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  • Just in time for spring

    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.

    ITALIAN SILK 3 colors bam

    100% Silk
    Available in:
    blue & white
    black & gold
    or orange & white
    57" wide
    Made in Italy
    $89.99 / yard

    Contact us to purchase this fabric. Please email or call. This fabric is not available through our website.
    service@britexfabrics.com
    (415) 392-2910


  • Hand Beaded Designer Appliques - Made in India

    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.

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    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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  • We Love Our Customers

    March 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics customer Adam Arnold created a fabulous blouse and skirt set from some amazing Viscose Crepe fabric with a brightly colored print, from his own pattern.  Since viscose is light in weight, it makes for excellent skirts or shirts for spring. Visit the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store to check out our amazing selection of Viscose fabrics.

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    Adam is an independent fashion designer in Portland, Oregon. He designs, drafts, and constructs clothing for men and women. Adam has collaborated with the Portland Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, and the Oregon Ballet. Adam graduated from FIDM in San Francisco in 1996, and has been sewing his entire life.

    For more information on Adam Arnold and his work, visit his website
    or follow him on Instagram

     


  • Nima Shiraz's First Fashion Video - Featuring Fabulous Designs Created With Fabrics From Britex Fabrics!

    February 26, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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  • Simple DIY Suspenders Tutorial

    February 24, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    SUSPENDERS TUTORIAL SUPPLIES LIST
    A simple way to make suspenders with seven items, in only eight easy steps.

    What You Will Need


    1. Elastic
    (no wider than 1")

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    2. 4 Straight Pins

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    3. Needle and Thread

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    4. One 1" Metal Back Patch

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    5. 1 Garment Tape Measure

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    6. Scissors

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    7. Four 1" Grips With Brackets

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    STEP 1: With the tape measure, measure from 1 inch below your left front pant loop, bring the tape measure over your left shoulder and down to 1 inch below and to the right of your center pant loop, or 1 inch below your right back pant loop. This is the length of elastic you will need. Be sure to cut 2 strips of the elastic in this length.

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    STEP 2: With the scissors, cut 2 straps from the elastic in the length you measured in step 1.

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    STEP 3: Use the straight pins to pin a horizontal line to hold the elastic end around the grip, making sure that when the grips are clipped onto your

    pants, the elastic is snug but comfortable.

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    STEP 4: Hand sew the end of the elastic so that it's around one of the grip ends. (This will be the back right end)

    STEP 5: Take the end of the elastic that is not yet sewn, and put it through the metal back patch, so that the point of the triangle is facing up.

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    STEP 6: Sew the unfinished side so that it's around a second grip end.

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    STEP 7: Take the second strap of elastic and repeat steps 3-5, making sure both straps of elastic form an overlapping X.

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    STEP 8: Trim off most of the excess elastic that remains, clip on all 4 grips.

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  • Britex will close early Saturday 2/20

    February 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    CNY-Golden-Dragon

    Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30 on Saturday, Feb. 20th for the Chinese New Year parade!


  • How To Properly Iron a Dress Shirt

    February 15, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Have you ever wondered how to easily get the creases and wrinkles out of a dress shirt? I know that I have. Whether you are looking for work in this incredibly competitive job market, or trying to impress a new date, having this skill is handy to have. The Dude Society has come up with a pretty simple process to do just that. You'll first need a good ironing board and iron, and they have recommendations listed. They suggest that the width of your board, be as close to the width of your shirt as possible. (This will make your task easier.) They have a recommended shirt ironing strategy, which includes temperature, motion, and sequence. They have broken down the process of ironing a standard button down shirt into a specific sequence:
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    For specific instructions on how to iron a shirt, be sure to check out The Dude Society "How to Iron a Dress Shirt Correctly".

     


  • Draping With Emily Payne from Project Runway All Stars!

    February 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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  • We Love Our Customers

    February 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    We love our customers. Ginny stopped by Britex Fabrics last week, and again today, wearing an outfit, hat, and purse that she made. She's been sewing since she was 6 years old, and we just think she's fabulous. Ginny is a regular at Britex Fabrics, and often uses our fabrics to create her spontaneous, on the fly designs.

    You too can be in the spotlight. Just come on in to the store wearing one of your own creations, or tag us on social media!

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  • Breathtaking Butterfly Silk

    January 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Bring in a little ray of sunshine to brighten up your winter with radiant butterflies and polka dots, with a hint of shiny. This 100% silk makes a flawless skirt, or a great scarf. For an excellent outfit, why not make both. This border print begins three inches from the edge, and the butterflies and polka dots expand 16 inches from there. Shiny sequins within the design add an extra sparkle.

    Our sleek silks are found on the main floor of our store. This Butterfly fabric is 45" wide and is $59.99 per yard. To purchase this fabric come into the store, call us at (415) 392-2910, or order via email at service@britexfabrics.com


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