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  • Last Chance to Fall in Love With Our Novelty Fabrics! 20% Off All Online Novelty Fabrics Now - 5/29!

    May 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Fall In Love With Imported Novelties!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Novelty Fabrics 5/16 - 5/29!
    Britex Fabrics is renowned for sourcing unique, amazing textiles from all over the world, and our fashion novelty fabrics are often the most unusual and memorable pieces in our stock. Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic, nylon, and more, these texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments. Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest, and you'll add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Many of our textured fashion novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen. This online sale is from 5/16 - 5/29! Quantities are limited. This sale good for online novelty fabric category purchases* only 5/16 - 5/29. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • A Brief History of Mannequins

    May 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    pucci Sharman, the owner of Britex Fabrics randomly stumbled upon one of the oldest and best mannequin factories in the heart of New York City. So we decided it would be a great time to share some more information about this wonderful art form that is often overlooked. Join us as we window shop through history.

  • Large Floral Cotton Print Dress (We Love Our Customers)

    May 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Our customer Gabriella Gomez came into our store a few months ago looking for a fabulous floral print cotton to create a dress. She found Aleks on the second floor in our home decor fabric department extremely helpful when choosing a cotton fabric for her dress. She finished the dress in early March, and it came out beautifully. Everyone at the fashion show she was involved with thought it was from a store, and not a student designed dress. She wrote us to thank us for helping her to pick out the most "gorgeous fabric possible". The fabric is an exquisitely hand screen printed cotton from France.

  • How to Sew a Necktie (madeeveryday.com)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics


    Learn how to sew a necktie in less than 15 minutes! This necktie tutorial video is by Dana of madeeveryday. Use custom fabric to create your necktie instead of buying one at the store!
    A custom necktie is truly a great gift for so many occasions.

     


  • How to Hem a Dress in Only 6 Steps (by Amy of cozyreverie)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    capture Here is a quick and easy way to hem a dress in only 6 steps, by Amy of cozyreverie! Materials used: - measuring tape - pencil - fabric scissors - sewing machine - pins

  • From Trash to Treasure - A Woman Turns Thousands of Candy Wrappers Into a Dress (neatorama.com / boredpanda)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Emily Seilhamer challenged herself when she decided to create a dress from Starburst wrappers. With the help of her family and friends, she has been saving Starburst wrappers for the last four years. After she had saved enough, she ironed them, folded them into links and made chains out of the candy wrappers. By using elastic thread, she was able to sew the links together as if she were sewing fabric. Emily is an avid upcycler and creates dresses from every day objects. In addition to the Starburst dress, she created a dress from wallpaper.


  • How to Sew Easy Drool Pads for a Baby Carrier (DIY Danielle)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    This post by DIY Danielle will show you how to create a pattern and then sew your own drool pads for a baby carrier with very few supplies needed.

    Supplies

    • Exterior Fabric, Interior Fabric, Lining (if desired) x 2 of each: 7" tall x 8" wide
    • Ribbon: 6.75" long (2)
    • Snaps or hook and loop

    For the complete tutorial, please visit the complete post here, or view the video above.

     


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Novelty Category Fabrics Now - 5/29!

    May 16, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Fall In Love With Imported Novelties!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Novelty Fabrics 5/16 - 5/29!
    Britex Fabrics is renowned for sourcing unique, amazing textiles from all over the world, and our fashion novelty fabrics are often the most unusual and memorable pieces in our stock. Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic, nylon, and more, these texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments. Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest, and you'll add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Many of our textured fashion novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen. This online sale is from 5/16 - 5/29! Quantities are limited. This sale good for online novelty fabric category purchases* only 5/16 - 5/29. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Tunic Into a Dress Hack Tutorial (MissCrayolaCreepy)

    May 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    cof Are any of you participating in Me Made May? If you haven't heard, the month of May is when many sewists and knitters set a goal to wear a certain amount of handmade garments for thirty one days and usually document daily outfit photos on social media or their blog. This forces makers to think about what they are wearing and what they would like to create in the future. My personal goal this month is to wear something handmade every day and so far I'm on track. I also use the month of May as an incentive to fill gaps in my wardrobe and make some knit tops because that is what I am lacking. I'm switching it up a bit today by sharing a super fast sewing project that can be made in only a few hours (max) for those of you who are looking to quickly plump up your dress selection.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All online Knit Category Fabrics Now - 5/15

    May 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Knits Can Stretch From Work to Play!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Knit Category Fabrics 5/2 - 5/15!
    We love sewing with knit fabrics. Our knit fabrics are great for making zipper-enhanced hoodies, upscale t-shirts, comfy yoga pants, warm weather scarves, or chic Diane von Furstenberg wrap style dresses. Knits are especially great for travel since they are wrinkle resistant! All online knit category fabrics are on sale, including cotton, polyester, rayon, wool and scuba knits. This online sale is from 5/2 - 5/15! This sale good for online knit fabric category purchases* only 5/2 - 5/15. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.

    Quantities are limited. This sale good for online knit fabric category purchases* only 5/2 - 5/15. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


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