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May 1, 2017 by Britex FabricsThis intermediate sewing project by Kate of Needle & Spatula is an excellent gift for a house warming, holiday gift, or any special occasion. Next time you are invited to a party you can gift a bottle of wine in this quilted wine tote, instead of scrambling last minute to find a gift bag and tissue paper. If you want to create an insulated version, be sure to include one layer of insulated batting to keep white wine cool during your travel. This project is especially great if you are in the Bay Area and are planning a trip for Mother's Day with your mom.
May 1, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
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.
May 1, 2017 by Britex FabricsOur neighbors at SFSNAD are running one of their challenges to commemorate the anniversary of the Summer of Love. AS usual, this challenge is one you can do at home, even if you don't live in San Francisco.
In-Store Remnant Sale! 50% Off All Remnants & Yard Sale Fabrics on the Fourth Floor! May 3rd, 4th & 5th!
April 30, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Come see us on the fourth floor of our brick-and-mortar store for a three day remnant sale! 50% off all remnants and Yard Sale fabrics Wednesday, May 3rd, Thursday, May 4th, and Friday, May 5th! We are open 10:00am until 6:00pm.
Our remnants are up to 1 yard (3 feet) in length!
This sale is for in-store remnants and Yard Sale fabrics on the fourth floor only.
Britex Fabrics is located at 146 Geary Street (between Stockton & Grant) in the heart of Union Square
Store hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday - Saturday
April 28, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breath-ability, and classic good looks. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is one of the oldest known textiles. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabric, including amazing Irish linen. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. This sale good for online linen category purchases* only 4/18 - 5/1. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.
April 28, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
The Lace 2016 Amsterdam Light Festival Installation Artists Jin Choi and Thomas Shine have created amazingly intricate larger than life crochet lace installation pieces for light festivals in Singapore (2017) and in Amsterdam (2016)
April 28, 2017 by Britex FabricsHere is a quick and easy DIY project by A Beautiful Mess to add some character to a plain sweatshirt that you have had in your closet, but haven't work forever, or if ever. With a few supplies that can be purchased in the notions department on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store, you can brighten up even the dullest sweatshirt.
April 27, 2017 by Britex FabricsClaire has been teaching herself to sew for the past four years or so, after her sewing-master grandmother left her a sewing machine and a large sack full of buttons.
April 26, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Check out the complete free alphabet quilting pattern from McCall's Quilting, and adapted by Kathryn Simel for Best Day Ever.
These letters are good for a quilt with the final size of 38" x 43 1/2" with the letters 6" x 10 1/2" in size when complete. For the pattern download, please visit McCall's Quilting here.
April 25, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Archaeologists think that Greenland’s earliest people were master tailors. They used sewing needles that they created from bird bones and threads spun from animal tendons. These tools were advanced enough, that when used over 4,000 years ago by the Saqqaq people, they were able to master hunting on sea ice; and were the first to ever do this. They used an overcast stitch which does not waste material. There aren't many clothing objects found from 4,000 years ago that appear to have been repaired, but shoes and socks wear a lot since they are used so much, which is why it is interesting that part of a sock, discovered by archeologists seems to have been repaired by the Saqqaq people.