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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Hand-Crafted Silk Flowers at Britex Fabrics!

Britex Fabrics is pleased as punch to be carrying locally hand-crafted silk flowers on the 3rd floor of our San Francisco store. Werner Originals was established in Los Angeles, California in 1972 as a maker of handmade European style silk flowers for home and commercial decorating. They currently specialize in flowers for the millinery and fashion industry made in a wide variety of fabrics including silk, organza, satin, velvet, cotton and leather. Kristin from Werner says, “Having learned the decades long family business of silk flower making in Hungary we were lucky enough to bring it to Los Angeles in 1972 and have been at ever since. The silk flower industry has changed dramatically over last 40 years, seeing most American makers go out of business, we are determined to keep this craft alive. We are proud to celebrate 40 years of lovingly hand crafting the highest quality silk flowers.” All of their luscious floral creations start their life as a roll of white fabric and then go through the painstaking process of cutting, dying, shaping and assembling by hand until the perfect flower is created. We’re fascinated by these artisan methods. Here is a silk flower colorist, flower forming metal molds, and two beauteous finished blossoms.

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Elegant Bias Cut Wedding Gown

It is time for love, and we adore this elegantly classic wedding gown – from the softly draped neckline, to the sensuous low back, to the flowing romantic train. Cut on the bias, it would be perfect in either fluid silk crepe back satin or silk charmeuse. Pattern is Vogue 2965.

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Free Improv Sewing Workshop at Britex Fabrics: Make Your Own Scarf


Britex Fabrics is please to host Nicole Blum & Debra Immergut as they teach a scarf making workshop on Friday, May 4 from 2 -4 PM at Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. The sewing world is about to go improv! Join authors Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut and discover how to have more fun with your sewing machine in this free demo/workshop. Learn simple techniques for embellishing inexpensive knit jersey and adding a ton of personal style to your sewn projects. Get hands-on experience and leave with a beautiful, comfy jersey scarf. Beginners are welcome! Nicole and Debra are the authors of the just-published book Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques: 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, Tunics, Scarves, Skirts, Accessories, Pillows, Curtains and More. Nicole is an artist, crafter, blogger, and sewing entrepreneur who sells her sewn jersey creations through her blog, One Golden Apple, and at craft fairs. Debra is a writer and content packager, and senior editor at FamilyFun magazine. She blogs with Nicole Blum at Improv Diary. The workshop, including materials and instructions by authors are free of charge (There are limited spaces.)

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Sale – 20% Off all Online Silk Sheer Fabrics

Online Sale of Silk Sheer Fabrics: Thursday, April 19th to Friday, May 4th, enjoy 20% savings on the entire online Silk Sheer Fabrics category! Sheer silk fabric is the most gossamer of textile delicacies! From airy silk chiffon to delicate silk organza, Britex Fabrics carries a variety of sheer silk fabrics. This is the ideal fabric to perfect the art of making French seams. Sheer silk fabric makes elegant blouses, beautiful ribbons, and stunning scarves…and of course is perfectly charming as wispy lingerie. (This sale is good for online silk sheer fabrics only – in-store silk sheer fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Bridal & Evening Wear Event Review

Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 15 for our Bridal & Evening Wear open house, the first event in our Designer Spotlight Series where we invite customers to meet and mingle with a select group of seamstresses, tailors and designers. It was an exciting night of eye candy and information at Britex Fabrics with a plethora of talented designers, along with samples of their beauteous bespoke work…..all surrounded by the amazing silks and wools on Britex Fabric’s first floor. These events are the ideal situation to choose a designer for your custom garment needs. We would love to hear your feedback! Let us know what you thought if you joined us, or what kind of themes you’d like to see in future events. Don’t miss our Upcoming Events — Wardrobe Essentials (Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 7 – 9 pm), Costume & Corsetry (July 26, 2012), and Tailoring & Shirt-Making (September 20, 2012). See more photos on Britex Fabric’s flickr page! Photography graciously provided by Nadine Priestley.

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Online Sale of Silk Print Fabrics (3/29/12 – 4/13/12)


Thursday, March 29th to Friday, April 13th, enjoy 20% savings on the entire online Silk Print Fabrics category! From feather-weight crêpe de Chine, to textured twill, to gossamer china silk, our silk prints are the perfect way to welcome Spring! Line a chic peplumed jacket, whip up a vintage-style blouse, or add a rolled hem to a silk square for a care-free scarf! (this sale is for online sales only)

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Bridal & Evening Wear Designers at Britex – Thursday, March 15 from 7 – 9 PM

Join Britex Fabrics as we meet with local bridal and evening wear designers March 15, 2012! Six Bay Area dress and millinery designers will be on hand with samples of their creations to advise and assist you in this Designer Spotlight event – Karen Tierney of Studio Trousseau, specializing in custom-made wedding gowns and historic gowns; Amy-Jo Tatum, author of the forthcoming book “Bride Chic”; Helena Chenn, specializing in couture design and wedding gowns; Hester Michael, specializing in custom sewing and pattern making; Monique Zhang of the high style custom design studio Cicada Couture; Melissa Bolin of hand-crafted chapeaus at Kitty Andrews Millinery. Space is limited, so please RSVP to info@britexfabrics.com or by phone at (415) 392-2910.

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Silk Tulle at Britex Fabrics!

It has been a long wait, but Britex Fabrics has silk tulle again! Silk tulle is as light and delicate as a butterfly wing, with incredibly soft drape and flow. This would be perfect for an heirloom bridal veil, or to adorn a vintage reproduction garment. 62″ wide.

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Sale Ends Today! – Britex Fabrics Online Only Fabric Sale

Enjoy 20% savings on a scrumptious bounty of online only wool, silk and cotton fabric favorites. It is never too early to start daydreaming about the delicious breezy days of springtime, and this selection of sale priced online fabrics is perfect for warm weather frippery! From sheer silks to light-weight wools, start sewing in February for April. Online sale ends Friday, February 24th.

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Big Britex 30% Off Sale – 2/20 & 2/21

Join us for a very special sale as Britex Fabrics celebrates 60 years of top quality fabrics and service. Enjoy 30% off fabrics, notions and remnants.* Monday, February 20th (10am – 7pm) and Tuesday, February 21st (10am – 6pm) Arrive early to receive your free celebratory tote bag available with fabric purchase while supplies last. This fashion tote will make anyone want to celebrate Britex! * Some exceptions apply. See store for details.

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