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December 21, 2016 by Britex FabricsA while back our sales associate Flynn assisted our customer Janet with choosing some amazing cotton and sateen fabrics for her wedding. We received an email from her thanking him. Here's to another satisfied Britex Fabrics customer.
December 18, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Do you have a fabric lover in your life? 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!
December 16, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
An awesome gift idea for the sewers in your life! A 14 piece sewing kit in a ready-to-gift box that includes #magneticpincushion #pins #glassheadpins #tapemeasure #seamripper #tailorscissors #threadsnips #craftclips #safetypins #sewingguage #erasablepen #ironvanishingpen #rotarycutter #cuttingmat #ruler $95 plus tax on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco, just off #unionsquare Come see us or call 415-392-2910 and ask for our notions department! #sewingkit #sewing #sew #gift #holiday #gifts #sewingbox
December 15, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.
December 14, 2016 by Britex FabricsIt'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.
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)
- 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)
- 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)
December 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.
December 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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!
December 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.
December 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.