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Category Archive: Britex Announcements & Sales

30% OFF In-store Sale – Monday 10/14

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Monday, October 14th from 10am-7pm, Join us for colossal discounts of 30% off most fabrics, most notions, and all remnants.* This in-store sale is ONE DAY ONLY so mark your calendar and get ready for this giant day of Britex discounts! Take advantage of the extra hour of shopping—we’re open until 7 PM.   *Sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported laces, velvets and specialty items not included. No special orders, mail, online, or phone orders.

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10/3 Union Square F3: Fall Fashion Fest & Britex Fabrics!

f3-landing-page-image-finalWhen: tonight, Thursday October 3rd from 6pm to 8pm! Where: Britex Fabrics and the Union Square area! Britex Fabrics’ first floor, home to woolens and silks, will be open until 8pm tonight for this special fashion event. Britex will be serving bubbly, along a free gift with purchase (while supplies last.) Get ready for the chill of winter; learn all about the different types of wool fabrics including worsteds and more, how to recognize quality and what garments they are best suited for. Carlina from the fashion blog Allergic to Vanilla will be on hand at Britex as well. The F3: Fall Fashion Fest is a myriad of over 25 Union Square shops and an evening of fashion, food and fun! We’re celebrating fall fashion, local trendsetters, food and music by bringing together over 25 shops to stay open late and throw parties with bites, bubbly, gifts with purchase, discounts, live music and more for one fabulous night on the town!  Participants include 7 For All mankind, Agent Provocateur, Adam Neeley, Adriano Goldschmeid, Alain Mikli, Bonobos, Britex Fabrics, Cuyana, Diptyque, Fashion Incubator San Francisco & Nespresso Boutique, Favor, Ferrari Store, FINN Boutique, Fresh, Harputs, Joe’s Jeans, Kurt Geiger, Loehmann’s, Macy’s, Maiden Lane Studios, Optical Underground, Paul Smith, Porsche Design, Scoop NYC, Scotch & Soda, Theory, and Vince. Check out the FFF site for parking discount codes, downloadable event maps, and more.

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Sale Ends Monday! Online Silk Solid & Silk Sheer Category Fabric Sale

silk fabric sale this oneSeptember Online Fabric Sale ends Monday, September 30th! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Solid and the Silk Sheer Categories from Monday, September 16th to Monday, September 30th. We love silk solid and silk sheer fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, elegant faille, to featherweight China silk, to form-fitting silk lycra blends. From airy silk chiffons to bold silk gazaar, you’ll find a silk sheer fabric for any occasion. Tease the imagination with draping layered skirts, or line a silk organza gazaar for a bold evening blazer! Silk fabric makes elegant blouses and stunning scarves…and of course is perfectly charming as wispy lingerie. And to sweeten the post, we’ve added over 30 new silk fabrics just in time for the sale! This sale ends Monday, September 30th. (This sale is good for online Silk Solid and Sheer Silk category fabrics only – in-store fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Online Linen Fabric Sale Ends Sunday 9/15

linen sale 2Online Linen Fabric Sale in the Linen Category ends this Sunday, September 15th. We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is one of the oldest known textiles. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabric, including new additions to this summertime favorite fabric category. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, Roman shades, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. Sale ends Sunday, September 15th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Linen Category fabrics only – in-store linen fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Online Sale – Knit Fabrics!

knit copyBritex Fabrics Knit Online Fabric Sale! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Knit Fabric Category from Thursday, August 15th to Saturday, August 31st. Knits are wonderful for travel and summertime. Check out our  soft eco-friendly bamboo jersey knits, imported fashion tissue knits, nautical stripes, sweater knits, and a few super special novelty favorites.   Sale ends August 31st. Quantities are limited, so shop early and order swatches now for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Knit Fabric Category fabrics only – in-store knit fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Press Check – New Fashion Totes!

We’re picky! We want everything we offer to our customers to be beautiful and make a statement. We also want to have fun doing it. That’s why we keep it local. This limited edition canvas tote bag was designed by a San Francisco graphic designer, printed 20 minutes from our store, and sewn in the Dogpatch. We paid a little visit to the printer last week, and had way more fun than expected.

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July Stretch Cotton Online Sale Ends Wednesday July 31st

stretch cotton sale copyGet 20% off all fabrics in the online Stretch Cotton Category through Wednesday July 31st. We love stretch cotton fabric. Breathable, washable, and fabulous for fitted garments, stretch cotton has it all! Stretch cotton’s versatility, comfortable wearability, and ease of fit makes it a wonderful fabric to work with. Britex Fabrics carries a scrumptious variety of stretch cottons — from imported Italian beauties, to all-purpose khaki, to prints that are perfect for tailored shirts, to imported woven brocades, to soft stretch velveteens.  Sale ends Wednesday July 31st. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Stretch Cotton Category fabrics only – in-store cotton fabrics are not included in this sale)

 

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Tips: Vintage Pattern Primer

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Hello fellow sewing enthusiasts! I’m Laura Mae from Lilacs & Lace. It will probably come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of vintage patterns.  I adore reproductions, which are generally a little more forgiving because of the added markings and updated instructions, free of damage and strange smells.  But there is something wonderful about working with a vintage pattern that is decades old.  Some have written notes or postmarks, and even contain newspaper clippings, or facing pieces cut from newsprint.  I love to imagine what the original purchaser had in mind when she picked out her pattern!

I chose a beautiful lightweight navy wool for this mail order pattern from the late 1940s.  A classic fabric for a classic silhouette!

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 If the idea of working with a vintage pattern intimidates you, here are a few hints. Click here to read more »

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50% Off Online Plastic Button Sale Extended!

All buttons in our ginormous online Plastic Button category are 50% off until July 16th 23rd! There are over 250 styles of plastic buttons, with something for everyone. As Gershwin said, “You like potato, and I like potahto”, but whether you pronounce it plastic or plastique, it all comes down to great-looking plastic buttons. Spiff up your older garments; summer is the ideal time to replace sweater and jacket buttons, and one of the fabulous advantages of plastic buttons is that they are washable. We carry faux wood plastic buttons, chef’s studs, imported Lucite, mock tortoiseshell, chic Italian, toggle buttons, and many other distinctive styles of plastic buttons.  Fall sewing season will arrive more quickly than we think; stock up for future sewing projects!  (This sale is good for our Online Plastic Button Category only – in-store buttons are not included in this sale. Quantities are limited to stock on hand.)

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Ends July 8th – 50% Off Selected Online Fabric Sale!

Get it while you can! Our 50% off Selected Fabric Sale ends Monday July 8th. We’re unpacking new imported fabrics at Britex Fabrics, so have just discounted a slew over 100 of our online fabrics to make room for spring!  Online sale fabrics  include linens, woolens, novelties, suitings, silks, imported luxuries, daily necessities, cottons and more!

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