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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

Organic Onesie for Baby Britex Lovers!

Babies drool over Britex Fabrics! Show the love with a silk-screened onesie. Made of certified organic fabric in a natural color, designed by San Francisco designer Where Collection, and silk-screened in foggy San Francisco. Sizes 6m or 12m.

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Coat Giveaway by Poppy Von Frohlich

Giving season is here and Britex Fabrics in collaboration with Poppy Von Frohlich has a big present for you! Tell us about your biggest sewing blunder-turned-triumph to enter to win this one-of-a-kind coat by Poppy Von Frohlich. Win it for yourself or gift it to a very special someone.

Submit entries here or email to service@britexfabrics.com by midnight on December 19. Winner will be announced on December 21.

The talented designer and owner of Poppy Von Frohlich, Trudy Hodges, shares with us the many blunders that have led to an impressive San Francisco business.
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Peplumed Blouse from Vintage-Look Silk – Nicole

Nicole from the Bay area blog, Nicole At Home made a charming peplumed blouse from this vintage-look floral imported Britex Fabrics’ stretch silk. She says, “During my recent visit to Britex I purchased a beautiful stretch silk floral fabric, the most expensive piece of fabric I’ve ever purchased (but so worth it!).  I only got a small amount, with some kind of sleeveless shell in mind.  After making the Minna blouse by Salme patterns, their Peplum blouse caught my eye.” We love the effort that Nicole made with the fit, from decreasing the flounce of the peplum, to deepening the arm scythe, to decreasing the darts.

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Silk with Swallows

We are swooning for this new Italian silk fabric that just came in! A classic navy blue with vintage-inspired ivory swallows flying throughout – perfect for a long elegant scarf à la Isadora Duncan. “The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.”

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Online Fabric Sale: Wool Novelties and Cotton Tweeds & Textures Fabrics!

All online wool novelties and cotton tweeds & textures are 20% off from Friday, November 30 through Friday, December 14. Our novelty woolens stand out in the crowd! Use one of our European metallic wool fabrics to make a charming bolero jacket, long mysterious cape, Chanel-style jacket or a tailored vest. Or, get started on a nubby cotton tweed springtime couture jacket.  Some fabrics have limited stock. Order swatches now to receive them before December 14, and place your order! This sale is good for online wool novelties and cotton tweeds & textures only – SF in-store wool novelties and cotton tweeds & textures fabrics are not included in this sale.

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BurdaStyle Sewing Book Launch Shindig at Britex Fabrics – 12/18

Party at Britex Fabrics on Tuesday December 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm – Celebrate the launch of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern at Britex Fabrics! Meet author and SF native Jamie Lau, the BurdaStyle team, and other DIY makers! Space is limited, so RSVP to TEAM@BURDASTYLE.COM with “12/18 SF Book Launch Party” in the subject line.
Festivities include:
-Champagne & drinks
-Sweets from Tartine Bakery and Miette Confiserie
-Photos by Portraits To The People
-DIY make-and-take projects, including brooch/hair fasteners and button making with fabric from Britex Fabrics
– Door prizes from Britex Fabrics, MOO, and Makeshift Society

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Cyber-tastic Monday the 26th – Online Fabric Sale at Britex!

It isn’t Stormy Monday, and we are ever so grateful……however Monday, November 26th is Cyber-tastic Monday for fabric at Britex Fabrics’ online store. Some of you folks can’t make it to foggy San Francisco for our sales, and we feel your pain, so this Monday (11/26/2012), all online fabrics are 20% off from Sunday at midnight, to Monday at midnight, Pacific Standard Time! (This sale applies to fabric in the online store only)

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Environmental Runway: Embroidered Taffeta Tote Bags from Britex Fabrics

Keeping it green is chic; San Francisco leads the way in the U.S., and Britex is up first on the environmental runway with this sturdy white taffeta tote bag. The purpose of the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance legislation is to encourage customers to bring their own checkout bags, in order to reduce the impact of disposable bags to the City and the environment. In the spirit of environmental chic, Britex Fabrics commissioned 100 of Lauren Dicioccio’s tote bags just as the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance took action. The Britex Fabrics’ tote bag is machine embroidered in red on white taffeta, is a sturdy and washable totes, and intended for daily use. Bags are $35 and available in-store and online! See our awesome window display. You can find out more about Lauren Dicioccio at The Workshop Residence in San Francisco.

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Creating a Display at Britex Fabrics

Leslie from Britex Fabrics’ 3rd floor notions department, drapes and gussies up a display mannequin with pink metal chains. Leslie is also a clothing designer and seamstress – creating unique, beautiful flowing garments. (Photo by Kristin from Britex Fabrics)

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Color Theory Geek Fabric

We love typography and color. HEX, RGB, palettes, Munsell, pixels, hue, Pantone saturation, value, tone…bring it on! ‘Specially for design geeks, Britex Fabrics just received this groove-tastic cotton fabric from Italy. It is 57” wide, and costs $39.99 per 24” panel – available on the 2nd floor, or by phone at 415-392-2910. Nate wants to make a swirly gathered skirt and Avery imagines a spiffy scarf; what would you make?

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