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  • Thanksgiving Hours at Britex Fabrics

    November 22, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. We will be open our regular hours on Friday the 26th from 10 am to 6 pm for our SF store-wide Classic 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 28th!


  • Online SALE - 30% OFF Fabrics & Notions Cyber Monday

    November 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Exceptions: Online store sale is limited to stock online. French Chantilly & Alencon lace trim, Liberty cottons, silk tulle, previously discounted items, Customized Swatch order fulfillment, and gift certificates are excluded from this sale.


  • How to Sew In-Seam Pockets into a Waist Seam (Christine Haynes - Citystitching)

    November 21, 2016 by CityStitching

    dress-2 Like most people, I love having pockets in my garments. Pockets can come in many forms–patch, welt, in-seam, etc–depending on the garment and the style. One of the most common pocket styles to find in dresses and skirts are in-seam pockets. An in-seam pocket is where the pocket is literally sewn into the side seam, so it becomes invisible to see on the outside of the garment, but is right there at the hip whenever you need it. For dresses, typically the in-seam pocket is simply sewn into the garment as part of the side seam. The pocket floats in the seam, flapping around on the inside of the dress. This is the only option if the garment has no horizontal seams across the body. Sometimes this causes the pocket to pull on the side seam, creating drag lines in a drapey fabric, and making a flattering garment anything but.

  • In-Store SALE - 30% OFF Fabrics & Notions* Black Friday 10am - 6pm

    November 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    *Sale limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvet, already reduced fabric & specialty items excluded. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.
    (Black Friday, November 25, 2016)

    BRITEX FABRICS
    146 GEARY STREET
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94108
    415.392-2910


  • Five Ways to Tie a Scarf (Bloglovin')

    November 16, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Having more than one use for pieces in your closet can be a great way to save space and money. Whether you are dressing casually, or dressing up for a night out on the town, there are a plethera of ways to use a scarf to fashionize any look. Check out some photos of Lizzie, on our main floor of our brick-and-mortar store modeling one of the silk scarves we sell. We offer a Customized Swatch Service for items not listed on our website, and we also sell silk fabric online, including delicate silk sheers, elegant silk jacquards, and très moderne silk prints! These looks were inspired by 5 Ways To Tie a Neck Scarf  by Chriselle on Bloglovin'.

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  • Britex Fabrics 2017 Calendar Postcard

    November 15, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Hot off the press! Drop by our San Francisco brick-and-mortar store in the heart of Union Square to abscond with one of our new 2017 calendar postcards. While you're here, round out your collection of iconic, beautifully designed Britex Fabrics postcards. All cards are available at the register.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Fashion Novelty Category Fabrics

    November 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Our novelty fabrics often have a beautiful metallic shine which helps them stand out in the crowd! Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic, nylon, and more, these texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments. Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest; add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Many of our textured novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen.

    This sale good for online fashion novelty fabric categories purchases* only 11/15 - 11/29. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases. Fabric featured above is a Midweight Striped Bouclé Wool and Mohair Blend (Made in Italy) Regular $39.99/yard On Sale $31.99/yard.


  • Anastasia - League of Legends Costume (We Love Our Customers)

    November 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    "My name is Anastasia Uhland.  I am in the 9th grade at Monte Vista High School in Danville CA.  I learned how to sew in my 7th grade clothing class.  Last month I had a great time visiting  Britex Fabrics.  It was fun to climb the stairs and explore all the levels in the store.  I enjoyed talking with the lady who helped us select our fabrics.  We found some in the bargain area that were prefect!  The fabrics were pink and purple, polyester.   I had created the pattern to fit myself and wore the costume to school on Halloween.  The character is from the video game, League of Legends.  I can't wait to visit the store again soon!"

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  • 5 Ways To Decorate With Velvet

    November 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    According to The Edit on Bloglovin', velvet is one of the hottest trends for fall. Their blog post includes images to spark ideas for incorporating velvet for your own home decor. Curtains and upholstery are two of the many ways in which you can use velvet to decorate. Come to or contact the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store, where we have many different colors of velvet. If you can't make it to our brick-and-mortar store, no need to worry. Check out our Customized Swatch Service here. Each Customized Swatch Shopper Service is good towards two projects. Important: After you purchase you'll be emailed a request form. Please send information about both projects when you fill out your form. We can't save your second project request for later use. We happily ship to most countries.

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  • Project Real Way Challenge #6: Streetwear For the Urban Jungle

    November 8, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    The Challenge: This week’s challenge was to create a streetwear look for the ‘Urban Jungle’. The contestants on the show went to Orlando Studios to see the new ‘Reign of Kong’ ride to get inspired for the jungle… I just watched the movie trailer.

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