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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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  • Light Up Phoenix Costume Tutorial

    October 27, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Need a last minute Halloween costume idea? The tutorial for this gorgeous phoenix costume that can be found on Instructables, by Natalina, is a little more of a challenge than some of the other projects we have presented, but it can be created in 15 steps, and the pattern from BurdaStyle is pretty intuitive, with access to a dress form. This is the second Instructable post by Natalina. Natalina is a designer with a degree in fashion design. Most of the items you will need for this project, including feathers and trims can be found on the second and third floor of our brick-and-mortar store. For the how to, visit Instructables here.

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    For the the headpiece tutorial, please visit the other part of this Instructable here.

     


  • Halloween Tutorial: Easy To Create Floating Ghost

    October 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Reuse plastic soda bottles and end up with an awesome ghost Halloween decoration at the same time. You only need a few supplies, and you are ready to create this floating ghost. You will need cheese cloth, scissors, fabric stiffener, black felt, and a few other items. For a complete list of supplies and step-by-step instructions, please visit the tutorial on Instructables.

     


  • 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


  • 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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  • Make a Lacy Mask For Halloween

    September 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    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.

  • Create Elegant 18th Century Footwear with American Duchess

    September 9, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Lauren from the impressive historical costuming blog, American Duchess, has a particular penchant for 18th century fashion. She developed this marvelous tutorial on how to gussy up a pair of Pompadour 18th century shoes using  braid trim, metallic lace trim, petersham ribbon, silk ribbon and more....all items available from Britex Fabrics. Get ready for your next bucolic frolic, Halloween shindig, Twelfth Night party, or Dangerous Liaisons dance.


  • Time to gear up for Halloween!

    October 5, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

     Pop into Britex Fabrics today for your Halloween Endeavors!

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    Come and play in our Sale Buttons on the 3rd floor in Notions!

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    We've pulled out our Halloween themed Buttons, ready to amplify any garment!

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    Our Pumpkin shaped Velvet trim (On Sale) along with our Swarovski Crystals & Gold Lace Trim!

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    Our little villain Kirby showing off our Dark enchanted Silk, perfect for any villains on the prowl

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  • Winners of the Halloween Costume Contest 2014

    October 28, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

    20141025_102148 1st place tie - based on costumes of Game of Thrones

     

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