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Category Archive: Fabrics

I Left my Heart in San Francisco Fabric

Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, trolleys, and more – this quilting weight cotton fabric lets us know exactly where you left your heart! Here is our San Francisco fabric made into an apron – just the thing to wear while drinking coffee and baking a batch of apricot scones for brunch! And the folks at Tipnut graciously offered three free booklets packed full of apron patterns – full aprons, half aprons, smocked aprons and more! 44″ wide/$15.99 per yard. This fabulous fabric is available in-store or via email at service@britexfabrics.com.

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Plaid Viyella at Britex Fabrics…Swoon-Worthy!

This cold and rainy weather is making us want to get cozy. We want a length of scrumptious (difficult to find) Viyella to make a classic plaid shirt – perfect for chilly drizzly weekends! Make BurdaStyle’s Jakob #6013 for yourself, or for your favorite gentleman friend.  Available on Britex Fabrics’ 2nd floor, 57″ wide, $27.99 per yard, and 80% cotton/20% wool. To buy this fabric, come into the store, or order via email at service@britexfabrics.com.

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Literary Penguin Fabric

Literary waddling penguins – what could be better? 2nd floor, Japanese cotton and linen blend, $34.99 per yard, 43″ wide

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Peplumed Blouse from Vintage-Look Silk – Nicole

Nicole from the Bay area blog, Nicole At Home made a charming peplumed blouse from this vintage-look floral imported Britex Fabrics’ stretch silk. She says, “During my recent visit to Britex I purchased a beautiful stretch silk floral fabric, the most expensive piece of fabric I’ve ever purchased (but so worth it!).  I only got a small amount, with some kind of sleeveless shell in mind.  After making the Minna blouse by Salme patterns, their Peplum blouse caught my eye.” We love the effort that Nicole made with the fit, from decreasing the flounce of the peplum, to deepening the arm scythe, to decreasing the darts.

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Silk with Swallows

We are swooning for this new Italian silk fabric that just came in! A classic navy blue with vintage-inspired ivory swallows flying throughout – perfect for a long elegant scarf à la Isadora Duncan. “The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.”

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Color Theory Geek Fabric

We love typography and color. HEX, RGB, palettes, Munsell, pixels, hue, Pantone saturation, value, tone…bring it on! ‘Specially for design geeks, Britex Fabrics just received this groove-tastic cotton fabric from Italy. It is 57” wide, and costs $39.99 per 24” panel – available on the 2nd floor, or by phone at 415-392-2910. Nate wants to make a swirly gathered skirt and Avery imagines a spiffy scarf; what would you make?

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Free Friday – Men’s Double-Breasted Coat Pattern from BurdaStyle

Yay BurdaStyle for free pattern Fridays, and this absolutely terrific free menswear coat pattern! We love the stand-up collar and double-breasted styling, with eight buttons parading up the front.  Make it in Britex Fabrics’ midweight Shetland wool coating, in a classic forest green and black large scale Shetland plaid. 100% wool, 58″ wide, and on sale for $31.99 per yard until Monday, October 22nd. This pattern is free from BurdaStyle through Friday, October 19th.

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Retro Car Coat Pattern from BurdaStyle

Originally published in the BurdaStyle July 1952 issue, this car coat pattern 10/2012 #134 is both elegant and comfortable! Retro detailing included gathered raglan seams, a gathered back yoke, and snappy angled slashed pockets. We love the sweet rounded collar. Make it in this casual yet chic Italian black and winter white wool tweed, and get ready for relaxed Sunday afternoons whale-watching while sipping hot spiced cider and cruising the bay. Reminder: all Britex Fabrics’ online wool coatings are on sale through October 22nd!

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The Perks of Window Gazing Around Union Square

One of the perks of being located in Union Square is the fabulous inspiration one gains from window gazing. Prada’s impressive fall collection inspired us to check our shelves and tables for boldly colored geometric prints, and of course, we found some. Both the Green Geometric Silk Twill and the Magenta Geometric Silk Twill are now available online and currently ON SALE!

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A Baker’s Dozen of New Silk Fabrics!

Britex Fabrics just added a baker’s dozen of new silk print fabrics to our online store, including this dynamic twosome. We love this growl-tastic imported leopard silk charmeuse, paired with a cloud-like soft wool and mohair bouclé coating – made them into a glamorous clingy shirred silk sheath dress under a vintage-styled wool swing coat. And this imported matte crimson floral silk print is stunning paired with a French metallic wool blend – maybe sewn into a shimmering violet bolero over a soft red floral 1930s jumpsuit. Either combination are the cat’s meow!

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