July 30, 2017 Sale!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Vancouver summer. Join us this Sunday, July 30th 10am to 1:00 pm for our monthly sale at Our Social Fabric—here’s what we have in store for you:Muslin Beach Bag with anchor copy

Muslin
Our favourite “Bed” manufacturer has donated bags of new muslin and we’re happy to have this popular item for you again.  Since most of the muslin pieces are square, you can pick up packages of squares for as little as $3 a bag!  Squares are great for making kids craft bags, fabric journals and doll bodies. Why not make a muslin beach bag and stencil on some anchors with blue acrylic paint, add some navy straps, grab your towel and you’re all set for the beach!

Special Event FabricsBridal Fabrics
We have lots of beautiful and elegant fabrics for your upcoming special event or wedding – satins and brocades/jacquard fabrics – pale blue and yellow, peach puff, pinks, champagne and sandy-creamy colours – all packaged in 3meter lengths. These make lovely formal wear, boudoir wear, princess costumes or fancy table dressings … the possibilities are endless. We also have bolts that can be picked-up weekdays by appointment; e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com) One of our Board Members made a darling little blue brocade and satin flower girl dress that will be on display in the shop.

Home DécorHome Decor Fabrics
We’ve received more donations from hi-end home décor outlets so we have lots of beautiful coordinated home décor and drapery fabrics for you to choose from.  Why not make some new throw cushions for the living room or family room. How about a sturdy tote bag or a new doggie bed or new sheer drapes for your bedroom?

 

 

 

Cherry Pink and Teal Stripe Knit
Cherry Pink and Teal Stripe Knit copyOh so cute stripes, great for tank tops, kids t-shirts and shorts, this fabric is soft and breathable. Customers loved this fabric at the last sale so we’ve cut up more in 3 meter lengths—grab it while we’ve got it!

 

 

 

Our regular stocked items include:

  • Bemberg lining $3/m
  • Zippers 10 for $1
  • Button packages $1
  • Patterns $1 / Vogue Patterns $2
  • Threads Magazines 3 for $1
  • Most packaged Notions are 2 for $1
  • Black Technical Fleece $80/bolt

-Hope to see you on Sunday, July 30th at 10:00 am!

Questions / to learn more:

Web Site: www.oursocialfabric.wordpress.com
General e-mail: e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oursocialfabric

russellbuilding.jpgLOCATION / 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.

 

 

 

June 25, 2017 Sale!

Hi everyone, Join us this Sunday, June 25th for our monthly sale at Our Social Fabric—

satin and brocade

here’s what we have in store for you:
Attention Brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride – the wedding bells are ringing!

We have lots of beautiful fabrics for your wedding and bridal party – satins and brocades/jacquard fabrics – pale blue and yellow, peach puff, pinks, champagne and sandy-creamy colours – all packaged in 3meter lengths. Why not plan ahead for your 2018 wedding – ask us about purchasing bolts of satin, jacquard or crepe now and your seamstress can start sewing

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right away! (bolts can be picked-up weekdays by appointment; e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com)

Visitors coming for the summer? Do you need some new cushions for the cottage or the guest room – we have a shelving unit full of designer samples and Home Décor fabrics in lots of trendy colours (whisper gray, tan, sand and creams and whites to name a few). We also have packages of colour coordinated

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fabrics so you can grab and go! Each package has enough fabric to make a few cushions or to recover an ottoman or a few luxurious tote bags.

Did you see our Instagram post with the cherry pink and teal stripe knit – it’s super cute and comfy, lots of 3 meter bundles to take away!
Lime green, sunshine yellow, tangerine – what better colours to use for cycling tshirts and shorts. Bright colours are safer for cyclists – you’re more visible and you look like a pro at the same time! Lots of fun, bright and cheerful colours to choose from – your kids (and the whole family) will love them! How about hot pink shorts and a lime green tank top – make a statement!

We’ve replenished our bins of Bemberg Lining – lots of neutrals to choose from and a bargain at $3/meter IMG_3151

And our regular stock includes Button Bags $1 each, Zippers are 10 for $1 and Threads Magazines still 3 for $1.
-Hope to see you on Sunday, June 25th at 10:00 am!

Questions / to learn more:
https://oursocialfabric.org
•Instagram: Oursocialfabric
Facebook
• 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

May 28, 2017 Sale!

