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February 6, 2017 by Britex FabricsMATERIALS end nippers or pliers scissors top zipper stops ruler
January 18, 2017 by Britex Fabrics
Julia on craftsy.com explains the benefits and delights of sewing with wool, as well as specialized sewing and care tips. Since wool retains heat and keeps heat out, it is an excellent fabric to use to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. Wool is absorbent and can absorb up to 1/3 of its weight in moisture. It's hypoallergenic, as well as wrinkle resistant, and when cared for properly it should last a very long time. We love the garments she uses to illustrate her suggestions...everything from elegant sheath dresses to cozy plaid jackets. For tips and treats, please visit Julia's blog post, Warm & Cozy: Essential Tips for Sewing with Wool!
October 25, 2016 by MissCrayolaCreepyHave you ever been afraid of sewing with a fabric for absolutely no reason? I was terrified of sewing with silk chiffon because I had heard that it was difficult to sew. Unfortunately, my fear of sewing with silk definitely outweighed by love of wearing it. Well, until I made this lovely Named Asaka Kimono top, that is. If I wanted this fabric/pattern combo to work I would need to immediately take a chill pill and get over my silly little fear.
September 26, 2016 by VintageOnTap2016 has been Vintage on Tap’s year to finally tackle sewing with knits. This year, I’ve already made three knit pieces: a bathing suit, cropped sweater, and a yummy jersey top. For this project, I was looking forward to bringing rich Fall colors into my wardrobe, so I went with a Purple Rayon Jersey Knit.
February 11, 2014 by Britex Fabrics
The big 30% off in-store sale* is on Monday, February 17 from 10 to 7 PM.
Count on incredible deals throughout the entire store, from Main Floor silks to Fourth Floor already-reduced remnants. Turn an ordinary pattern into an exquisite designer look-alike. Make a one-of-a-kind tie. Sew a silk chiffon scarf. Commit to making a coat. Did someone say pleats? 2014 is all about challenging yourself to be a better sewist. We're here to help with scrumptious quality textiles and accessories plus tips and tutorials to guide you along the way!
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*Limited to stock on the floor. Imported/vintage lace, sale, and specialty items not included. No mail orders, online, phone, or special orders.
January 27, 2014 by Grainline StudioGrainline Studio here to talk a little bit about winter coats. I know that sewing a full on winter coat can seem a bit intimidating but they really are a most rewarding project, and one of my favorite things to sew! In this post we are going to talk about choosing the right fabric as well as construction tips to get a professional and long lasting coat. The pattern used in this tutorial is my Birchwood Toggle Coat pattern, which will be available in my shop shortly, paired with this unbelievably beautiful and warm Double-Faced coating from Britex. I'm also kind of freaking out about the toggle closures as well. So beautiful and actually made from quality materials. The colors really are a perfect match with this wool!
March 27, 2013 by Grainline StudioArcher Button Up pattern paired with this super dreamy Britex knotted rope print habotai, but these tricks will hold true for any shirt pattern.