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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Big Britex 30% off Sale

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It’s time for our colossal Fall Sale again! You can shop for the finest fabrics available at prices worth celebrating. Our traditional sale includes fabrics, notions and remnants–that’s four floors (and all online categories) of truly unique materials. Almost everything is 30% off!

30% Off In-Store Columbus Day Sale*
Monday October 12, 10-7 (we are open one extra hour)

30% Off Columbus Day Sale**
Includes fabrics, notions, lace trim, buttons, ribbon etc.
Monday October 12, midnight to midnight PST

Shop in-store and share a picture of your favorite purchase using #BritexSale on Twitter on October 12 for a chance to win a $50 Britex Fabrics Gift Certificate. Don’t forget to follow us! Winner will be announced on October 13.

*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets, already discounted items (excluding remnants) and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.

**Online sale excludes custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates.

Check out our Halloween Blog post to make a list of everything you might need for your Costume!


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Time to gear up for Halloween!

 Pop into Britex Fabrics today for your Halloween Endeavors!


Come and play in our Sale Buttons on the 3rd floor in Notions!


We’ve pulled out our Halloween themed Buttons, ready to amplify any garment!


Our Pumpkin shaped Velvet trim (On Sale) along with our Swarovski Crystals & Gold Lace Trim!


Our little villain Kirby showing off our Dark enchanted Silk, perfect for any villains on the prowl


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Online Wool Fabric Sale Ends Monday!

GoldenFleeceSheep-GraphicsFairy31Sale ends Monday, October 5th! Enjoy 20% savings on the entire online Wool Fabrics categories! Get toasty with winter sewing projects. All wool and wool blends in our Wool Coatings, Midweight Woven Wools, Midweight Stretch Wools, Wool Plaids, Wool Tweeds, and Wool Suitings are 20% off until monday, October 5th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Wool Fabrics Categories fabrics only. In-store Wool Fabrics fabrics are not included in this sale)

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How to make Harem Pants with Shams!



Hi, it’s Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric!

When Britex asked me to choose one of their polyester fabrics, I was drawn to their Japanese-Influenced Polyester Crepe. The pic on the website doesn’t show its true glory, so here it’s draped over a chair:




I love the texture of a pebbled crepe and this fabric came through the washer and dryer like a champ.

But how to use it?

I wanted to sew it into harem pants, but I could also see this as a stunning kimono jacket. The fabric resists wrinkles and would be great for travel.

I decided to use Sandra Betzina’s harem pant pattern, Vogue 1355. This harem pant is unusual in that it is close-fitting through the crotch. The fullness is located on the inside leg, not at the outer hip.


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Where Magazine & Britex Fabrics!


September’s issue of Where: San Francisco mentions Britex Fabrics on page 22. Britex is the West Coast’s destination couture fabric store. Snuggled cozily between Chanel, John Varvatos, Bottega Veneta Leather Goods, Jimmy Choo Shoes, and Valentino, we carry a plethora of high-end and moderate textiles. As the ever suave Douglas on our first floor says, “Touch everything! Start at the top and work your way down!”

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Partaking Patrons Vol XII


Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 12!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [] for further information.


Here at Britex, many of our staff’s parents are seamstresses, too. Apparently the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree! And today we are so thrilled to be able to share one of our Moms of Britex projects.


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Indigo Basketweave Raw Silk Cap Sleeve Pleated Dress


Earlier this summer, I relocated my design studio from New York to San Francisco, which meant closer proximity to Britex and more fabric shopping. This past weekend, I taught a fashion design workshop at the Britex Salon. In addition to fashion illustration and creating mood boards, we also touched upon the importance of fabric awareness in fashion design.


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We are Closed on Labor Day!

Britex Fabrics will be closed Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

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Reminder: Yard Sale Challenge!


Don’t forget, sewing friends, that our Yard Sale challenge is quickly coming to a close. Head on in to our 4th Floor to snag some super fun fabrics for your chance to win. And pro-tip: many of these pieces would be perfect for Halloween projects or costumes on a budget; so, even better! See our entry rules to get started.

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Tutorial: Adding a Waist-Stay to a Garment

Hello everyone, it’s Laura Mae from Lilacs & Lace. Today I would like to share my new frock made from this delicious cotton batiste as well as a great way to take your garment sewing to the next level with a grosgrain waist stay!


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