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June 19, 2017 by Britex Fabricshere. If you want to improve your hand sewing and stereoscopic skills, just register for our Hand Sewing 101 workshop with Natalie!
May 24, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Sewing your own swimwear can be intimidating for some sewists, or a thrill for others. For many, it is a completely new experience. Sewing with ultra stretchy fabric, linings, clasps, and swimwear elastic is nothing like sewing up a flowy summer blouse. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Sewing your own bathing suit doesn’t have to be scary. Be sure to keep in mind that hand made swimwear will look different than store bought swimwear.
Check out the step by step tutorial for sewing the elastic into your swimwear by Allie on indiesew.com here.
May 17, 2017 by Britex FabricsHere is a quick and easy way to hem a dress in only 6 steps, by Amy of cozyreverie! Materials used: - measuring tape - pencil - fabric scissors - sewing machine - pins
April 17, 2017 by Britex FabricsThis skirt is super easy to sew, especially when you use a stretchy knit fabric! This simple tutorial by It's Always Autumn is a super easy way to create a skirt that is both comfortable and great for spring. This project is such a piece of cake, you won't even have to bother with zippers or buttons.
February 24, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
February 23, 2017 by Britex FabricsThis knit ruffle scarf tutorial by Stephanie from Pinafores & Pinwheels is a low-cost, 6 step, easy way to create a scarf, and can be completed in 15 - 20 minutes.
February 3, 2017 by Britex FabricsHave 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.
January 9, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
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.
December 16, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
An awesome gift idea for the sewers in your life! A 14 piece sewing kit in a ready-to-gift box that includes #magneticpincushion #pins #glassheadpins #tapemeasure #seamripper #tailorscissors #threadsnips #craftclips #safetypins #sewingguage #erasablepen #ironvanishingpen #rotarycutter #cuttingmat #ruler $95 plus tax on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco, just off #unionsquare Come see us or call 415-392-2910 and ask for our notions department! #sewingkit #sewing #sew #gift #holiday #gifts #sewingbox
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)
- 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)
- 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)