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  • Everything to Create An Ugly Sweater This Holiday Season

    December 15, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Come into Britex Fabrics for everything you need to create the most fabulous "ugly sweater" this holiday season! Check out our third floor notions in our brick-and-mortar store for all of the items pictured above and so much more.


  • Britex Fabrics Declared a Legacy by the Non-Profit San Francisco Heritage

    December 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    vintage-bf-with-frame       It's official! Britex Fabrics is now a Legacy Business of San Francisco. Established by the non-profit San Francisco Heritage, the Legacy program recognizes small local businesses who have proven to be historic assets to their communities for at least 30 years. We are so proud to continue to be an integral part of San Francisco's style and culture since 1952, and honored by this designation.

  • DIY Felt Coaster Project by jessyratfink (instructables.com)

    December 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    This easy and fun 5 step DIY felt coaster project by jessyratfink on instructables.com makes an excellent holiday gift. It is an excellent way to practice the running stitch, blanket stitch, and the whip stitch. You will also learn how to choose felt and you will have the option of using the provided pattern or creating your own. If you do not know these stitches, you can learn these and other hand sewing techniques in one of our hand sewing workshops with hand sewing expert Natalie. (More dates coming soon for 2017)

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    Materials:

    • 9 x 12 inch craft felt sheets (available on the third floor at Britex Fabrics)
    • Six stranded embroidery floss (available on the third floor at Britex Fabrics)

    Tools:

    • Hand embroidery needle
    • Sewing pins
    • Dressmaker's shears or other sharp fabric scissors
    • Felt tipped marker (like a Sharpie) and/or water soluble pen
    • PDF pattern (provided on instructables.com)

     

    Visit instructables.com for the provided pattern and 5 step tutorial.

     

     


  • Holiday Gift & Stocking Stuffer Ideas

    December 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Come to the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store for awesome holiday gift and stocking stuffers for the sewers in your life. We have a variety of sewing kits, travel scissors, sewing sheers, measuring tapes, sewing chalk markers, clips, rotary cutters, seam rippers, novelty pin cushions, magnetic pin holders, clips, thread, ribbon, and so much more.


  • Contest - Come by Our Brick-and-Mortar Store & Guess How Many Safety Pins!

    December 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Come in to Britex Fabrics and guess how many safety pins were used in creating the fabulous safety pin dress on display in our front window. If you guess correctly or if you are the person who guesses closest to the actual number, you will win a prize! This contest is limited to in-store visits until December 31st, 2016 and is not available online or via email.

    Our brick-and-mortar store is located at 146 Geary Street in San Francisco, just off of Union Square. Please stop by for more details. Our store hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sunday.

    We will close at 4:30 on Saturday, December 24th & Saturday, December 31st.
    We are closed Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd.
    Best wishes to all of you from everyone at Britex Fabrics for a restful, creative, and wonderful holiday season!


  • Online Sale 20% Off All Online Wool Category Fabrics 12/13 - 12/26

    December 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    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 sale is good for online wool fabric category purchases* only 12/13 - 12/26. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Draping With Emily Payne From Project Runway & Project Runway All Stars

    December 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Learn to drape from Project Runway star Emily Payne. Emily will share her own designs by letting you in on her draping secrets. This demo will last about one hour and a half, with plenty of time for q&a to follow.

    Plus, every participant gets 20% off regular-priced fabrics coupon. Whether you are a Project Runway fan or you are interested in draping, this is the demo workshop for you.

    Emily Payne, San Francisco based fashion designer and former Britex Fabrics team member has showcased her fashion design skills on the Lifetime network series Project Runway Season 13, and was also featured on Project Runway All Stars. Emily's fashion labels are Leathertongue and DevonRose.

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    Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm


  • Gift Certificates from Britex Fabrics for the Holidays!

    December 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics helps make creative dreams come true! Give the gift of inspiration with an San Francisco In-Store Gift Certificate for use at Britex Fabrics' San Francisco store.

    Don't forget your pals overseas, the Midwest, or just plain out of town - give them an Online Gift Certificate for use at Britex Fabrics' online store!


  • Britex Fabrics Holiday Hours

    December 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics Holiday hours

    We will close at 4:30 on Saturday, December 24th & Saturday, December 31st.

    We are closed Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd.

    Best wishes to all of you from everyone at Britex Fabrics for a restful, creative, and wonderful holiday season!


  • Create a Classic Camel Coat This Season!

    November 30, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    A camel coat is a fashion wardrobe staple that is an investment that will likely never go out of style. A camel coat is great for a week day commute to the office, a walk to the store, a casual weekend out, or on a cold day that is too cold for a trench. Check out the top 13 styles of camel coats, that are recommended by Elle this winter season, and while you're at it, get inspired and create your own camel coat! Visit our wool section online, and check out some of our camel fabrics. Start with our casual stretch camel coating, or our more luxurious wool and cashmere blend. Don't see what you are looking for, order swatches for your coat project, through our Customized Swatch Service.

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    For the top 13 list by Elle, please visit their article by Justine Carreon here.


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