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Category Archive: Other Notions

Free Custom Corset Pattern Generator

This Custom Corset Pattern Generator is a great way to take your measurements when creating a corset. All you need to do to generate a free pattern is enter the measurements of your bust, waist, waist to underarm, cup size, and your center front length. You will then have the option of viewing the pattern as small or large illustrations. Once you have generated the pattern, there are construction instructions as well.

 

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Hand Beaded Designer Appliques – Made in India

Have you ever wondered how beaded appliques are made? There is actually a lot of time and patience that goes into the process of this amazing craft. Here is a video that was made in a factory where appliques are created for high end couture designers.

 

We recently received many gorgeous, hand beaded appliques directly from India. Come into our brick-and-mortar store to check them out.
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From the Tropics to Buttons on a Winter Coat

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The Tagua nut is the seed of a tropical palm that grows in the Northwestern region of South America, starting North of Peru, throughout Ecuador, Columbia, and Southern Panama. Tagua can be made into many beautiful items such as carved figurines, buttons, and other fashion accoutrements. It can be cut, pressed, heated, burned, lasered, bleached, tinted, and polished to phenomenal bright finishes.

The Tagua is found inside a fruit that is approximately one foot in diameter and is covered with hard spikes. After approximately eight months, when the fruit ripens, the liquid part of the fruit that tastes like concentrated cocoa is used as a medicine for kidney problems.

Ironically, the Tagua is found in the tropics, yet often ends up as Corozo buttons on winter coats.

To add some fabulous flair to any winter coat, check out our wide variety of Corozo buttons available online.

 

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Time to gear up for Halloween!

 Pop into Britex Fabrics today for your Halloween Endeavors!

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

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

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

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

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Tutorial: Adding a Waist-Stay to a Garment

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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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Sneak Peek: Gorgeous Beaded Trims

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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.

 

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It’s 4th of July Time!

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Now that we’ve all recovered (relatively) from the excitement of this past Pride weekend, we are gearing up for the thrills of the upcoming one: 4th of July! Whether you plan on heading outside for a parade or staying at home for a BBQ, we’ve got some fun in-store goodies to help you decorate.

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Partaking Patrons Vol. VIII

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 8!

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 [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information.

 

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Today, it only seems fitting that after the Royal Ascot week we should follow with a post about hats. And wildly sumptuous hats, too! Milliner Lisa Innis has been making fantastical pieces of head wear from our materials for some time now. Take a peek into her world…

 

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Celebrate Pride with Britex!

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Here at Britex, we are gearing up for the big Pride Parade and festivities this coming weekend. Need inspiration or last minute swag? Or maybe just want a pretty dose of rainbow for your day? Then take a look at our fun Pride themed items…

 

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Celebrate Royal Ascot Week!

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This week, the UK is celebrating it’s love of fashion, horse racing, and hats with the annual Royal Ascot racing event. We’ve perused the glorious photos from last year, as well as the official Guidelines, and have put together a fun little Ascot accessorizing list. Have at it, racing lovers!

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