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Bird Song by Liberty of London

M. Du Jour wants a pair of traditionally styled pajamas made of this new pattern called Birdsong by Liberty of London. Leaf green piping about the collar and sleeve hem would be a delightful accent. These would be just the thing for long nights snuggled under a quilt with a book and a cat.

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Britex Notions Gift Certificates

Looking for a way to bring Britex Notions to out-of-town family and friends? Britex Notions Gift Certificates are now available through our online store. Give the gift of inspiration with a Britex Notions Online Store gift certificate. From shimmering shell to antique gold metal buttons, crochet to Alençon lace trim, petersham grosgrain to hand-dyed silk velvet ribbon, Britex helps make creative dreams come true! Your Britex Notions Online Store Gift Certificate can be either mailed or emailed. Britex Notions Gift Certificates are valid only towards the purchase of items offered through our website.

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Britex Fabrics Holiday Hours

Britex Fabrics Holiday hours: Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th – Close at 4pm. Christmas Day, Friday December 25 – Closed

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SF Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale – San Francisco Shop Handmade for the Holidays
Free entrance! Featuring over 150 Craftspeople and Designers! December 19 & 20 from 11am – 7pm at Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion. Over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair. Those looking to shop handmade and support small business this holiday season will surely find something for everyone – from jewelry and clothing, to ceramics and stationery, with everything from bath products, housewares, posters, comics and plush objects in between – at this large-scale, art, craft and design extravaganza!!

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Basic Sewing with Patterns – #1

We hope you enjoy Britex Fabric’s first crossword puzzle! We will be posting a new puzzle regularly as often as we can, along with the answers to the last puzzle. — Composed by Monsieur Du Jour


(Click on crossword image to print)

Across

2. “V” shaped sewing technique used to make garments fit the body
4. The part of a garment or pattern that covers the torso
5. Serge or use pinking shears to the fabric edge
11. Finish armholes and necklines with fabric that is turned under
13. Changes to assist in fit
15. Symbol that indicates grain in a pattern layout
16. Commercial pattern paper
17. How to get curved edges to lay flat

Down

1. Temporary stitch
3. Fabric on the interior of the garment that hides the seams
6. 5/8” stitching line
7. Direction of fabric with pile
8. Finished edge of fabric
9. At a 45 degree angle to the edge of the fabric
10. Gives body to sections of the garment, including collars and cuffs
12. Sewing supplies that are not fabric
14. Parallel to the edge of fabric

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BAZAAR BIZARRE CRAFTS

BAZAAR BIZARRE CRAFTS
SHOP HANDMADE & GET CRAFTY THIS HOLIDAY!
Saturday Dec. 12th and Sunday Dec. 13th 2009 12:00 PM – 6:00PM at the San Francisco County Fair Building Golden Gate Park, SF. $2.00 Per Adult ~ 12 & Under free, 50% of Admission Fees Go To Charity. For $5 and a bag of clothes you can enter Swap-O-Rama-Rama. D.I.Y. experts will help you cut, sew, print and personalize your up-cycled fashion finds! 50% of this year’s door fees will be donated to the Out of Site Center For Arts Education and Keep Turning Heads.

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Felt Penguin Clip

The elves on the 3rd floor of Britex made this sweet penguin clip out of felt and netting. Can’t you imagine one worn to Cirque du Soleil as a boutonniere on the lapel of your tails? With a burnt orange velveteen double-breasted vest and starched white shirt, you’d be the hit of the holiday party! (These snazzy clips are for sale at Britex Fabrics!)

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Britex Fabrics Gift Certificates

Britex Fabrics sells Gift Certificates! Celebrate creativity, and give your favorite craftster sewing supplies, fabric, lace, buttons, or ribbon. We sell them in any amount that you desire, and they can be applied to either Britex Fabrics in-store or mail order purchases. Call us at 415-392-2910 to buy a Britex Fabrics Gift Certificate.

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Children’s Sleevy Pants

It is pure craziness, but Charity from BluePrints brings you directions on how to make children’s way cool pants out of an adult’s long sleeve shirt. Stripped pants? Corduroy pants? Flannel pants? The possibilities are endless!

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Children’s Sewing Kit

The industrious elves on the 3rd floor assembled this Children’s Sewing Kit in time for the winter holidays! This portable kit for little textile beginners includes a padded sewing basket, an old-fashioned tomato pin cushion and pins, four spools of Gutermann thread, Clotilde hand sewing needles, a wee rubber silicone thimble, a rainbow assortment of embroidery floss, a retractable measuring tape, professional tailor’s chalk, Gingher scissors, a stack of primary colored plastic buttons, and a bundle of nine felt squares to practice their developing sewing skills! (Cost – $100)

Here is an idea for a felt needle case; little beginning project using felt, buttons, and the easy to learn blanket stitch!

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