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  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 15, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 11, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Linen Fabrics Now - 8/21!

    August 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    linen-sale-aug-8-aug-21-tryptic-blogWe adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabrics, equally wonderful for garments and for home decorating uses. Enjoy linen as elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts! This sale is good for online linen fabric categories only 8/8 to 8/21. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Fabric Sale: 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics Now - 8/7!

    August 1, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Slip into silk this summer! Britex Fabrics loves everything about silk and it shows. Silk is a natural fiber that is usually derived from the mulberry silkworm’s cocoons. Silk has it all; it is smooth, soft, strong, and lustrous. Silk is ethereal for a summer frock, and just as smart for a winter frock-coat lining. We delight in traipsing about to find you the most chic Italian silks, natty necktie silks, brilliant jacquard silks, and airy sheer silk chiffons. This sale is good for online silk fabric categories only 7/25 to 8/7. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics 7/25 - 8/7!

    July 25, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Slip into silk this summer! Britex Fabrics loves everything about silk and it shows. Silk is a natural fiber that is usually derived from the mulberry silkworm’s cocoons. Silk has it all; it is smooth, soft, strong, and lustrous. Silk is ethereal for a summer frock, and just as smart for a winter frock-coat lining. We delight in traipsing about to find you the most chic Italian silks, natty necktie silks, brilliant jacquard silks, and airy sheer silk chiffons. Quantities are limited. This sale is good for online silk fabric categories only 7/25 to 8/7. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.
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  • Easy Double Welt Pockets by NEW Guest Blogger Becky (sewbeckyjo.com)

    July 24, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    double-welt-01 Double welt pockets look so scary. There’s little dots, little triangles, blind sewing, to bias or not to bias, more blind sewing with the lining….and the worst part? You’re cutting a hole smack in the middle of fabric. There’s no going back after you cut that hole.Worse? Half the time they’re this unusable, shallow size. I don’t like fiddley or inefficiency. I think it’s time we knocked double welts off their pedestal. I’ve made a very photo-detailed tutorial with the help of Britex Fabrics, and you’ll be whipping these out in no time. I chose this Midweight Royal Purple Linen for this project.  

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Linen Fabrics Now - 7/24

    July 20, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    We adore linen for its beautiful natural texture, breathability, and classic good looks. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is one of the oldest known textiles. Britex is pleased to offer you a unique collection of linen fabric. Equally wonderful for home decorating use and garments, we love linen fabric for elegant duvet covers, comfy lounge pillows, tailored curtains, louche summer suits, chic dresses, and delicately pleated skirts. This sale good for online linen category purchases* only 7/11 - 7/24. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • 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!

  • Local Designer & Britex Fabrics Regular Joy Mao

    July 14, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Joy Mao is a Bay Area transplant, and Britex Fabrics regular, originally from Shanghai that spends her days with the good people of MUH-TAY-ZIK HOF-FER, and her nights sewing away in her tiny home studio (aka. her dining room table). She has had a passion for designing and making clothes since college, but until this year she didn't have the courage to take it further than a hobby.

  • 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns

    July 13, 2017 by Britex Fabrics


    The sewing community takes care of its own! Thanks to a collaborative effort, 83,500 vintage sewing patterns from Vogue, McCalls, Butterick, Simplicity, and others have been put into an online database, viewable by the public. Each look is at least 25 years old, and is organized by decade, garment type and designer. If you want to recreate a Dior look from the 50s, this is a great place to start! Then pick out some scrumptious fabric to work with--we have fabulous new silks, brocades and wools in our brick-and-mortar and online stores!


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