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  • Anastasia - League of Legends Costume (We Love Our Customers)

    November 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    "My name is Anastasia Uhland.  I am in the 9th grade at Monte Vista High School in Danville CA.  I learned how to sew in my 7th grade clothing class.  Last month I had a great time visiting  Britex Fabrics.  It was fun to climb the stairs and explore all the levels in the store.  I enjoyed talking with the lady who helped us select our fabrics.  We found some in the bargain area that were prefect!  The fabrics were pink and purple, polyester.   I had created the pattern to fit myself and wore the costume to school on Halloween.  The character is from the video game, League of Legends.  I can't wait to visit the store again soon!"

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  • Happy Halloween From Us to You

    October 31, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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  • Transform Yourself Into A Superhero For Halloween

    October 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    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.

     


  • Britex Fabrics Customer Bobby With Some Awesome Halloween Inspiration

    October 3, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Since Halloween is just around the corner, here is some creative Halloween inspiration for you. Our customer Bobby Brumback from Willits California created these two fabulous Halloween costumes. He has been creating original costumes for theatrical productions and holidays for about 10 years. He created the "David Bowie" costume with an awesome psychedelic polyester print fabrics and then he added gold lame accents. For his "Soul Stealer" costume, he used 9 yards of muslin that he hand dyed and hand sewed the cording. He purchased cheap masks and molded them to the fabric and sewed them onto the robe.

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  • Vintage Lace Trim & Fashion

    August 11, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    We have this vintage circa 1920s-30 bobbin lace that we roar for! We have over 200 vintage lace trims on our third floor at the bridal counter. Many other animals, and lifestyle activities, such as tennis are represented. As well as traditional floral and geometric designs. In addition to vintage lace trims we have hundreds of modern lace trims and ribbons on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store. Many of these trims are also available online.

     

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    To learn more about vintage lace and vintage lace trims, please visit the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store, or if you're not local, please chck out our excellent selection online.

    Additionally, an excellent resource for vintage fashion enthusiasts is available through the San Francisco Public Library. This includes The Vogue Archive 1892 - present, Harper's Bazaar Archive 1867 - present, Women's Wear Daily Archive 1910 - present, The Design & Applied Arts Index 1973 - present, as well as The Women's Magazine Archive: Homes & Gardens 1922 - 2005 Good Housekeeping 1885 - 2005 and Redbook 1903 - 2005.

    You will be able to explore this incredible archive by visiting their Articles & Database page under the eLibrary tab at sfpl.org.


  • Outlander Dress Fabric is Back (SOLD OUT!)

    July 29, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    (INVENTORY IS SOLD OUT)

    Double bouquet fabric panel (as featured on Outlander) is available for $99 in our brick-and-mortar store, on the second floor in our home furnishing fabric department, or by phone.

    If you are interested in ordering a panel, please contact Joie or Dina at 415-392-2910 as soon as possible, as we have limited stock available.

    Remember the fabric we featured that Terry Dresbach used to design that amazing dress in the Outlander Starz official trailer and all over the Internet? Well, we originally thought that we wouldn’t be able to get it back in stock, but the manufacturer has made it for us, and we have it available for the general public. The dress is made of a heavy, luxurious furnishing fabric produced in Turkey by one of our favorite sources. Unusually, the floral pattern does not run up the roll, but was designed in panels. Each yard and 1/8 panel contains 2 full bouquets of flowers, and is $99 . We are generally wary of carrying panels like this in the store, because the square design tends to limit application to pillows, ottomans and the like–but we absolutely fell in love with the colors and were confident that our customers would feel the same!


  • Winners of the Halloween Costume Contest 2014

    October 28, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

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  • Costumes of Yesteryears + 2014 Contest Details

    October 22, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

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    We cannot count the number of shockingly awesome costumes in past years' contests. This pair for example, bacon & egg, still has us chuckling because, yes, the egg is standing on slender slices of butter and was soon to be a mom. A few years ago this same duo did a rice & potato number. See below for complete contest details and how you can win a $100 Britex gift certificate.


  • Holiday Events - Let the Festivities Begin

    October 22, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Join us for two events as we celebrate this festive season. Visit our Upcoming Events page for details.

     

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    Halloween Costume Contest
    Saturday, October 26 - all day

     

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    Rendezvous at Britex
    Saturday, November 2 - 3 PM - 5 PM

    These events are free of charge, so bring your friends! We look forward to seeing you soon.


  • Flapper Headband Tutorial

    October 6, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Sew up this flapper's headband for your next party! Shimmy into a frock, pull up your silk stockings, get all dolled up, hussy on down to the Fairmont Hotel, and Bunny Hug the night away to the "Memphis Blues ".

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