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  • Tuft a Dining Room Chair Seat

    March 9, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    Here is another easy-peasy and inexpensive home decorating project with tons of graphic impact. Theresa from Apartment Therapy and Design Sponge made a tutorial on how to tuft a dining room chair. Wouldn’t this be great in a stark urban geometric black and white print? We love the vintage meets très modern air that tufting provides!

  • Make a Shower Curtain to Jazz Your Nest!

    March 9, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    It is springtime; time to air out your wintery home, scrub, repaint, and gussy up your cozy nest! We love spending hours in the tub soaking in a hot scented bubble-bath, snoozing, and relaxing.....a snazzy easy-to-sew shower curtain (tutorial courtesy of Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous) is great for a fast ‘n chic salle de bain rejuvenation. We like to skip those pesky grommets and sew button-holes instead, and we particularly adore this Japanese-linen retro print (This fabric is available on the 2nd floor of Britex Fabrics! 415-392-2910)

  • Bridal & Evening Wear Designers at Britex - Thursday, March 15 from 7 - 9 PM

    March 8, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    Join Britex Fabrics as we meet with local bridal and evening wear designers March 15, 2012! Six Bay Area dress and millinery designers will be on hand with samples of their creations to advise and assist you in this Designer Spotlight event - Karen Tierney of Studio Trousseau, specializing in custom-made wedding gowns and historic gowns; Amy-Jo Tatum, author of the forthcoming book “Bride Chic”; Helena Chenn, specializing in couture design and wedding gowns; Hester Michael, specializing in custom sewing and pattern making; Monique Zhang of the high style custom design studio Cicada Couture; Melissa Bolin of hand-crafted chapeaus at Kitty Andrews Millinery. Space is limited, so please RSVP to or by phone at (415) 392-2910.

  • Silk Tulle at Britex Fabrics!

    March 2, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    It has been a long wait, but Britex Fabrics has silk tulle again! Silk tulle is as light and delicate as a butterfly wing, with incredibly soft drape and flow. This would be perfect for an heirloom bridal veil, or to adorn a vintage reproduction garment. 62" wide.

  • Cross-Stitch Fleurs-De-Lys on Your Bed Linens

    February 25, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    I can smell the beginning of springtime in the city; trees are blooming with fragile pink flowers, surly bicycle messengers have risen from their winter rainy slump, and I’ve been eating lunch in Union Square with my shirt sleeves rolled up rakishly. It is time for spring cleaning, but rather than break out the suds, I’ll revive my pillowcases with some cross-stitched borders; a 14th century band sprinkled with fleurs-de-lys will provide a touch of chic to my tired bed linens (graphing courtesy of the talented needlesmith, Rosemary Stecher) Aida cloth is available on Britex Fabrics' 4th floor, and needles and floss is available on our 3rd floor.

  • Sew a Passport Cover

    February 24, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    Just in time for a restorative getaway to a rock-strewn and balmy Mediterranean island, here is a tutorial from Matt at Design*Sponge for a hand-sewn passport cover. This could be made in either leather, or even faux leather....we love hand-sewing for its meditative nature, and with this case you’ll have plenty of time to daydream about fields of wildflowers, picnics of crusty bread, hard cheese, sticky thyme honey, salty olives, and wine, and lazy afternoon snoozes on a soft blanket.

  • Sale Ends Today! - Britex Fabrics Online Only Fabric Sale

    February 23, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    Enjoy 20% savings on a scrumptious bounty of online only wool, silk and cotton fabric favorites. It is never too early to start daydreaming about the delicious breezy days of springtime, and this selection of sale priced online fabrics is perfect for warm weather frippery! From sheer silks to light-weight wools, start sewing in February for April. Online sale ends Friday, February 24th.

  • Big Britex 30% Off Sale - 2/20 & 2/21

    February 16, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    Join us for a very special sale as Britex Fabrics celebrates 60 years of top quality fabrics and service. Enjoy 30% off fabrics, notions and remnants.* Monday, February 20th (10am - 7pm) and Tuesday, February 21st (10am - 6pm) Arrive early to receive your free celebratory tote bag available with fabric purchase while supplies last. This fashion tote will make anyone want to celebrate Britex! * Some exceptions apply. See store for details.

  • New - Online Bridal Collection

    February 15, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics is proud to present our first online bridal collection, a romantically inspired group of elegant fabrics -- from silk duchess satin woven in a family-run Italian mill, to beautifully textured dupioni silk from India; we’re excited to help you bring your wedding dreams to life. Please revisit us frequently as we expand this collection.

  • Make a Felt Baby ABC Book!

    February 10, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    It is the year of the dragon, so don’t be too surprised to see babies blooming like posies! Claire from Craftzine made this tutorial for a group baby gift -- an old-fashioned felt cloth alphabet book. Clair says, “The book is beautiful, hilarious, and put together by friends with all levels of artistic skills. I love the different approaches to each page and that the personality of each contributor is obvious as you flip through the book…The great thing about this project is that you could organize a "mailed baby shower" for a friend who is far away, or at least allow distant friends and family to participate in a baby gift that will be personal and meaningful.

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