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Britex Fabrics’ Holiday Hours

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!

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

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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Gift Certificates from Britex Fabrics for the Holidays!

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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Black Friday Sale and Cyber Monday Sale – 11/27 and 11/30

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‘Tis a wonderful time of year at Britex…one sale after another!

Black Friday 11/27 – Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving, almost the entire brick-and-mortar store is 30% off (well, not the bricks or the mortar).*

Cyber Monday 11/30 – Then, just when you’ve caught your breath–Monday, November 30th, almost the entire the online store is on sale! Fabric, buttons, ribbon, and more! Shop the best way possible! While propped up in bed, sipping coffee, nibbling bagels, and wearing your jammies….and get 30% off almost everything online.**

**In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Not included are imported/vintage lace, Liberty of London fabrics, certain felts, and specialty items.

** Online sale is limited to online orders–no phone orders, email orders, or customized swatch orders. Not included are imported Chantilly and Alencon lace trims.

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Thanksgiving Hours at Britex Fabrics

Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 25th, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th. We will be open our regular hours on Friday the 27th from 10 am to 6pm for our SF store-wide Black Friday sale. Have a wonderful time with your friends and family on this holiday!

For those who cannot make it in to San Francisco on Friday, We’re having an online store sale on Cyber Monday, November 30th!

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Workshop Alert December 19 – Fashion Design w/ Jamie Lau

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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.

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Wool Fiber Art

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.

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Big Britex 30% off Sale

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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!

 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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How to make Harem Pants with Shams!

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Hi, it’s Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric!

When Britex asked me to choose one of their polyester fabrics, I was drawn to their Japanese-Influenced Polyester Crepe. The pic on the website doesn’t show its true glory, so here it’s draped over a chair:

 

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I love the texture of a pebbled crepe and this fabric came through the washer and dryer like a champ.

But how to use it?

I wanted to sew it into harem pants, but I could also see this as a stunning kimono jacket. The fabric resists wrinkles and would be great for travel.

I decided to use Sandra Betzina’s harem pant pattern, Vogue 1355. This harem pant is unusual in that it is close-fitting through the crotch. The fullness is located on the inside leg, not at the outer hip.

 

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