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100% Japanese Cotton

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100% Japanese Cotton
Badgers Eating Apples
44″ wide
$29.99 / yard
Available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store.
Email service@britexfabrics.com or call 415-392-2910

 

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100% Japanese Cotton
Bears in the Woods
45″ wide
$22.99 / yard
Available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store.
Email service@britexfabrics.com or call 415-392-2910

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The Outlander Dress Featured Yet Again

If you will be in the L.A. area now through August 14th. Be sure to check out the amazing costumes and set models from the Starz tv series Outlander at The Paley Center. The show is free and features the amazing dress created by Terry Dresbach. Terry created this dress with fabric from Britex Fabrics. Read more about the dress here.

The show runs Wednesdays – Sundays 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA.

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Admission is FREE and open to the public.

 

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The Winner Is… A Purple Crepe Satin Blazer

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Greetings,
My name is Tesha Williams-Muhammad. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  I am married and have four boys.  I have been designing, according to my mother, from birth.  From my prom dress to a magnificent gala, I have always designed my dress or outfits to wear.  My inspiration right now comes from the search for balance in raising my Autistic son and everything I contact in the Universe, spiritually, mentally, morally, physically and financially. For example, I can take a simple walk through an open field and just because I appreciate it, my next dress will have an array of green colors, different textures with gold notions. That is why I love Britex Fabrics and notions.  Britex helps my visions leap into fruition.  Also, when I don’t have vision, I can count on the Britex environment with its very large array of colors and textures to create the next new and beautiful piece for the world to enjoy.  I am a designer and the world is my Tapestry.

 

Tesha is the winner of 2 free tickets to our fall fashion show PROJKT Maiden Lane, featuring Emily Payne, presenting her children’s line “Devon Rose” and introducing her new unisex outerwear collection CTRL with Nicky Lifestyles, Richard Hallmarq, Kini Zamora (Project Runway) and Rey Ortiz (Under the Gunn) with San Francisco ARTist: Michael Covington (collaborative pieces with Emily Payne)
and DJ Keith Kraft

 

For more information about this and other Britex Fabrics events, visit our upcoming events page.

 

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PROJKT Maiden Lane
Friday September 23, 2016
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Britex Fabrics
146 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA.
To purchase your tickets, visit our Eventbrite page here.
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Fabulous 50’s Summer Wrap Dress

 

Summertime in San Francisco can be fickle, but this year has had more beautiful days than not!

 

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Using a Designer Italian stretch cotton, I made Simplicity 8085, a 50s wrap dress which is perfect for running around the City on a sunny day. The fabric has these amazing watercolor swatches on a faux-linen background and the hand is nice and crisp for a midweight cotton. Because of the weave, it doesn’t unravel very easily, which makes this an excellent quick project.

 

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For this dress I used just shy of 3 yards on 60” wide fabric, which is a little bit on the low end for a vintage design with a full skirt (luckily my short stature helps with the skirt length!) Most dresses of this style can push 4 ½” yards, so this is a nice compromise if you’re looking for a vintage-style piece without using too much fabric.

 

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Happy Pride! 20% Off All Online Silk Categories Now – 6/13

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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 categories* purchases only now – 6/13.
*These sale prices do not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.

 

“He dyed the fabrics himself and, with the help of volunteers, stitched together eight strips of brilliant color into a huge banner that spoke volumes: hot pink stood for sexuality, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, turquoise blue for art, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit.”

Click here for a brief history of the design and fabrication of the first Rainbow Pride Flag.

 

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Magenta Silk Gazar

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Local San Francisco photographer, Bill Lies is inspired by all the amazing silk at Britex Fabrics. The image above is just one in a series of photographs he created with fabric from Britex Fabrics.

The magenta silk gazar pictured above is a plain weave, high twist, double yarn, with a smooth texture that is crisp to the touch, and is available on the first floor in our brick-and-mortar store only, and is not available online. It is 57″ wide and $89.99 / yard.

57″ wide
$89.99 / yard

1st Floor of Britex Fabrics

Please call us at 415-392-2910 or email us to order.

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Gorgeous Blue Silk Jacquard

Blue Silk Jacquard

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.
This gorgeous, leaf pattern print silk jacquard is 100% silk, 55″ wide, and $69.99 / yard. It is available in our brick-and-mortar store only, and is not available for sale online.
Please call us 415-392-2910 or email us to order.

55″ wide
$69.99 / yard

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We Go Bananas Over Our Customers

Hi Britex,
Last week, my Mom and I came to Britex Fabrics in San Francisco (my first trip) and snagged up some Tommy Bahama banana upholstery (say that three times fast).
I identify as a novice, but my mother is a seasoned seamstress and enthusiastically agreed to fabric hunt with me. I had an amazing time taking the “top down” approach through each floor of the store, starting at the fourth floor, and ending on the main floor of the store.
The inspiration here was the Dolce & Gabbana look we saw a block over in their window; with large tropical prints on a classic silhouette. We admired their attention to detail in matching up their panels, but agreed that it would not be a healthy choice for my sanity to attempt such a feat in my first rodeo.
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Thank you for the wonderful experience,
-Julie (pictured) and Terry Stephens
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Online Silk Sale 20% Off 5/31 – 6/13

Silk Sale May 31 June 13

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, so order your swatches now!

This sale is good for online silk categories* purchases only 5/31 – 6/13.

*These sale prices do not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.

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Win Free Tickets to PROJKT Maiden Lane

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Send us photos of your fabulous designs that you have created with fabric from Britex Fabrics, and you could win two free tickets to PROJKT Maiden Lane this fall! Please email photos with your name to marketing@britexfabrics.com

Please be sure to include your name, the type of fabric  you used and any links to your social media, blog and/or website.
If you win, your project will be featured on our blog!

Britex Fabrics presents: PROJKT Maiden Lane
A Fall Fashion Show Featuring: Emily Payne, Richard Hallmarq, Kini Zamora
(Project Runway)
And Rey Ortiz (Under the Gunn)
With San Francisco ARTist: Michael Covington (collaborative pieces with Emily Payne)
and DJ Keith Kraft
Sponsored by: Myla’ Cor Martinis

When:

Tickets on Sale Wednesday June 1, 2016 at midnight!
$15 – $30

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