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  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Rayon, Polyester, & Lace Now - 7/10!

    June 29, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Polyester, Rayon & Lace Category Fabrics 6/27 - 7/10!
    All polyester, rayon, and lace online category fabrics are on sale, including luxurious Italian designer polyester prints, polyester charmeuses, exquisite viscose lace knits, gorgeous stretch blends, and more. This sale is good for online lace, rayon, & polyester fabric category purchases* only 6/27 - 7/10. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Bolster Your Style With Yummy Velvet

    June 28, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_1010 Bolster pillows are like adorable rolls of candy adorning sofas and beds, and when they're made out of velvet they're even more delicious. Check out this super easy velvet bolster pillow tutorial by Anita from cedarhillfarmhouse.com, and visit the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store to see a selection of velvets in cotton, silk/rayon, viscose, rayon/acetate, poly lycra and more (the term 'velvet' refers to the structure of the fabric rather than the fiber; the pile is always created by raised loops). Velvet fabric has been around since the Middle Kingdom of the ancient Egyptians (approximately 2000 BC), and velvet trims have been found as far back as the Qin and Western Han dynasties in China--so clearly, there's no need to improve on something that was perfect four millennia ago! For velvet ribbon, please visit us online here or visit the ribbon wall on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store where we have hand dyed, grosgrain, satin, metallic, silk, velvet, sheer, vintage, and many other types of ribbon.

  • Seersucker Capris With A Hidden Inseam Pocket (bygumbygolly.com)

    June 28, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_1004 Capris, sunglasses and a long drink of something refreshing--that's summer! Sunglasses and lemonade (hard or soft) are easy to procure, but capri pants can be tricky--getting them to fit just right is not as simple as you might think. Tasha of bygumbygolly.com offers solutions with a detailed capri project featuring a hidden zipper...so pick out some of the fabulous seersucker stripes or other cottons on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store, or check out our online cotton inventory here.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Rayon, Polyester, & Lace Now - 7/10!

    June 27, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Online Sale: Polyester, Rayon & Lace!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Polyester, Rayon & Lace Category Fabrics 6/27 - 7/10!
    All polyester, rayon, and lace online category fabrics are on sale, including luxurious Italian designer polyester prints, polyester charmeuses, exquisite viscose lace knits, gorgeous stretch blends, and more. This sale is good for online lace, rayon, & polyester fabric category purchases* only 6/27 - 7/10. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • DIY Hooded Bath Towel (abeautifulmess.com)

    June 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    terry-cloth-gray Sew yourself a hug! This Cozy Hooded Bath Towel project by abeautifulmess.com invites you to create a custom hooded bath towel that will keep you warm, comfy and proud of your DIY prowess. You can purchase terry cloth fabric along with appliques, patches and bling at our brick-and-mortar store in Union Square. For the complete tutorial, please visit the post by abeautifulmess.com here.

  • 10 Sewing Tutorials to Help You Travel Handmade! (sewcanshe.com)

    June 21, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    britex-supplies There's traveling light, and there's traveling right: Caroline of sewcanshe.com can help you create travel bags and organizers perfect for toting all of the fabulous garments and jewelry you've made! These 10 DIY sewing project tutorials include a tote with many pockets, a travel jewelry case, an airplane travel organizer with a peek-a-boo pouch, a quilted computer tablet case, and more. You'll need fabric (cotton prints are recommended), zippers, vinyl, D-rings, fusible interfacing, and basic notions--all of which are available in abundance at our brick-and-mortar Union Square store. Give yourself some time to shop, because we really do have fabulous prints!

  • Dressmakers Have Good Eyes, And Not Just For Style! (NPR)

    June 19, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We always suspected that hand sewists have superpowers: and it turns out we're right! A small study published by UC Berkeley found that dressmakers who do a lot of hand sewing seem to have better stereoscopic vision than participants from any other profession that does fine manual work--including surgeons and dentists. Stereoscopic vision is the ability to accurately perceive depth and distance between objects — to see in 3-D. And dressmakers are the only group of professionals who seem to have enhanced powers in this department. For the complete article about stereoscopic vision, please visit the NPR article here. If you want to improve your hand sewing and stereoscopic skills, just register for our Hand Sewing 101 workshop with Natalie!

  • Linen Jumpsuit Tutorial (apairandasparediy.com)

    June 14, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    linen-sold-159-pur60 If you've ever looked longingly at our online linen section--or at the tantalizing linens in our brick-and-mortar store--and wished you had just the right thing to make with it, Geneva Vanderzeil of apairandasparediy.com has the perfect project for you! This new intermediate skill level linen jumpsuit builds on Geneva's easy shorts project, beginning with creating your own pattern (don't be anxious about patternmaking; this project has step-by-step instructions on drafting from your existing clothing). Choose a linen and run with it! And remember: if our online store doesn't have the color or texture you're looking for, just purchase the Customized Swatch Service (available in the "About Britex" section) so we can hand pick fabrics for you from our entire brick-and-mortar inventory. If you're local or planning a visit to San Francisco soon, come visit us in the heart of Union Square to check out our vast selection of linen on the second floor.

  • Cool Off In Cotton! Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Cotton Category Fabrics 6/13 - 6/26!

    June 13, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Versatile cotton fabric holds a special place in our hearts, and we offer a veritable rainbow of hues! We carry an ever-expanding collection of cottons in our online store, including delicate Italian and Swiss voiles, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan ikat fabric, nubby couture-inspired cotton tweed fabrics, travelable cotton-lycra blends, and chic designer cotton fabric. This online sale is from 6/13 - 6/26! Quantities are limited. This sale is good for online cotton fabric category purchases* only 6/13 - 6/26. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Drawstring Shorts For Dad in 10 Easy Steps (Tim Anderson - Instructables)

    June 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    f2fwmhefl8cwn1m-medium It's summertime, and drawstring shorts are easy! There are plenty of perfect cottons in a variety of weights available at both our brick-and-mortar and online stores, and you'll find the cording (or elastic if you prefer) and thread on our Third Floor. Tim Anderson's 10-step Instructables tutorial makes this project quick and painless, beginning by tracing your own favorite pair of shorts to make a pattern. For the complete step-by-step tutorial, please visit Tim's post on Instructables here.

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