Colorado Fabrics FRC Sew Night

Colorado Fabrics ( has agreed to host another FRC Bumpers and Batteries Sew Nights for Colorado FIRST (

It will be March 16, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, just prior to the Colorado Regional Competition. Please RSVP with

Teams can work on any sewing projects with help from the staff at Colorado Fabrics and use of their Sewing Academy equipment. Cost is $5 per person. Materials for your projects can be purchased from Colorado Fabrics when you arrive. Colorado Fabrics has materials for Bumpers and Power Cube Covers.

FRC 4418, Team IMPULSE, will be on hand to answer questions and share their experience. They will have designs available for Reversible Bumpers, Power Cube Covers, Battery Carrying Bags, a Robot Stretcher, Hanging Safety Glasses Storage, Hanging Product Backlog Kanban, and more. Just show up, ask for a design. Then you can purchase materials and start making any of these items for your team.

For those who have never sewed before and want to learn, Colorado Fabrics has pillowcase kits available. FRC 4418 team members will teach you how to sew while you make a pillowcase. All pillowcases are then donated to Children’s Hospital Colorado so a sick kid can have a homemade pillowcase which can liven up their hospital room. This is part of FRC 4418’s commitment to the Million Pillowcase Project ( We use the Roll-It Up pattern.

I hope to see you there!

This is such a great idea! Our partner team - FRC 3026 Orange Crush has been our resident expert in bumpers for the Central MN Robotics Hub. However, we are looking to expand this venture to mimic what you are doing. Can you PM me more details of your events?

Thanks and good luck!

Colorado Fabrics FRC Sew Night is coming up this Friday (3/16/2018) from 5:00 to 10:00. Join other FRC teams to work on sewing projects before the Colorado Regionals. It only costs $5 per participant and Colorado Fabrics has all of the fabric and other items for your projects available.

Please RSVP with so we can have the machines prepared and staff available.

There will be sewing experts from Colorado Fabrics and mentors from FRC 4418. This session will highlight how to make Reversible Bumpers and carrying bags for FRC Batteries.

There will also be folks working on Robot Stretchers to make it easier to hand carry robots on and off the field. They also work well for moving bagged robots in and out of vehicles or on and off carts.

For those who want to learn to sew, there will be staff and mentors available to help participates make a simple pillowcase. Team IMPULSE has been donating these to Children’s Hospital Colorado to liven the rooms of sick children.

Not sure what to expect from FRC Sew Night?

Check out these photos from the last FRC Sew Night

Room is still available. Please RSVP with so we can have the machines prepared and staff available.

Meet at Colorado Fabrics ( Friday (3/16/2018) any time between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. The participant fee of $5 covers use of the sewing machines, additional equipment, and staff expertise available during the event.

Food and beverages are not allowed in the fabric store. There is a McDonalds across the parking lot. Parents and mentors are welcome to set up tailgate parties in the parking lot. Water bottles that can be closed will be allowed.

If you have materials, bring them and join other FRC teams in completing projects. If you don’t have materials, Colorado Fabrics has what you’ll need in stock and you can purchase it when you get here. If you’re not sure what to work on, come and we’ll help you make a pillowcase to be donated as part of the Million Pillowcase Challenge (

I hope to see you there!

(P.S. Any non-Colorado teams interested in hosting an FRC Sew Night in their area, please private message me and I’ll share with you details on how we got this opportunity.)