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Furoshiki Gift Wrapping with Fabric

Use fabric instead of throw away paper to wrap your gifts! The Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan published a guide on Furoshiki, an origami-like fabric folding technique for wrapping gifts. Combine beauty, creativity, and sustainability when wrapping your gift. And, of course, Britex Fabrics has scads of beauteous fabrics!

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I Left my Heart in San Francisco Fabric

Britex Fabrics, Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, trolleys, and more – this quilting weight cotton fabric lets us know exactly where you left your heart! Here is our iconic San Francisco fabric made into an apron – just the thing to wear while drinking coffee and baking a batch of apricot scones for brunch! This apron pattern is the 1940s Val from the Kitchen style by Decades of Style. If this apron style doesn’t float your boat, then the folks at Tipnut graciously offered three free booklets packed full of apron patterns – full aprons, half aprons, smocked aprons and more!

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Britex Fabrics’ Holiday Hours

Britex Fabrics will close at 4 pm on Thursday December 24th, and at 4pm on Thursday December 31st.

We will be closed on Friday December 25th, and Friday January 1st.

We wish everyone a peaceful and pleasurable holiday season!

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For one week only…Cashmeres are 50% off in-store!

Make your holidays a little cozier–our luscious Cashmeres are 50% off for one week only at our brick-and-mortar store! These beautiful coatings vary from shawl weight to double face, in a variety of traditional colors. Don’t miss out–the sale lasts from Monday, December 14 through Saturday, December 19 at 6 PM. And after purchasing some fabulous cashmere (along with other goodies–have you got your glitz for New Year’s yet?), take a stroll by Macy’s and melt over the adorable (and adoptable!) kittens and puppies in the windows.

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Fashion Design Event by Jamie Lau 12/19

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Come and gain some industry knowledge at our Fashion Design event with Jamie Lau!

In this two hour workshop, Jamie will go over different aspects of fashion design to help you gather your ideas and bring them to life.

She will cover starter fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and will help with fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, you will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage.

This class is perfect for beginners or anyone who is curious about the fashion industry and would like more insight!

Sign up now and also check out our Events page for future workshops!

 

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Gift Certificates from Britex Fabrics for the Holidays!

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!

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Black Friday Sale and Cyber Monday Sale – 11/27 and 11/30

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‘Tis a wonderful time of year at Britex…one sale after another!

Black Friday 11/27 – Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving, almost the entire brick-and-mortar store is 30% off (well, not the bricks or the mortar).*

Cyber Monday 11/30 – Then, just when you’ve caught your breath–Monday, November 30th, almost the entire the online store is on sale! Fabric, buttons, ribbon, and more! Shop the best way possible! While propped up in bed, sipping coffee, nibbling bagels, and wearing your jammies….and get 30% off almost everything online.**

**In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Not included are imported/vintage lace, Liberty of London fabrics, certain felts, and specialty items.

** Online sale is limited to online orders–no phone orders, email orders, or customized swatch orders. Not included are imported Chantilly and Alencon lace trims.

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Fancy party skirt by Nicole!

 

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With the holidays coming up, surely there are a few parties to attend, right? The iridescent magenta-black color of this stunning silk taffeta is so joyous and opulent that I knew it had to be a sassy, swingy skirt for an evening fête! When the fabric arrived, I was surprised by how stiff, yet light, the taffeta was. My experience with taffeta is pretty limited, so I knew I had a challenge on my hands!

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For the pattern, I used Sewaholic’s Hollyburn skirt really only as a jump-off point. First off, I removed the pockets. This is the opposite of what I typically do, but I knew the style wouldn’t look quite right with pockets (the sacrifices we make for fashion!) Second, I increased the circumference of the skirt hem by about 18″ by slashing and spreading the front and back pieces. With the stiffness of the fabric, I felt like more weight would help it drape and increase the drama.

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Thanksgiving Hours at Britex Fabrics

Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 25th, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. We will be open our regular hours on Friday the 27th from 10 am to 6pm for our SF store-wide Black Friday sale. Have a wonderful time with your friends and family on this holiday!

For those who cannot make it in to San Francisco on Friday, We’re having an online store sale on Cyber Monday, November 30th!

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Workshop Alert December 19 – Fashion Design w/ Jamie Lau

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Calling all fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts! Have you ever wanted to learn real world fashion skills from a full-time designer? Well, now is your chance. Jamie Lau, of Jamie Lau Designs, will be here on December 19th to show you the basics for beginning a successful move into the world of fashion. She will cover starter fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and will help with fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, you will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage.

 

Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign-up right away! See our events page for information on reserving your spot.

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