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  • We Love Our Customers

    January 18, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    On Friday, we had a visit from one of our customers who was wearing a dress she had made from one of our brightly colored cotton fabrics.
    Emma has been sewing all of her own clothes since she was 15 (she is now 18). She taught herself to make dresses by obsessively re-reading vintage 1950s sewing books that she found at thrift stores. Her taste for her own dresses is very specific, she tends to heavily favor vintage-esque silhouettes in bright colors with geometric designs, and she loves African wax-print cottons. The only sewing/clothes design that she has done for someone other than herself, is when she costumed a science fiction play at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Emma has countless illustrations that she has made of her own outfits and designs for her theater costume work.

    For her day job, Emma is a cartoonist. When she isn't creating fabulous clothing, she has an online comic, she has drawn strips for Dark Horse publishing, and has taught cartooning classes for kids at 826 Valencia, a writing center in the Mission, in San Francisco. To see more of Emma's work please visit her website.

    For more about our cotton fabrics, please visit the cotton section of our website, or the second floor of our store at 146 Geary Street in San Francisco.

    Emma T Capps

  • Warp x Weft x Pie!

    March 26, 2014 by Britex Fabrics


    The April 16 Warp x Weft workshop has a pie sponsor! The reason why we're so excited is that the pies are being donated by the babes of Three Babes Bakeshop. They are one of our favorite pie makers in all of San Francisco, using only organically grown ingredients.

    lenore-and-anna-looking-cutecropIf you don't already know the babes, they can be found at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and on Good Eggs.

    Thanks Three Babes Bakeshop. Our night will be so much sweeter for you.





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