Passionate Learning with Needles and Knots Sewing & Design Lab

Fabrics That Go has partnered with locally owned, Needles and Knots (NAK) Sewing & Design Lab, to accommodate customers interested in sewing classes. Conveniently located just up the street from Fabrics That Go, their students come into our store to feast their eyes on the seemingly endless supply of fabric. With over 10,000 bolts of fabric in-stock, plus tassel, buttons & more- customers are sure to find the perfect supplies for their sewing project.

Website: naksewing.com
Location: 1735 East Fort Lowell Road, Suite 8 Tucson, AZ 85719

A love for sewing and a passion for fashion and design led to the creation of Needles and Knots (NAK) Sewing & Design Lab in 2019. Led by Shauna Smith, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, it is a place to teach sewing basics and fashion design backed by her 20 years of experience.

NAK provides Tucson, Arizona with group lessons or private lessons. While specializing in apparel, they offer a range of projects accommodating various sewing skill levels. You can start with the basics of sewing but if you want something more intermediate, there are also other lessons available for you. The area where NAK holds its lessons doubles as an open studio with natural light and big windows. For $8 an hour, you get access to the equipment, including sewing machines, sergers and an enormous cutting table.

Sign up for NAK’s Fundamentals Package, priced at $85 and includes two three-hour classes and one two-hour hand-sewing workshop. Visit naksewing.com for more information on upcoming classes & costs.

NAK’s Upcoming Classes:

Sewing Basics Part 1 

  • Saturday, February 22; Saturday, March 14 - 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Fee: $53

Sewing Basics Part 2 

  • Saturday, February 15; Saturday, March 28 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
    Fee:
    $53

Tea and Hand Sewing

  • The Fourth Sunday of Each Month
    2:00 p.m. until you are done
    Fee:
    $26

Sewing Fundamentals Package

  • Sewing Basics Parts 1 & 2
    Tea and Hand Sewing Included
    Fee:
    $85

Serger and Overlock Basics

  • Saturday, February 29
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Fee:
    $53

Sew With Patterns

  • The Lounge Pant
    Saturday, March 7
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mending: A Time to Wine

  • The Fourth Wednesday of Each Month
    5:00 p.m. until you are done
    Fee:
    $26

ADVANCED CLASSES

Speed Sewing

February 16, 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
$26

Pattern Making Primer

February 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$53

From Concept to Customer: Design Basics

February 29, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
$26

Drawing for Design

March 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$26

Pattern Making: Torso Sloper

March 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$107

Come in to Fabrics That Go for inspiration on your next fabric project. Our experts can answer any questions you might have in design & function. Provide project details & photos, to get a Free Quote on how much fabric you will need, along with the cost of labor for Fabrics That Go to upholster a piece of furniture or make custom drapery. Their expert crafters also make lampshades, bedding, pillows, slipcovers & any other project you can think of!

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Claire’s Rare Button Collection

Seeing some objects from the past often brings nostalgic feelings. We are often brought back in time by the sight of these objects. Some objects inspire our artistic side and get our creativity flowing. The vintage buttons in Claire's Rare Button Collection, which she collected over the decades, are capable of invoking both within us. Today these rare buttons can be considered vintage and would be very hard to find anywhere else.

 

Claire


Claire Grunstein is the 91-year-old owner of Fabrics that go. She came to Tucson with her husband Herman in the late ’70s with the intention of retiring. She retired from her family’s textile business in New Jersey. Retirement did not sit well with the hardworking couple though, and they decided to open a tiny hobby shop a few months after retiring. The tiny hobby shop grew into what is now Fabrics That Go.

Now 74 years and at 91 years old, Claire is one of the oldest hands-on proprietors in the country. Although the day-to-day operations of the business are handled by her son Robert, she still works up to 30 hours a week and you can usually see her if you drop by the store.

The Button Collection


One of Claire’s passions is collecting buttons, and she currently has an incredibly large rare button collection. These pieces were accumulated over time. There are thousands of buttons in the collection and all of them are for sale depending on the rarity and availability. They can range from a lot in stock to only a few buttons left. Most of these rare buttons are of antique quality and made with superb craftsmanship.

The Materials


The materials used to make these buttons are equally rare and exotic. There are those made from Czechoslovakia glass, Indian metals, silver, and bakelite. There are also those made of organic materials like Mother of Pearl, bone, horn and tree nut.

You’ll even find pieces that are works of art in themselves, like the beaded buttons and the fabric covered ones.

What They Are Used For


These rare buttons are normally used on clothing but they can also be used to decorate pillows and upholstery. Quilters enjoy using these buttons on their pieces because of their great variety. Due to the artistic qualities of these rare buttons, they are even used for jewelry like children’s charms and as decorations and clasps on purses. They have even been embedded on coffee tables. The possibilities are endless!

All designers, artists, and DIYers are welcome to check out Claire’s rare button collection. You might be inspired to use them in your future creative projects. Your imagination is the limit with what you can do with these buttons. Come by as soon as you can, since some of these buttons have very limited stock left. Just drop by Fabrics That Go and ask to see Claire’s rare buttons, you will be guided back to explore the amazing pieces, and to choose which buttons you’d like to purchase.

Fabrics That Go is home to rare fabric, buttons, and more! Our staff is also skilled in custom drapery, and upholstery, and will work according to your needs. Drop by the shop to see our vast collection.

Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

Please provide your information if you are interested in Adult Sewing Classes at Fabrics That Go.

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