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Category Archive: Britex Fabric Store

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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27 New Blazer Button Styles

Britex Fabrics’ online store just received 27 new styles of blazer buttons. These are from an American company that has been in business since 1812…or 200 years! These stamped metal buttons are crafted with fine engraving tools to make individual dies, and are made to order. This American company even has a smudge of Hollywood glamour; they manufactured the buttons for the crew members in the movie, Titanic.  These high quality metal blazer buttons come in a multitude of finishes, including matte silver, antique silver, gunmetal, brass (gold), and antique gold. Our favorite is the one that is embossed with the USS Constitution, AKA “Old Ironsides”, which was  launched in 1797 and is the world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

 

 

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Online Sale of Wool Coating Fabrics Ends Monday the 22nd!

SALE END REMINDER: Online sale ends this coming Monday, 10/22/2012! 20% Off Online Sale: Enjoy 20% savings on the entire online Wool Coating Fabrics category! We all need warmth, and Britex turns up the heat with a plethora of soft wool coatings that will keep your limbs toasty even in the gloomiest weather. Our double-faced woolen fabric will keep you fashionable both inside and out, while our dense Melton wool will be perfect made into a military-style fitted coat. Find coatings such as meltons,  herringbone weaves, bouclés, alpaca/wool blends and so many more. (This sale is good for online Coating Wool Fabrics fabrics only – in-store coating Wool Fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Free Friday – Men’s Double-Breasted Coat Pattern from BurdaStyle

Yay BurdaStyle for free pattern Fridays, and this absolutely terrific free menswear coat pattern! We love the stand-up collar and double-breasted styling, with eight buttons parading up the front.  Make it in Britex Fabrics’ midweight Shetland wool coating, in a classic forest green and black large scale Shetland plaid. 100% wool, 58″ wide, and on sale for $31.99 per yard until Monday, October 22nd. This pattern is free from BurdaStyle through Friday, October 19th.

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The Britex Fabrics 60th Anniversary Tote Travels to Project Runway

Britex Fabrics made a surprise appearance on Project Runway Episode 13 with San Francisco favorite Melissa Fleis. Douglas, from Britex Fabrics’ 1st floor, has worked with Melissa through the years; he says she is lovely and has a “great sense of style”! Where is Britex? Our iconic 60th anniversary tote bag surreptitiously hangs on a wall rack in the background as Tim Gunn critiques her work.

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Retro Car Coat Pattern from BurdaStyle

Originally published in the BurdaStyle July 1952 issue, this car coat pattern 10/2012 #134 is both elegant and comfortable! Retro detailing included gathered raglan seams, a gathered back yoke, and snappy angled slashed pockets. We love the sweet rounded collar. Make it in this casual yet chic Italian black and winter white wool tweed, and get ready for relaxed Sunday afternoons whale-watching while sipping hot spiced cider and cruising the bay. Reminder: all Britex Fabrics’ online wool coatings are on sale through October 22nd!

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