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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!

30% Off In-Store Columbus Day Sale*
Monday October 12, 10-7 (we are open one extra hour)

30% Off Columbus Day Sale**
Includes fabrics, notions, lace trim, buttons, ribbon etc.
Monday October 12, midnight to midnight PST

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!


Come and play in our Sale Buttons on the 3rd floor in Notions!


We’ve pulled out our Halloween themed Buttons, ready to amplify any garment!


Our Pumpkin shaped Velvet trim (On Sale) along with our Swarovski Crystals & Gold Lace Trim!


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!



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:




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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How Do I Add Piping: Curvy Sewing Collective Post

Hello! I’m Tanya and I blog at Mrs. Hughes. I’m excited to be the first of the Curvy Sewing Collective editors to contribute to the Britex blog. I’m a NorCal girl and Britex is one of my most favorite places to shop!


For this project, I chose this sublime royal purple worsted wool. This fabric is a midweight wool, with a nice drape that works well for the Decades of Style 1930’s Stardust Skirt. I love retro styles, but I’ve never ventured into the 1930’s silhouette as I’ve always found it to be more form-fitting than I’m generally comfortable with. However, I do like to step outside of my self-imposed boundaries occasionally and venture in to new territory, and thus entered this 1930’s skirt. Click here to read more »

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Cross-Dyed Linen Jacket with Bias Fringe

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


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Vivienne Westwood Meets ‘Thrones’



Vivienne Westwood has long been hailed as one of the leading off kilter designers; she leans heavily towards the punk, historical, and wildly imaginative all while using sumptuous and delicious textiles. This season she has launched a new line, which plays with androgynous and unisex designs. And here is the fun part…


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It’s 4th of July Time!



Now that we’ve all recovered (relatively) from the excitement of this past Pride weekend, we are gearing up for the thrills of the upcoming one: 4th of July! Whether you plan on heading outside for a parade or staying at home for a BBQ, we’ve got some fun in-store goodies to help you decorate.

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Mesh Knit Spring Cardi

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

Spring has officially sprung! I’m sure everyone, especially those on the east coast, are heaving a collective sigh a relief, yes? I know that my daughter, a San Francisco native who is attending university in Minnesota, is happy to see the thermostat climb.

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Enthralling New Workshops

Several times a month, Britex invites our customers to come into the store and participate in classes or demos. This month, we have two very exciting new learning experiences!




On Saturday April 18th, we welcome the amazing Lisa of Zelma Rose and her class “Intro to Needlework”. Lisa is a multi-talented artist whose focus on needlework and hand stitching has sent her accessories business into stardom with such features as Martha Stewart to ModCloth. We cannot wait to  have her join us and to learn her techniques, favorite stitches, and more! Make sure to sign up now over on our event page. Space is limited and you want to get in on the goody bag that awaits.

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Happy Tartan Day!



Happy Tartan Day from Britex Fabrics! Not only were we inspired by this kilt feature in last months San Francisco Magazine issue, but the awesome time-traveling-Scottish Highland show Outlander is back. And we couldn’t be more thrilled, as so many of our products have been used in the costuming of this production. Thanks to costume designer, Terry Dresbach, you can see many of our luscious laces, buttons, silks, and more on the screen. So, honor the Scottish in you and come on down to peek at our wool plaids!

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