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Britex Fabrics’ New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Hours

We will close at 4 pm on New Years Eve, Wednesday December 31st. We are closed on New Years day, Thursday January the 1st. Happy holidays and a wonderful new year to us all!

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Britex Fabrics Holiday Hours

Britex Fabrics will close at 4 pm on Wednesday December 24th, and at 4pm on Wednesday December 31st.

We will be closed on Thursday December 25th, and Thursday January 1st.

We wish everyone a peaceful and delightful holiday celebration!

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Our Online Coating Sale 12/16 to 1/1!


Where does the time go? Our online Coating catagory sale ends New Years Day 2015. Baby, it’s cold outside; 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! Brand new coatings and linings are included in this wintertime sale. Quantities are limited, so order your fabric and swatches now for the best selection! This sale is good for our online Coating Wool category only – in-store coating Wool Fabrics are not included in this sale.

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Britex Fabrics’ Gift Certificates for the Holidays!

Britex Fabrics helps make creative dreams come true! Give the gift of inspiration with an San Francisco In-Store Gift Certificate for use at Britex Fabrics’ San Francisco store.

Don’t forget your pals overseas, the Midwest, or just plain out of town – give them an Online Gift Certificate for use at Britex Fabrics’ online store!

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2014 Blog Re-Cap: One Eleven Studio


The 2014 Guest Blogger Re-cap is here—because you’ve probably missed a few pretty amazing projects along the way this year and because we’re so proud of each blogger’s ability to transform Britex fabrics into beautiful garments and accessories. During the next few weeks you’ll be treated to exclusive re-caps of our favorite guest blogger projects. We’ll show you the best of the best from each of our guest bloggers with all their individual style.

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Let’s see…we have bloggers contributing from Australia, Canada, Portland (OR), Chicago, Brooklyn and around Northern California (of course). Today’s featured blogger is from across the continent where the sun always shines, except for when it pours. Tori of One Eleven Studio is a bag maker from Florida with a love for simple design and quality textiles. Click here to read more »

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Double Sided Wool Jacket

Hey, Shams here with a project made from another gorgeous wool fabric from Britex! This time, I started with a 100% wool from the Mid/Light Weight category:

Midweight Reversible Navy & Teal Wool Click here to read more »

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Thanksgiving Hours at Britex Fabrics

Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 26th, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27nd. We will be opened our regular hours on Friday the 28th from 10 am to 6pm for our SF store wide Black Friday sale. Have a wonderful time with your friends and family on this holiday!

For those who cannot make it in to San Francisco on Friday, We’re having an online store sale on Cyber Monday, December 1st!

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Black Friday + Cyber Monday


Yes, it’s that time of year. There is one month left to wrap up the holiday sewing and to get all of your crafty loved ones gifts so special, they will never forget. Whether you’re near or far, there is a sale that is just right for you.

30% Off Black Friday Sale
11/28 from 10AM – 6PM
*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.

30 % Off Cyber Monday Sale
12/1 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.

News for postcard subscribers: The postcard era is coming to an end! If you receive a postcard, we ask that you please sign up for our newsletter Warp. Weft. Wired. to stay in touch. Find news about new tutorials, see our fabrics in action as sewn by guest bloggers and learn about ongoing online sales and new products. This is where we share community news, too–so keep on sending us pictures of your inspiring projects.

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Cyber Monday Scalloped Wool A-line Dress



With winter approaching and temperatures dropping, I wanted to create a wool dress to keep warm for the season as an alternative to just wearing sweaters. For this project, I selected an aubergine wool blend with embroidered scallops. I cut the dress on the cross grain and found this fabric fairly easy to work with. The only challenge was lining up the scallops at the side seams, which took a bit of patience. The double rows of scallops were about an inch apart. Click here to read more »

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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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