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  • Celebrate Royal Ascot Week!

    June 16, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Millinery2   This week, the UK is celebrating it's love of fashion, horse racing, and hats with the annual Royal Ascot racing event. We've perused the glorious photos from last year, as well as the official Guidelines, and have put together a fun little Ascot accessorizing list. Have at it, racing lovers! Continue Reading

  • Britex Does Pantone S/S 2015

    June 15, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    PantoneCollage4 With summer approaching, we've been busy finding warm weather inspiration. And what better way than with Pantone's S/S 2015 color guide? We've scoured each of our four floors to find lovely items to match each of the 10 colors. Whether it's gorgeous Strawberry Chantilly Lace from our 3rd Floor, or Marsala wool from the 1st, we've got some suggestions for your color palette! Continue Reading

  • Partaking Patrons Vol VII

    June 10, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 7! This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information.   Fashion Design & Sewing 2015   Today we are thrilled to bring you Mrs. Pérez and her middle school Design and Sewing class! These wonderful ladies descended upon our store about a month ago, and we all just had so much fun helping everyone pick out a fabric and matching notions.   Continue Reading

  • Father's Day DIY Gift Ideas

    June 9, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    We know that sometimes the special guys in our lives can be difficult to gift. After hunting the stores, for what can feel like ages, it's normal to feel down-trodden or uninspired. It's always the same stuff! Well, we did some hunting and have compiled a list (with corresponding in-store items) of our favorite DIY Father's Day gifts. DadDay   Continue Reading

  • Father's Day Necktie Tutorial

    June 8, 2015 by Thread Theory Designs

    Father's Day Tie - Thread Theory - 1   *Please Note: We have sold out of our online tie fabrics! We suggest perusing our Liberty of London cotton or our patterned silk selections in the online store.   Would you like to try your hand at tie-making this Father's Day? It isn't difficult to make your Dad a tie since the internet abounds with beautiful tutorials and even free patterns for all skill levels! Since a quick search for "tie tutorials" can lead to fairly overwhelming results, I decided to compile the fruits of my research into one handy blog post and a tutorial that brings together all of my favorite elements from the instructions already available on the web! Britex has a wealth of tie making supplies that can be very difficult to find elsewhere. For my tie I used a sunshine yellow Italian silk faille featuring nothing less than hot pink embroidered crabs! Since ties are cut on the bias, this silk was ideal for my purposes - the crabs run 45 degrees to the selvage! Continue Reading

  • Pirate Mania!

    June 2, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    RedJacketCollage   Welcome to Pirate season, maties! With summer slowly rolling in, so is festival season; the states offer a wide array of pirate fair opportunities, including our very own Northern California Pirate Festival. So, take inspiration from Peter Pan, Hook, Clobba Clothing, (and many more!) because Britex is here to help outfit you for the high seas. Continue Reading

  • New Workshop -- Warp x Weft: Textile 101

    June 2, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

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    Warp x Weft is back! Britex is so excited to have Geana of GDS Cloth Goods join us for her popular Textile 101 class. Brush up on your fabric knowledge with an in depth conversation from fiber to textile, analysis of construction, and a range of samples and swatches to get you going. We hope that you can join us on June 27th! Make sure to sign up now because spots go quick. See you then!


  • Britex Is Hiring!

    May 28, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics is currently seeking full-time Sales Associates! This is a very high-visibility, high-energy position, which requires excellent customer service and problem-solving skills. Fabric and sewing knowledge is a must; textile artists and makers are valued here! Previous fabric store sales experience and/or a second language is helpful.

     

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    Would you like the chance to join our team?

    A good candidate must:

    *love to sell
    *have good sewing knowledge and skills
    *have excellent fabric knowledge
    *be able to help customers of all kinds with a vast variety of needs and questions

    Please apply in person Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm at 146 Geary Street, in Union Square. Public transportation is recommended--we are only a few blocks from the Powell Street BART station.


  • Partaking Patrons Vol. VI

    May 27, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 5! This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [marketing@britexfabrics.com] for further information!   unnamed   With two lovey ladies and two delightful projects, Britex is happy to showcase our newest Patrons! First up, welcome Carla Chao with her beautiful eyelet beach bag. Continue Reading

  • Sneak Peek: New Italian Shipment

    May 26, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    FloralSilk1   Do you ever feel like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? Well, Britex is currently feeling the same. We've been slowly processing a massive shipment we got recently from Italy, and the boxes just stretch on and on. But we have some luscious sneak peeks for you! And yes...this luscious beauty is now available online!   Continue Reading

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