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Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

Tutorial: Piping a Mary Poppins Carpet Bag & Pattern Give Away!



Hello, it’s Nicole from Nicole at Home to show you my fabulous new Companion Carpet Bag made from this incredible silk brocade!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Britex Fabrics! Enjoy this celebratory day and maybe come in for a peek at our themed items. Everything from luscious double faced Kelly green silk, shamrocked heirloom and eyelet lace, to patches and buttons in shamrock shapes, and glittering Swarovski crystals. But, most of all, we wish you a joyous day and be safe out there on the busy streets!

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Cotton Asymmetrical Moto Jacket

I’ve been intrigued by the moto jacket recently.  It’s one of those garments I’ve heard fans of the capsule wardrobe call an “essential.”  It pops up on Pinterest over skirts and jeans alike, and every time I see it I think that the woman wearing it looks fantastic, but I’d never even tried one on myself.
Lately, I started thinking it might be the type of piece that I never knew I missed until I had one of my own.

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Britex Sponsors: National Make it with Wool

Every year, for the past few years, we have proudly sponsored the National Make it With Wool, a competition encouraging the joy and versatility of sewing with wool. Members are asked to create an entire outfit, for themselves, out of all wool (or 60% wool blends) using techniques such as sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Each competitor is entered into Regionals, and if chosen, will then move on to Nationals. This year the National competition was held in Reno, CA and produced the following winners.

Kris Puckrin – Junior Division (ages 13-16)


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Britex At The Symphony

As many know, Britex has been a long standing San Francisco icon, along with many other wonderful places. One of which is our famous San Francisco Symphony. Last month, the two met in a spectacular event celebrating music director Michael Tilson Thomas’ 70th birthday.


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Tutorial: Reinforcing a Kimono Sleeve Like an Expert

Hello everyone! Today I have a few tricks to help you reinforce the curved edge of a kimono sleeve using this wool and mohair boucle.


I love a kimono sleeve. The design feature is classic, easy to wear, and very easy to construct. As a fan of vintage silhouettes, I have made quite a few dresses and blouses with this design feature over the years. But I have never liked the fact that it requires clipping into a seam that sees a lot of movement and potential wear. Click here to read more »

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Annual Storewide & Online President’s Day Sale!


It’s that time of year again–you can shop for the finest fabrics available at prices worth celebrating. Our traditional sale includes fabrics, notions and remnants–that’s four floors (and all online categories) of truly unique materials, all at 30% off.

30% Off In-Store President’s Day Sale*
Monday 2/16 10-7 (we are open one extra hour)
Tuesday 2/17 10-6

30% Off President’s Day Sale**
Includes fabrics, notions, lace trim, buttons, ribbon etc
Monday 2/16 midnight to midnight PST
Tuesday 2/17 midnight to midnight PST

Shop in-store and share a picture of your favorite purchase using #BritexSale on Twitter on 2/16 or 2/17 for a chance to win a $50 Britex Fabrics Gift Certificate. Don’t forget to follow us! Winner will be announced on 2/17.

*In-store sale is limited to stock on floor. Imported/vintage lace, Liberty, velvets and specialty items not included. No mail orders, phone, or special orders. Minimum fabric cut is 1/2 yard.

**Online sale excludes custom swatch orders, French Chantilly & Alençon lace trim, 4-ply crepe back satin, selected duchess silks, already discounted items, and gift certificates.

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About the Artwork: The New San Francisco


As a 60+ year-old San Francisco institution, Britex has seen and endured many waves of change. However, if you have been downtown lately you might wonder for yourself if this is different. Change is abound, but as you drive by the cranes and read about the latest tech start-up taking residence in SF, remember Britex is here amidst the construction to support and inspire you with the finest and awesome-est materials, plus loads of workshops to take your skills to the next level.

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Block Printing at Britex w/ The Recoverie


Our first block printing workshop of the year was, as suspected, a complete blast. Our teacher, Danielle Broder of The Recoverie, knows her craft. But, even better than that, she loves sharing her craft with others so that everyone can experience the satisfaction of creating their own surface designs.

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Adding Buttonholes to Lightweight Knits


For my first Britex blog post of 2015 I was excited to work with the beautiful selection of silks that Britex carries!  I chose to sew our new Camas Blouse pattern using a drapey and incredibly soft silk jersey knit.  I added a contrast panel to the back of the blouse using a floaty grey silk chiffon.

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