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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Nima Shiraz Takes Britex to LA

For many years, Britex has had the honor of being a hotspot for fashion designer Nima Shiraz. We pile amazing fabrics and trims in his arms, send him on his way, and then pouf! He has transformed our items into breathtaking high fashion. This last month we have watched as Nima bought out an entire color of our Swarovski crystal collection, leather and velvet, and lace. And then, we found out what it was for. At the beginning of this month, there was a tribute concert for David Lynch and his foundation to teach Transcendental Meditation. And Nima was making a catsuit for one of the performers, the gorgeous Chrysta Bell.

 

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Inspiring Spring/Summer Collections

We have noticed that during this S/S 2015 collection, many designers have been using gorgeous laces, textures, and colors. Some of our absolute favorites have been the runway shows of Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, and Alberta Ferretti (just to name a few) and one thing we couldn’t help noticing: we have that stuff!

 

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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate

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Do you reuse your bags? For example, going down to the farmer’s market or lugging items from the car. Even storing weird bits and pieces around the house! Well, you can now get your very own reuseable bag with our logo and use it to win a $50 gift certificate to Britex Fabrics. And it’s very simple!

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Get a Free Britex Bag!

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Have you ever wanted to carry your sewing stuff in a bag that you’re proud of? Don’t live in California and can’t get a beautiful Britex bag at our store? Well never fear! Now you can get your very own bag and all you need to do is purchase some of our gorgeous fabrics online. Place a fabric yardage order through our online store, submit it, and we will tuck it in with your shipment when it sends out. And voilà! You are ready to hit the town and show off where you get all of your fine fabrics.

Happy shopping!

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Enthralling New Workshops

Several times a month, Britex invites our customers to come into the store and participate in classes or demos. This month, we have two very exciting new learning experiences!

 

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On Saturday April 18th, we welcome the amazing Lisa of Zelma Rose and her class “Intro to Needlework”. Lisa is a multi-talented artist whose focus on needlework and hand stitching has sent her accessories business into stardom with such features as Martha Stewart to ModCloth. We cannot wait to  have her join us and to learn her techniques, favorite stitches, and more! Make sure to sign up now over on our event page. Space is limited and you want to get in on the goody bag that awaits.

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Ends 4/5 – Online Novelty Fabric Sale

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Sale ends Monday, April 6th! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Novelty Fabric category from Tuesday, March 24th to Monday, April 6th. Calling all bon vivants and glamour-pusses! Made of wool, silk, cotton, water resistant nylon, metallic and more, these fabrics make beautiful garments. Many of our novelty fabrics have a beautiful metallic shine which helps them stand out in the crowd, and many of our textured novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen! Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand, brocades possess a unique elegance, and our new Italian scuba knits are chic as Paris. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a floor length mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, a water resistant rain cape, or a tailored vest; add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. This sale ends April 6th. (This sale is good for online Novelty Categories fabrics only – in-store novelty fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Online Cotton Sale Ends March 23rd!

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This sale ends Monday, March 23rd! Get 20% off everything in our Lightweight, Stretch, and Midweight Cotton category fabrics. Get ready for springtime showers and summertime relaxation! We carry an ever expanding collection of cotton fabric in our online store, including witty Swedish home decorating graphic prints, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan fabric, elegant imported shirtings, breezy eyelets, hand-blocked Indian prints, delicate voiles, stupendous Swiss batiste, and more!  (This sale is good for online Cotton Category fabrics only – in-store cotton fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Britex Fabrics! Enjoy this celebratory day and maybe come in for a peek at our themed items. Everything from luscious double faced Kelly green silk, shamrocked heirloom and eyelet lace, to patches and buttons in shamrock shapes, and glittering Swarovski crystals. But, most of all, we wish you a joyous day and be safe out there on the busy streets!

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Britex Sponsors: National Make it with Wool

Every year, for the past few years, we have proudly sponsored the National Make it With Wool, a competition encouraging the joy and versatility of sewing with wool. Members are asked to create an entire outfit, for themselves, out of all wool (or 60% wool blends) using techniques such as sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Each competitor is entered into Regionals, and if chosen, will then move on to Nationals. This year the National competition was held in Reno, CA and produced the following winners.

Kris Puckrin – Junior Division (ages 13-16)

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Annual Storewide & Online President’s Day Sale!

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It’s that time of year again–you can shop for the finest fabrics available at prices worth celebrating. Our traditional sale includes fabrics, notions and remnants–that’s four floors (and all online categories) of truly unique materials, all at 30% off.

SHOP IN OUR SAN FRANCISCO STORE!
30% Off In-Store President’s Day Sale*
Monday 2/16 10-7 (we are open one extra hour)
Tuesday 2/17 10-6

SHOP ONLINE!
30% Off President’s Day Sale**
Includes fabrics, notions, lace trim, buttons, ribbon etc
Monday 2/16 midnight to midnight PST
Tuesday 2/17 midnight to midnight PST

WIN A PRIZE!
Shop in-store and share a picture of your favorite purchase using #BritexSale on Twitter on 2/16 or 2/17 for a chance to win a $50 Britex Fabrics Gift Certificate. Don’t forget to follow us! Winner will be announced on 2/17.

*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.

**Online sale excludes custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates.

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