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  • Simple DIY Suspenders Tutorial

    February 24, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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

    What You Will Need

    1. Elastic
    (no wider than 1")


    2. 4 Straight Pins


    3. Needle and Thread


    4. One 1" Metal Back Patch


    5. 1 Garment Tape Measure


    6. Scissors


    7. Four 1" Grips With Brackets

    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.


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


    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.


    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.


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


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


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


  • Britex will close early Saturday 2/20

    February 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics


    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

    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:

    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

    Emily Red

  • 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!

    G for blog


  • Breathtaking Butterfly Silk

    January 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Butterflies and dots blog

    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

  • I Left my Heart in San Francisco Fabric

    December 27, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics, Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, trolleys, and more – this quilting weight cotton fabric lets us know exactly where you left your heart! Here is our iconic San Francisco fabric made into an apron - just the thing to wear while drinking coffee and baking a batch of apricot scones for brunch! This apron pattern is the 1940s Val from the Kitchen style by Decades of Style. If this apron style doesn't float your boat, then the folks at Tipnut graciously offered three free booklets packed full of apron patterns – full aprons, half aprons, smocked aprons and more!

  • Britex Fabrics' Holiday Hours

    December 17, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics will close at 4 pm on Thursday December 24th, and at 4pm on Thursday December 31st.

    We will be closed on Friday December 25th, and Friday January 1st.

    We wish everyone a peaceful and pleasurable holiday season!

  • For one week only...Cashmeres are 50% off in-store!

    December 15, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Make your holidays a little cozier--our luscious Cashmeres are 50% off for one week only at our brick-and-mortar store! These beautiful coatings vary from shawl weight to double face, in a variety of traditional colors. Don't miss out--the sale lasts from Monday, December 14 through Saturday, December 19 at 6 PM. And after purchasing some fabulous cashmere (along with other goodies--have you got your glitz for New Year's yet?), take a stroll by Macy's and melt over the adorable (and adoptable!) kittens and puppies in the windows.



  • Gift Certificates from Britex Fabrics for the Holidays!

    December 3, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics helps make creative dreams come true! Give the gift of inspiration with an San Francisco In-Store Gift Certificate for use at Britex Fabrics' San Francisco store.

    Don't forget your pals overseas, the Midwest, or just plain out of town - give them an Online Gift Certificate for use at Britex Fabrics' online store!

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