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Private Fabric Shopping Lesson with Ryliss Bod at a Fabric Store.

A private lesson with Ryliss Bod at Billie's Designer Fabrics. Please email to set up a date.

Billie’s Designer Fabrics has a wide variety of “A” quality fashion fabrics, arranged by color (that makes shopping easier).

This private lesson will help you 
* learn how to select fabrics
*discuss how they sew up
*explain how the fabrics affect different designs
*tips on how to wash the fabric for the best life of the fabric
*share information about the wearing characteristics to expect out of the fabrics... can you tell I love fabrics ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.

Billie’s also carries top quality sewing threads. That’s another mystery I will solve.
Hint👉Use an “ All Purpose” or “Sews All” type of sewing thread to sew your garments. The thickness is what sewing machine factories set your tension dials to for the best stitch.

You don’t want to select Embroidery thread for garment construction, that’s for embroidery. It’s tensile strength is weak and it breaks if you use it for seaming. It’s meant to lay on the surface for a design on your fabric.

And don’t use topstitching thread for seaming. It needs a needle with a larger eye, the topstitching needle. Your “all purpose” thread is strong enough to hold seams together. You do not need to “over kill” with a stronger thread.😂

Please email to schedule a trip for yourself.
Skill Level:
You will provide transportation to Billie's Designer Fabrics.
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d�cor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017 - #sewapril2020.. She may be contacted at

Private Fabric Shopping Lesson with Ryliss Bod at a Fabric Store.

$ 500.00
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 10:00 am to Noon
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