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  • Techtextil 2017 - Germany (fibre2fashion.com)

    May 10, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    techtextil_217293 This is the 19th Techtextil Symposium where international experts present research results, products, and technologies.This year the Symposium is being presented in conjunction with the Dornbirn Manmade Fibre Conference, which focuses on sustainability and resource management.

  • Quilting With A Serger?! (McCallsQuilting.com)

    May 10, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    Most people don't use a serger when making a quilt, but in these video tutorials for Quilters Newsletter, Connie Fanders from Bernina demonstrates various techniques that will speed up your quilting process. Since a serger can sew up to 1,300 stitches per minute, your speed will greatly increase.

  • Online Sale: 20% off All Online Knit Category Fabrics 5/2 - 5/15!

    May 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Knits Can Stretch From Work to Play!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Knit Category Fabrics 5/2 - 5/15!
    We love sewing with knit fabrics. Our knit fabrics are great for making zipper-enhanced hoodies, upscale t-shirts, comfy yoga pants, warm weather scarves, or chic Diane von Furstenberg wrap style dresses. Knits are especially great for travel since they are wrinkle resistant! All online knit category fabrics are on sale, including cotton, polyester, rayon, wool and scuba knits. This online sale is from 5/2 - 5/15! This sale good for online knit fabric category purchases* only 5/2 - 5/15. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.

    Quantities are limited. This sale good for online knit fabric category purchases* only 5/2 - 5/15. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Jersey Knit Hoodie Pattern & Tutorial (sew-so-easy.com)

    May 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_7362-copy-768x512 This tutorial by Mayra of so-sew-easy.com is one of the easiest hoodie tutorials and patterns you will come across online for an intermediate to advanced sewists! Since hoodies are very popular right now, this is the perfect spring jacket project. For the fall or winter, replace the jersey knit fabric with fleece. All knit category fabrics online are 20% off 5/2/2017 - 5/15/2017!

  • Inspiring Renegade Embroidery! (Cayce Zavaglia)

    May 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    8441594-3x2-600x400 American artist Cayce Zavaglia creates larger than life, photo realistic portraits from silk, wool and cotton. These hand embroidered works are hyper realistic with more revealed about the artist and the sitters on the back of each work. Zavaglia was originally trained as a painter, but switched to embroidery 12 years ago in an attempt to establish a non-toxic studio and create a body of work that referenced an embroidered piece she had made as a child growing up in Australia. Her work focuses exclusively on the portraits of friends, family, and fellow artists.

  • 7 Fashion Trends For Spring/Summer 2017 (whowhatwear.com)

    May 5, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    capture For some designing inspiration, take a look at the top seven fashion trends for spring and summer according to whowhatwear.com. "It's an inherently upbeat season. From the many no-holds-barred interpretations on the 1980s (think lamé, jumbo frills, shoulders, bling and legs) to the most saturated colour palette we've seen in a decade (fuschia, scarlet, heliotrope, hazmat, more fuschia!), joy is oozing from every stitch and every seam. Even stripes and florals—those two trusty pillars of the summer print lineup—are back with more bite, more verve and more tempting iterations to make you think again and look twice."

  • 10 Standout Looks From Bridal Fashion Week to Get You Inspired (nymag.com)

    May 3, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    In the post written by Lindsay Peoples for nymag.com, she lists 10 inspiring looks created by the top designers, that were recently featured at Bridal fashion Week. Among the looks are Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Houghton, Oscar de la Renta, Viktor & Rolf, and more.

  • Something Old, Something New, Something Britex! (Part IV)

    May 3, 2017 by Dina

    bridal-remnants-2 To celebrate our fabulous in-store Remnant Sale (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week…all remnants and Yard Sale fabrics are 50% off! Come on in!!), this week's focus on weddings will introduce you to our remnant floor, where you can find fabric to make beautiful gowns and accessories without breaking the bank. We're talking to Steph, who is one of the fourth floor's resident experts on how to get big effects out of small pieces.

  • Three Day In-Store Remnant Sale Starts Wednesday!

    May 1, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    *In-store sale: 1 yard minimum cut on Yard Sale fabrics. No mail orders, web, phone, or special orders. May 3 - 4 - 5, Wed - Thurs - Fri 10am - 6pm

    Our remnants are up to 1 yard (3 feet) in length!

     


  • Mother's Day Quilted Wine Tote Sewing Tutorial (Kate of Needle & Spatula)

    May 1, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    wine-tote-1 This intermediate sewing project by Kate of Needle & Spatula is an excellent gift for a house warming, holiday gift, or any special occasion. Next time you are invited to a party you can gift a bottle of wine in this quilted wine tote, instead of scrambling last minute to find a gift bag and tissue paper. If you want to create an insulated version, be sure to include one layer of insulated batting to keep white wine cool during your travel. This project is especially great if you are in the Bay Area and are planning a trip for Mother's Day with your mom.

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