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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Claire Shaeffer Workshops in Armidale NSW - April 2015



How fabulous! Claire Shaeffer, world-renowned couture sewing expert, will be visiting our shores in April 2015!

If you're a couture sewing aficionado, you will no doubt have heard of Claire and probably have read/watched her wonderfully detailed books and videos.

Now there's an opportunity to meet Claire in person and spend time learning and practicing the couture techniques she is famous for teaching as well as hear about her wonderful research trips to the top couture houses of the world!

Claire will be running two 5-day hands-on workshops in conjunction with Fabric Fair, in Armidale, NSW.

4 - 9 April 2015 - Basic Couture Workshop     (4 places still available as at 27.8.14)

11-16 April 2015 - Chanel Jacket Workshop    (3 places still available as at 27.8.14)

Class sizes limited

Bookings Now Open

Cost: $1595 (incl GST) - Kit Cost TBA

Deposit: $500 per workshop

$100 discount if booking both workshops

Refund Policy TBA

For Bookings, please contact:

FABRIC FAIR

02 6772 7745

fabricfair@bigpond.com

Get in quick!



Friday, 8 August 2014

There's An App for That! Sewing Apps for Your Phone



These days a phone is for much more than making phone calls! There are some great apps out there to help you organinse  your patterns & fabric stash, quickly convert (and round) seam allowances from metric to imperial and back and much more! Some are completely free, some have a cost. Regardless of how you feel about the digital age, there are some great apps that are worth embracing! Here's our top app picks for sewing:

The Simplicity Sewing App has just launched, it allows users to:
  • Browsing for all patterns
  • Search functions and filters so the customer can easily find patterns - including fabric suggestions
  • Patterns can be searched by pattern type
  • There's a section to keep track of the patterns and fabrics already owned
  • Ability to create a wish list of the patterns they wish to own
  • Sizing charts
  • Photo sharing
  • Fabric Glossary of definitions
  • Sewing Tips
Click here to view the details. This app is for both iPhone & iPad and is FREE.

Seam Allowances App
 
Novita from verypurpleperson got tired of converting seam allowances between imperial & metric (this really is a bore of a task if you blog or pattern make and need to notate both) and had her husband whip up an app for that!

Click here to view the details. This app is for  iPhone and is FREE.

Craftsy App

The Craftsy app allows you to view your Craftsy classes, even without an internet connection! With apple airplay, the Craftsy app now works like a remote. Watch your favorite instructors on a TV and turn your iPad/iPhone into an awesome learning environment with full-screen notes, discussions, projects or your class materials.  New in the latest version, they have added your pattern library to the Craftsy classes app so you can easily access your patterns.

Click here to view the details. This app is for both iPhone & iPad and is FREE.



Sewing Kit HD 

Taking the Fabric Stash concept a step further this app allows you to catalogue your patterns, fabric, thread, notions, books and equipment.  You can scan the barcodes of products to instantly upload the details.You can also track the progress of your sewing projects, take screenshots or photos of anything that inspires you and save the measurements of the people you commonly sew for.

 
Sewing Kit HD 2.0
Taking the Fabric Stash concept a step further this app allows you to catalogue your patterns, fabric, thread, notions, books and equipment.  You can scan the barcodes of products to instantly upload the details.   You can also track the progress of your sewing projects, take screenshots or photos of anything that inspires you and save the measurements of the people you commonly sew for.
- See more at: http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/sewing-apps/#sthash.ackzOdR0.dpuf
Click here to view the details. This app is for both iPhone & iPad and is $10.99.



Pattern Pal

This app allows you to track your patterns, along with a couple of photos for each pattern, pattern notes plus details of the fabrics and notions associated with your patterns. 

Click here to view the details. This app is for both iPhone & iPad and is $6.49.


Fabric Stash

If your stash is getting so large you are losing track of what’s in there this is the perfect app for you.  It allows you to photograph and catalogue your stash, ideal for when you are out looking for matching notions.  You can also add in a wish list so you will always have a fabric shopping list to hand (not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.....)

Click here  to view the details. This app is for both iPhone & iPad and is $4.99.

Phew! That's a lot of apps and it's not even a complete list of all of the sewing apps out there! We hope you have found some handy ways of organising, learning and fact finding. If you have a favourite sewing app that isn't listed here, leave a comment telling us all about it! 

Taking the Fabric Stash concept a step further this app allows you to catalogue your patterns, fabric, thread, notions, books and equipment.  You can scan the barcodes of products to instantly upload the details.   You can also track the progress of your sewing projects, take screenshots or photos of anything that inspires you and save the measurements of the people you commonly sew for. - See more at: http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/sewing-apps/#sthash.ackzOdR0.dpuf
Sewing Kit HD 2.0
Taking the Fabric Stash concept a step further this app allows you to catalogue your patterns, fabric, thread, notions, books and equipment.  You can scan the barcodes of products to instantly upload the details.   You can also track the progress of your sewing projects, take screenshots or photos of anything that inspires you and save the measurements of the people you commonly sew for.
- See more at: http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/sewing-apps/#sthash.ackzOdR0.dpuf
Sewing Kit HD 2.0
Taking the Fabric Stash concept a step further this app allows you to catalogue your patterns, fabric, thread, notions, books and equipment.  You can scan the barcodes of products to instantly upload the details.   You can also track the progress of your sewing projects, take screenshots or photos of anything that inspires you and save the measurements of the people you commonly sew for.
- See more at: http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/sewing-apps/#sthash.ackzOdR0.dpuf