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  • Brilliantly Colored Lace Coat - Emily Payne

    September 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Talented local designer, former Britex employee, and former Project Runway contestant Emily Payne made this stunning lace coat dress for a bride. We love the brilliant hot colors and the veritable explosion of flowers! This amazing embroidered black tulle fabric is from the first floor of Britex Fabrics, and the delicate wine-colored frogs are from our third floor.

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  • Cotton Fabric Online Sale: September 5th to September 18th

    September 6, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

     

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    Visit our online store for this special online only cotton fabric sale! We carry an ever-expanding collection of cottons in our online store, including delicate Dutch waxed cottons, nubby couture-inspired cotton tweed fabrics, travelable cotton-lycra blends, and chic designer cotton fabric. This online sale is from September 5th to September 18th! Quantities are limited.

    Cotton is chic for everyday wear and we adore this lightweight tie-dyed cotton/rayon blend.  A designer lightweight, drapey cotton and rayon fabric with a sophisticated tie dye influenced print in shades of turquoise, navy, orange, cherry, and umber - perfect for a lined sundress or a romantic blouse. 50% cotton and 50% rayon blend. 50" wide and on sale now!

    This sale is good for online cotton fabric category purchases and does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Britex Fabrics Water Resistant Jacket by Guest Blogger Jamie Kemp (maledevonsewing.co.uk)

    August 30, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    jacket-1   It has been quite a while since my last Britex Fabrics guest post so obviously jumped at this opportunity. Generally my sewing is quite safe and I stick to things I know and feel confident about: indeed, this make (mens jacket/blazer) is quite a safe bet for me, as it is something I make regularly. However, the choice of fabric is a bit of a departure from what I might normally pick and it would also prove to be a challenge!

  • We are Closed on Labor Day!

    August 28, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics will be closed Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Wool Fabrics Now - 9/4!

    August 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Wool fabric from Britex Fabrics is perfect for every season...and it's especially wonderful in late summer, when the wind starts to blow in the evening. Summer-weight wools make elegant pleated slacks; wind-resistant boiled wools are perfect for less temperate expeditions; tricotine is retro-glamorous for a 1950's gored skirt; and everyone craves a snappy bespoke double-breasted pin-striped jacket for year-round urban flair. This sale is good for online wool fabric categories only 8/22 to 9/4. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 15, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • How to Sew Knit Fabric With the Tissue Method by Becky of craftingagreenworld.com

    August 11, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_1356 Have you ever had problems wrangling your knit fabrics? Do they stretch or wiggle? The tension on your machine can cause the bottom piece of fabric to move at a different speed from the top piece, causing wrinkles, ripples, and warping--so it's a great idea to stabilize your fabric before you start. Just use pins and a light colored tissue paper as described in the Tissue Method technique by Becky of craftingagreenworld.com, and you'll eliminate a ton of frustration. We currently have a huge array of knits in our brick-and-mortar store, in fabulous prints and solids in virtually every weight and fiber content. We especially love the zebra print shown above: you'll find it on our Second Floor.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 11, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Therapy Pillows by Marlene (marlenecustompillows.com)

    August 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    "The wool felt works beautifully. One can always depend on Britex to find what one needs. I set foot in that store for the first time 50 years ago. The possibilities to create a design with this pillow are endless It can be geometric or abstract. I really think it could be beneficial for people with dementia or disabilities to pass the time."  - Marlene (marlenecustompillows.com)

    Marlene is a master needlepoint finisher specialist who has been creating custom pillows, ornaments, and purses for many years. Most recently, she has been creating Therapy Pillows which can help "keep hands busy and inventive". These pillows can be an excellent tool for people with dementia and Alzheimers. Many pieces of her work can be viewed here.

    100% wool felt is available in an array of colors on the first floor of our brick-and-mortar store. Britex also has dozens of colors of felt fabric blends on the third floor by the yard and square.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    linen-sale-aug-8-aug-21-tryptic-blogWe adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


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