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Albuquerque Apparel Center Newsletter
August 2012


Our Mission
To foster the growth
of New Mexico's
Fashion, Apparel and Accessory Industry.
In This Issue
"Fashion Forward" Seminars
Design&Sew 1on1
Quick Links


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Fashion Forward Seminars
Albuquerque Apparel Center presents


Fashion Forward!!

 Learn the history of fashion, what the industry entails, and where it is heading through our ongoing series of seminars.  3rd Tuesday of each the month, 6pm-7:30.


Our 1st Seminar is Tuesday, September 18, 2012:

Behind the scenes of Fashion

Are you interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes of Fashion? Explore the many levels of apparel design, production, promotion, and more that make up its exciting and ever-changing world.  You will also learn the endless business and job opportunities the Fashion Industry offers New Mexicans.


Cost: $15.00 Reserve seating (24 hours or more

in advance). $20.00 at door.

Reserve seating may be purchased at

Nob Hill Fabrics, 3810 Central Avenue SE.

For more information, contact

Albuquerque Apparel Center at 505.803.6966.



Design&Sew 1on1

Do you have a favorite pattern you want to sew?

Are there parts of pattern making/altering and/or sewing that you don't understand or want additional help with? Award Winning Fashion Designer and Albuquerque Apparel Center president

Melissa Lea will explain things 1on1, and teach

you how to accomplish what you want to do.


Your first visit, to share what it is you

would like to design, is FREE!

Bring patterns, pictures or sketches of your favorite designs and inspirations along with a list of the designing skills you would like to learn.


Classes are a mix of seam and finishing techniques, pattern drafting techniques using industry tools and constructing your finished garment.


All you need to bring is a pattern, thread, pins, scissors, and seam ripper. Bring fabric or purchase some during class from Nob Hill Fabrics.

Eliminate the stress of hauling in your sewing machine ~ You can use ours!


Sign up today!  Limited Time Introductory Rate 

of $15.00 per hour ends September 28th!

To schedule a Design&Sew 1on1 session,

Contact Melissa Lea at 505-803-6966 or melissa@AbqApparelCenter.com.


New Mexico Fashion Directory

NMFashionInfo.com is Albuquerque Apparel Center's online connection of the New Mexico Fashion,
Apparel, and Accessory Industry to
New Mexicans, the country, and the world.
It is "THE" place to refer to for all apparel stores, supplies, services, resources,events, exhibits,
and more throughout our Enchanting state.
Providing detailed listings with a personal
approach that are easy to locate,
NMFashionInfo.com is replacing directories
of the past that lack pertinent information.  


 Not sure if you or your company fits within

the apparel industry circle?

Visit NMFashionInfo.com to see our HUGE

listing of what the industry encompasses.


Get noticed and become a vibrant part of

New Mexico's Fashion Industry!


NMFashionInfo.com is the perfect place to advertise your business, talents, products, services,


and more to businesses and consumers.



Currently the annual rate is only $100.00.

(only $8.33 per month)! 


For more information, visit our site: NMFashionInfo.com.


Job Opportunities

We have received numerous phone calls from businesses seeking seamstresses and sewing contractors to assist with their clothing line.

If you are an experienced seamstresses or sewing contractor interested in taking on a new job or two, you might want to consider being a part of NMFashionInfo.com. 

We refer all businesses to the directory. 

Have questions? Contact us at info@abqapparelcenter.com


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 Contact Us
Albuquerque Apparel Center is here for and because of you.  We love hearing from you.  Please contact us with any comments or suggestions you have.
Contact us by phone: 505.803.6966,
Email us: info@abqapparelcenter.com,
or Stop By the Albuquerque Apparel Center: 3810 Central Avenue SE Suite B, Albuquerque NM, (Inside Nob Hill Fabrics)