The New Colorado Fabrics Is Here!

I was fortunate to get a peek at the new Colorado Fabrics Aurora location on Wednesday night. It is everything and more.  Laurel the Marketing Manager said it is an additional 8000 more square feet than the old space. Plus, it has a meeting/conference room, a lovely and spacious classroom and a dedicated space for scissor sharpening. Here are a few pics of the new space. I hope you enjoy visiting, shopping and learning at the new space.
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Here’s the space before the move. Click on the image to enlarge

And, now here’s a quick tour.

Long arm quilting room
Colorado Fabrics

Brand new cutting tables with cushy mats for the employees to stand on.

Colorado Fabrics

I really liked the new classrooms. There’s a space at the head of the class for the instructor
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Sewing room front

With ironing boards and lots of outlets. Plus the ironing boards fold up and close with a mirror on the front of the door.

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Of course plenty of space for all kinds of fabric.

Click on the image to enlarge and look around.
Colorado Fabrics

The new dedicated space for scissor sharpening.

Colorado Fabrics

They are finishing up on the dedicated conference/meeting room. Stay tuned for more!

This space is amazing and wonderful. I’m sure that we’ll all have many hours of fun fabric shopping.

Visit the store and let me know what you think!



Kenneth D. King Workshops Are Coming To Denver

Sewing & Design School has announced several Denver dates for Kenneth D. King Workshops! If you love garment sewing and want to refine your skills and techniques from a pro check out these workshops.


Please visit the Sewing & Design School website to register, information and more.

All classes for Denver location are:

 Holiday Inn & Suites

6900 Tower Road

Denver, CO 80249

Attendees have a Courtesy rate of $159 for Single or Double Occupancy at the Holiday Inn & Suites.

Cool Tricks Take Manhattan

Based on his newest CD Book, Kenneth will demonstrate and students will construct samples of their favorite techniques.

When: July 14, 2017 9 am – 4 pm


  • Improved Seam Roll
  • Sewing with the bobbin thread
  • A new scarf edge
  • Sewing inside curves to outside curves
  • Cutting loosely-woven fabrics
  • Boning from the hardware store
  • Recycling/Upcycling a jacket
  • Restyling worn coat edges


  • Working with lame’ fabrics
  • Staying necklines and armholes
  • Staying curves with crossgrain muslin
  • Inside miter for Hong Kong binding
  • Bias binding to finish armholes and hems
  • Lapped seams on a sweater
  • Seams in bulk fabrics
  • Double cloth patch pocket
  • Double welt pocket for felted wool or leather

Drafting and construction details:

  • Moving fare in a skirt
  • Skirt fly front/pocket stay
  • Surgeons; cuff
  • Cut-on gusset-Norfolk jacket
  • The action back jacket
  • The loden coat
  • Flange yoke detail
  • The hybrid lapel facing
  • The stand-away collar

A $25 Kit fee will be collected at the classroom.

$225 Includes lunch.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 20, 2017. Please go to Sewing & Design School for more information and to register!

Kenneth D. King’s Trunk Show

When: July 14, 2017

6:30 pm – 7 pm Reception

7 pm – 8:30 pm Trunk Show

Kenneth will present a trunk show of his work and the techniques used to accomplish them.

Door Prizes!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 20, 2017. Please go to Sewing & Design School for more information and to register!


$20 if you take the Trouser Drafting Class

$35 for ASG Members

$40 for non ASG Members

Drafting a Custom Trouser/Pant Pattern

When: July 15 & 16, 2017. 9 am – 4 pm

Students will Draft a custom trouser/pant pattern. Using your own measurements, you will be taken step by step through the process of drafting a trouser/pant pattern.

Kenneth teaches the system of drafting trousers (for men and women) from measurements. After taking the proper measurements (which is covered in the notes, the text, as well as on the video on the CD), we cover calculations for the draft, and drafting the trouser. Once the trouser is drafted and made, common adjustments that might need to be made to the test the fit in the muslin to ensure proper fit. Finally, after a well-fitting trouser muslin has been made, the directions for adding style, such as pleats, pockets, waistbands, and the like, will be discussed.

$20 Kit fee will be collected at the workshop

$445 includes lunch each day


3 Day Weekend with Kenneth D. King

Drafting a Custom Trouser/Pant Pattern & Cool Tricks takes Manhattan

July 14, 15, & 16, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

A $45 KIT FEE will be collected at the workshop for all the fabric samples, drafting paper and notes.

$645 Lunch is included