New!

What is new and fabulous in our online store this month? Silks, woolens, cottons, buttons, lace trims, and more...each month brings new temptations!

Upcoming Events

The latest updates and gatherings involving the Britex Community. Stay up to date and make sure to mark your calendars

Blog

Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

BurdaStyle Sewing Book Launch Shindig at Britex Fabrics – 12/18

Party at Britex Fabrics on Tuesday December 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Celebrate the launch of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern at Britex Fabrics! Meet author and SF native Jamie Lau, the BurdaStyle team, and other DIY makers! Space is limited, so RSVP to TEAM@BURDASTYLE.COM with “12/18 SF Book Launch Party” in the subject line.
Festivities include:
-Champagne & drinks
-Sweets from Tartine Bakery and Miette Confiserie
-Photos by Portraits To The People
-DIY make-and-take projects, including brooch/hair fasteners and button making with fabric from Britex Fabrics
– Door prizes from Britex Fabrics, MOO, and Makeshift Society

Click here to read more »

Posted: Britex Fabric Store, Classes, Events & Shows
Tagged: , , , ,
|Post Comment

Designer Spotlight Series – Menswear & Shirtmaking Event, Sept. 20th

Designer Spotlight Series – Menswear & Shirtmaking, Britex Fabrics, Thursday, September 20 from 7 – 9 PM. Who hasn’t dreamed of wearing a custom-made three-piece suit?! Make mine in purple velvet! Everyone will find tailors to suit their every angle and curve at this special 60th anniversary design community event. Join us for festive evenings of mingling with some of our favorite designers, dressmakers and tailors. Choose the perfect collaborator for your custom garment, from an array of top-notch talent–and bring your ideas to life. Designers and tailors include Carlos Morin of Scissors & Cloth, DeAnna Gibbons Millinery, Escobar Tailors, Duchess Clothier, and Al’s Attire. Please RSVP for this event by calling the store at (415) 392-2910 or by sending an email to rsvp@britexfabrics.com.

Posted: Britex Announcements & Sales, Classes, Events & Shows
Tagged: , , , , , , , ,
|Post Comment

Britex Fabrics Designer Spotlight Series – Wardrobe Essentials on Thursday, May 31

Thursday, May 31 from 7-9 PM. Designer Spotlight Series – Wardrobe Essentials: We focus on the everyday pieces that define your uniqueness – skirts, pants, dresses, jackets and more, designed just for you. Join us for this festive evening of mingling with some of our favorite designers. Choose the perfect collaborator for your custom garment, from an array of top-notch talent, and bring your ideas to life. Additional details, including information about our talented designer participants are on the Britex Fabrics Events Page. Britex is now taking RSVP reservations for this event at 415-392-2910.

Posted: Britex Fabric Store, Classes, Events & Shows
Tagged: , ,
|Post Comment

Bridal & Evening Wear Event Review

Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 15 for our Bridal & Evening Wear open house, the first event in our Designer Spotlight Series where we invite customers to meet and mingle with a select group of seamstresses, tailors and designers. It was an exciting night of eye candy and information at Britex Fabrics with a plethora of talented designers, along with samples of their beauteous bespoke work…..all surrounded by the amazing silks and wools on Britex Fabric’s first floor. These events are the ideal situation to choose a designer for your custom garment needs. We would love to hear your feedback! Let us know what you thought if you joined us, or what kind of themes you’d like to see in future events. Don’t miss our Upcoming Events — Wardrobe Essentials (Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 7 – 9 pm), Costume & Corsetry (July 26, 2012), and Tailoring & Shirt-Making (September 20, 2012). See more photos on Britex Fabric’s flickr page! Photography graciously provided by Nadine Priestley.

Posted: Britex Fabric Store, Classes, Events & Shows
Tagged: , ,
|Post Comment

Bridal & Evening Wear Designers at Britex – Thursday, March 15 from 7 – 9 PM

Join Britex Fabrics as we meet with local bridal and evening wear designers March 15, 2012! Six Bay Area dress and millinery designers will be on hand with samples of their creations to advise and assist you in this Designer Spotlight event – Karen Tierney of Studio Trousseau, specializing in custom-made wedding gowns and historic gowns; Amy-Jo Tatum, author of the forthcoming book “Bride Chic”; Helena Chenn, specializing in couture design and wedding gowns; Hester Michael, specializing in custom sewing and pattern making; Monique Zhang of the high style custom design studio Cicada Couture; Melissa Bolin of hand-crafted chapeaus at Kitty Andrews Millinery. Space is limited, so please RSVP to info@britexfabrics.com or by phone at (415) 392-2910.

Posted: Britex Fabric Store, Classes, Events & Shows
Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,
|Post Comment

Local Designer, Loretta Warner – Trunk Show at Britex Fabrics

Britex Fabrics
Trunk Show: Loretta Warner
Date & Time: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 1 – 3 pm

Local designer, Loretta Warner will be presenting her timeless, innovative knitwear and other garments in a trunk show at Britex Fabrics on Saturday, November 21st between 1 and 3 pm. Loretta is a trained Fashion Designer, a faculty member of the Fashion Department of San Francisco City College where she teaches courses in sewing, draping and millinery, and a private sewing instructor in her Berkeley studio. She is the featured artist in the premier issue of Interweave Press Knitscene Magazine (Fall/Winter 05). Having a lifelong love of the art, she is a true artisan and respected master craftswoman who continually studies both Fashion and Art in the exploration of possibility that is present through the use of all things colorful and tactile. Using a variety of tools and media, including the knitting machine and industrial sewing machine, Loretta is passionate about making timeless, beautiful clothing and art.
Loretta Warner

Posted: Classes, Events & Shows
Tagged: , , ,
|Post Comment