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 »
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.
This 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)
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!
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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.
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.
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 are 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 of their individual style.
Today, we re-visit the very fashion-forward contributions of Sophie at Ada Spragg. Sophie is one of our newest guest bloggers, contributing all the way from Australia! Expect to see experiments with the newest trends in textiles and fashion at Ada Spragg. Expect color (because Sophie is not afraid of color), bold prints and unexpected combinations! While exploring her blog, don’t miss the opportunity to meet loads of other superb bloggers through the feature Makers in the Wild.
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Hello Britex readers, this is Mary from Craft Buds and I’m excited to be guest posting here today! I’ve put together a free cadet-style hat pattern for you. Just download the pattern from Craftsy here (you’ll need a free Craftsy account) and we’ll get started. I’ve used two fabrics provided by Britex in my hat, a beautiful midweight herringbone olive & espresso wool for the exterior, and a silky smooth chocolate brown rayon/cupro for the lining. The fabrics are both high quality and were a perfect set of fabrics for a warm and comfortable hat. Click here to read more »
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 are 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 of their individual style. First up: Kristin of Skirt as Top.
If you haven’t already visited Skirt as Top, go now. You’ve got to check out Kristin’s Film Petit series where she replicates costumes from cult favorites such as Life Aquatic, Psycho and Back to the Future in miniature versions for her kiddos. Also, keep this blog in mind for awesome indie pattern recommendations—Kristin always knows about the coolest kids clothing patterns and the newest ladies patterns from independent pattern-makers.
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Kika Knaup led an awesome workshop last week that left several—locals and non-locals—wishing they could have joined us. We decided to pull out our camera and document the process so that anyone could give this easy project a try. Please keep in mind that this tutorial does not teach the basics of knitting—though we have linked to some helpful videos. This tutorial will show you just how simple it is to knit almost anything using fabric strips! Let’s get started…
1/2 to 1 yard of two different fabrics – soft knits recommended
scissors or rotary cutter
knitting needles size 35 or 50
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Hi all, Jen from Grainline Studio here with my latest Britex project to share! For today’s project I chose this large print, super graphic, black and white striped silk habotai with the goal of making use of the border print nature in a non-typical way. I wish I’d taken a photo of this fabric before I cut into it to show you more what the print looks like, but the large even stripes I used for the sleeve ran down one half of the fabric, and the section I used for the body of this shirt ran down the other half. This print definitely is an easy choice for a really cool maxi skirt, but I really wanted to get a bit more creative and also make something a little easier to wear in fall. Click here to read more »