The Britex Blog

  • Wool, Wool and More Wool!

    January 24, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Is the iciness of winter and fear of the flu making you shiver? Our prescription is to stay inside with a hot ginger toddy, a pile of warm wool fabric, music of your choice, and a day of creation.  To assist, we just added 23 new fabrics to our online store, including snugly heathered wool coatings, sleek imported shirtings, and colorful Italian sweater knits!

  • Embroider an Old-Fashioned Cameo for Mother's Day!

    January 24, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    We adore the delicacy and intricacy of vintage cameo carved jewelry. Niamh from the crafty blog Urban Threads made this nifty tutorial on embroidering an old-fashioned cameo silhouette – perfect as a mother’s day (or May day) gift, or to sweeten up your boudoir. We’d pair ours with this nifty morning glory festooned picture frame transfer from Gina at the blog, DoeCDoe.

  • How to Change a Jacket Button

    January 24, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    San Francisco preppy well dressed man and fashion blogger, From Squalor to Baller, made this handy guide on updating jackets by replacing tawdry buttons with stylish ones, using classic horn buttons from the Britex Fabrics (and wrote about it.) We love that he carefully uses a needle to create some slack with the exterior button, and adds a back button for neatness and durability. He says, “A lot of people pay big bucks for things like hand-stitched horn buttons and you just did it yourself. Nice job.”

  • Sewing Delicate Insertion Lace!

    January 18, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Lauren at Wearing History wrote a tutorial on preparing, designing, and machine sewing insertion lace onto garments. As she points out, delicate heirloom insertion lace is a delectable addition to Edwardian garments and undergarments. Prepare for the romance of the first days of spring by sewing a waft of a slip, or snappy tap panties with heirloom lace and silk chiffon (sheer silk on sale until 1/31/13) from Britex Fabrics.

  • Delicate Vintage Influenced Lingerie

    January 17, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Stephanie, founder and designer at Honey Cooler Handmade makes scrumptious vintage influenced lingerie with silks, lace, and ribbon from Britex Fabrics. We’re particularly enamored with these two camisoles, with their use of delicate heirloom insertion lace and Art Deco motifs. (Photography by Antonette Streeter Photography)

  • Tutorial: Silk Tassel Scarf

    January 10, 2013 by Grainline Studio

    Hi, I’m Jen from Grainline Studio and I’m super excited to present my first project in collaboration with Britex Fabrics, a tutorial to make this super cute polka dot chiffon scarf with tassels! This scarf is the perfect thing to throw on with your sweaters this winter, it dresses things up a bit and also adds a new texture to a typically knit heavy season. The silk was a dream to work with, softer and silkier than any chiffon I’ve worked with before and with a most beautiful sheen. Also can we talk about the color and print? It’s not just ivory, it has a subtle blush hint to it that makes it super flattering on everyone who’s tried it on so far and I’m a huge fan of the scattered polka dot. It’s a perfect way to throw an updated polkadot into your wardrobe. This was actually my first time working with silk thread (other than needle turned applique) and it really added a subtle polish that probably only I will notice, but isn’t that the best kind really? I think so. Make this scarf with or without the tassels, I think they’re pretty fun but unfortunately so does my cat who tried to steal one right before we took these finished project photos. You can follow the instructions below to make your own, click on the project supplies to order your own scarf materials!

  • Satin Ribbon QR Code for Valentine's Day

    January 8, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Trekky laboriously wove a QR code from ribbon for her blog, Trekky gets Crafty!. This reminds us of a charmingly geeky version of woven Valentines cards. She describes her process, “Firstly I created a QR code here (for this very blog!), and transferred the code to squared paper, so that I could follow the pattern easier. QR codes are made up a grid of 33 x 33. So I laid down 33 strips of white ribbon, and set to work weaving the black ribbon in.” Sigh! One could create a love message blog post for February 14th, get the QR code for that post’s URL, buy a handful of satin ribbon from Britex, and then weave a Valentine QR code for your sweetie. So romantic.....

  • Free Vintage Sailor Embroidery Transfer Patterns

    January 7, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Hello Sailor! We’re already dreaming of spring; according to Lord Tennyson, a young sailor’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love...or something like that. If you have nautical inclinations, now is the time to show them. These charming embroidery transfer patterns were given away with soap by B.J. Johnson Soap Co., copyright 1914 I think the anchor would be perfect upon a collar!
    “In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove;
    In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”

  • How to make Functional Sleeve Plackets

    January 4, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Sherry from the New Zealand sewing blog, Pattern Scissors Cloth, created a clearly written tutorial on making tailored jacket sleeve plackets. We’re all about the mitred corners and buttonholes, and although she notes that one does not need to make the buttonholes functional by cutting them open, we believe that you should go for full-on luxurious ostentatiousness and hand sew your vent buttonholes in imported silk buttonhole twist.

  • Free Pleated Skirt Pattern

    January 4, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Do you need a project utilizing the sale fabric in our current Mid-Lightweight Wool category? Wenlan of Twinkie by Wenlan and BurdaStyle team up to give you a free pattern and tutorial for this gently pleated skirt. We would love to make it in this oh-so studious skirt in our cardinal red twill wool fabric, then burn the midnight oil researching textiles...and for all you library fans, the Dewey call number for wool fabric is 677.31.

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