around and to check out all the great deals.
Our first sale in our new space will be this coming Sunday, May 27th from 10:00am to 1:00 pm.
Looking forward to seeing you all again!
The Board of Our Social Fabric

How to reach us / to learn more:

• www.oursocialfabric.ca
• https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com 
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com 
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

 LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Venables Street Entrance: Enter the bright blue door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three loading bay doors. Once inside, turn right and go up the stairs to the second floor – Suite 270 is at the top of the stairs.  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 and  2 hour parking on Clark. On Sundays, there is ample Visitor parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

April 29, 2018 Sale!

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OSF SALE—Sunday, April 29, 2018
#340—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

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It’s the BASIC BLACK KNIT SALE this Sunday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Our Social Fabric. We want to share what we have and we’ve got lots of beautiful black knits, various weights, jersey knits, rib knits, synthetics and blends. Buy One—Get One Free* This sale includes all regular knits and premium active wear knits. (Sorry the Buy One-Get One Free Sale doesn’t include merino wool or cotton/bamboo knits)
*of equal or lesser value

Next Sale Date – May 27th!
We’re working on sorting through a large donation so, we won’t be having another sale until May 27th !!!  Make sure to come this Sunday to stock up—especially on those black knits!

Home Décor Clearance
We’ve gone through our home décor fabrics and slashed prices by 50% on selected bundles—grab them while they last!

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We have a healthy selection of stretch wovens in a variety of weights and colours—great for summer capris and tops. Find the bundles in the black bins on the centre table.

Premium Active Wear and Technical Fabrics
The table is full, lots of bundles to choose from—great for bags, packs, jackets, outerwear, tanks, t-shirts and there are still a few bundles left of the power dry base stretch knit.

Premium Synthetic Knits  natural knit rainbow
These high quality knits are antibacterial, odor resistant, resist pilling, breathable, fast drying, moisture wicking and made using environmentally friendly treatments. That’s amazing!

Lots of regular items in stock, buckets of zippers all 10 for $1.00, large cone thread $2 each, dress weights, thousands of button bags, wool and wool blends, naturals and sew much more! Hope to see you Sunday at 10am.

New donations are arriving 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.

Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100.

Questions / to learn more:
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Website
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

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LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

April 12, 2018 Sale!

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OSF SALE—Thursday, April 12, 2018
#340—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

Hi folks,natural knit rainbow

Two of our favourite industry donors have gifted us with many bolts of natural knits, bamboo, cotton knits and blends in a rainbow of colours  – all beautiful and soft to the touch. We’re excited to share our gigantic stash with you—we hope you will join us this Thursday, April 12th at 5pm for another spectacular sale!

 

Premium Active Wear

Bins and bins of premium active wear from a local high-end designer—lots of technical fabrics, yoga wear knits, stretch outerwear and technical wear. Theses are high quality fabrics, find them at the back display table.

 

Vinyl / Naugahydevinyl

We also received a few of bolts of light, upholstery weight vinyl—we know you’ve been wanting vinyl! Some black, a bolt of butterscotch tan, and a warm rust colour, all packaged in 1 and 2 meter lengths @ $3/meter.

 

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Our next set of Sewing Workshops starts next Monday, April 16th.  We listened to what you asked for, so we’re offering another “Start to Sew” Workshop on Monday evenings and a “Cushions Galore—Home Décor 101” workshop on Monday mornings.

Click here to view the workshops flyer.

Click here to register for either class.

Lots of regular items in stock, buckets of zippers all 10 for $1.00, large cone thread $2 each, home décor fabrics, dress weights, thousands of button bags, naturals and sew much more! Hope to see you Thursday at 5pm.
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New donations are arriving 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.

Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100.

Questions / to learn more:
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Website
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

russellbuilding.jpg

 

LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.

