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Father’s Day Necktie Tutorial

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*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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Partaking Patrons Vol. VI

Welcome to Partaking Patrons volume 5!

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!




With two lovey ladies and two delightful projects, Britex is happy to showcase our newest Patrons! First up, welcome Carla Chao with her beautiful eyelet beach bag.

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Sneak Peek: New Italian Shipment



Do you ever feel like you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? Well, Britex is currently feeling the same. We’ve been slowly processing a massive shipment we got recently from Italy, and the boxes just stretch on and on. But we have some luscious sneak peeks for you! And yes…this luscious beauty is now available online!


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Linen Silk Skinny Pants

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Hey, it’s Shams from Communing with Fabric with another garment made from a lovely Britex fabric!

Since spring fashions hit the stores earlier this year, I’ve been a little obsessed: I keep seeing a style of skinny pants called “joggers”. I was particularly taken with joggers made from linen. Joggers typically (though not always) feature an elastic waist with a drawstring, patch pockets, and hems finished with either elastic or ribbing. You can see a few on my Joggers Pinterest page.

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Cool Cotton Sale 5/19 to 5/1

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Tuesday, May 19th to Monday June 1st! Get 20% off everything in our online Lightweight, Stretch, and Midweight Cotton category fabrics. Get ready for springtime showers and summertime relaxation! We carry an ever expanding collection of cotton fabric in our online store, including witty Swedish home decorating graphic prints, stretchy pant-weight cottons, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan fabric, elegant imported shirtings, breezy eyelets, hand-blocked Indian prints, delicate voiles, stupendous Swiss batiste, and more!  (This sale is good for online Cotton Category fabrics only. In-store cotton fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Fantastic Fall 2015 Runway Fashions





Being a step ahead in the fashion world is a must and so now that summer is here, we’ve been eying the horizon of Fall 2015. Based upon what we’ve seen from NYFW, Britex has your back for the upcoming season. Starting with Chanel and Balenciaga, white and black textured wools are doing wonders for the autumn season and our 1st Floor has a whole section with similar items!


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New Arrival: Colette Patterns “Aster” Blouse


Well, it’s here! And it’s time to get in on all the sewing fun. Today Colette Patterns launched a new blouse pattern, the Aster, and we have it here in the store! It will be on our website soon, but for now come to our 3rd floor to snag a copy. Along with this newest addition, we have a whole set of Colette patterns, and we just love them. Ranging in silhouettes and sizes, as well as some men’s wear, Colette Patterns is an excellent alternative to buying from large chain companies. Take a peek!

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