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  • Burning Man-licious Fur Coat by Liza

    September 9, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Liza created this wondrous aqua fur coat for Burning Man. She used Butterick 4317 (a men's Colonial costume.)
    She wrote that "Every inch of that coat, pattern, thread, rhinestones and fabric, is ala Britex!!!" We adore the sparkling detailing on the shawl collar!
    bm fur coat copy


  • Liberty of London Blouse by Colette

    September 9, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Colette on the 1st floor made this from Liberty of London cotton lawn.
    The pattern is Decades of Style 5003. The blouse has cap sleeves with petal shaping at the shoulder edge. There are tucks in the front and darts at the back waist and shoulder to provide shaping. Draped collar and button closure. Liberty of London cotton fabric can be found on the 2nd floor (please call ahead to verify styles and colors).
    Gigi's Liberty top copy


  • Diane Von Furstenburg Cotton Voile

    September 6, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Jeanette loves this Diane Von Furstenburg cotton voile. The pattern is a tangle of bramble-y branches over dime-sized kelly green dots.This fabric is soft as a cloud, and would make a lovely wrap to wear while riding Arabian ponies in the desert. Later, you can rest near a grove of Poplar trees, sip on hot tea in small glasses, and nibble thin buttery raisin cookies.
    Jeanette-D V Furstendurg cotton


  • Day of the Dead Apron

    September 6, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    This apron created in Day of the Dead cotton by Mary has heart-shaped pockets, and hand-made contrasting bias tape trim. It will keep you splatter-free as you cook pigs in a blanket and baked Alaska for your next shindig! Hum along to “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass while doing the samba in your groovy apron! Cotton fabric can be found on the 2nd floor (please call ahead to verify specific fabrics).
    apron by Mary


  • Sea Shell Home Dec Linen

    September 5, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    This home decorating linen is scattered with beautifully rendered giant naturalist-style drawings of shells. The mollusk drawings are reminiscent of the work of Fielding Meek (1817-1876), American geologist, paleontologist, fine illustrator, and the first scientist in residence at the Smithsonian. It would be stunning as a shower curtain in a coral bathroom. Image lolling in a claw foot tub and exfoliating with a lavender salt scrub, while admiring this beautiful fabric.
    Sea Shell home dec


  • Katherine Shaughnessy's Crewel Embroidery

    September 4, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Artist and craftsperson Katherine Shaughnessy embroiders smart-aleck and clearly very intelligent chickens.
    Katherines chicken


  • Bernina Demonstration

    September 4, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Bernina will be demonstrating machine sewing techniques this coming Saturday from 10:30 to 12:30 at Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary St, SF CA 94108. 415-392-3906.logo_bernina


  • Abominable Baby Slippers

    September 3, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Make these wacky hairy clawed booties for every baby and toddler in your life, then play chase the abominable baby….grrrrr! Directions from Crochet Me are for three sizes, Small (newborn – 3 months), Medium (6 – 12 months), Large (18 – 24 months).

    Baby Slippers

    Baby Slippers


  • Oven Mitt project

    September 3, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Mark and Cara at Sew Bettie made these oven mitt instructions to keep your fingers protected while you're baking granola bars or Rice Krispies® bars for packed lunches. Yum! We think they would be nifty sewn up in our red bandanna skull cotton.

    Oven Mitt

    Oven Mitt


  • The National Button Society Beginners Booklet

    September 2, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    The National Button Society Beginners Booklet for collectors: how to measure, mount, identify, clean, store your button collection, and more! Written and compiled by Jocelyn Howells of the National Button Society.

    National Button Society

    National Button Society


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