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  • Hexagon Piecing Tutorial (jessyratfink on Instructables)

    June 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_0737 It's all too easy to keep collecting the charming cotton prints on the Second Floor of our brick-and-mortar store (and online in our cotton section)...and piecing multiple hexagons together is an easy way to use as many of your favorites as you'd like. Depending on your needs--and your stamina!--you can create placemats, appliqués, patches, and clean-lined quilt tops of any size out of individual three-inch hexagons. Just refer to this seven step Instructables tutorial by jessyratfink!

  • Britex Celebrates Pride With All the Colors of the Rainbow

    June 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    ripstopRip-stop nylon available on the second floor at Britex Fabrics
    The rainbow Pride flag is a familiar and beloved icon, proudly sewn and flown all over the world...and if you want to make one yourself, Rip-stop nylon is a bright, durable option! Our brick-and-mortar store offers Rip-stop in a whole spectrum of colors on the second floor.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All online Wool Category Fabrics Now - 6/12!

    June 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Last Chance to Take 20% Off All Online Wool Category Fabrics Now - 6/12!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Wool Category Fabrics 5/30 - 6/12!
    Wool fabric from Britex Fabrics is perfect for every season. Summer-weight wools make elegant pleated slacks, wind-resistant boiled wools are perfect for snow-angel 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 online sale is from 5/30 - 6/12! Quantities are limited. This sale good for online wool fabric category purchases* only 5/30 - 6/12. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Buttonholing Boutonnières: When, How and Why to Wear One

    June 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Have you ever worn a boutonnière? Britex Fabrics has every component you need to make your own!
    Despite sea changes in culture and trend, the boutonnière remains a relevant fashion fillip--recommended for special occasions such as weddings, proms, homecomings, and society gatherings. Traditionally, boutonnières are flowers--either fresh or silk--worn with the stem pushed through a lapel buttonhole on the left side (the same side as a pocket handkerchief). At our Britex Fabrics brick-and-mortar store, we carry beautiful silk flowers and leaves on our embellishments floor, including traditional favorites like carnations, orchids, and roses; along with many more fashion-forward choices like camellias, sweet peas, and apple blossoms.

  • Feathers in Fashion: A History of Plumage

    June 2, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_0469 At some point, people decided that peacocks had the right idea, and feathered flamboyance entered the fashion world! Feathers are everywhere now, but in fact, the feather was first commercially introduced to fashion during the Middle Ages. Feathers were originally a symbol of high social standing. They were used to decorate head dresses and jewelry. During the 12th century, Venetian masks were decorated with gold, silver, crystals and feathers. Because fashion was dictated by royalty during the Middle Ages, only the very wealthy could afford to dress fashionably. By the end of the 15th century, fur trimmings and feathers became a staple part of the aristocracy’s wardrobes.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Wool Category Fabrics Now - 6/12

    May 31, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Sew Yourself A Dream Spring Suit!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Wool Category Fabrics 5/30 - 6/12!
    Wool fabric from Britex Fabrics is perfect for every season. Summer-weight wools make elegant pleated slacks, wind-resistant boiled wools are perfect for snow-angel 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 online sale is from 5/30 - 6/12! Quantities are limited. This sale good for online wool fabric category purchases* only 5/30 - 6/12. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • The World of Anna Sui at London's Fashion and Textile Museum

    May 31, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    americana-queen-anna-sui-2011-copyrightAnna Sui Americana Queen © 2011 Anna Sui

    "I wanted to dress Rock Stars!" - Anna Sui

    Anna Sui trims available at Britex Fabrics
    If you can't make it all the way to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, you can come check out our Anna Sui Tribute to the San Francisco Summer of Love on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store!


  • Linen Tunic by Susan (We Love Our Customers)

    May 30, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    I used a Burda pattern but changed the front neckline-shallow vee instead of
    long opening with buttons and loops.
    I washed the linen twice in hot water and then dried it in a hot dryer
    per Sandra Betzina's instructions so it is softer and will wrinkle
    less. I like the slightly wrinkled look which ads texture to the
    pattern. - Susan

    The fabric featured above is available online in our linen section here.


  • DIY Hexagon Denim Patchwork Chair (pillarboxblue.com)

    May 25, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    upcycle-jeans-chairs Using your old jeans or a variety of denim fabrics from the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store, you can create these hexagon denim patchwork covers by pillarboxblue.com for your chairs.

  • Tutorial: Upholster a Framed Diamond Tufted Headboard (Little Green Notebook)

    May 25, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    This DIY headboard re-upholstery tutorial by Jenny of Little Green Notebook has specific step by step instructions and is time consuming but worth the outcome. It shows you in detail how to re-purpose vintage headboards she found at a thrift store.  Using velvet, adhesive, foam, a Sharpie marker, a ruler, a needle, some thread, and some tools from her tool box, Jenny transformed old raggedy headboards into the fabulous one featured above! For the complete tutorial, please visit it here. For velvet fabric, and other fabulous home decor fabrics, please visit the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store, just off Union Square in San Francisco.


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