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This is the quick and easy way to hem any pair of jeans!
Next time you are considering taking your jeans to a tailor to be hemmed, do it yourself!
What You Will Need
Come check out this fabulous American designer, cotton blend skirt panel fabric on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. It features a 1950s-influanced print reminiscent of woodcuts, with a modified Greek key border and sublime mask print, and it is 57″ wide.
Contact us to purchase this fabric. Please email or call. This fabric is not available through our website.
$125 / panel
Skirt panel is for a 30″ waist
This fabulous silk linen blend that was made in Italy stands out with its beautiful colorful painterly quality. This fabric would make an excellent spring dress. It is available in store and by mail order only, and can not be ordered through the website.
Contact us to place an order.
Made in Italy
$110 / yard
What You Will Need
1. Elastic (no wider than 1″)
2. 4 Straight Pins
3. Needle and Thread
4. One 1″ Metal Back Patch
5. 1 Garment Tape Measure
7. Four 1″ Grips With Brackets
STEP 1: With the tape measure, measure from 1 inch below your left front pant loop, bring the tape measure over your left shoulder and down to 1 inch below and to the right of your center pant loop, or 1 inch below your right back pant loop. This is the length of elastic you will need. Be sure to cut 2 strips of the elastic in this length.
STEP 2: With the scissors, cut 2 straps from the elastic in the length you measured in step 1.
STEP 3: Use the straight pins to pin a horizontal line to hold the elastic end around the grip, making sure that when the grips are clipped onto your
pants, the elastic is snug but comfortable.
STEP 4: Hand sew the end of the elastic so that it’s around one of the grip ends. (This will be the back right end)
STEP 5: Take the end of the elastic that is not yet sewn, and put it through the metal back patch, so that the point of the triangle is facing up.
STEP 6: Sew the unfinished side so that it’s around a second grip end.
STEP 7: Take the second strap of elastic and repeat steps 3-5, making sure both straps of elastic form an overlapping X.
STEP 8: Trim off most of the excess elastic that remains, clip on all 4 grips.
Sue Manuel who is a loyal Britex Fabrics customer stopped in looking for some fabric for a new creation that her dress maker back in Canberra, Australia will be making for her. Our staff immediately noticed the fabulous jacket she was wearing was crafted from our French wool, silk lining, and shiny buttons. Her jacket was designed and made by Gloria Grady, her dress maker in Australia.
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!