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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Buckles, Necktie Interlining, and Metal Chain!

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What would dapper waistcoats, bespoke neckties, tailored trench coats, Chanel-style jackets, and scholarly cable-knit sweaters be without buckles, metal chain, and wool necktie interlining? Our online store now stocks sophisticated mock tortoise buckles from Germany, classic leather buckles, sleek metal buckles from Spain, and two finishes of metal chain…along with luxurious wool necktie interlining, to provide just the right amount of drape to your bespoke neckwear.

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Online Silk Print & Sheer Fabric Sale Ends 11/30

fabric boltThis silk sale ends November 30th…..then comes our legendary Cyber Monday online sale on Monday, December 1st! We love silk print and silk sheer fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, to featherweight China silk, to gossamer chiffons, to form-fitting silk lycra blends.  Fall in love with daring color combinations, darling romantic florals, and dangerously superlative geometrics. (This sale is good for online Silk Print and Sheer Categories fabrics only – in-store silk fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Cyber Monday at Britex Fabrics Online!

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Avoid the holiday madness, and shop at Britex Fabrics Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1st: 30% off everything* online Fabric, Bridal, Buttons, Lace & Trim, Ribbon, Notions and more. 24 hrs: Monday, December 2 from midnight to midnight PST. *Sale excludes special orders, custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates. Online items only!
Start Looking Online >

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Meow-licious SF Black Friday Sale

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Shop in-store for 30% savings on Black Friday, November 28th. This is your chance to stock up on basic go-to fabrics, holiday ribbon, sewing gift baskets, scissors, cute quilting cottons, thick wool felt, luxurious coating, bespoke suiting, gleaming silks, natural linens, snappy blazer buttons…….and invest in the fabrics you crave—one-of-a-kind designs in all fibers and styles.

SHOP IN-STORE
Meow-licious In-Store BLACK FRIDAY SALE

30% off fabrics, notions and remnants
All Day: Friday, November 28 from 10 am – 6 pm
*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders.

Did you know Britex is a great stop for holiday gifts? For your crafty friends and family, pick up a gift certificate, a fashionable Britex tote or shiny new shears! Shop for handy stocking stuffers for everyone—like travel sewing kits and sweater de-pillers. Plus, find ready-made items such as French kitchen towels and aprons made from our own fabrics.

 

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Loop Scarf Workshop on 11/1

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It’s not too late to register for the Knit a Loop Scarf Using Fabric workshop on Saturday, November 1—yes, that is the day after Halloween. Local Designer, Kika Knaup, will walk us through the steps of making this simple art scarf. Click here to read more »

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Winners of the Halloween Costume Contest 2014

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1st place tie – based on costumes of Game of Thrones

 

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Connect with our Project Runway Star

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We’re so proud of Emily. She lasted so long on Project Runway! She never lost her cool, dealt with every challenge with the utmost of decorum, was entertaining to watch and her designs were absolutely eye-popping!

The good thing about Emily being off the show is that she’s back to Britex and her custom design work. If you love Emily like we do, there are several websites you should visit—and a few where you can shop.

Main Website

Leathertongue women’s line on Etsy

Devon Rose girls’ line on Etsy

And, connect on Facebook and Twitter.

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Costumes of Yesteryears + 2014 Contest Details

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Photograph by Kristin Demoro

We cannot count the number of shockingly awesome costumes in past years’ contests. This pair for example, bacon & egg, still has us chuckling because, yes, the egg is standing on slender slices of butter and was soon to be a mom. A few years ago this same duo did a rice & potato number. See below for complete contest details and how you can win a $100 Britex gift certificate. Click here to read more »

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Make Your Own Fabulous Mask

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We just couldn’t help it. A photo shoot was surely bound to happen since we just haven’t been able to keep our hands off the samples Natalie made for the Mask-Making workshop this Saturday. Natalie is the manager and buyer for the Notions Department, and is also an avid seamstress, specializing in hand-crafted reproductions of historical costumes and accessories ranging from the Renaissance to the Roaring ‘20s. For several years we’ve all had the pleasure of seeing her amazing costumes—often winning the annual Costume Contest—but learning from her is a rare opportunity. Follow her sewing adventures on her blog Frolicking Frocks, and of course, join us on 10/25! Click here to read more »

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Emily’s Latest Look from Sofa to Vest

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Emily’s look from Project Runway’s Episode 11

We are all still rooting for Emily on Project Runway! Last week she did an amazing job turning a sofa into one of the coolest vests we’ve seen–the construction was impeccable and the dramatic shoulders were exaggerated, yet wearable. The judges agreed that her look was fabulous…and she was safe yet again! Our other favorite design was (of course) Kini’s soccer ball dress, which was literally a reimagined ball gown. Very sporty.

Tune in tomorrow at 9 PM on Lifetime to see who gets to show at New York’s Fashion Week.

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