November 19, 2017 Sale!

This is it, folks – the last sale of the year at Our Social Fabric – this Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 am!!

Still working on your sewing list for Christmas, that’s OK, our shelves are stocked and ready for you.

 NEW Premium Active WearIMG_3640

Storage locker bonus find! Digging through the mountain of fabric stored in our locker, we uncovered two bolts of Premium Quality Active Wear – two types of black jersey, one of which is peached* with 12% lycra) as well as a lovely turquoise colour that will liven up your life. (*Peached finish is soft to the touch, like velvet)

 Fleece / Easy Christmas Gifts

Need ideas for Christmas gifts that are quick and easy and require no sewing! Turn a 1.5 meter piece of technical fleece into a throw blanket for the couch or to wrap around you at the soccer field. Just cut to size, fringe the edges and voila! a Christmas gift is made! Why not make a car blanket for a friend or your co-worker. See sample in the shop of a double sided 

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blanket that will keep you warm on those really cold nights. Personalize it with your own appliqué, embroidery or colourful buttons (yes, we’ve got lots of buttons too!)

 Soft Natural & Synthetic Tweed

This fabric is hard to describe but is lovely to the touch. It looks like a tweed but has a soft hand like a knit – it’s a blend of synthetic and natural fibers. We made an elegant no-sew, gathered and fringed shawl with matching wrap-around skirt for the shop display (see photo). This fabric would also make a lovely knee-length coat dress, jacket or a cozy shirt. Here’s a link to Silhouette Patterns YouTube video to make the no-sew gathered shawl:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT9bptk_yVk .  Now you have something classy to wear to the company Christmas Party!

 Power Dry Base Fabric

There is still some of this superior fabric left in navy blue and red.  It’s meant to wick moisture away from your skin. Fast drying, highly breathable, lightweight and easy care makes it the right choice for your fall and winter sportswear needs.

 Craft FeltIMG_3641

Our OSF team is always coming up with creative ways to use discarded and unwanted fabric. One of our team members made 50 blue felt gift bags for her community’s Christmas party. Kids get to decorate the bags with paper-punched snowflakes and stars and take them home to use at Christmas for giving gifts. Next project – 50 peachy pink Christmas stockings! OMG!

 We have new donations coming in 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.

 This is our LAST SALE OF THE YEAR!!!  See you on Sunday, November 19th  from 10am-1pm. HO, HO, HO…

Questions / to learn more:
• Instagram
• Facebook
• 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.

 

 

November 9, 2017 Sale!

HO, HO, HO! It’s chilly out there! Come on in out of the cold and buy some fabric at ourIMG_3632 Pop-Up Sale this coming Thursday, November 9th from 5 to 8pm.  Whether you’re starting to make those Christmas Decorations, gifts for your friends and family or a fancy dress for your holiday party, we have everything you need. Check-out the Christmas section at the front of the store for fabrics and patterns.  IMG_3631

The Merino Wool Knit is grabbing centre stage this season – we’ve got bundles in a scrumptious charcoal grey ($3/meter)  and some very special Ponte Merino Wool Knit (ooh…aaaahhh) in black (priced at $5/meter) – perfect for an elegant sweater, dress or long-sleeved top.  

We received a large donation of MEC Technical Fabrics and linings in a variety of weights, colours and  styles – perfect for jackets and hiking pants or even coats for your four-legged fuzzy friends.

What are you going to wear to your holiday party this year?? How about a sexy red Velvet dress or whip up a one of a kind Velour sweater or shawl. Check out the velvet dress display at the front of the shop.

Craft Felt
Are you a Preschool or Kindergarten teacher? Looking for some felt for crafts and learning activities – we’ve got bolts of blue, pink/peach and light brown – all priced at IMG_3633$2/meter – great for felt boards, hand puppets and play mats.

Hoodie and Polar Fleece
We have lots of beautiful hoodie knits and fleece in all sorts of colours.  All you need are a few small scraps to make a mini hoodie for the little guys and gals in your life!

Power Dry Base Fabric
 This superior fabric is available in navy blue and red.  It wicks moisture away from your skin, it’s fast-drying, highly breathable, lightweight and easy to care for – makes a great choice for your Fall and Winter sportswear creations.

ONLY 2 Sales left in 2017 – Yes, that’s right folks, only two more OSF sales this year, November 9th 5-8pm and Sunday, November 19th 10am-1pm.

 See you on Thursday from 5pm – 8pm!

 

russellbuildingLOCATION / 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 on Instagram

Our sale starts in an hour!!! We have so many good things in store there’s too many to mention. We did manage to find a few bolts of bamboo/cotton knits in a few different colours though. Lots of naturals to choose from in wovens as well. Now get out of bed and we’ll see you soon!! via Instagram http://ift.tt/2yJMolt

October 22, 2017 Sale!

“It looks like a rather blustery day” said Winnie the Poo!

Cold outside? Not to worry, the OSF Shop has lots of cozy fleece, warm woollies, hoodie knits and polar fleece  to keep Jack Frost away from your nose and toes. Our next Sale is this Sunday, October 22nd at Our Social Fabric— here’s what we have in store for you:

Last Minute Halloween Costumespic_Trick or Treat

Only a few days left to “whip up” that Halloween costume, lots of black stretch knit, perfect for witch dresses and Dracula capes. Stretch knit is great for costumes—you don’t need to serge the edges, just cut, stitch a few seams and go! The Halloween section with weird and wonderful bits and pieces is located at the front of the shop.  

Fall Essentials

We have a healthy selection of wool and wool blends, coat weights – plenty of new arrivals since our last sale; you’ll will find them in our “Naturals” section together with an assortment of cottons, linens, rayons and flannels.

Merino Wool KnitsIMG_7047

We found another bolt of that beautiful royal blue Merino Wool Knit in our locker! Yes, we have a locker full of fabric bolts—one day we’ll have a locker sale—won’t that be amazing! Merino wool is a high quality, super fine wool which is strong and smooth against the skin and super comfortable to wear—it regulates body temperature, keeping you warm in cold weather and cool in hot—a simply amazing textile.  A few bundles of the merino wool in russet and apricot colours are also available.  

 

Black Technical FleeceIMG_7093

This is the perfect fabric to keep you toasty while watching the kids play soccer and hockey.  It is pre-cut in 3m pieces but also available by the bolt for $80.  Pair it up with our green plaid quilted cotton for a cozy fall jacket—see our reversible coat on display with packages of the green plaid and technical fleece.

 

Yarn, trim and ribbonpic_trim bolts

In our notions section, you will find baskets of braided trim, cording, piping, fringe, gimp and ribbon—all at rock-bottom prices.  Don’t forget to stock up on zippers, 10 for $1!!!

 

Other regular stocked items:

Bemberg lining $3/m

Zippers 10/$1

Button packages $1-$2

Patterns $1-$2

Thread Cones $1-$2

Black Technical Fleece $80/bolt (or $3/meter)

 

New donations arrive weekly, 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.

Upcoming November sales are:

Thursday, November 9, 5pm-8pm
Sunday, November 19, 10am-1pm

Questions / to learn more:
• Instagram
• 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.