SAVE 20% ON ALL ONLINE SILK FABRIC UNTIL JUNE 25!

SAVE 20% ON ALL ONLINE SILK FABRIC UNTIL JUNE 25!

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  • 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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  • Easy Double Welt Pockets by NEW Guest Blogger Becky (sewbeckyjo.com)

    July 24, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    double-welt-01 Double welt pockets look so scary. There’s little dots, little triangles, blind sewing, to bias or not to bias, more blind sewing with the lining….and the worst part? You’re cutting a hole smack in the middle of fabric. There’s no going back after you cut that hole.Worse? Half the time they’re this unusable, shallow size. I don’t like fiddley or inefficiency. I think it’s time we knocked double welts off their pedestal. I’ve made a very photo-detailed tutorial with the help of Britex Fabrics, and you’ll be whipping these out in no time. I chose this Midweight Royal Purple Linen for this project.  

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Linen Fabrics Now - 7/24

    July 20, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    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. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. This sale good for online linen category purchases* only 7/11 - 7/24. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • What are you doing for World Embroidery Day?

    July 20, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    To celebrate World Embroidery Day, on Sunday, July 30, San Francisco School of Needlework & Design will hold a “Human Stitch-In”—playing on the Human Be-In that took place in 1967 and continuing our 50th-anniversary Summer of Love festivities.

  • Silk Baby Hems by Guest Blogger Sophie Hines

    July 20, 2017 by Sophie Hines

    photo-1 So crop tops and cute bralettes are all the rage lately - but how do you actually incorporate them into your wardrobe? It may be a bit daring for some, but I love pairing my long line Euler Bralette with a sheer silk shirt! Sewing with silk can be tricky if you haven’t tried it, but there are so many tips on the internet, you can quickly get your bearings!!

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