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  • 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.

  • Make It With Wool Ohio First Place and 2nd Runner-up National Winner

    January 6, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Hello!  Just wanted to share the results of Meighan's Make It With Wool entry for Ohio.  She won 1st in the adult division for the state of Ohio and ended up 2nd runner-up nationally in the adult division.  Being the youngest entrant in that division I think she held her own pretty well... but, hey, I am her mom so I might be a tad bit biased lol!  The beautiful blue crepe in the dress is from our favorite store, BRITEX!!!:-)  Thanks again for always being so willing to help out..especially at crunch time!. I hope that you enjoy the photo!

    Sincerely,
    Melinda Stevens
    Ohio Make It With Wool Direrctor


  • Heather's Mohair Coat

    October 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    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.


  • Project RealWay: Local Designer Stefanie Featuring Britex Fabrics

    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.

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    For her second challenge, Stefanie created a look for the "Every Day Woman", with fabric she purchased at Britex Fabrics. Check out her blog post featuring Britex Fabrics.

    "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."


     


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