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  • Linen Jumpsuit Tutorial (apairandasparediy.com)

    June 14, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    linen-sold-159-pur60 If you've ever looked longingly at our online linen section--or at the tantalizing linens in our brick-and-mortar store--and wished you had just the right thing to make with it, Geneva Vanderzeil of apairandasparediy.com has the perfect project for you! This new intermediate skill level linen jumpsuit builds on Geneva's easy shorts project, beginning with creating your own pattern (don't be anxious about patternmaking; this project has step-by-step instructions on drafting from your existing clothing). Choose a linen and run with it! And remember: if our online store doesn't have the color or texture you're looking for, just purchase the Customized Swatch Service (available in the "About Britex" section) so we can hand pick fabrics for you from our entire brick-and-mortar inventory. If you're local or planning a visit to San Francisco soon, come visit us in the heart of Union Square to check out our vast selection of linen on the second floor.

  • Cool Off In Cotton! Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Cotton Category Fabrics 6/13 - 6/26!

    June 13, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Versatile cotton fabric holds a special place in our hearts, and we offer a veritable rainbow of hues! We carry an ever-expanding collection of cottons in our online store, including delicate Italian and Swiss voiles, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan ikat fabric, nubby couture-inspired cotton tweed fabrics, travelable cotton-lycra blends, and chic designer cotton fabric. This online sale is from 6/13 - 6/26! Quantities are limited. This sale is good for online cotton fabric category purchases* only 6/13 - 6/26. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Drawstring Shorts For Dad in 10 Easy Steps (Tim Anderson - Instructables)

    June 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    f2fwmhefl8cwn1m-medium It's summertime, and drawstring shorts are easy! There are plenty of perfect cottons in a variety of weights available at both our brick-and-mortar and online stores, and you'll find the cording (or elastic if you prefer) and thread on our Third Floor. Tim Anderson's 10-step Instructables tutorial makes this project quick and painless, beginning by tracing your own favorite pair of shorts to make a pattern. For the complete step-by-step tutorial, please visit Tim's post on Instructables here.

  • 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!


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