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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Halloween Contest Winner


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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Online Novelty Fabric Sale Ends 10/31!

novelty sale copyCalling all glamour-pusses! This sale ends Thursday, October 31st. Get 20% off all fabrics in the Novelty category from Wednesday, October 16th to Thursday, October 31st. Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic and more, these texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments. Many of our novelty fabrics have a beautiful metallic shine which helps them stand out in the crowd, and many of our textured novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen! Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand, while brocades possess a unique elegance. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest; add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. This sale ends October 31st. Quantities are limited, so shop now for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Novelty Categories fabrics only – in-store novelty fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Holiday Events – Let the Festivities Begin

Join us for two events as we celebrate this festive season. Visit our Upcoming Events page for details.







Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, October 26 – all day







Rendezvous at Britex
Saturday, November 2 – 3 PM – 5 PM

These events are free of charge, so bring your friends! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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30% OFF In-store Sale – Monday 10/14


Monday, October 14th from 10am-7pm, Join us for colossal discounts of 30% off most fabrics, most notions, and all remnants.* This in-store sale is ONE DAY ONLY so mark your calendar and get ready for this giant day of Britex discounts! Take advantage of the extra hour of shopping—we’re open until 7 PM.   *Sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported laces, velvets and specialty items not included. No special orders, mail, online, or phone orders.


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10/3 Union Square F3: Fall Fashion Fest & Britex Fabrics!

f3-landing-page-image-finalWhen: tonight, Thursday October 3rd from 6pm to 8pm! Where: Britex Fabrics and the Union Square area! Britex Fabrics’ first floor, home to woolens and silks, will be open until 8pm tonight for this special fashion event. Britex will be serving bubbly, along a free gift with purchase (while supplies last.) Get ready for the chill of winter; learn all about the different types of wool fabrics including worsteds and more, how to recognize quality and what garments they are best suited for. Carlina from the fashion blog Allergic to Vanilla will be on hand at Britex as well. The F3: Fall Fashion Fest is a myriad of over 25 Union Square shops and an evening of fashion, food and fun! We’re celebrating fall fashion, local trendsetters, food and music by bringing together over 25 shops to stay open late and throw parties with bites, bubbly, gifts with purchase, discounts, live music and more for one fabulous night on the town!  Participants include 7 For All mankind, Agent Provocateur, Adam Neeley, Adriano Goldschmeid, Alain Mikli, Bonobos, Britex Fabrics, Cuyana, Diptyque, Fashion Incubator San Francisco & Nespresso Boutique, Favor, Ferrari Store, FINN Boutique, Fresh, Harputs, Joe’s Jeans, Kurt Geiger, Loehmann’s, Macy’s, Maiden Lane Studios, Optical Underground, Paul Smith, Porsche Design, Scoop NYC, Scotch & Soda, Theory, and Vince. Check out the FFF site for parking discount codes, downloadable event maps, and more.

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NEW! Bow Tie Hardware Online at Britex Fabrics

rudolph valentino profile in polka dot bowtie 1922Britex Fabrics is pleased to offer bow tie hardware for the dandy amongst us; from standard bow tie hook, eye & slides in two finishes and three widths, to metal clips for child’s or adult’s clip-on bow ties, to the ever suave adjustable bow tie kit….we have all your bow tie needs neatly tied up! Bow ties add a fillip of dash-titude to any occasion from afternoon row boat picnics at Stowe Lake, to passionate musical evenings at the opera…although we can’t guarantee the elegance of Rudolph Valentino.

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Sale Ends Monday! Online Silk Solid & Silk Sheer Category Fabric Sale

silk fabric sale this oneSeptember Online Fabric Sale ends Monday, September 30th! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Solid and the Silk Sheer Categories from Monday, September 16th to Monday, September 30th. We love silk solid and silk sheer fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, elegant faille, to featherweight China silk, to form-fitting silk lycra blends. From airy silk chiffons to bold silk gazaar, you’ll find a silk sheer fabric for any occasion. Tease the imagination with draping layered skirts, or line a silk organza gazaar for a bold evening blazer! Silk fabric makes elegant blouses and stunning scarves…and of course is perfectly charming as wispy lingerie. And to sweeten the post, we’ve added over 30 new silk fabrics just in time for the sale! This sale ends Monday, September 30th. (This sale is good for online Silk Solid and Sheer Silk category fabrics only – in-store fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Online Linen Fabric Sale Ends Sunday 9/15

linen sale 2Online Linen Fabric Sale in the Linen Category ends this Sunday, September 15th. We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is one of the oldest known textiles. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabric, including new additions to this summertime favorite fabric category. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, Roman shades, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. Sale ends Sunday, September 15th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Linen Category fabrics only – in-store linen fabrics are not included in this sale)

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German Vintage Glass Buttons

glass buttonsBritex Fabrics just made a special buy on rare vintage German glass buttons. We have all the colors of the rainbow…and then a few extra! Pick up a handful of these gleaming glass buttons to add some friskiness to a wool cardigan, or to adorn a delicate silk blouse. Prices range from 95¢ to $2.95. Available in-store only, or email us a for details.

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New Liberty of London Cotton Lawns

liberty copyWe’re pleased to present two new Liberty of London luxurious cotton lawns in our online store. Liberty of London is a distinguished English designer, producing fine cottons since 1875. The first is a fabulous digital design called Volcanism, which is inspired by Iceland’s active volcanoes. The second is called Kussman; inspired by Icelandic horses, which are born and reared from species dating back to the 9th and 10th Centuries. Both were influenced by William Morris’ poem; ‘Iceland First Seen’. Liberty cottons are durable, and nearly wrinkle-free when taken directly from the dryer. This fabric makes delicious pajamas, dandy tailored shirts, dapper bow ties, and is a joy for hand-smocking. 54″ wide. 100% cotton. Imported from England.
“Lo from our loitering ship a new land at last to be seen;
Toothed rocks down the side of the firth on the east guard a weary wide lea,
And black slope the hillsides above, striped adown with their desolate green:
And a peak rises up on the west from the meeting of cloud and of sea,
Foursquare from base unto point like the building of Gods that have been,
The last of that waste of the mountains all cloud-wreathed and snow-flecked and grey,
And bright with the dawn that began just now at the ending of day.
” William Morris (1891)

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