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Category Archive: Britex Announcements & Sales

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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Online Summertime Cotton Fabric Sale

Get 20% off all 80+ fabrics in the Lightweight and Midweight Cotton Categories from Saturday, June 15th to Sunday June 30th. Cotton fabric holds a special place in our fashionable heart. First cultivated 7,000 years ago, cotton is a timeless natural-fiber fabric, whose breathability makes it ideal for many garments. We carry an ever expanding collection of cotton fabric in our online store, including delicate Italian and Swiss voiles, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan ikat fabric, Italian and Swiss elegant shirtings, and chic designer cotton fabric. Sale ends June 30th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Light and Midweight Cotton Categories fabrics only – in-store cotton fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Calling all Glamour-Pusses – Online Novelty Category Fabric Sale Ends June 14th

Sale ends Friday, June 14th! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Novelty category from Saturday, June 1st to Friday June 14th. Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic and more, these texturally rich 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, while brocades possess a unique elegance. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest; add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Sale ends June 14th. 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) P.S. As a bonus, and in order to make room for new additions to the Britex fabric collection, one third of our Novelty Category fabrics are 50% off until July 8, so don’t hesitate to fall in love with glamour!

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New – Free 1st Class Shipping on all Domestic Orders Over $80!

Britex Fabrics now offers Free USPS 1st Class shipping for all domestic orders over $80! Start your sewing projects  now, and save on postage costs.

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In-Store Remnant Sale on Monday May 6th!

Britex Fabrics San Francisco in-store annual remnant sale is this Monday, May 6th: 50% off the marked price of all remnants! The countdown begins…get ready for the 50% off fabric Remnant Sale going on May 6 from 10 AM to 7 PM. Remnants are three yards and under. Find a sampling of the entire store ranging from summer voiles to winter coatings. Here is your big chance to pick up a piece of snappy Missoni knit, a length of luxurious linen, or a couple of yards of wooly coating! Want a sneak peek? Here are a few shots hot off the camera.

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