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October 31, 2016 by Britex FabricsThe Halloween fun at Britex Fabrics started the week before Halloween. The creative staff at Britex Fabrics loves to dress up.
October 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Check out Britex Fabrics fan Heather who showed up to our two day sale last week sporting a mohair coat that she made with the fabric she bought here at our brick-and-mortar store. She created her coat the night before our two day sale. Mohair fabric is available in our online store and in our brick-and-mortar store, in Union Square, in San Francisco.
October 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Join local fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness.
Upcoming dates: Saturday, October 15th, Saturday, November 5th, and Saturday, December 3rd.
Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.
(All supplies provided by Britex Fabrics.)
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.
October 12, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Stefanie is a local Bay Area designer who is challenging herself to create a look based on the same challenge given to the designers on this season of Project Runway. Her project is called Project RealWay.
"I immediately thought a coat/dress would be perfect for the versatility needed in the ‘everywoman’s’ wardrobe. I found this beautiful mustard yellow satin-backed tweed, which allows the fabric to be raw cut at the sleeves and hem. I liked this rough edge detail as a contrast to the covered up silhouette to avoid the look from being to conservative. The inset details are actually done in ombre silk dyed ribbon, and inset in-between the tweed panels for a little sheerness. Lastly, I chose to exaggerate the sleeve as this coat needed a bit of a flair so it wasn’t too simple, and I particularly like the bracelet sleeve length so that it can be layered nicely over longer tops."
October 7, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Britex Fabrics has been in the news lately. So, what's the real story on Britex? We are not leaving Union Square. The real story at this point is that we've been absolutely overwhelmed by the calls, and emails, and tweets, and Facebook messages from people who are heartbroken at the mere idea that we might be closing. And while it's terrible to worry people like that, it's really reassuring to know that we're so valued in the community - it means that we're doing something right, and we're going to keep on doing it! And I really love having all these conversations that we wouldn't ordinarily have - everyone's got a Britex story.
October 5, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Here are a few of the prints we have available.
Spooktacular cotton print fabrics for Halloween. Pumpkins, cats, skeletons, witches and bats! Dozens of 100% cotton Halloween print fabrics are available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. All are 44" wide and range from $11.99/yard - $16.99/yard. Call now to order yours. 415-392-2910
October 4, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets, previously discounted (except remnants) and specialty items are excluded. No mail orders, online orders, Customized Swatch service, phone orders, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.
September 30, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Our imported 100% nylon velvet ribbon is extremely soft and drapable. We carry single-faced velvet ribbon, double-faced velvet ribbon, and stretch velvet ribbon.Velvet ribbon is wonderful for many uses, including hair ornamentation, gown sashes, decorative bows, and gift wrap. We love using it as an unusual and elegant picture matt, or tied into tiny bows to trim the wrist of a pair of dove grey suede gloves. Whether you are creating a choker, a multilayered necklace wrap, an all-in-one choker and necklace, or a simple bow, Britex Fabrics has over 300 different velvet ribbons in our brick-and-mortar store. If you're not local, check out our fabulous velvet ribbon selection in our online store for a variety of colors.
September 29, 2016 by Britex FabricsWe’re pleased to present three new Liberty of London luxurious cotton lawns in our store. Liberty of London is a distinguished English designer, producing fine cottons since 1875. The first is a fabulous East Meets West, featuring mystical dragons, camels, suns, and phases of the moon. The second is Strawberry Thief, which features blue birds and mini strawberries, and the third is Tree of Eden, which features brightly colored flowers. Liberty cottons are durable, and nearly wrinkle-free when taken directly from the dryer. This fabric makes delicious pajamas, dandy tailored shirts, dapper bow ties, and is a joy for hand-smocking. 54" wide. 100% cotton. Imported from England. Someone told us that you could finger-press Liberty lawn to remove wrinkles, and to our surprise we discovered that they were correct. Liberty is incredibly drapable, long-lasting, and luxurious. These amazing cotton fabrics are available in our brick-and-mortar store or through our online customized swatch service. Call 415-392-2910 now and ask for the second floor cotton department to order. These are only a few of many new prints we now have in stock! All Liberty cotton prints are $45 / yard and 54" wide.
September 16, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
In preparation for our fashion show PROJKT Maiden Lane, which is a week from today, Lance, a Britex Fabrics staff member is styling our windows this afternoon. Check out the plaid, chain, and metallics (all available at our brick-and-mortar store) which make for a stylish and edgy display.