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  • Large Floral Cotton Print Dress (We Love Our Customers)

    May 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Our customer Gabriella Gomez came into our store a few months ago looking for a fabulous floral print cotton to create a dress. She found Aleks on the second floor in our home decor fabric department extremely helpful when choosing a cotton fabric for her dress. She finished the dress in early March, and it came out beautifully. Everyone at the fashion show she was involved with thought it was from a store, and not a student designed dress. She wrote us to thank us for helping her to pick out the most "gorgeous fabric possible". The fabric is an exquisitely hand screen printed cotton from France.

  • Tunic Into a Dress Hack Tutorial (MissCrayolaCreepy)

    May 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    cof Are any of you participating in Me Made May? If you haven't heard, the month of May is when many sewists and knitters set a goal to wear a certain amount of handmade garments for thirty one days and usually document daily outfit photos on social media or their blog. This forces makers to think about what they are wearing and what they would like to create in the future. My personal goal this month is to wear something handmade every day and so far I'm on track. I also use the month of May as an incentive to fill gaps in my wardrobe and make some knit tops because that is what I am lacking. I'm switching it up a bit today by sharing a super fast sewing project that can be made in only a few hours (max) for those of you who are looking to quickly plump up your dress selection.

  • Knit Harem Pants by Guest Blogger Shams (Communing With Fabric)

    April 28, 2017 by Communing with Fabric

    img_4781-britex-harem-pants Hey! It's Shams of Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a beautiful Britex fabric! For this project, my assignment was to choose a fabric from the Knits category. I quickly settled on a lightweight jersey featuring a bold, modern print.

  • A Tunic & A Dress With Pockets - We Love Our Customers

    April 27, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Claire has been teaching herself to sew for the past four years or so, after her sewing-master grandmother left her a sewing machine and a large sack full of buttons.

  • Dear Britex: (Jen Spectacular Industries)

    April 20, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We recently received an email/letter from a local San Francisco designer who creates unique outfits for dolls. Jen is a regular loyal customer who lives in the neighborhood and has created dozens of looks from our fabrics and notions.


  • We Love Our Customers!

    April 3, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We Love Our Customers! Joan, a regular Britex Fabrics customer came in today sporting a gorgeous rayon blend jacket she created from a remnant. Although we no longer have the same fabric she used, we have many fabulous treasures on the fourth floor of our brick-and-mortar-store, in the heart of Union Square. Come check out all the awesome colors for spring!


  • Cityscape Top Created by Britex Fabrics Customer Eileen Peters

    March 22, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    "where fine arts and graphic design meet needle and thread"

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    Britex Fabrics customer Eileen Peters created this awesome Cityscape top. The top is made from black mesh fabric, felt and sequins, which are all avaialable in our brick-and-mortar store. Not only is it a top, but it is a piece of wearable art as well.


  • Find a Piece of Outlander at Britex Fabrics (sass3journey.com)

    March 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    bridge Have you ever found yourself exploring a new city and then become awestruck by an unexpected finding?  That is what happened to me on my most recent trip to San Francisco, California.  This trip was meant to be a getaway to a big city, introducing my children to all the joys of San Francisco.  I relished the opportunity to share my favorite activities and expose them to new experiences.   From cable car rides to appreciating architecture and art – we found ourselves making memories that would last a lifetime!  However, it was our interest in exploring a quaint street in the heart of Union Square that led me to one of my most memorable experiences.  I found myself facing the back entrance to the world-renowned Britex Fabrics!

  • We Love Our Customers (Raw Silk Tweed Fabric Woven From Saris)

    February 14, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Our wonderful long standing customers, Sharon stopped in today wearing a gorgeous jacket that she created from our fabulous raw silk tweed that is woven from saris. She has been shopping at Britex Fabrics for decades and is one of our amazing talented customers. This silk is available on the first floor of our brick-and-mortar store. It is 48" wide and $59.99 per yard.


  • An Outlander Inspired Wrap From Britex Fabrics

    February 13, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    An unexpected visit to Britex Fabrics in the heart of San Francisco led sass3journey.com to purchase some of her favorite materials for this easy DIY project.  Britex Fabrics originally opened its doors in 1952 and has since been considered one of the best locations for designers and anyone else seeking “creative inspiration.”  You are sure to find exactly what you are looking for, especially with four complete floors filled with an immense variety of fabrics and accessories.
    Supply List:
    • 1/2 yard of a plaid wool fabric (approximately 59" width)
    • 1/2 yard of satin fabric
    • 4 accent buttons of your choice
    •  Antique lace measured as per the width of the wrap
    • An iron to press the material during and following project completion.

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