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  • Launch Party Re-cap: Celebrating in Good Company

    July 1, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

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    How was our big workshop space launch party, you ask? Amazing!

     

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    These ladies were spectacular, making our party a huge success. Each one offered their own unique glimpse into sewing, and consequently, there was something to inspire every type of sewer.


  • Knits: 3 Tips for Easier Sewing by Nicole

    March 5, 2014 by Nicole at Home

    When the opportunity came up to work with some of the beautiful Britex knits AND use a pattern from one of the independent patternmakers newly affiliated with Britex, I jumped on it. Not only did I already have my eye on this dotted viscose/lycra blend fabric, but I had the perfect pattern in mind, too: the Renfrew cowl neck from Sewaholic.  I've made the top a few times, but love the fit and shape so much, that I was excited to sew it up again in this lovely, drapey fabric.

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  • Indie Patterns Come to Britex Guest Bloggers

    February 25, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

    For about a year, our team of Guest Bloggers have been sampling and offering tons of tips on working with a variety of fabrics from our online selection. They have also been sharing their personal tricks on using and altering existing patterns. Here's where the really awesome news comes in---our guest bloggers will now be test driving some of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) independent pattern companies. The list is pretty long, but here are a few. Find the entire list of collaborating pattern companies on our Guest Blogger page.  

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  • Make a Shirt for Your Favorite Dude

    May 20, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    Father’s day is June 16th, which we see as an occasion to brush up on our oft neglected sewing-for-dudes skills. Tasia from Vancouver, Canada, and proprietress of the blog, Sewaholic produced this timely tutorial on making a fitting muslin for a men’s shirt, and then goes on to explain the process in which she alters the collar stand for a huskier neck.  Although she used a McCaLLS pattern, we’re enamored with the Negroni Shirt by Colette; a slightly retro shirt with a more modern cut. The Colette instructions and booklet guide you gently through every step of creating a well-crafted casual shirt: felled seams, a lined back yoke, and sleeve plackets on the long sleeve version. Why not make two shirts - one in delicious party mint pink organic cotton , and the other in ride-em-cowboy county fair blue gingham?


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