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  • How to Hem a Dress in Only 6 Steps (by Amy of cozyreverie)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    capture Here is a quick and easy way to hem a dress in only 6 steps, by Amy of cozyreverie! Materials used: - measuring tape - pencil - fabric scissors - sewing machine - pins

  • From Trash to Treasure - A Woman Turns Thousands of Candy Wrappers Into a Dress (neatorama.com / boredpanda)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Emily Seilhamer challenged herself when she decided to create a dress from Starburst wrappers. With the help of her family and friends, she has been saving Starburst wrappers for the last four years. After she had saved enough, she ironed them, folded them into links and made chains out of the candy wrappers. By using elastic thread, she was able to sew the links together as if she were sewing fabric. Emily is an avid upcycler and creates dresses from every day objects. In addition to the Starburst dress, she created a dress from wallpaper.


  • How to Sew Easy Drool Pads for a Baby Carrier (DIY Danielle)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    This post by DIY Danielle will show you how to create a pattern and then sew your own drool pads for a baby carrier with very few supplies needed.

    Supplies

    • Exterior Fabric, Interior Fabric, Lining (if desired) x 2 of each: 7" tall x 8" wide
    • Ribbon: 6.75" long (2)
    • Snaps or hook and loop

    For the complete tutorial, please visit the complete post here, or view the video above.

     


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Novelty Category Fabrics Now - 5/29!

    May 16, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Fall In Love With Imported Novelties!

    Online Sale: 20% Off All Novelty Fabrics 5/16 - 5/29!
    Britex Fabrics is renowned for sourcing unique, amazing textiles from all over the world, and our fashion novelty fabrics are often the most unusual and memorable pieces in our stock. Made of wool, silk, cotton, metallic, nylon, and more, these texturally rich fabrics make beautiful garments. Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a long mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, or a tailored vest, and you'll add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. Many of our textured fashion novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen. This online sale is from 5/16 - 5/29! Quantities are limited. This sale good for online novelty fabric category purchases* only 5/16 - 5/29. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Wool is Not Just for Winter!

    May 12, 2017 by Dina

    _mg_8737 Spring has sprung, and it seems like a great time to pull out your lightweight garments and put away your wool. But not so fast! Tropical and lightweight wool make wonderful spring or summer suits, tops, and dresses. In a lightweight wool suit lined with rayon Bemberg, you'll be comfortable in virtually any weather (other than the sticky kind of heat where the only way to keep cool is to jump in a pool).

  • Tunic Into a Dress Hack Tutorial (MissCrayolaCreepy)

    May 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    cof Are any of you participating in Me Made May? If you haven't heard, the month of May is when many sewists and knitters set a goal to wear a certain amount of handmade garments for thirty one days and usually document daily outfit photos on social media or their blog. This forces makers to think about what they are wearing and what they would like to create in the future. My personal goal this month is to wear something handmade every day and so far I'm on track. I also use the month of May as an incentive to fill gaps in my wardrobe and make some knit tops because that is what I am lacking. I'm switching it up a bit today by sharing a super fast sewing project that can be made in only a few hours (max) for those of you who are looking to quickly plump up your dress selection.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All online Knit Category Fabrics Now - 5/15

    May 12, 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.


  • Friday Free Quilt Pattern (mccallsquilting.com)

    May 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Check out a Quick Quilts queen-size quilt pattern by Rosy RickRack, (design by Cheryl Almgren)free download online. The queen-size quilt is a larger version of the lap quilt featured. This project uses fast and easy zigzag piecing, with 6 7/8" fabric squares. Use light and dark scraps from your stash, or purchase fabric online at britexfabrics.com, for a high contrast version of this quilt. The pattern is available here for free.


  • Giant Knitted Blankets Created With Needles Made From PVC Piping (Mental Floss Studios / littledandelion)

    May 11, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Artist Jacqui Fink knits giant blankets with needles made from PVC piping. She even uses her arms for some giant projects. Watch this video from Mental Floss Studios and you will think your eyes are playing tricks on you! Check out more of Jacqui's extreme knitting on here website here. She has collaborated with fashion designers and artists, and creates commissioned pieces for commercial and residential interiors.


  • How to Make a Softbox From a Bike Wheel & Fabric (petapixel.com)

    May 11, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    This step-by-step tutorial by Rob Thomas of pricklysauce on petapixel.com will show you how to turn an old bicycle wheel and fabric into a simple DIY softbox that you can use for photography or, as a studio accent light. For the complete step by step tutorial, please visit the post here, or play the video above.

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