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Fabricate originated from a love of textiles and all things handmade. It is a place of craft inspiration and education founded in 2011 by fabric aficionado, Linda Spillmann. At Fabricate we aim to inspire people to learn to sew, quilt, or knit. We set ourselves apart with our offering of carefully sourced textiles. We also supply unique sewing patterns, books, and notions all chosen with the purpose of inspiring people to create.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance in your crafting endeavors:

Our Instructors

Marlene Swift

Marlene has a Master of Science in Textile Science and Design from Colorado State University. Her background is in teaching in both nutrition and textiles. Her specialty is instruction in apparel sewing and pattern design. Marlene is nothing short of a sewing ninja, she’s an incredibly gifted seamstress. She’s a gentle soul and cheerful friend and shares those qualities with her students.

Lynne Troup

Lynne has seen the world of quilt-making change dramatically since she took her first quilt class in 1993 in London, England. Her own taste and skills have evolved from the very traditional–like grandma used to make–to today’s modern approach where the sky’s the limit and the possibilities infinite. Lynne has taken countless of classes and workshops, constantly learning and finding new twists on things she already knows. Lynne enjoys sharing her love of creating quilts.

Sarah McGarr

Sarah McGarr began taking classes at Frabricate with her friends in middle school. She so impressed us we asked her to assist in our summer camps when she was in highschool. Sarah is currently a Freshman at Tulane University and is loving exploring New Orleans. When she’s home in Boulder she loves hiking Mount Sanitas with her new puppy and running along the Boulder Creek path. We’re thrilled to have her back teaching this summer.

Jen Mabbett

Jen Mabbett

Jen is a local artist and the inspiration behind Let’s Go For a Ride Handmade. Coming from a long line of inventors and creators, she’s dabbled in differing mediums throughout her life from drawing and watercolor to graphic design and photography. Jen loves ALL kinds of crafting including knitting, sewing, cross-stitch, bookbinding, cooking, even furniture building! Jen teaches Modern Ragdoll Workshops and offers private instruction.

Private Instruction

We offer private lessons in sewing, quilting and Knitting. We help design, trouble shoot, and create within the context of your project’s specific needs. Private lessons are $40 per hour, and semi-private lessons for two people are $30/hr per person. To set up a private lesson, please email

Small Group Classes

We love to lead groups in learning new skills. Tell us your interests and we’ll develop a class or series of classes that fit your interests and skill levels. We are also offering small groups lessons for kiddos during the summer months. Reach out if you’d like us to plan a week of activities for your child and their friends!

Custom Services

We create and complete custom sewing projects, large and small, including items such as curtains, pillows, napkins, light upholstery, and garment mending and repair at a rate of $45/hour. Email to enquire.