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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Cyber Monday at Britex Fabrics Online!

vintage-holiday-shopping-500x330Avoid the holiday madness, and shop at Britex Fabrics Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 2nd: 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, and gift certificates.
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Black Friday In-Store Sale Sampler

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From feather-light sheers to blanket weight woolens, get your fill this Friday during out best ever Black Friday Sale. If you’ve ever been to our regular store-wide sales, it’s good to keep in mind that this sale will be just like those. Fabrics, notions and remnants will be 30% off their regular prices (as usual, a few exceptions apply). Here is taste of what will be on sale this Black Friday.

Visit our In-Store Fabrics Pinterest board for the complete sampler. Click here to read more »

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NEW! Tote Bags from Britex Fabrics

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Introducing the revival of our popular San Francisco lace skyline tote, plus two new designs; “COLOR” and “Glimmer, Glamour, Gleam”! These totes are sturdy enough for library books, market runs, picnic totes, and shopping expeditions. These limited edition heavy duty canvas totes were created and hand-screen printed for Britex Fabrics by a local designer in foggy San Francisco.  Want a great gift giving idea? Instead of a stocking, give something people can use throughout the year, and stuff a beautiful Britex Fabrics canvas tote with luscious goodies such as handmade, home-baked and locally crafted items….or even sewing and craft supplies! Tote size is a hunky 14” by 16”.

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Surprise Black Friday & Cyber Monday SALES

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Local? Shop in-store for 30% savings on Black Friday. Can’t make it to downtown San Francisco? Shop online for 30% savings on Cyber Monday. For the first time ever, our entire online shop will be on sale. Stock up on your basic go-to fabrics, and invest in the fabrics you crave–one-of-a-kind designs in all fibers and styles. Celebrating the holiday season has never been better at Britex.

SHOP IN-STORE
COLOR is the new BLACK FRIDAY SALE

30% off fabrics, notions and remnants
All Day: Friday, November 29 from 10 am – 6 pm
Sale excludes special/mail/phone orders, laces and specialty items. Limited to stock on floor.
In-Store Sale Sampler >

SHOP ONLINE
CYBER MONDAY SALE
30% off everything online
Fabric, Bridal, Buttons, Lace & Trim, Ribbon, Notions and more
24 hrs: Monday, December 2 from midnight to midnight PST
For the best selection, order your swatches online now, and make your choices next week. Sale excludes special orders, custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, and gift certificates.
Start Looking Online >

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Elegance for Sale!

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ONLINE WOOL SALE! Our entire online Mid/Lightweight Wool and Stretch Wool Fabric categories are on sale until November 30th! From Friday, November 15th to Saturday, November 30th, enjoy 20% savings on the entire online Mid and Lightweight Woolen Fabric categories, including stretch mid/lightweight wools! Get toasty with winter sewing projects — find quality light and medium weight wool fabrics in stunning colors such as warm cardinal red, spicy Dijon mustard, soot black, peacock blue, persimmon, and deep cappuccino brown. All wool and wool blends in our Mid/Light Weight Wool Fabrics category are 20% off for two weeks – from draping woolens for dresses (and even blouses), to worsted suitings for perfect pencil skirts, to flannels and gabardines for fitted trousers.  We all aspire for artless elegance, and woolens help us make the trip! For the best selection, order your swatches online now, and make your choices quickly.  Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! This sale is good for our online Mid/Lightweight Wool and Stretch Wool Fabric categories only – in-store Mid/Lightweight Wool and Stretch Wool Fabrics are not included in this sale. (photo by the illustrious Louise Dahl-Wolfe,  1895-1989)

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Coating Fabric Sale Extended to 11/18!

Baby, it’s cold outside! Britex is here to keep you toasty; we’ve extended our wool coating (and lining sale) until Monday, November 18th! Get 20% off all fabrics in the online Coating and online Lining categories from Friday, November 1st to Monday, November 18th. We all need a little warmth, and Britex turns up the heat with a plethora of soft wool coatings that will keep your limbs toasty even in the gloomiest weather. Maintain glamour both inside and out while stalking the chilly night streets, tramping through snowy parks, and sipping hot chocolate in outdoor cafes. We have herringbone weaves, elegant bouclés, butchly plaids, alpaca/wool blends, and so many more. To make your new coat project easier to assemble, we’ve included our linings in this sale! Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! This sale is good for our online Coating Wool category and online Lining category only – in-store coating Wool Fabrics and Linings are not included in this sale.

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Magnetic Alpha Fibers Tutorial

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What better way to learn about fibers and textiles than with a tactile magnetic experience. Follow these steps for a simple no-sew d.i.y. magnetic alphabet fibers gift project.

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Britex Fab Chapeaux at Del Mar

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photograph by North County Times

Long-time customer Belinda is hard to miss. She has great style, is hilarious and vivacious—the sort of person you notice from a distance, quite literally. She is especially hard to miss at Del Mar. Here are her fabulous designs for the last two years using all Britex fabrics.

 

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Part 2: Beautiful Bound Buttonholes by Laura Mae

Our retro queen Guest Blogger Laura Mae of Lilacs & Lace has a fabulous new project in store for us. There are so many details to this gala outfit that we have decided to break down the process into many fabulous technique-rich posts. Part 1 offers tons of pattern handling tips. Part 3? You’ll just have to wait and see.

[Britex has generously provided the fabric and sewing supplies for a dress I will be wearing to a formal event in October.  I will be sharing some of the steps and construction techniques with you as I work on this project over the next couple of months. All materials were selected in-store.]

 

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I am an avid fan of the bound buttonhole.  There are quite a few variations, but today I will focus on one of my personal favorites.

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Halloween Contest Winner

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Every year, for as long as any of us can recall, Britex has a staff Halloween costume contest that is off-the-wall. We invite our customers to be judges of creativity and sewing skill by casting their vote for best costume. This year, Natalie was the winner with her Magpie costume. Jeanette, as a Fairy Ice Queen, took second place.

Get ready to be amazed by the other contestants, which run the gamut from absolutely hilarious to awesomely witty. Join us next year and judge for yourself. Click here to read more »

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