We are a locally owned and operated apparel fabric store located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here on the blog, we like to keep you informed of new goings on in the shop, newly arrived fabrics, recent sewing classes offered and tutorials from our staff. We are dedicated to helping you use beautiful fabric to its greatest potential - clothing you.
Hey Everybody! Big Big News! Yellow Bird Fabrics is turning 4 this year! Come help us celebrate on May 3 & 4 by taking a whopping 40% off your total purchase! Thanks for being such wonderful customers and for helping keep us in business!
Please note that this discount can not be combined with any other discount or offer. Also be aware that special orders and class fees are not included in the birthday sale discount. The sale is for May 3 & 4, 2013 only, there will be no rainchecks or accommodations made for those who can not make it into the shop to participate in the sale on these particular days. First come first serve, so come in early for best dibs!
Hello Everyone! Here is the class schedule for May. Please sign up early as class sizes are limited.
The Pencil Skirt Workshop Series – 4 sessions, $175 Dates & Times: May 1, 8, 15 & 22 @ 5pm - 7pm Skill Level: Intermediate
This is a series of four classes in which we’ll go from
drafting a pencil skirt sloper made to your measurements, to drafting a stylish
pencil skirt pattern, and finally constructing a truly fabulous skirt to last
you for years to come. This series
will give you the skills required to make endless pencil skirts at home! Please
note that these classes are fashioned for intermediate sewists.
Materials to purchase
or bring from your stash: 2 yards muslin, 1 - 1.5 yards 60” wide fashion fabric or 2 yards 45”
wide fashion fabric prewashed and ready to cut; matching thread; 2 yards
lining; matching 14 “– 16”invisible or traditional zipper. It’s highly
recommended that you bring your own sewing machine for this class. Rare materials will be on hand to purchase if needed.
Demystifying Fit – 2 hrs, 1 class session, $50 Class Dates &
Times:May 2 @ 5pm – 7pm
Skill Level:Advanced Beginner – Intermediate
Do you wonder why sewing patterns don’t fit you right out of
the envelope? In this class we’ll discuss fit on all scales, why
rarely fit anyone right out of the envelope and what you can do to
achieve great fit. We’ll talk about measuring yourself correctly,
pattern sizing vs.
ready to wear sizing and pattern ease. You’ll learn basic adjustments
alterations that can be mixed and matched to help you get wonderful fit!
Change Your Favorite Sewing Pattern - 4 hrs, 2 class sessions, $85
Class Dates & Times:May 16 & 23 @ 5pm - 7pm
In this class you'll learn how to take a basic pattern, or any pattern
and add new design elements or change the ones that are already
established in the pattern. You'll learn how to move or rotate a dart,
how to create princess seams in a garment, add gathers or pleats, create
pockets, create a fly front and other design elements so that you can
use the same sewing pattern to create several different looks. Open the
door to creating your own fresh designs from the sewing patterns you
Materials to bring: A notebook for taking notes; drafting materials and resources will be provided.
Copy Your Favorite Garment – 2hrs, 1 class session, $50
Class Dates &
Times: May 9 @ 5pm – 7pm
Do you have clothing in your closet that fits you perfectly?
Are you dying to have 20 of that same garment because you love the fit or style?
This class is all about how to do what’s referred to as a “rub-off” – taking a
pre-existing garment and creating a paper pattern from it, all without harming
the original garment. In this lecture style class you’ll learn techniques
for how to create a paper pattern from your favorite garment.We’ll discuss construction order, how
to add in elements like darts and gathers and ideas for creating different
garments from one pattern. Please note that this class is geared towards
intermediate sewists and is not for beginners!
This class is all about conquering the knit! If you’re looking for a
crash starter course on knitwear – this is the class for you! Knits are
wonderful fabrics to work with and not scary at all. We’ll discuss and
learn the pros of working with knits, how to handle them, how to sew
them and how forgiving they are when it comes to fit. In addition, we’ll
work together to sew the perfect knit t-shirt all on a basic sewing
machine. Knits are fun – come and learn just how fun they can be! Materials to bring:Sewaholic Renfrew T-shirt pattern (available
at Yellow Bird); enough fabric for one of the versions of the t-shirt
(please note that you can mix and match any of the sleeve lengths with
the neckline versions – you pick the t-shirt you would like to make!);
thread to match; stay tapes included in class fee.
Sewing Machine Basics - 2 hrs, 1 class session, $50
Class Dates & Times:May 30 @ 5pm - 7pm
Skill Level: Beginner
to learn how to sew but don't know where to start? This is a great
class to start with! Learning the ins and outs of your sewing machine is
always much easier with someone to help you along. We'll cover
everything from how to thread your machine, wind the bobbin, basic
stitches and what they are used for and how to adjust tension on your
machine. In addition, you'll be given a list of resources for how to do
it at home, just in case you forget. Bring your sewing machine and let's
Materials to bring: Your sewing machine (its best to learn the ins and outs on your own machine); if possible, your sewing machine manual.
Interested in taking
any of these classes? Be sure to contact any of us at Yellow Bird Fabrics. We
are available by phone, email or pop into the shop. Please note that all
students receive a 20% discount off
total purchase for anything in the shop the day of the class. Class fee