Britex Fabrics, Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, trolleys, and more – this quilting weight cotton fabric lets us know exactly where you left your heart! Here is our iconic San Francisco fabric made into an apron – just the thing to wear while drinking coffee and baking a batch of apricot scones for brunch! This apron pattern is the 1940s Val from the Kitchen style by Decades of Style. If this apron style doesn’t float your boat, then the folks at Tipnut graciously offered three free booklets packed full of apron patterns – full aprons, half aprons, smocked aprons and more!
Category Archive: Fabrics
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
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.
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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.
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.
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.
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!
The Britex Notions department on our 3rd Floor has always been fantastic at keeping amazing beaded trims in stock. But, lately, the new round of trims and laces that have been hitting the floor have been outstanding.
The latest move in designer Resort Fashion ’15 has been leaning towards bright colors and bold prints, ranging from geometric to floral. One of the most inspiring trends, which we have been watching avidly, has been turning the spotlight towards traditional African Wax Cottons. And we love it! Our second floor has a lovely collection of bold prints that resemble some of the gorgeous runway outfits.