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.


Sewing Workshops April 16-May 7IMG_7508

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.

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:
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• Facebook
• Website
• e-mail: oursocialfabric@gmail.com
• To volunteer: osfvolunteers@gmail.com
• To donate: osfdonations@gmail.com




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.

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


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:

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