OSF Sewing Workshops April-May ’18

We are delighted to announce that OSF is offering three more sewing classes. Those who attended the first Start to Sew class has so much fun and are excited to learn more sewing techniques and make more awesome stuff! The next series of classes will begin Monday, April 16:

Cushions Galore – Home Décor 101

Learn to construct basic home décor cushions in your choice of designs and sizes. Bring a pillow form and your own coordinating fabric or choose from tons of designer remnants at the OSF shop.
Date: Monday mornings, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 9:30 – 12 noon pm
Cost: $110

  • Classes: 1 session per week
  • 5 hours per session
  • 4 sessions per series
  • Class size 4-8 students
  • Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills and understanding of sewing
    terminology, or student will have taken the “Start to Sew” class, or have equivalent experience.
  • Equipment/Supplies: Bring your personal sewing machine and sewing tools
    (rental machines available upon request $5/class – first come, first served basis)

Learn to plan and cut out your choice of cushion size and style.
Learn envelope, box style, zippered cushion covers, roll cushions and more.
Learn to add decorative elements to customize and personalize cushions for your home.

To register click here

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Start to Sew

Date: Monday evenings, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $110

  • Classes: 1 session per week
  • 5 hours per session
  • 4 sessions / per series
  • Class size 4-8
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Equipment/Supplies: Bring your personal sewing machine and sewing tools
    (rental machines available upon request $5/class – first come, first served basis)

Learn to use a domestic sewing machine
Gain confidence with basic Sewing exercises
Learn the basics in fabric, cutting and pattern use
Achieve 2 basic projects (pin cushion & tote bag)

To register click here


Questions? Contact us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com
or contact the instructor (Denise Jones Chu) directly at:
hellobeautiful@telus.net

All classes will take place at the Our Social Fabric shop located at 1275 Venables in Vancouver

 

March 25, 2018 Sale!

OSF SALE—SUNDAY MARCH 25, 2018
#340—1275 Venables Street, Vancouver

Hi folks, Spring has sprung, the grass is “grizz” – not sure what that means but Spring is definitely here. Our Social Fabric has received a mountain of new donations these past two weeks and we are excited to share everything with you! Join us this Sunday, March 25th at 10am for another spectacular sale!

Premium Active Wear
Bins and bins of premium active wear from a local high-end designer—lots of technical fabrics, yoga wear knits, stretch outerwear and lots more. Theses are high quality fabrics, find them at the back display table.

 Leather Hides
Not something we get very often, but we received a number of large leather hides, and some smaller cut pieces. Leather weights from bag-weight to garment weight. Colours mostly in the tan and brown range. All the leather will be laid out on the black cutting table at the back of the shop.

Spring Fabrics
We’ve put together an enticing assortment of spring florals and complimentary knits and wovens. Happiness is just a beautiful piece of fabric away…

Buttons , buttons and more buttons!
So many beautiful buttons, not enough time to sew them all! So, here’s a challenge for you—send us a photo of something creative that you have made using lots of buttons. Send your photo to: oursocialfabric@gmail.com. If your submission is the winner (we’ll let you know by Saturday evening), we will highlight your creation in our next blog. And, if you (the winner) come to the Sale on Sunday with your creation, we will have a special gift for you.

Sewing Classes—Zero Tote Bags
OSF sewing classes with our instructor Denise, are becoming very popular. The next sewing classes will focus on creating tote bags with zero waste!—make your very own designer tote bag in 2 sessions. Click here to register for either of the following classes: April 7 & 14, morning or afternoon sessions. Questions? Contact oursocialfabric@gmail.com

Lots of regular items in stock, buckets of zippers all 10 for $1.00, cotton knits, home décor fabrics, dress weights, felt, naturals and sew much more! Hope to see you Sunday.

Note: we can now process your payments with “tap debit” to a maximum of $100. See you on Sunday from 10am-1pm.

Questions / to learn more:
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Website
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

russellbuilding.jpg

 

LOCATION / ENTRANCE

Please use our Venables Street entrance: Enter the GREY door marked 1275 Venables located beside the three grey south facing loading bay doors labelled B C D. Walk through the loading bay area towards the freight elevator and up the stairs to the third floor. Follow the signs to OSF. Click on link for Google Map We usually have a volunteer operating the elevator, however, if you know you need elevator service please email us a few days prior to the sale and we will send you a contact telephone number to use during the sale to call for elevator assistance.

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. There is also 2 hour parking on Clark in front of the Clark entrance as well on the north side of the building on Adanac. On Sundays, there is ample parking in the Russell building parking lot. Please park legally and avoid unwelcome surprises.