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  • Kid's Lunch Box Tutorial (From Crazy Little Projects)

    September 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    This is a really fun tutorial to create your own lunch box. This is great for a kid's back to school days or to take to work with you. Check out the original tutorial at Crazy Little Projects. Image 1 You Will Need 3/4 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics 3/4 yard of insulated interfacing (it keeps things hot or cold) Velcro Instructions Cut the following pieces from each of the 2 fabrics and interfacing (12 pieces total) 1 piece that is 11" wide by 8" tall 1 piece that is 11" wide by 18" tall 1 piece that is 3 1/2" wide by 26" long 1 piece that is 2" wide by 9" long Image 2 On the largest piece, round out the corners on one side. These will be the corners of the flap. (see above) Continue Reading

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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.


  • Free Custom Corset Pattern Generator

    May 2, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    This Custom Corset Pattern Generator is a great way to take your measurements when creating a corset. All you need to do to generate a free pattern is enter the measurements of your bust, waist, waist to underarm, cup size, and your center front length. You will then have the option of viewing the pattern as small or large illustrations. Once you have generated the pattern, there are construction instructions as well.

     

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  • Simple DIY Suspenders Tutorial

    February 24, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    SUSPENDERS TUTORIAL SUPPLIES LIST
    A simple way to make suspenders with seven items, in only eight easy steps.

    What You Will Need


    1. Elastic
    (no wider than 1")

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    2. 4 Straight Pins

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    3. Needle and Thread

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    4. One 1" Metal Back Patch

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    5. 1 Garment Tape Measure

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    6. Scissors

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    7. Four 1" Grips With Brackets

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    STEP 1: With the tape measure, measure from 1 inch below your left front pant loop, bring the tape measure over your left shoulder and down to 1 inch below and to the right of your center pant loop, or 1 inch below your right back pant loop. This is the length of elastic you will need. Be sure to cut 2 strips of the elastic in this length.

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    STEP 2: With the scissors, cut 2 straps from the elastic in the length you measured in step 1.

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    STEP 3: Use the straight pins to pin a horizontal line to hold the elastic end around the grip, making sure that when the grips are clipped onto your

    pants, the elastic is snug but comfortable.

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    STEP 4: Hand sew the end of the elastic so that it's around one of the grip ends. (This will be the back right end)

    STEP 5: Take the end of the elastic that is not yet sewn, and put it through the metal back patch, so that the point of the triangle is facing up.

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    STEP 6: Sew the unfinished side so that it's around a second grip end.

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    STEP 7: Take the second strap of elastic and repeat steps 3-5, making sure both straps of elastic form an overlapping X.

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    STEP 8: Trim off most of the excess elastic that remains, clip on all 4 grips.

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  • How to Sew Wool knit with Lace overlay w/Nicole!

    October 20, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Wool knit Linden with lace overlay

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    I was won over by the Linden sweatshirt, designed by fellow Guest Blogger Jen from Grainline Studios, after making it in a sporty quilted fabric. But the wheels started turning immediately, and I felt like a lace-overlay version would take this basic wardrobe staple up a couple of notches.

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    As luck would have it, I was due for my next project with Britex working with one of their amazing knits! After working hard to narrow down the choices, I decided on this beautiful medium-weight wool knit fabric, in an extra-dark loden (almost black) color. I'm a sucker for pale pink, so this cotton-blend lace was the perfect contrast. The image below shows how nicely this wool drapes. Very luxurious!

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  • Tutorial: Working with Plaid---Man's Shirt

    June 11, 2013 by Nicole at Home

    When I discovered the beautiful and vintage-y modern plaid at Britex, I knew I had found the fabric for which I had been searching.  I had in mind a short sleeve button-up shirt for my husband, but wanted something different than classic dress shirting.  This fab plaid completely fit the bill!   However, once I laid out the fabric and went to cut out my pattern, I realized I had a big challenge ahead of me.  Plaid.  Matching plaid is one issue; deciding in which direction the plaid should be arranged and the overall layout was the other.  Should the plaid on the yoke be diagonal?  If the yoke is on the straight grain, could the pockets be diagonal?  What about the placket??  I was completely paralyzed by indecision for a while, but after looking at some ready-to-wear men's tops, I opted to go for a straight-laced version with no diagonally arranged plaid pieces.  Really working the 70s vibe of the fabric might look great, but I wanted to be sure my husband would actually wear the shirt!

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  • Abominable Baby Slippers

    September 3, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Make these wacky hairy clawed booties for every baby and toddler in your life, then play chase the abominable baby….grrrrr! Directions from Crochet Me are for three sizes, Small (newborn – 3 months), Medium (6 – 12 months), Large (18 – 24 months).

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    Baby Slippers


  • Oven Mitt project

    September 3, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Mark and Cara at Sew Bettie made these oven mitt instructions to keep your fingers protected while you're baking granola bars or Rice Krispies® bars for packed lunches. Yum! We think they would be nifty sewn up in our red bandanna skull cotton.

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    Oven Mitt


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