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  • 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


  • 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.

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  • Workshop Alert December 19 - Fashion Design w/ Jamie Lau

    November 15, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

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    Calling all fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts! Have you ever wanted to learn real world fashion skills from a full-time designer? Well, now is your chance. Jamie Lau, of Jamie Lau Designs, will be here on December 19th to show you the basics for beginning a successful move into the world of fashion. She will cover starter fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and will help with fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, you will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage.

     

    Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign-up right away! See our events page for information on reserving your spot.


  • Wool Fiber Art

    October 15, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Oh the Glory of Wool!

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    Jeff Root is a Local San Francisco Artist who creates beautiful Fiber Art using various Woolens

    (Mostly found at here Britex!)

    Our Main Floor is a playground for Wool Fabric which you will see here on these beautiful pieces of Art!

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    It doesn't stop there, he also creates Plush toys, Cartoons & Paintings! Jeff learned how to use a sewing machine at a very young age!

    His mother taught sewing classes in their home when Jeff was a kid.  When Jeff and his brother were bored (during snowstorms, etc), they would sew beanbags, which evolved slowly into Plush toys.


  • Big Britex 30% off Sale

    October 6, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

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    It's time for our colossal Fall Sale again! You can shop for the finest fabrics available at prices worth celebrating. Our traditional sale includes fabrics, notions and remnants–that’s four floors (and all online categories) of truly unique materials. Almost everything is 30% off!

    SHOP IN OUR SAN FRANCISCO STORE!
    30% Off In-Store Columbus Day Sale*
    Monday October 12, 10-7 (we are open one extra hour)

    SHOP ONLINE!
    30% Off Columbus Day Sale**
    Includes fabrics, notions, lace trim, buttons, ribbon etc.
    Monday October 12, midnight to midnight PST

    WIN A PRIZE!
    Shop in-store and share a picture of your favorite purchase using #BritexSale on Twitter on October 12 for a chance to win a $50 Britex Fabrics Gift Certificate. Don’t forget to follow us! Winner will be announced on October 13.

    *In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets, already discounted items (excluding remnants) and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.

    **Online sale excludes custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates.

    Check out our Halloween Blog post to make a list of everything you might need for your Costume!

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  • Time to gear up for Halloween!

    October 5, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

     Pop into Britex Fabrics today for your Halloween Endeavors!

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    Come and play in our Sale Buttons on the 3rd floor in Notions!

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    We've pulled out our Halloween themed Buttons, ready to amplify any garment!

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    Our Pumpkin shaped Velvet trim (On Sale) along with our Swarovski Crystals & Gold Lace Trim!

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    Our little villain Kirby showing off our Dark enchanted Silk, perfect for any villains on the prowl

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