New!

New silk fabric, woolen fabric, cotton fabric, buttons, lace trims, and more...each month brings new temptations!

Upcoming Events

The latest updates and gatherings involving the Britex Community. Stay up to date and make sure to mark your calendars.

Blog

Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

 

Tag Archives: DIY

The Britex Blog

Filter
  • How to Sew Easy Drool Pads for a Baby Carrier (DIY Danielle)

    May 17, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    This post by DIY Danielle will show you how to create a pattern and then sew your own drool pads for a baby carrier with very few supplies needed.

    Supplies

    • Exterior Fabric, Interior Fabric, Lining (if desired) x 2 of each: 7" tall x 8" wide
    • Ribbon: 6.75" long (2)
    • Snaps or hook and loop

    For the complete tutorial, please visit the complete post here, or view the video above.

     


  • Fun With Oversized Eyelets: A Lace Up DIY Sweatshirt (A Beautiful Mess)

    April 28, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    eyelet-2 Here is a quick and easy DIY project by A Beautiful Mess to add some character to a plain sweatshirt that you have had in your closet, but haven't work forever, or if ever. With a few supplies that can be purchased in the notions department on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store, you can brighten up even the dullest sweatshirt.

  • Create Your Own Fabric Covered Suitcase

    April 7, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    6a00d8358081ff69e20162ffdd53f0970d-800wi Upcycling vintage suitcases can be a really fun and creative project. This DIY style project from Rachel Denbow of  Flaming Toes' 30 Fabulous Vintage Linen Projects is an excellent way to put some of your linen prints to use.

  • DIY Felt Laptop Sleeve

    February 3, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    sleeve-1 Have you ever bought a laptop computer and wanted a case for it that expressed your personal style, or was made in your favorite color, and you just couldn't find one? Well, here is an easy way to create one personalized to your liking. Susi, on justcraftyenough.com had purchased a new Mac laptop, only to find out that they had discontinued the size she bought, and therefore finding a case for it became near impossible, so she created her own. This project makes an excellent personalized gift for any occasion.

  • Simple Card holder Wallet Tutorial

    January 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    file_007-1

    This is a simple DIY card holder tutorial by Lucy in Manchester, UK. Lucy teaches sewing and quilting classes and blogs under Charm About You. You can fit at least 3 or 4 cards in each pocket. You can use thread that is the same color as your fabric or leather, or you can use a contrasting color to make the stitching pop. This project only requires 3 cuts! You will need 1 piece of felt, (available on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store) medium weight fabric or leather (available on the fourth floor of our brick-and-mortar store) that is 8" x 3" and 2 pieces that are 3" x 3 1/4". You have the option of creating a hole on each side to make it easier to slip your cards in and out or taking the easier route and not creating holes. For the complete project, please visit Lucy's tutorial here.


  • Everything to Create An Ugly Sweater This Holiday Season

    December 15, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    capture

    Come into Britex Fabrics for everything you need to create the most fabulous "ugly sweater" this holiday season! Check out our third floor notions in our brick-and-mortar store for all of the items pictured above and so much more.


  • DIY Felt Coaster Project by jessyratfink (instructables.com)

    December 13, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    This easy and fun 5 step DIY felt coaster project by jessyratfink on instructables.com makes an excellent holiday gift. It is an excellent way to practice the running stitch, blanket stitch, and the whip stitch. You will also learn how to choose felt and you will have the option of using the provided pattern or creating your own. If you do not know these stitches, you can learn these and other hand sewing techniques in one of our hand sewing workshops with hand sewing expert Natalie. (More dates coming soon for 2017)

    materials

    Materials:

    • 9 x 12 inch craft felt sheets (available on the third floor at Britex Fabrics)
    • Six stranded embroidery floss (available on the third floor at Britex Fabrics)

    Tools:

    • Hand embroidery needle
    • Sewing pins
    • Dressmaker's shears or other sharp fabric scissors
    • Felt tipped marker (like a Sharpie) and/or water soluble pen
    • PDF pattern (provided on instructables.com)

     

    Visit instructables.com for the provided pattern and 5 step tutorial.

     

     


  • 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.

    HALLOWEEN RESIZED IMAGE


  • Make a Lacy Mask For Halloween

    September 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    mask from web

    With Halloween just around the corner, you may still not know what to wear, so here is an inexpensive and glamorous, last minute fix from the creative folks at DIY Enthusiasts.  Purchase some sheer organza or tulle, a handful of glittery rhinestones, and a length of silk ribbon on the third floor of Britex Fabrics, and make your own lacy mask...and become the mysterious queen or king of the ball.

  • Silk Necktie and Cocktail Dress by Andrea

    September 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Andrea Kneilands a Britex Fabrics customer from Port Hope, Canada ordered a lovely stretch silk print fabric online, and created a lovely dress and silk tie. Britex Fabrics ships internationally, to almost everywhere! Check out this silk print fabric and others here.
    "Hello, I was so happy with my silk fabric I ordered from you I thought I would share a picture of the finished dress and tie. Thank you for the great customer service." - Andrea Kneilands
    CUSTOMER FEATURE 9 2016 Andrea has been sewing since she was about 7 or 8 years old. Her Mother and Nanny sewed. They taught her how to sew. She made dolls and doll clothes. In High School she took Home Economics and private sewing lessons. This is when she started to make clothes for people, and she has been making them ever since. She had a small business when her children were little, where she made children’s  clothes and some ladies wear. She has always sewn her own dress up clothing.

35 Items(s)

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4