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  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics Now - 4/17

    April 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    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 good for online silk category purchases* only now - 4/17. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Something Old, Something New, Something Britex! (Part II)

    April 11, 2017 by Dina

    silk-dupioni In Part 2 of our focus on wedding season, our Furnishings guru Dina offers some ideas on how Britex can help you customize your venue and make the setting for your wedding as beautiful as possible.

  • Online Sale! 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics 4/4 - 4/17!

    April 4, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Slide Into Slithering Silk Spring Wear! 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics 4/4 - 4/17!

    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 good for online silk category purchases* only 4/4 - 4/17. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.
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  • Gathers, Gathers, Gathers by Guest Blogger Erin (MissCrayolaCreepy)

    March 27, 2017 by MissCrayolaCreepy

    britex-gathering-header What do you guys think about my wild new blouse? No, I am not going to Woodstock and yes, I am totally feeling this groovy fabric (peace, love, and Britex Fabrics). The pattern is the SBCC Gibson and I had not made it until planning this project and I'm so glad I did, especially in this beautiful butterfly print silk crepe de chine! . I know the word "silk" can strike fear in a sewist's heart, but this was not an especially difficult fabric to sew. And if you are still nervous about making something with silk then check out this blog post I wrote with some tips on making it a little easier.

  • Online Sale: 20% Off All Online Silk Category Fabrics 11/1 - 11/14

    November 1, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    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 category purchases* only 11/1 - 11/14. *This online sale does not apply to in-store, email, phone, or Customized Swatch purchases.


  • Silk Clover Dress With French Seam Tutorial - By Guest Blogger Christine Haynes

    August 9, 2016 by CityStitching

    silk-dress-1   When Britex offered me some midnight navy spotted silk to sew with, I thought I might make a kimono robe or another lounge item. But when the silk showed up, it was just too gorgeous to only wear at home, so I decided to sew the Clover Dress from Paper Cut Patterns, and it was a perfect match.   When sewing with silk, especially one that is semi-transparent, having gorgeous seams is key since there’s a good chance that they will be visible through the garment. This is when using a French Seam is a perfect choice, and if you don’t know how to sew one, here’s a handy tutorial for you!   french-seam-1   Note: the tutorial is sewn using a scrap piece of the silk, not on the garment itself.   french-seam-2 Step 1: After you have cut all your pieces according to the pattern instructions, the key is sewing them in a reverse order from how they instruct you to sew a regular seam. So instead of right sides together, we will be putting wrong sides together. Pin in place.   french-seam-3 Step 2: Sew the seam at 3/8” seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance down to 1/8”.   french-seam-4 Step 3: Press the seam allowance to one side.   french-seam-5 Step 4: Fold the fabric so right sides are together and the seam sewn in step 1 is right at the top of the fold. Press the seam.   french-seam-6 Step 5: Pin the fabric together and stitch at 1/4” seam allowance. The 1/4” and 3/8” will equal a 5/8” seam allowance. Should your project have a different sized seam allowance, these two amounts added up will need to match the total seam allowance and adjust accordingly.

  • For Immediate Release - Britex Fabrics Presents: PROJKT Maiden Lane

    July 25, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            July 25, 2016

     

    Press contacts: Joie Rey Cohen / 415.392.2910 / marketing@britexfabrics.com

                            Dina Fayer / 415.392.2910 / dina@britexfabrics.com

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    Britex Fabrics presents: PROJKT Maiden Lane

    A Runway Showcase Featuring Four Designers
    from Project Runway and Under the Gunn

     

    Friday, Sept. 23 2016 / 7:00– 9:30pm  / Union Square, SF / Historic Maiden Lane is about to be transformed into a runway, as Britex Fabrics presents PROJKT Maiden Lane–featuring new fall designs from Emily Payne, Kini Zamora and Richard Hallmarq (All Three From Project Runway) and Rey Ortiz (From Under the Gunn), along with new work and collaborations with local artists Michael Covington and L.V.M.

    Local designer/Britex Fabrics alum/Project Runway All Stars favorite Emily Payne explains, "I realized how many pieces in my collections have always been made with fabrics from Britex, and that it just makes sense to collaborate on a show. Both Richard and I have done draping workshops at Britex before, but this event is just huge." Britex Fabrics has a long history of supporting local designers, showcasing their work in window displays and on social media, and even sponsoring the Academy of Art's Britex Fabrics Project collection in 2009 (which previewed at Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week). "Fabrics make fashion–literally," says Britex Fabrics owner Sharman Spector, "You can't have one without the other. It's wonderful to see what designers like Emily do with our fabrics, and we think it's incredibly important to support that kind of creativity."

    Attendees of PROJKT Maiden Lane will enjoy free giveaways and pop-up shops with Britex Fabrics, Leathertongue & Devon Rose designed by Emily Payne, Goorin Brothers Hats, Threads Magazine, Myla’Cor Martinis, Caffe’ Central and more.

    Doors for the Myla’Cor Martini Bar inside Britex Fabrics to open at 6:15pm. Runway show at 7:00pm.

    Britex Fabrics offers a variety of workshops, online tutorials, community partnerships and store tours. A San Francisco landmark since 1952, Britex is four floors of fabulousfeaturing high quality fashion and furnishing fabrics along with notions, trims and 22,000 styles of buttons.

     

    Please contact Joie Cohen or Dina Fayer for further information about Britex Fabrics or press inquiries about PROJKT Maiden Lane.
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  • Magenta Silk Gazar

    May 31, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    Local San Francisco photographer, Bill Lies is inspired by all the amazing silk at Britex Fabrics. The image above is just one in a series of photographs he created with fabric from Britex Fabrics.

    The magenta silk gazar pictured above is a plain weave, high twist, double yarn, with a smooth texture that is crisp to the touch, and is available on the first floor in our brick-and-mortar store only, and is not available online. It is 57" wide and $89.99 / yard.

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    $89.99 / yard

    1st Floor of Britex Fabrics

    Please call us at 415-392-2910 or email us to order.


  • Gorgeous Blue Silk Jacquard

    May 31, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    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.
    This gorgeous, leaf pattern print silk jacquard is 100% silk, 55" wide, and $69.99 / yard. It is available in our brick-and-mortar store only, and is not available for sale online.
    Please call us 415-392-2910 or email us to order.

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    $69.99 / yard

    1st Floor of Britex Fabrics


  • We Love Our Customers

    April 21, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Our customer Carla visited us in December and picked out a fabulous Italian Silk Cotton blend fabric. She was looking for fabric for a creation that she wanted to take on her vacation in February. The fabric she decided on screamed "tunic" to her, so she modified the Burda 6935 pattern, which she picked up the same day,  created a hi low hem, and added a pom-pom fringe and neck and shoulder trim to create a fun and breezy feel. The colors went perfectly with the waters of the Caribbean. She had fun wearing it and showing it off on the Island of Mustique.

     

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