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What is new and fabulous in our online store this month? Silks, woolens, cottons, buttons, lace trims, and more...each month brings new temptations!

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The latest updates and gatherings involving the Britex Community. Stay up to date and make sure to mark your calendars

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Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

Welcome to Britex: A San Francisco landmark since 1952

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For our 60 years, Britex Fabrics has been synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and inspiration.
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Britex Fabrics

New!

What is new and fabulous in our online store this month? Silks, woolens, cottons, buttons, lace trims, and more...each month brings new temptations!

Upcoming Events

The latest updates and gatherings involving the Britex Community. Stay up to date and make sure to mark your calendars

Blog

Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

Welcome to Britex: A San Francisco landmark since 1952

previous slide previous slide next slide next slide

About Britex

For our 60 years, Britex Fabrics has been synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and inspiration.
+ Take a Tour
+ Customer Service

San Francisco Store

A San Francisco landmark, Britex Fabrics is a must-visit for designers, sewers, DIYers and anyone seeking creative inspiration.
+ Take a Tour
+ View Staff picks

Join our community

A Studio Visit w/ Lisa Solomon

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Welcome to Lisa Solomon’s studio. Lisa, who is teaching the Hand Appliqué workshop on August 16, welcomed Britex to her studio in Oakland.

I have been spending quite a bit of time at my desk searching and researching local designers and makers to teach at Britex. Many weeks ago, my task was to find visual artists working with fibers and textiles who would be interested in sharing their ‘outside of the box’ approach to making. Lisa was an obvious perfect match. She is a mixed media artist with lots of teaching experience. She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and is the author of Knot Thread Stitch – exploring creativity through embroidery and mixed media [Quarry]. Click here to read more »

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Linen in July Sale

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Just in time to beat the summertime blues, our lovely online Linen Fabric Category will be 20% off from Tuesday, July 15 (10:30 PST) until Monday, July 28! Shop from more than 50 rich, scrumptious linen fabrics, including a luxurious selection of Belgian linen fabrics and extra wide 118” linen. We love the cool, crisp feel of linen in the summer–perfect for garments and home decorating. For the best selection, order your swatches online now to be ready to choose your fabrics when the sale begins. Sale ends July 28th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Linen Category fabrics only – in-store linen fabrics are not included in this sale)

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New Clearance Fabrics!

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We just added a stack of new fabrics to our 50% off and Clearance section, including midweight wools, shirtings, stripes, knits, imported fabrics, ikats, and more! Pick your pattern, buy your yardage, make a pitcher of sweetened iced tea, put on some tunes, and get ready to sew into the night.

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Make an Origami Pocket

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We adore this clever origami inspired pocket created by Sanae, a Seattle base blogger and graphic artist…and she even made a tutorial for this sweet, yet practical accent. Now I want to add pockets to everything!

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Silk Fabric Sale Ends Monday!

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July Online Fabric Sale! Get 20% off all fabrics in the Silk Print and the Silk Sheer Categories from Tuesday, July 1st to Monday, July 14th. We love silk print and silk sheer fabrics……from glossy charmeuse, elegant faille, to featherweight China silk, to form-fitting silk lycra blends. From airy silk chiffons to bold silk gazaar, you’ll find a silk sheer fabric for any occasion. Tease the imagination with draping layered skirts, or line a silk organza gazaar for a bold evening blazer! Silk fabric makes elegant blouses, delicate frocks, and stunning scarves…and of course is perfectly charming as wispy lingerie. And to sweeten the pot, we’ve added a fistful of new silk fabrics just in time for the sale! This sale ends July 14th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Silk Print and Sheer Silk category fabrics only – in-store fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Tutorial: Tote Bag in Two-Tone Linen

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Hello all!  It’s Tori from One Eleven Studio here to teach you how to make a tote bag that’s roomy enough to pretty much fit whatever you need for your summer outings! For this project, I used a beautiful two-toned heavy weight Belgian Linen fabric that has an amazing texture and is soft to the touch. I wanted to create a tote bag tutorial that was super simple and relatively quick to make so let’s get started! Click here to read more »

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Launch Party Re-cap: Celebrating in Good Company

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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. Click here to read more »

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Britex is Closed July 4th, 2014


Britex Fabrics will be closed on Friday, July 4th!

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Sale Ends Tuesday – 20% Off Online Novelty Fabric!

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Get 20% off all fabrics in the Novelty Fabric category from Tuesday, June 17th to Tuesday, June 30th. Calling all bon vivants and glamour-pusses! Made of wool, silk, cotton, water resistant nylon, metallic and more, these fabrics make beautiful garments. Many of our novelty fabrics have a beautiful metallic shine which helps them stand out in the crowd, and many of our textured novelty fabrics are blends, lending them a wonderful pliability and sheen! Tweed, chenille, and bouclé novelty fabrics delight us with their contrast of nubby texture and soft hand, brocades possess a unique elegance, and our new Italian scuba knits are chic as Paris. Make a swinging bolero jacket, a floor length mysterious cape, a Chanel-style jacket, a water resistant rain cape, or a tailored vest; add elegance and style to any solid, understated little black outfit. This sale ends Tuesday, June 30th. Quantities are limited, so shop early for the best selection! (This sale is good for online Novelty Categories fabrics only – in-store novelty fabrics are not included in this sale)

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Tutorial: sewing picot elastic

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I’ve been sewing a lot of silk underwear lately; I’m positively addicted. There is something thoroughly satisfying about making something that is beautiful, useful and a quick sew. And it might even be cost effective, considering how little fabric is needed. In this post, I’ll show how to sew the picot edging and straps to make camisole and panties. For my matching set, I used this sophisticated tiny Houndstooth stretch silk charmeuse, with hot pink picot elastic and matching 1/2″ lingerie strap elastic. For the patterns, I used the Clara camisole and Grace panties from Ohhh Lulu. Click here to read more »

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Britex Fabrics

New!

What is new and fabulous in our online store this month? Silks, woolens, cottons, buttons, lace trims, and more...each month brings new temptations!

Upcoming Events

The latest updates and gatherings involving the Britex Community. Stay up to date and make sure to mark your calendars

Blog

Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

Welcome to Britex: A San Francisco landmark since 1952

previous slide previous slide next slide next slide

About Britex

For our 60 years, Britex Fabrics has been synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and inspiration.
+ Take a Tour
+ Customer Service

San Francisco Store

A San Francisco landmark, Britex Fabrics is a must-visit for designers, sewers, DIYers and anyone seeking creative inspiration.
+ Take a Tour
+ View Staff picks

Join our community