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Category Archive: Britex Announcements & Sales

Black Friday + Cyber Monday

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Yes, it’s that time of year. There is one month left to wrap up the holiday sewing and to get all of your crafty loved ones gifts so special, they will never forget. Whether you’re near or far, there is a sale that is just right for you.

SHOP IN-STORE
30% Off Black Friday Sale
11/28 from 10AM – 6PM
*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders.

SHOP ONLINE
30 % Off Cyber Monday Sale
12/1 midnight to midnight PST
*Sale excludes special orders, custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates.

News for postcard subscribers: The postcard era is coming to an end! If you receive a postcard, we ask that you please sign up for our newsletter Warp. Weft. Wired. to stay in touch. Find news about new tutorials, see our fabrics in action as sewn by guest bloggers and learn about ongoing online sales and new products. This is where we share community news, too–so keep on sending us pictures of your inspiring projects.

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Online Silk Print & Sheer Fabric Sale Ends 11/30

fabric boltThis silk sale ends November 30th…..then comes our legendary Cyber Monday online sale on Monday, December 1st! We love silk print and silk sheer fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, to featherweight China silk, to gossamer chiffons, to form-fitting silk lycra blends.  Fall in love with daring color combinations, darling romantic florals, and dangerously superlative geometrics. (This sale is good for online Silk Print and Sheer Categories fabrics only – in-store silk fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Cyber Monday at Britex Fabrics Online!

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Avoid the holiday madness, and shop at Britex Fabrics Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1st: 30% off everything* online Fabric, Bridal, Buttons, Lace & Trim, Ribbon, Notions and more. 24 hrs: Monday, December 2 from midnight to midnight PST. *Sale excludes special orders, custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates. Online items only!
Start Looking Online >

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Meow-licious SF Black Friday Sale

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Shop in-store for 30% savings on Black Friday, November 28th. This is your chance to stock up on basic go-to fabrics, holiday ribbon, sewing gift baskets, scissors, cute quilting cottons, thick wool felt, luxurious coating, bespoke suiting, gleaming silks, natural linens, snappy blazer buttons…….and invest in the fabrics you crave—one-of-a-kind designs in all fibers and styles.

SHOP IN-STORE
Meow-licious In-Store BLACK FRIDAY SALE

30% off fabrics, notions and remnants
All Day: Friday, November 28 from 10 am – 6 pm
*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders.

Did you know Britex is a great stop for holiday gifts? For your crafty friends and family, pick up a gift certificate, a fashionable Britex tote or shiny new shears! Shop for handy stocking stuffers for everyone—like travel sewing kits and sweater de-pillers. Plus, find ready-made items such as French kitchen towels and aprons made from our own fabrics.

 

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Calling all Bon Vivants! Online Novelty Fabric Sale

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Get 20% off all fabrics in the Novelty Fabric category from Wednesday, October 29th to Tuesday, November 11th. 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 November 11th. For the best selection, order your swatches online now, and make your choices next week. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Novelty Categories fabrics only – in-store novelty fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Connect with our Project Runway Star

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We’re so proud of Emily. She lasted so long on Project Runway! She never lost her cool, dealt with every challenge with the utmost of decorum, was entertaining to watch and her designs were absolutely eye-popping!

The good thing about Emily being off the show is that she’s back to Britex and her custom design work. If you love Emily like we do, there are several websites you should visit—and a few where you can shop.

Main Website

Leathertongue women’s line on Etsy

Devon Rose girls’ line on Etsy

And, connect on Facebook and Twitter.

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Costumes of Yesteryears + 2014 Contest Details

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Photograph by Kristin Demoro

We cannot count the number of shockingly awesome costumes in past years’ contests. This pair for example, bacon & egg, still has us chuckling because, yes, the egg is standing on slender slices of butter and was soon to be a mom. A few years ago this same duo did a rice & potato number. See below for complete contest details and how you can win a $100 Britex gift certificate. Click here to read more »

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Make Your Own Fabulous Mask

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We just couldn’t help it. A photo shoot was surely bound to happen since we just haven’t been able to keep our hands off the samples Natalie made for the Mask-Making workshop this Saturday. Natalie is the manager and buyer for the Notions Department, and is also an avid seamstress, specializing in hand-crafted reproductions of historical costumes and accessories ranging from the Renaissance to the Roaring ‘20s. For several years we’ve all had the pleasure of seeing her amazing costumes—often winning the annual Costume Contest—but learning from her is a rare opportunity. Follow her sewing adventures on her blog Frolicking Frocks, and of course, join us on 10/25! Click here to read more »

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Emily’s Latest Look from Sofa to Vest

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Emily’s look from Project Runway’s Episode 11

We are all still rooting for Emily on Project Runway! Last week she did an amazing job turning a sofa into one of the coolest vests we’ve seen–the construction was impeccable and the dramatic shoulders were exaggerated, yet wearable. The judges agreed that her look was fabulous…and she was safe yet again! Our other favorite design was (of course) Kini’s soccer ball dress, which was literally a reimagined ball gown. Very sporty.

Tune in tomorrow at 9 PM on Lifetime to see who gets to show at New York’s Fashion Week.

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30% Off Sale In-Store + Online

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San Francisco In-Store Sale: The big Britex Fabrics 30% Off Sale* is on Monday, October 13. Join us in-store from 10 to 7 PM for this store-wide sale. See below for details and exclusions.

Online Store Sale: If you cannot make it into the San Francisco store, everything in our online store is 30% off on Monday, October 13th from midnight to midnight PST. This is for online store items only. No phone or email orders. Clearance items excluded.

Shop on every floor (and every online category) whether your style is high glam or woodland natural–indulge in exquisite silks, top quality woolens and sharp suitings…or yarn-dyed linen, home decor rarities and the most fashion-forward cotton prints. Of course, already-reduced remnants and notions are also included!

Now, this is important: Share a picture of your favorite purchase using #BritexSale on Twitter on 10/13 for a chance to win a $50 Britex Fabrics gift certificate plus a tote bag of your choice. Don’t forget to follow us!

This is also important: Postcard subscribers, the postcard era is coming to an end! If you receive a postcard, we ask that you please sign up for our newsletter Warp. Weft. Wired. to stay in touch. Find news about new tutorials, see our fabrics in action as sewn by guest bloggers and learn about ongoing online sales and new products. This is where we share community news, too–so keep on sending us pictures of your inspiring projects.

Sign up for Warp. Weft. Wired. now by scrolling down to the bottom of this page to Newsletter Sign Up!

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

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