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May 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
May 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
This gorgeous, sheer, multicolored, embroidered tulle is a new favorite here at Britex Fabrics. No one can walk by this fabric without swooning. With a shear black tulle background and colorful embroidered design, this amazing fabric is reminiscent of master paintings - it would make a fabulous evening gown or a glamorous peasant style blouse. This fabric is only available on the first floor of our brick-and-mortar store, and is not available online.
Tulle & Embroidery
52" active width
$175 / yard
1st Floor of Britex Fabrics
Contact us to purchase this fabric by phone or email.
Sadly, this fabric is not available online.
May 2, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
This beautiful, 58 inch wide, designer floral, cotton blend fabric is available on the second floor, in our brick-and-mortar store. Perfect for a spring floral Mother's Day shirt or skirt!
Spring Bouquet Floral Print
$45.00 / yard
Contact us by phone or email to purchase this fabric.
Sadly, this fabric is not available online.
April 25, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Join us every other Saturday at 11am sharp | FREE
(First Come First Served)
Tours are led by expert Britex Fabrics staff.
This is a fast paced tour so be sure to arrive early.
Space is limited. Reserve your space now.
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Britex Fabrics will be having three week day tours as part of SFMade Week!
Special Tour Dates:
Monday May 9
Wednesday May 11
Friday May 13
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 2, 2016
April 16, 2016
April 30, 2016
May 14, 2016
May 28, 2016
June 11, 2016
June 25, 2016
July 9, 2016
July 23, 2016
August 6, 2016
August 20, 2016
September 3, 2016
September 17, 2016
October 1, 2016
October 15, 2016
October 29, 2016
November 12, 2016
November 26, 2016
December 10, 2016
December 24, 2016
April 20, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Will There be a Fashion Runway on Maiden Lane?
All we'll whisper is that Britex Fabrics will be producing an amazing fashion show this September which will include new looks from at least four American designers. Look for us in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco. Details and ticket information will be coming soon!
Photo CreditsPhoto: Charles SchoenbergerClothing: Emily PayneModel: Lily JoyMU: Kyle DoanHair: Michael Forrey
April 8, 2016 by Britex FabricsSeason 2 of Outlander premiers on Saturday evening, and one of the most iconic new costumes--featured prominently in the Starz official trailer and all over the Internet--is this stunning dress made of fabric from Britex! We were thrilled to work with Outlander costume designer Terry Dresbach, who spent several days here choosing fabrics, trims and buttons for both seasons. Most of the fabrics that she selected were plaids and woolens for Season 1 (set in chilly Scotland), but this particular fabric is such a unique, spectacular combination of color and pattern that we are not surprised to see it emerge in Season 2, set in 18th century Paris. This dress is made of a heavy, luxurious furnishing fabric produced in Turkey by one of our favorite sources. Unusually, the floral pattern does not run up the roll, but was designed in panels. Each panel was 27" square: which meant that there were two panels in each 3/4 yard. We are generally wary of carrying panels like this in the store, because the square design tends to limit application to pillows, ottomans and the like--but we absolutely fell in love with the colors and were confident that our customers would feel the same!Terry is an incredibly savvy designer, so she turned the panels to her advantage, placing the flowers strategically around the skirt and bodice...and we can't imagine a more beautiful usage for for one of our favorite fabrics. We're also proud to mention that Outlander creator Ronald Moore (who happens to be Terry's husband) says in the Starz trailer that this is his favorite dress!We no longer have this particular piece in the store (because it took a LOT to make this dress), but we carry other fabrics of similar quality and design from the same source--so come in and take a look!Expect to hear more from us about Outlander as the season progresses!Continue Reading
March 28, 2016 by Britex FabricsKathy Dell is no stranger to Britex Fabrics. She attended our Warp X Weft: Textile 101 workshop on Saturday, and was wearing her "fiesta shirt", which is one of her many garments that she created with fabric from Britex Fabrics, and is perfect for spring. Kathy used a Misses Asymmetrical Seam-Detail Top Pattern which can be found here. Kathy's mother taught her to sew when she was about 10 years old. She made many of her clothes in high school, but then her sewing took a back seat to college and a long career in the medical device industry. Her husband bought her a new computerized machine last fall and she has been enjoying creating fun things since then. Britex is her “go to” fabric store, because of the quality of textiles and service she receives when visiting with us. Continue Reading
March 24, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
This gorgeous, 61 inch wide, lightweight, brilliantly colorful, floral, 100% Italian linen fabric is available on the second floor, in our brick-and-mortar store. Perfect for a spring shirtwaist!
Colorful Floral Print
Made in Italy
$75.00 / yard
Contact us to purchase this fabric.
Please email or call.
This fabric is not available through our website.
March 11, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
This fabulous, 57 inch wide, light and drapey, sheer, floral, 100% Italian silk fabric is available in three colors in our brick-and-mortar store. Perfect for a scarf, lined spring dress, or blouse.
blue & white
black & gold
or orange & white
Made in Italy
$89.99 / yard
Contact us to purchase this fabric. Please email or call. This fabric is not available through our website.
March 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
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.