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  • Mother's Day Quilted Wine Tote Sewing Tutorial (Kate of Needle & Spatula)

    May 1, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    wine-tote-1 This intermediate sewing project by Kate of Needle & Spatula is an excellent gift for a house warming, holiday gift, or any special occasion. Next time you are invited to a party you can gift a bottle of wine in this quilted wine tote, instead of scrambling last minute to find a gift bag and tissue paper. If you want to create an insulated version, be sure to include one layer of insulated batting to keep white wine cool during your travel. This project is especially great if you are in the Bay Area and are planning a trip for Mother's Day with your mom.

  • Tutorial -- Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress

    April 28, 2015 by Jamie Lau Designs

    Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress + Tutorial by Jamie Lau Designs JLDBritexFabricsSilk04272015_Main In my latest design, I chose to work with a slubby textured silk linen blend. One of my top-selling dresses is a relaxed fit ikat midi dress with short kimono sleeves. I wanted to create a new midi style with three-quarter sleeves in a slightly heavier weight fabric.  

  • Wall Planter Tutorial

    November 11, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Here's a quick holiday gift idea from the GDS Cloth Goods workshop across the bay. It’s a burlap mini wall planter perfect for your green thumbed friends. Pack this little guy with succulents and it's a great gift for your not-so-green-thumbed friends as well. IMG_2403 The supplies listed below are for making one mini planter, but keep in mind that you’ll be able to get 4-6 planters (depending on fabric width) from one 1/4 yard cutting of fabric. All materials can be found at Britex except for the mallet, which can be found at any hardware store. IMG_2405

  • Tips: Successful Sewing with Silks - Draped Cocoon Dress

    June 25, 2013 by Jamie Lau Designs

    I’m excited to join Britex Fabrics as a guest blogger starting this summer. As a San Francisco native, I’ve been shopping at Britex ever since middle school - even before I could sew - and I also had my West Coast book launch party there last December.

    In addition to being a fashion designer, I also teach sewing, patternmaking, and draping classes in New York and beyond. I often run across students who are intimidated to sew with silk (and I don’t blame them!). In my inaugural post, I’m going to share some tips on working with silk as I walk you through the process of creating one of my dress designs - a lightweight draped cocoon dress that works great for hot New York summers, but that can also be paired with opaque tights when the temperature drops.

  • Sunglasses and Sunshine by Laura Mae

    March 12, 2013 by Lilacs & Lace

    Hello Britex fans!  My name is Laura Mae and I blog over at Lilacs & Lace.  I am absolutely thrilled to be the latest Britex Guest Blogger, and am even more excited to share my first project with you.  And here it is!

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