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October 31, 2016 by Britex FabricsThe Halloween fun at Britex Fabrics started the week before Halloween. The creative staff at Britex Fabrics loves to dress up.
October 27, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Need a last minute Halloween costume idea? The tutorial for this gorgeous phoenix costume that can be found on Instructables, by Natalina, is a little more of a challenge than some of the other projects we have presented, but it can be created in 15 steps, and the pattern from BurdaStyle is pretty intuitive, with access to a dress form. This is the second Instructable post by Natalina. Natalina is a designer with a degree in fashion design. Most of the items you will need for this project, including feathers and trims can be found on the second and third floor of our brick-and-mortar store. For the how to, visit Instructables here.
For the the headpiece tutorial, please visit the other part of this Instructable here.
October 25, 2016 by MissCrayolaCreepyHave you ever been afraid of sewing with a fabric for absolutely no reason? I was terrified of sewing with silk chiffon because I had heard that it was difficult to sew. Unfortunately, my fear of sewing with silk definitely outweighed by love of wearing it. Well, until I made this lovely Named Asaka Kimono top, that is. If I wanted this fabric/pattern combo to work I would need to immediately take a chill pill and get over my silly little fear.
October 25, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
According to a recent article by Bloglovin', The Edit, five major fashion trends this fall are velvet, checkered fabrics, (as we previously featured) flared sleeves, red boots, and the color pink. Come visit the second floor of our brick-an-mortar store to check out our amazing selection of velvet fabric, or the main floor for our selection of wool plaids and tweeds.
We also have a limited selection of plaids and checkered fabrics online. On the fourth floor you will find a wall full of leather of many colors, including red and pink.
October 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Reuse plastic soda bottles and end up with an awesome ghost Halloween decoration at the same time. You only need a few supplies, and you are ready to create this floating ghost. You will need cheese cloth, scissors, fabric stiffener, black felt, and a few other items. For a complete list of supplies and step-by-step instructions, please visit the tutorial on Instructables.
October 19, 2016 by Britex FabricsWith cooler autumn weather comes the opportunity to wear sweaters, long coats, plaid, wool, denim, jackets, boots and more. The people at Bloglovin' have compiled twenty looks to inspire your every day looks this fall, and we are inspired as well. Here are some of the looks they found, with similar fabric from our website to help get you started on some new projects.
October 18, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Online Sale 20% Off All Online Wool Category Fabrics 10/18 - 10/31
Wool fabric from Britex Fabrics is perfect for every season. Summer-weight wools make elegant pleated slacks, wind-resistant boiled wools are perfect for snow-angel expeditions, tricotine is retro-glamorous for a 1950's gored skirt, and everyone craves a snappy bespoke double-breasted pin-striped jacket for year-round urban flair.
This sale good for online wool fabric category purchases* only 10/18 - 10/31. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.
October 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Check out Britex Fabrics fan Heather who showed up to our two day sale last week sporting a mohair coat that she made with the fabric she bought here at our brick-and-mortar store. She created her coat the night before our two day sale. Mohair fabric is available in our online store and in our brick-and-mortar store, in Union Square, in San Francisco.
October 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Have you ever imagined yourself leaping a building in single bound, flying through a cityscape with a cape, well, with this seven part lesson from Instructables, you may do just that. This tutorial will show you how to transform yourself into a superhero this Halloween. Learn how to create light weight body armor, including a head piece, and how to sew with spandex for a superhero suit. Similar fabrics to the ones used in this tutorial are available in various colors and prints, on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store.
October 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Join local fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau for a two-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness.
Upcoming dates: Saturday, October 15th, Saturday, November 5th, and Saturday, December 3rd.
Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.
(All supplies provided by Britex Fabrics.)
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, she guest blogs and teaches workshops for Britex Fabrics. Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and is a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. After ten plus years of living in New York, Jamie relocated her design studio to San Francisco.