This Japanese fabric featuring authentic vintage advertisements is charmingly retro. It would make a nifty apron, sewing room café curtains, ironing board cover, or tote bag. My favorite saying is “Here’s Mildness You Can Measure All Day Long!” This fabric is printed on a natural 45% cotton/55% linen blend. It is 45” wide and $29.99 a yard, and can be found on Britex Fabric’s 2nd floor.
Please email M. Du Jour at Britex Fabrics if you want to buy this fabric.
If you wish another fabric, contact us through our fabric mail order department for detailed mail order assistance.
Connie has created a classy Beware of Zombies free cross-stitch pattern to stitch this up for this Halloween. Braains……Aida cloth is available on Britex Fabrics’ 4th floor, and needles and floss is available on our 3rd floor.
Moira is radiant in her elegant bridal gown. Moira’s mother-in-law, Glenda created her stunningly simple wedding gown from fabrics that they got from Britex fabrics. She started with a Vogue pattern but eventually ended up altering it almost completely, including adding a train. She made this delectably graceful confection out of silk satin, silk organza, silk crinkle chiffon, French lace on the bodice, rayon lining, hand sewn crystals, and a rhinestone banding on the veil….every bride should be so lucky to have such a talented and giving mother-in-law!
July 2nd through Saturday, July 10, 2010 – Britex Fabrics 25% off selected imported silks sale! We are clearing the way for a new season of silks. This sale selection of Italian silks features designers such as Cardin, Missoni, Armani, Valentino, and Pucci. Motifs include summery florals, sportif dots, more tailored geometrics and more. We also have sheers and a limited number of scarf panels in this sale collection. Most of these luxurious silks are 54” wide, and are regularly priced between $70 and $175 a yard. Look for the specially marked imported silk table on the first floor. No phone or mail orders!
Everything looks better with a bit of ball fringe! This swingin’ vintage apron from the gal at Tipnut takes only 2/3 yard of fabric and 1 1/8 yard of pom-pom fringe. Make an apron to wear at your next chocolate Guinness cupcake baking extravaganza and samba while listening to Harry Bellefonte sing Matilda!
Here is a mélange of our Liberty of London cotton lawn fabric. This swooningly soft cotton sews up into a glamorous bathrobe, luxurious pillowcases, or chic bespoke French-cuffed shirt…..and of course Liberty of London is the classic dainty floral fabric to use for a child’s hand smocked frock! To buy a length of Liberty, either come into our store, or contact us via phone at 415-392-2910 or email.
Anna Hrachovec posted this free pattern for knitted miniature alligators. Don’t worry, their teeth haven’t come in yet! You can find more of her wacky animals in her new book, “Knitting Mochimochi”.
Is this Pauline gossiping with a curious dog? Who is this inquisitive pup? And where is our beloved ginger kitten, Francy? This charming vintage cross-stitch embroidery design is provided by Dominique Augagneur of Swappons. This pattern, along with a plethora of other free needlework instructions, is also available at The Antique Pattern Library. For a PDF of the antique brochure that this was taken from, click here. Aida cloth is available on Britex Fabrics’ 4th floor, and needles and floss is available on our 3rd floor.
Thursday, July 1st from 6pm – 9pm, join CRAFT BAR and ETSY LABS @ MOCFA SF for an evening of socializing and crafting, featuring three local felting artists; a needle felted necklace with Jamie Chan and Blas Herrera from Urban Fauna Studios, needle felt a penguin with Jackie Huang from Woolbuddy, and create a cute felted caterpillar with artist Lea Zalinskis. For those who prefer a less – structured experience, we offer free-form knitting and crocheting in the Stitch N Bitch area – enhance your skills or pick up a new one! Don’t forget to take inspiration from the gallery and the store while you explore the creative process. Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, Ca 94103.
The Spats Contest end date has been extended a month to Monday, August 2nd! Britex Fabrics honors International Spats Month with a spats contest! Whether you call them spats, gaiters or jambieres, Monsieur Du Jour loves them. Spats add a debonair spark to anyone’s attire. Tan suede spats are foppish with summer seersucker pleated pants, and sparkly bubblegum pink patent leather spats are charming for prancing in parades. Here are two directions for making spats; one is an easy pattern from Minnie at thankyoufornotbeingperky, and the other is more complex directions from Threadbanger and Zoh Morrigan.
Contest Details: Send us a photo of your stupendous handmade spats by Monday, August 2nd at high noon. Judges include M. Du Jour and cohorts. The glorious grand prize includes a gift certificate to Britex’ online notions store, plus an additional, extraordinary surprise gift from Britex Fabrics.
Email Britex and Monsieur Du Jour!