It’s SPRING Blow-Out at OSF!!! We are overflowing Threads magazine cover.jpgwith fabric and notions, so we’re
having a Blow-Out Sale this Sunday, May 28
th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm—so many amazing deals for you this month:

All $2/meter fabrics including woven, regular lining fabric and dress weight fabrics—are now 50% OFF!!! Anything with a $2/meter tag is now 50% off!!!

Threads Magazines” These exquisite couture sewing magazines can be yours for 3 magazines for $1.00 — now is a great time to take home an armful of magazines for summer reading at the cottage— imagine giving a bundle of Threads Magazines to your sewing friends for Christmas! Also great items that you can pass along to a new sewer or young budding designer at school.

Buttons—we received many boxes of lovely buttons from a local clothing designer and we have them all packaged (by our wonderful volunteers) and ready for you to scoop up: 20 bagged buttons for $1—some are “mother of pearl” shell buttons, gold and ornate buttons.mother of pearl buttons

Zippers—continuing our great “rock-bottom” price of 10 zippers for $1. We’ve received two more large donations of zippers so we’re happy to pass this generosity onto you! 

Bemberg Lining—you just can’t beat it for smooth texture and it sews up beautifully. A bargain at $3/meter and lots of colours to choose from.Premium Active Wear

Bamboo Cotton Knits—More 3 meter bundles in Purple and Dark Grey, all $3/m

Premium Active Wear—Stretch knit for active sports, leggings, tops, jackets etc. comes in Aqua Blue and Heather Grey.  

Patternswe’ve replenished our stock with lots of new and uncut Vogue and other patterns. They’re now all organized by type of pattern (Ladies, Children, Evening and Bridal, Outerwear etc.) so it will make it much easier for your to find your patterns. You will even find some (cut) pattern treasures in the FREE BIN!IMG_3115[1]

-Hope to see you on Sunday, May 28th!

Questions / to learn more:
www.oursocialfabric.org
https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric
• 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.

 

 

April 23, 2017 Sale!

Hi everyone,merino wool top from MEC with text

Spring has sprung and Our Social Fabric is having a Sale this coming Sunday, April
23
rd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We’ve received a lot of interesting donations in the past month and that means we have lots of variety and awesome stock for you to choose from.

Here’s what we have in the shop this month:

  • Merino Wool Knit—OMG these are sooo beautiful. We have  bundles ready for you in 3 meter lengths—fabric has wonderful drape and excellent for sports and casual wear.
  • Bamboo Cotton Knits—Lots of bundles in purple, black IMG_3061and
    charcoal, all $3/m
  • 2010 Olympic Wear—We have bundles of Super Stretch Technical Fleece in
    blue and white—left from the Olympic skating team uniform project. Great for
    skating outfits and winter sports wear.
  • Black Technical Fleece has been really popular, folks have been buying bolts and lots of our 3 meter packages. Pick up a whole bolt for $80 at the
    sale. If you can’t  make it to our sale, e-mail OSF
    (
    oursocialfabric@gmail.com) to book a time to meet one of our Board members at the shop.     
  • Quilting Bundles—lots of quilting bundles to get those creative juices going and IMG_3056bundles of cotton and cotton blends to
    compliment your projects.  
  • Denim—May 4th is Jean’s Day! Pick up some light weight denim or chambray, whip up a pair of jeans or make a top or shirt and show
    your support for
    BC Children’s Hospital.
  • Clearance $10 Bolts—we need space for more fabric so we have to say good bye to some upholstery stock—get ‘em while
    they’re hot—great for covering
    chairs, bag making, coats etc.
  • Thread and Zippers —Lots of cone thread for all your sewing project and all zippers are 10 for $1

Hope to see you on Sunday, April 23rd!pant suit black tech fleece March 2017 with text

Questions / to learn more:
www.oursocialfabric.org
https://www.facebook.com/oursocialfabric

• Instagram: Oursocialfabric
• 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 VenablesIMG_3053
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.russellbuilding.jpg

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.

 

 

March 19, 2017 Sale!

Hi Everyone,pant suit black tech fleece March 2017

Our Social Fabric’s next Sale is this coming Sunday, March 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The last sale was a such a success but we did have a few challenges getting people in and out of the space—the lineups were long but hopefully you managed to get in and snap-up lots of bargains. This Sunday, we will let a few folks in at a time and have extra volunteers around to help move you through the cash as quickly as possible.  We know
how much you love to shop at OSF so, we’re working hard to make it a good experience for you. Thank you for your patience and understanding and, as always, if you have any suggestions for us, we’d love to hear from you!

