Sue Manuel who is a loyal Britex Fabrics customer stopped in looking for some fabric for a new creation that her dress maker back in Canberra, Australia will be making for her. Our staff immediately noticed the fabulous jacket she was wearing was crafted from our French wool, silk lining, and shiny buttons. Her jacket was designed and made by Gloria Grady, her dress maker in Australia.
Have you ever wondered how to easily get the creases and wrinkles out of a dress shirt? I know that I have. Whether you are looking for work in this incredibly competitive job market, or trying to impress a new date, having this skill is handy to have. The Dude Society has come up with a pretty simple process to do just that. You’ll first need a good ironing board and iron, and they have recommendations listed. They suggest that the width of your board, be as close to the width of your shirt as possible. (This will make your task easier.) They have a recommended shirt ironing strategy, which includes temperature, motion, and sequence. They have broken down the process of ironing a standard button down shirt into a specific sequence:
For specific instructions on how to iron a shirt, be sure to check out The Dude Society “How to Iron a Dress Shirt Correctly”.
Calling all fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts! Have you ever wanted to learn real world fashion skills from a full-time designer? Well, now is your chance. Jamie Lau, of Jamie Lau Designs, will be here on December 19th to show you the basics for beginning a successful move into the world of fashion. She will cover starter fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and will help with fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, you will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage.
Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign-up right away! See our events page for information on reserving your spot.
Oh the Glory of Wool!
(Mostly found at here Britex!)
Our Main Floor is a playground for Wool Fabric which you will see here on these beautiful pieces of Art!
It doesn’t stop there, he also creates Plush toys, Cartoons & Paintings! Jeff learned how to use a sewing machine at a very young age!
His mother taught sewing classes in their home when Jeff was a kid. When Jeff and his brother were bored (during snowstorms, etc), they would sew beanbags, which evolved slowly into Plush toys.
Pop into Britex Fabrics today for your Halloween Endeavors!
Come and play in our Sale Buttons on the 3rd floor in Notions!
We’ve pulled out our Halloween themed Buttons, ready to amplify any garment!
Our Pumpkin shaped Velvet trim (On Sale) along with our Swarovski Crystals & Gold Lace Trim!
Our little villain Kirby showing off our Dark enchanted Silk, perfect for any villains on the prowl
Martin, traveler and photographer par excellence, sent us this stunning photograph that he took of our store. We love the way he played with the moody urban quality of downtown San Francisco by depicting it in tones of black and grey, and then contrasted it with the iconic red Britex Fabrics sign. Look closely to see a tinge of red in the sign reflection in Britex Fabrics’ window. You can see more of his work at MARTINMOOREPHOTOGRAPHY.
The elves on the 3rd floor of Britex made this sweet penguin clip out of felt and netting. Can’t you imagine one worn to Cirque du Soleil as a boutonniere on the lapel of your tails? With a burnt orange velveteen double-breasted vest and starched white shirt, you’d be the hit of the holiday party! (These snazzy clips are for sale at Britex Fabrics!)
The industrious elves on the 3rd floor assembled this Children’s Sewing Kit in time for the winter holidays! This portable kit for little textile beginners includes a padded sewing basket, an old-fashioned tomato pin cushion and pins, four spools of Gutermann thread, Clotilde hand sewing needles, a wee rubber silicone thimble, a rainbow assortment of embroidery floss, a retractable measuring tape, professional tailor’s chalk, Gingher scissors, a stack of primary colored plastic buttons, and a bundle of nine felt squares to practice their developing sewing skills! (Cost – $100)
Here is an idea for a felt needle case; little beginning project using felt, buttons, and the easy to learn blanket stitch!
The clever elves on the notions floor at Britex have hung their stockings around the fireplace with care. With such a festive fire, who can blame the littlest googly-eyed flicker of a flame as she toasts a marshmallow? Pass the chocolate and graham crackers….anyone want some s’mores?
Just in time for Hanukkah, Britex (and Bretts) present an Instructable for a beauteous no-sew leather kippah (yamulkah). Make kippot as gifts…and then later fry latkes and sing “S’vivon Sov Sov Sov”. All are made with leather scraps purchased from Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary Street, S.F. CA.,