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  • Britex Fabrics' Website Redesign is Almost Complete

    July 18, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    blog under construction

    We're gussying up our website! If you experience problems, please email us at for assistance.

    The Britex Fabrics' website redesign is almost complete, however during this period, there are a few tiny snafus.

    All customer accounts are temporarily unavailable. They will come back soon. You can still place your order without logging in. There is an odd mystery message on order confirmations, which is meaningless.

    Thank you for your patience!

  • Tips to Increase Your Sewing Speed

    July 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Orange Lingerie tips

    Want to increase your sewing speed? Here is one of the easiest ways to accomplish this. Check out this awesome post by one of our guest bloggers.

    "The time it takes to sew a project is largely the sum of the time it takes to complete each task. The time it takes to complete each task is primarily driven by body motion, so the more motions that are required, the more time it takes to complete a project. What all this means is that the key to decreasing the overall time to complete a project is to decrease the necessary motions." - Orange Lingerie

  • 20% Off All Online Linen Category Fabric 7/12 - 7/25

    July 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    LINEN online July 12 July 25
    We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, 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.

    Quantities are limited, so order your swatches today! This sale good for online linen fabric category purchases* only 7/12 – 7/25.

  • Ethereal Liquid Silicone Gown by Iris van Herpen

    July 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics


    We're enamored of these elegant, ethereal gowns designed by visionary Dutch fashion designer, Iris van Herpen; they are unabashedly unworldly in their beauty. Watch this video in Refinery 29 of how Iris utilizes 3-D printing and materials manipulation to construct amazing garments that feel as "organic and natural as dew, bones, and lightning."

  • Online Novelty Fabric Sale 20% Off Now - 7/11

    July 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics


    Our novelty fabrics often have a beautiful metallic shine which helps them stand out in the crowd! Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic, nylon, and more, these texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments. Tweed, chenille, scuba knits, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored order to add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Many of our textured novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen.

    Quantities are limited, so order your swatches today! This sale good for online fashion novelty fabric categories purchases* only Now - 7/11.
    *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases."


  • New Workshops Coming Soon: Hand Sewing 101 & Hand Sewing For Mending and Repair

    July 5, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Hands for blog

    Hand Sewing 101 (coming soon)

    Learn basic hand sewing techniques to banish your fears of stitching by hand. This beginner-level class will cover the essentials, from tools and materials to all the most common sewing stitches. No previous sewing experience required.

    Hand Sewing for Mending & Repair (coming soon)
    Rescue worn clothing with simple hand mending techniques. This class will cover basic hand-sewn repairs for tears, holes, and frayed fabrics. Students are expected to know basic hand-sewing techniques.before taking this class.

    Keep up with our upcoming events to reserve your space in our workshops.

  • 50% Off Summer Swimwear Sale (In-Store Only)

    July 1, 2016 by Britex Fabrics


    Celebrate Summer and Take 50% Off All Nylon Lycra Fabrics & All Elastic Trims By the Yard!

    Our Summer Swimwear Sale includes 50% off all all lycra fabrics, including solids and prints, as well as all of our amazing elastic trims by the yard!


    Tuesday, July 5 - Tuesday, July 12

    *In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. No mail orders, email. phone, or special orders.
    Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.

    Britex Fabrics
    146 Geary Street
    San Francisco, CA. 94108

    Store Hours
    Monday - Saturday
    10am - 6pm


  • We Love Our Customers

    June 30, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    JOan Burgren

    Today our customer Joan Burgren stopped by wearing an awesome dress that she created with some of our gorgeous cotton fabric. Joan lives locally in Menlo Park and has been sewing for three years. She drafts her own patterns, including the pattern for the dress she is wearing here. She sews for herself, for fun.

  • Sneak Preview of Devon Rose by Emily Payne

    June 29, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    This Fall at PROJKT Maiden Lane, Emily Payne (Project Runway / Project Runway All Stars) will be showcasing her kids line DevonRose's ( brand new collection "Santa Fe" Featuring artwork by DevonRose herself developed by textile designer Teresa Reynolds.

    Here's a sneak preview of some of the new designs from DevonRose that were create with materials from Britex Fabrics, and will be featured this fall.

    Items will be available for purchase at the event PopUp and online via Emily's website
     DR for Blog


    Photographer: Snaps Studio
    Model: Lily Joy
    MU: Mugopus
    Heather Rome Styling
    Clothing: DevonRose

  • From Sketchbook to Runway: Fashion Design With Zachary Fernandez

    June 28, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Project Runway Junior finalist Zachary Fernandez attends Oakland School of the Arts where he recently finished his new collection Kathmandu and was a featured designer in a fashion show. Kathmandu was inspired by recovery efforts in Nepal after the devastating 2015 earthquake. Zachary is a regular at Britex Fabrics and was filmed at Britex for From Sketchbook to Runway, which is part of KQED Art School, a video series about artists that is produced by KQED.

    For more about Zachary and his spring collection, check out his website.

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