Here’s what we have in the shop this month:IMG_2977

  • Black Fleece—you no doubt saw our postings on Instagram and Facebook for Black Fleece—we have lots to share! Bolts are 40 meters + for $80 and we have 3 and 4 metres packages for $3/meter. Two of our board members got together and made a snappy little jacket and pants outfit (see pic)—this fabric is so versatile and comfy, good for capes, pants, cozy sportswear, doggie beds and coats, jackets, tops, skirts and coat linings—what about a backdrop for that theatre production! The bolts are
    flying out the door—you can make an appointment for Tuesday and Thursday this week (over lunch) so you can avoid IMG_2975the sale rush and walk away with a bolt (or two, or three!) E-mail oursocialfabric@gmail.com to book an appointment time.
  • Naturals—a lovely shop in North Vancouver was renovating and donated boxes of natural fabrics including silk, linen, denim, rayon/viscose and shirting fabrics—you can find them in the green bins on the tables.
  • Sherpa—We have cut up the last bolt of beautiful Sherpa—it’s available in 3 metre bundles @ $3/metre. Awesome for coats, vests, hats and slippers!
  • Thread—Lots of cone thread for all your sewing project.
  • Knits—we’re still sorting through the large Kendor donation—so lots of knits in a rainbow of colours and some of those luscious bamboo and cotton knits are available also.

Hope to see you on Sunday, March 19th!

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

Technical Fleece at OSF!


Technical Fleece—colour is BLACK

but looks like gray in the photo below

img_2969Attention designers and garment producers – Technical Fleece is available at Our Social
Fabric NOW. Get a head start on your Fall design line by buying in bulk. We have received a very generous donation from a local outerwear manufacturer and it needs to move quickly! Make an appointment today to view this beautiful fabric and stock up!

Fabric Specs:
Description: Fleece on one side, smooth, light weight outerwear on the other side Construction: suitable for vests, jackets, leggings, sports aƫre, running shorts, hoodies, light coats, sweater-type garments, lining for winter coats etc.
Width: 54″ wide
Colour: Black only Cost: $2/meter when purchasing a full, uncut bolt
Bolts: 40 meters (approx) on each bolt

image1We will have 3 meter lengths packaged and available at our next sale on March 19th for
$3/meter but you can beat the rush and get your full bolts NOW for $2/meter. If you would like to purchase a bolt (or more), please e-mail oursocialfabric@gmail.com to book an appointment.

Thanks
Our Social Fabric

Questions / to learn more:
www.oursocialfabric.org
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• instagram
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com

LOCATION / ENTRANCE

russellbuildingPlease 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.

February 19, 2017 Sale!

Hi everyone, Our Social Fabric’s next Sale is this coming Sunday, February 19th from 10:00img_2910 am to 1:00 pm—we have lots of exciting things to share with you:

Here’s what we have in the shop this month:

• Sherpa—If you’ve been following us on Instagram you will know that we received a big donation from Kendor Textiles—we are so grateful for all the beautiful knits and technical fabrics that they have donated to OSF over the past year. Included in the donation were bolts of cozy Sherpa with faux-suede backing. No need to line your garments or finish the edges on this fabric (see photo of a long vest with curvy collar) Sherpa is great for making coats, vests, slippers, hats and doggie beds! $3/meter packaged in 2 and 3 meter bags— ready to go! (Sherpa bolts available also)

img_2909• Thread—we received a donation of many, many large cones of good quality thread for
regular sewing and sergers—lots of colours to choose from, all $2/ spool. Many of the spools are from our very own Cansew. Thank you to Whitehouse Design Company for their generous donation.
• Dress Weights—have you been wanting to make a soft, flowy dress or long floral skirt for spring? We have many rolls of lovely dress weights just begging to be made into a blouse or dress, all $2/meter.IMG_2913.JPG
• Zippers—lots of regular and invisible zippers, 10 zippers for $1
• Quilting Bundles—lots to choose from, each coordinated bundle is $5 -Hope to see you on Sunday, February 19th!

Questions / to learn more:
Website
Facebook
Instagram
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com img_2906
• 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.