Upcoming classes at Pink Castle Fabrics!

Upcoming Classes at Pink Castle Fabrics! 

There are lots of classes in the next few weeks at Pink Castle Fabrics, on  a variety of sewing topics! For complete listings, please see our classes page.


Made-To-Measure Skirt Workshop with Rae Hoekstra of Made by Rae

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00am - 1:00pm

This fun and flirty gathered skirt has a sophisticated flat-fronted waistband, with an elastic casing in the back for ease of fit. Also, no zippers to fight with! It has pockets, and who doesn't love/need pockets? If there is time, Rae will also teach us how to add the contrast band, a skill that will surely lend itself to many future dressmaking projects. The Made-to-Measure skirt is perfect over tights and boots in the fall and winter!

In Tsuru with contrast bandIn Oliver + S without contrast band.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to sew a straight or curved seam, keep a seam allowance, and adjust tension and stitch length on your sewing machine.

In the class you will be making a pattern using your own measurements on Pellon 830 pattern tracing material a pattern that is not only just your size but yours to keep, so that you may make many adorable skirts on your own afterwards.

Once you are registered, you will need to bring your sewing machine, 1 inch elastic, and 2-2.5 yards of light to medium weight fabric (some types of light weight fabrics we carry are voile and oxford; quilting cotton is a medium weight fabric), and coordinating thread to the class. If you want a contrast band, 1/2-1 yard of fabric will do. The elastic and tracing material will be available for purchase at the store.

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Rae Hoekstra is a blogger and pattern designer at Made By Rae (made-by-rae.com), a popular spot for DIY and sewing tutorials. She also designs for Cloud 9 fabrics, is a Sew Mama Sew Board member, and co-hosts SEMI Crafty meetups once a month at Pink Castle Fabrics.


Make a Turnstyle Quilt with Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts

Thursday, November 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts has a new quilt pattern for you to try! This fun new pattern features charm squares and provides a chance for you to practice partial seams! The quilt finishes at 41" x 41" Arrive at class with your fabric and sewing machine and Debbie will walk you through her pattern.

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Known for her cool, minimalist style, Debbie Grifka is a regular contributor to quilt magazines and books. She is one of the featured counselors for Camp Stitchalot Winter 2013.


Improv Crosses, Plusses, and Cabins with Rossie Hutchinson of Fresh Modern Quilts

Saturday, November 16th, 10:15am-1:45pm

Are you looking for more blocks to make for improv quilts? Come learn four of Rossie's favorite improv blocks: the improv cross (pictured), the scrappy plus, the log cabin, and the open cabin. In this three-and-a-half hour workshop, Rossie will make each block with you and discuss problem-solving techniques for combining them and making a quilt top. You'll leave class with at least four blocks and a handout reviewing what you learned.

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Rossie Hutchinson is the founder of the influential Flickr group Fresh Modern Quilts. Her quilts have appeared in magazines, books, and quilt shows around the country. She also creates and sells custom plexiglass shapes for itajime shibori dyeing and other uses in her Etsy shop.

There are more details on these and more classes on the classes page. If you have any questions or need help booking your class, please email rossie@pinkcastlefabrics.com or stop into our shop at 3808 Plaza Drive.

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