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Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

Celebrate Pride with Britex!



Here at Britex, we are gearing up for the big Pride Parade and festivities this coming weekend. Need inspiration or last minute swag? Or maybe just want a pretty dose of rainbow for your day? Then take a look at our fun Pride themed items…


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Celebrate Royal Ascot Week!



This week, the UK is celebrating it’s love of fashion, horse racing, and hats with the annual Royal Ascot racing event. We’ve perused the glorious photos from last year, as well as the official Guidelines, and have put together a fun little Ascot accessorizing list. Have at it, racing lovers!

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Britex Does Pantone S/S 2015


With summer approaching, we’ve been busy finding warm weather inspiration. And what better way than with Pantone’s S/S 2015 color guide? We’ve scoured each of our four floors to find lovely items to match each of the 10 colors. Whether it’s gorgeous Strawberry Chantilly Lace from our 3rd Floor, or Marsala wool from the 1st, we’ve got some suggestions for your color palette!

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Online Linen Fabric Sale Ends June 15th!


Get 20% off all fabrics in the Linen Category through Monday, June 15th. We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is one of the oldest known textiles. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabric, including new additions to this summertime favorite fabric category. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, Roman shades, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. Sale ends Monday, June 15th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Linen Category fabrics only – in-store linen fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Partaking Patrons Vol VII

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 7!

This is a bi-monthly post where Britex will be celebrating our customers and the gorgeous items they create with our materials. Interested in participating? Email us at [] for further information.


Fashion Design & Sewing 2015


Today we are thrilled to bring you Mrs. Pérez and her middle school Design and Sewing class! These wonderful ladies descended upon our store about a month ago, and we all just had so much fun helping everyone pick out a fabric and matching notions.


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Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

We know that sometimes the special guys in our lives can be difficult to gift. After hunting the stores, for what can feel like ages, it’s normal to feel down-trodden or uninspired. It’s always the same stuff! Well, we did some hunting and have compiled a list (with corresponding in-store items) of our favorite DIY Father’s Day gifts.



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Father’s Day Necktie Tutorial

Father's Day Tie - Thread Theory - 1


*Please Note: We have sold out of our online tie fabrics! We suggest perusing our Liberty of London cotton or our patterned silk selections in the online store.

Would you like to try your hand at tie-making this Father’s Day? It isn’t difficult to make your Dad a tie since the internet abounds with beautiful tutorials and even free patterns for all skill levels! Since a quick search for “tie tutorials” can lead to fairly overwhelming results, I decided to compile the fruits of my research into one handy blog post and a tutorial that brings together all of my favorite elements from the instructions already available on the web! Britex has a wealth of tie making supplies that can be very difficult to find elsewhere. For my tie I used a sunshine yellow Italian silk faille featuring nothing less than hot pink embroidered crabs! Since ties are cut on the bias, this silk was ideal for my purposes – the crabs run 45 degrees to the selvage!

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Pirate Mania!



Welcome to Pirate season, maties! With summer slowly rolling in, so is festival season; the states offer a wide array of pirate fair opportunities, including our very own Northern California Pirate Festival. So, take inspiration from Peter Pan, Hook, Clobba Clothing, (and many more!) because Britex is here to help outfit you for the high seas.

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New Workshop — Warp x Weft: Textile 101



Warp x Weft is back! Britex is so excited to have Geana of GDS Cloth Goods join us for her popular Textile 101 class. Brush up on your fabric knowledge with an in depth conversation from fiber to textile, analysis of construction, and a range of samples and swatches to get you going. We hope that you can join us on June 27th! Make sure to sign up now because spots go quick. See you then!

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Britex Is Hiring!

Britex Fabrics is currently seeking full-time Sales Associates! This is a very high-visibility, high-energy position, which requires excellent customer service and problem-solving skills. Fabric and sewing knowledge is a must; textile artists and makers are valued here! Previous fabric store sales experience and/or a second language is helpful.



Would you like the chance to join our team?

A good candidate must:

*love to sell
*have good sewing knowledge and skills
*have excellent fabric knowledge
*be able to help customers of all kinds with a vast variety of needs and questions

Please apply in person Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm at 146 Geary Street, in Union Square. Public transportation is recommended–we are only a few blocks from the Powell Street BART station.

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