I love this lively burnt orange home decorating fabric, with its chocolate brown and muted chartreuse swirls that remind me of fairy antenna. I’d cover a Mission Morris recliner with it, and then lean back with my feet up, reading a juicy Russian novel, a purring cat on my lap, a cup of sweet milky black tea on an etched copper tea tray, Nina Simone crooning from the stereo, and the sound of your key in the door. This home decorating fabric is 56” wide, all cotton, $39.99 a yard, and found on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor.
“You’d be so nice to come home to
You’d be so nice by the fire
While that breeze on night sings a lullaby
You’d be all my heart could desire
Under stars chilled by the winter
Under an August moon shining above
You’d be so nice you’d be paradise”
(By Cole Porter)
Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store
Here is another back to school project! Petchy at RandomnessByPetchy made up this tutorial for making elastic waist children’s pants. She calls them 10-Minute Trousers, and they truly are easy-peasy. They would be super stupendously scholastic made up in this Japanese alphabet cotton. This fabric is 43” wide, $14.99 a yard, and found on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor.
I want to recover a channel-backed boudoir chair in this seahorse, starfish, and ribbon fabric, and trim it with plump leaf green velvet piping. I love how the leaf green ribbon makes a diamond-shaped trellis pattern with the starfish anchors. This sea-worthy home decorating fabric is 58” wide, all cotton, $39.99 a yard, and found on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor.
Get ready for school with an art smock! Here is a tutorial from Shelly Figueroa at Sew,Mama,Sew! for a charming cover-up. We think it would look particularly fabulous in this vibrant Japanese print emblazoned with bicycles, circles and stripes. This fabric is available on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor, and is 45″wide/$29.99 a yard. Now you can protect all of the new clothes you’ve been sewing with a cute smock, so the wee ones can make a creative mess. Get out the tempera paints, and make like Georgia O’Keefe or Ellsworth Kelly.
Just in time for autumn and school days, Britex Fabrics received a tabletop of Juicy Couture knits. These soft terry knits are 64” wide, the prints are $15.99/yard, and the solids are $12.99/yard. They would make wonderful, easy-to-care-for rompers, track suits, pajamas, or yoga pants. Prints include a pale yellow glittery Juicy crown, a Pucci-inspired swirl, a pink paisley, ripe cherries on a field of yellow, and vintage-inspired polka dots. Solids include black, navy, fuchsia, bubblegum pink, and pale pink. All are available on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor!
Audrey made these throw pillows to complement her grey sofa. We love how the antique silver and gold in the graceful Arabesque print picks up the rich slate tone of the sofa. The pillow fabric is cotton/linen, 55” wide, $27.99/yard, and available in the home decorating department on Britex’s 2nd floor.
Britex Fabrics brocade and ecclesiastical ribbons are ideal to ornament Renaissance garments. You could duplicate Cecilia Gallerani’s gown and cloak as shown in this portrait. Her cloak is called a sbernia and is made of trimmed silk. Her hair is gathered together inside a sheer silky bonnet with a border appearing under a ribbon that is level with her eyebrows. Her gown has a quadrangular neckline with golden trim. Britex can assist with all but the silky, sweet stout that Cecilia cradles in her arms.
Friday, August 6, 2010 is the final day of the Britex Fabrics home decorating fabrics sale! Selected home decorating fabrics on the 2nd floor are now 40% off the regular price. Original prices range from $15.99 to $69.99/yard, and the selection includes many patterns including sheers, stripes, solids, geometrics, floral prints, and neutrals. Choose from an amazing variety of colors, styles and weights. There is a one yard minimum.
July and August – Britex Fabrics just designated a table crammed full of wool fabric at 50% off the regular price. These are marked down just in time to make elegant pleated front slacks, chic pencil skirts, gentlemanly Norfolk jackets, cozy ponchos and other items for fall and winter. Included on this table are worsted wools, stretch wools, imported wools, cashmere/wool blends, metallic wools, polyester/wool blends, solids, and plaids. These wools are all over 55”/wide, and regularly cost $27.99 on up a yard. This sale is good through August 31, 2010. (no mail or phone orders)
Here are town musicians of Bremen; it is raining cats, dogs, donkeys, and roosters in this quaint little town. Wouldn’t this be enchanting made up into a full swirly square dance or contra-dance skirt? This border print fabric is Japanese 45% cotton/55% linen, 45” wide and $29.95 a yard. It can be found on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor.