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  • Thanksgiving Hours at Britex Fabrics

    November 22, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. We will be open our regular hours on Friday the 26th from 10 am to 6 pm for our SF store-wide Classic Black Friday sale. Have a wonderful time with your friends and family on this holiday!

    For those who cannot make it in to San Francisco on Friday, We're having an online store sale on Cyber Monday, November 28th!


  • In-Store SALE - 30% OFF Fabrics & Notions* Black Friday 10am - 6pm

    November 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    *Sale limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvet, already reduced fabric & specialty items excluded. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.
    (Black Friday, November 25, 2016)

    BRITEX FABRICS
    146 GEARY STREET
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94108
    415.392-2910


  • Five Ways to Tie a Scarf (Bloglovin')

    November 16, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Having more than one use for pieces in your closet can be a great way to save space and money. Whether you are dressing casually, or dressing up for a night out on the town, there are a plethera of ways to use a scarf to fashionize any look. Check out some photos of Lizzie, on our main floor of our brick-and-mortar store modeling one of the silk scarves we sell. We offer a Customized Swatch Service for items not listed on our website, and we also sell silk fabric online, including delicate silk sheers, elegant silk jacquards, and très moderne silk prints! These looks were inspired by 5 Ways To Tie a Neck Scarf  by Chriselle on Bloglovin'.

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  • Happy Halloween From Us to You

    October 31, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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  • Heather's Mohair Coat

    October 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Check out Britex Fabrics fan Heather who showed up to our two day sale last week sporting a mohair coat that she made with the fabric she bought here at our brick-and-mortar store. She created her coat the night before our two day sale. Mohair fabric is available in our online store and in our brick-and-mortar store, in Union Square, in San Francisco.


  • Interactive Fashion Design Workshop With Local Designer Jamie Lau

    October 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Join local fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness.
    Upcoming dates: Saturday, October 15th, Saturday, November 5th, and Saturday, December 3rd.
    Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.
    (All supplies provided by Britex Fabrics.)

    Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.


  • Project RealWay: Local Designer Stefanie Featuring Britex Fabrics

    October 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Stefanie is a local Bay Area designer who is challenging herself to create a look based on the same challenge given to the designers on this season of Project Runway. Her project is called Project RealWay.

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    For her second challenge, Stefanie created a look for the "Every Day Woman", with fabric she purchased at Britex Fabrics. Check out her blog post featuring Britex Fabrics.

    "I immediately thought a coat/dress would be perfect for the versatility needed in the ‘everywoman’s’ wardrobe. I found this beautiful mustard yellow satin-backed tweed, which allows the fabric to be raw cut at the sleeves and hem. I liked this rough edge detail as a contrast to the covered up silhouette to avoid the look from being to conservative. The inset details are actually done in ombre silk dyed ribbon, and inset in-between the tweed panels for a little sheerness. Lastly, I chose to exaggerate the sleeve as this coat needed a bit of a flair so it wasn’t too simple, and I particularly like the bracelet sleeve length so that it can be layered nicely over longer tops."


     


  • Our Love is Here to Stay!

    October 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

     

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    Britex Fabrics has been in the news lately. So, what's the real story on Britex? We are not leaving Union Square. The real story at this point is that we've been absolutely overwhelmed by the calls, and emails, and tweets, and Facebook messages from people who are heartbroken at the mere idea that we might be closing. And while it's terrible to worry people like that, it's really reassuring to know that we're so valued in the community - it means that we're doing something right, and we're going to keep on doing it! And I really love having all these conversations that we wouldn't ordinarily have - everyone's got a Britex story.


  • 100% Spooktacular Cotton Print Fabrics

    October 5, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Here are a few of the prints we have available.

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    Spooktacular cotton print fabrics for Halloween. Pumpkins, cats, skeletons, witches and bats! Dozens of 100% cotton Halloween print fabrics are available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. All are 44" wide and range from $11.99/yard - $16.99/yard. Call now to order yours. 415-392-2910


  • 50% OFF ALL FABRIC PURCHASES* (IN-STORE ONLY)

    October 4, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics FALL OCTOBER SALE FOR BLOG

    *In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets, previously discounted (except remnants) and specialty items are excluded. No mail orders, online orders, Customized Swatch service, phone orders, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.


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