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  • All New Online & In-Store: Waxed Cotton Prints

    July 20, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    new-online-dutch-waxed-cotton-for-blog Dutch Waxed Cotton Prints are also known as African Waxed Prints and are commonly used for clothing in Africa, especially in West Africa. They are industrially produced, colorful cotton fabrics with batik printing on them. The colors of these fabrics rely on the preference of the locals where they are manufactured. The clothing created from these fabrics are usually celebratory in nature. These prints carry personalities into the world, and often represent cities, buildings, sayings, and special occasions. Given the vivid color and the distinct separation of the colors, it is no wonder that these fabrics have gained international popularity. Check out our Waxed Cotton page online here, or visit the cotton department on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store to check out dozens of these gorgeous prints.

  • DIY Ruffle Hem Wrap Skirt (apairandasparediy.com)

    July 19, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_1174 This gingham wrap skirt by Geneva of apairandasparediy.com is voluminous and provides just the type of fashion confidence boost a person needs during the summer months. The pattern is included on her blog post, and this project is not recommended for beginners. The gingham fabric that is available in over half a dozen colors on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store, is not your average run of the mill cotton, but a beautifully smooth, tightly woven fabric!

  • Cool Off In Cotton! Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Cotton Category Fabrics 6/13 - 6/26!

    June 13, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Versatile cotton fabric holds a special place in our hearts, and we offer a veritable rainbow of hues! We carry an ever-expanding collection of cottons in our online store, including delicate Italian and Swiss voiles, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan ikat fabric, nubby couture-inspired cotton tweed fabrics, travelable cotton-lycra blends, and chic designer cotton fabric. This online sale is from 6/13 - 6/26! Quantities are limited. This sale is good for online cotton fabric category purchases* only 6/13 - 6/26. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Hexagon Piecing Tutorial (jessyratfink on Instructables)

    June 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_0737 It's all too easy to keep collecting the charming cotton prints on the Second Floor of our brick-and-mortar store (and online in our cotton section)...and piecing multiple hexagons together is an easy way to use as many of your favorites as you'd like. Depending on your needs--and your stamina!--you can create placemats, appliqués, patches, and clean-lined quilt tops of any size out of individual three-inch hexagons. Just refer to this seven step Instructables tutorial by jessyratfink!

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Cotton Category Fabrics! 3/21 - 4/3

    March 23, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Spring Into Fashion and Peruse Our Incredible Cotton Selection! Online Sale: 20% Off All Cotton Category Fabrics!

    Cotton fabric holds a special place in our fashionable heart. First cultivated 7,000 years ago, cotton is a timeless natural-fiber fabric, whose breathability makes it ideal for many garments. We carry an ever expanding collection of cotton fabric in our online store, including delicate Italian and Swiss voiles, brilliantly colored hand-loomed Guatemalan ikat fabric, nubby couture-inspired cotton tweed fabrics, travelable cotton-lycra blends, and chic designer cotton fabric. Quantities are limited. This sale good for online cotton category purchases* only 3/21 - 4/3. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Metallic Ikat Striped Geometry Dress + Fashion Inspiration

    March 14, 2017 by Jamie Lau Designs

    jld_cotton_03142017_main I love working with stripes just as much as I love textured ikat fabric. When I saw this striped Italian ikat blend with copper accents, I knew it would make for a great party dress. The metallic threads add a luxury feel and I thought it would be fun to play with the direction of the stripes. You may recall a similar silhouette from one of my previous posts, which goes in depth about the patternmaking steps for creating the bodice design. Much of the inspiration for my designs comes from my environment and looking beyond literal fashion references. Here are some artworks I was drawn to, mainly because of the intersection of stripes.

  • Easy-To-Sew Pajama Pants (Ruth - Living Well Spending Less)

    March 14, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    w704 With the recent time change, you may feel like staying in bed and sleeping in more often. And let's face it, if you are in New York or anywhere near the New England, the weather is probably keeping you indoors. Here is an easy and fun way to create pajama pants, while you are stuck indoors to pass the time. This tutorial by Ruth from Living Well Spending Less shows the step by step process for creating pajama pants for you or a child.

  • A Victorian Wedding: Bridesmaid Dresses, Junior Bridesmaid Dresses and Waistcoats

    December 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    A while back our sales associate Flynn assisted our customer Janet with choosing some amazing cotton and sateen fabrics for her wedding. We received an email from her thanking him. Here's to another satisfied Britex Fabrics customer. 001-ceremony-204-of-281-x2

  • Farmers Market Grocery Bag - A DIY Project

    November 28, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Charming, practical, and quickly sewn, a market tote would make a great gift for just about everyone on your gift list! There are so many different grocery bag tutorials online, but this one by in sewing on Instructables is a fairly easy 13 step process. You can use an already existing bag as a pattern. Just cut off the seams at the top of the handles and the bottom seam. Then cut up each side so you have a pattern to use that looks not unlike a tank top shirt. Be sure to use two distinct different types of fabric to distinguish between the outside and the inside of the bag. We suggest cotton since it can be thrown in with your laundry. You can ready more here.

     


  • 100% Spooktacular Cotton Print Fabrics

    October 5, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Here are a few of the prints we have available.

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    Spooktacular cotton print fabrics for Halloween. Pumpkins, cats, skeletons, witches and bats! Dozens of 100% cotton Halloween print fabrics are available on the second floor of our brick-and-mortar store. All are 44" wide and range from $11.99/yard - $16.99/yard. Call now to order yours. 415-392-2910


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