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  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 11, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Therapy Pillows by Marlene (marlenecustompillows.com)

    August 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    "The wool felt works beautifully. One can always depend on Britex to find what one needs. I set foot in that store for the first time 50 years ago. The possibilities to create a design with this pillow are endless It can be geometric or abstract. I really think it could be beneficial for people with dementia or disabilities to pass the time."  - Marlene (marlenecustompillows.com)

    Marlene is a master needlepoint finisher specialist who has been creating custom pillows, ornaments, and purses for many years. Most recently, she has been creating Therapy Pillows which can help "keep hands busy and inventive". These pillows can be an excellent tool for people with dementia and Alzheimers. Many pieces of her work can be viewed here.

    100% wool felt is available in an array of colors on the first floor of our brick-and-mortar store. Britex also has dozens of colors of felt fabric blends on the third floor by the yard and square.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    linen-sale-aug-8-aug-21-tryptic-blogWe adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • DIY Linen Wrap Mini Skirt by Geneva (apairandaspairdiy.com)

    August 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_1232 This DIY linen wrap mini skirt by Geneva of apairandaspairdiy.com is the perfect skirt for the hot summer months. This project is an easy alternative to sewing buttons or zippers. A wrap skirt that ties at the waist that is a really straightforward project. Be sure to check out all the amazing linen fabrics we have both online and in our store. Because this project takes little effort, it is a quick way to create something new before the summer is gone. Now through August 21st, take advantage of our online linen sale, where you will save 20% off of all online linen fabrics!

  • Summer of Love Challenge

    August 2, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    What matters to you now, in groovy 60s style... img_1286 Turn the Summer of Love into Summer of Lovely! Come check out the array of colors of embroidery floss on the Third Floor of our brick-and-mortar store, and create something groovy to enter the San Francisco School of Needlework & Design August Stitch at Home Challenge!

  • Britex Fabrics Sponsors The Theatre Rhinoceros SF Pride Float

    August 2, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    rhino-bus-sponsors This was an extra-fabulous year for Britex Fabrics at SF Pride! We were a proud sponsor of The Theatre Rhino's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert float, contributing the silver lamé fabric trailing behind the iconic giant high-heeled shoe beloved from the show and movie. Come visit Britex Fabrics at our brick-and-mortar store to explore all of our shiny (and also not shiny!) fabrics.  

  • Maxi Dress With Wrapped Front & Ruffled Hem (aspairandapair.com)

    August 2, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_1289 Here is another awesome project from Geneva of apairandaspare.com! This gorgeous maxi dress with a wrapped front and a ruffled hem can be created in a one block color look or with a cotton print fabric. Keep it simple with one color to have an impactful punch!

  • Fabric Sale: 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics Now - 8/7!

    August 1, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Slip into silk this summer! Britex Fabrics loves everything about silk and it shows. Silk is a natural fiber that is usually derived from the mulberry silkworm’s cocoons. Silk has it all; it is smooth, soft, strong, and lustrous. Silk is ethereal for a summer frock, and just as smart for a winter frock-coat lining. We delight in traipsing about to find you the most chic Italian silks, natty necktie silks, brilliant jacquard silks, and airy sheer silk chiffons. This sale is good for online silk fabric categories only 7/25 to 8/7. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • 32 Great Things to Sew For Your kitchen (besthomedecorideas.com)

    July 26, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    The kitchen is probably the most lived-in, yet utilitarian room in the house--so why not brighten it up a bit with our Japanese cotton prints?  The quick, easy projects from besthomedecorideas.com include tutorials on dinner napkins, super-fast placemats, pot holders, a table runner, a drawstring produce bag, kitchen cafe curtains, and much more kitchen craftiness. Pick out some prints on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store, and don't forget your notions--this is the perfect time to use that giant rickrack or dingleball trim that you have secretly been coveting!


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics 7/25 - 8/7!

    July 25, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Slip into silk this summer! Britex Fabrics loves everything about silk and it shows. Silk is a natural fiber that is usually derived from the mulberry silkworm’s cocoons. Silk has it all; it is smooth, soft, strong, and lustrous. Silk is ethereal for a summer frock, and just as smart for a winter frock-coat lining. We delight in traipsing about to find you the most chic Italian silks, natty necktie silks, brilliant jacquard silks, and airy sheer silk chiffons. Quantities are limited. This sale is good for online silk fabric categories only 7/25 to 8/7. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.
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