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[Update 11/1/2011] – Congratulations to the winners of this contest, Tallaslint and rdejam!


Comment for your chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates to Britex Fabrics’ amazing online store!

BritexFabrics.com offers a stunning array of fabrics, buttons, ribbons and lace trims, and more and is the Internet home of brick-and-mortar store Britex Fabrics, a must-visit for any sewer or crafter in the San Francisco-area since 1952! We love their products, and were so excited to use their fabric, lining and vintage buttons for our Turquoise Tweed Cape project.

Until Tuesday, November 1st, you have an opportunity to win one of two $50 gift certificates.

To enter, answer the following question: What kind of fabrics would you like to see Britex Fabrics selling online? Two winners will be selected.

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.51 PMby annibaker

    What an amazing site, I live in an outpost of Northern Michigan, and already have to buy all of my “good” fabric online, so “growing” their site for people like us who live Off the Fabric grid would be fantastic! Still, what they do have is AWESOME, I just am being a woman…More fabric please….

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.27 PMby frederi

    I agree with an earlier reply from Ludosti: organic/eco-textiles, badly needed and not easy to get! And fair-trade fabrics.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.58 PMby vintagegal

    I also would love to see some natural fiber jerseys-wool especially, since I am in the Midwest! Although, they have such beautiful things already…it is definitely a site to daydream over.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.51 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Oh, I don’t know. In poking around their site, they have lots of beautiful fabrics, I could easily spend more than $50 there ;). Some nice jersey might be a nice addition, I didn’t notice any.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.44 PMby braviajune

    I would like to see knits and linens and even more silk prints. I haven’t been to the store but there are some beautiful fabrics online.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.41 PMby suzeb

    Silk jersey!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.39 PMby simonewarrior

    I have checked out their site and I have to say that what I love is their array of buttons, they come in every color, style, and material. I wish to see the same in fabrics. I’m in Texas where it’s mostly hot most of the time, especially this year. My interest in fabrics is going to be in the cottons just to help keep cool but what’s available, whether it’s the lightweights, mid weights, etc., it is very limiting. I want to see more colors, solids, and since it’s online, it should not be limited to the colors of the season. I don’t know about you but I like to sew outfits for not just the now to wear but also to plan for the next season even if it’s winter now and I want to make something for the summer. I will say this I will be buying more buttons here…love the glass and novelty selections that are there. Again wish they had some of those colors in the glass buttons also reflected in the fabrics.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.34 PMby Heather McDonough

    I would love to see some Tartan wools.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.25 PMby adriprints

    I’d love to see some solid color batiste fabrics or some lightweights with maybe Swiss dot. Great site!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.21 PMby flutefish

    I’d love to see some cotton jersey with fashionable prints! All that’s out there seems to be kiddie prints…

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.09 PMby mirela

    I would love to see some wool jersey online.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.55 PMby lowson

    I’m new to sewing garments, so not really sure how to choose fabrics yet, but I love the feel of cotton.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.47 PMby ADAM Anita

    i love plain and printed fabrics in natural matters (linen, silk, wool, cotton and I would appreciate that you offer them by coordination.THANKS;

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    Oct 26, 2011, 10.09 AMby frudrud

    I’d love to see silk jerseys/knits – preferably prints – and wool jerseys. These are lux fabrics that I find hard to find and would love to use in many of my projects.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 09.54 AMby carolyn-s

    The selection currently on offer is pretty beautiful! but I love lightweight cottons, in both plains and prints; and other natural fibres…

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    Oct 26, 2011, 09.49 AMby Ruth Brown

    Lots & lots of vintage style fabrics. I just obtained over 200 wonderful vintage patterns & all I want to do is sew.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 07.48 AMby seish

    Wool jersey, and more printed cotton !

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    Oct 26, 2011, 07.39 AMby madyb

    Such a lovely site!I’d like to see some lightweight wool in vibrant colors and some denim!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 07.30 AMby mixtlii

    Denim, Skin, raw silk… But the selection they already have seem beautiful!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 06.25 AMby queenvanilla

    More options on patterns would be helpful, as to be able to look at patterned cotton (such as florals, dots) in categories.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 06.22 AMby fuzzyg

    I very much miss the Britex live store… Made some of my best coats from their remnants. I’ve always thought they have the best wools, and that’s what I’d like to see most online.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.51 AMby rdejam

    I;d like to see you add some lightweight wool in vibrant colors and patterns. I’d also love to see fabric from Earthspun. I have some t-shirts and would love, love, love to sew with it.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.21 AMby ludosti

    I’d love to see them add some eco-textiles – organic cotton, bamboo, tencel, modal, etc.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.39 AMby sadiemama

    I would love to see some Pendleton Wool fabric for stitching up coats and lots of super cute capes.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.32 AMby nadinewoods

    It seems a shame to ask for anything considering the lovely selection already, but since you asked I would suggest some silk or wool jerseys or perhaps a larger selection of stretch fabrics since we are so spoiled by having a touch of lycra in almost everything nowadays.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.07 AMby jenss-1

    I’d like to see the same type of wonderful selection that the SF store is known for! That said, I’ve always admired Britex wool fabrics and it’s great to have an online option with such great quality.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.04 AMby Fella Girlie

    Raw silk and lightweight wool… (and oh my! A new place to shop for fabric!)

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.03 AMby ahkisha

    Fur! I love natural looking fur. I wish they could have a large selection of faux fur in brown, black, and white. I like the ones that are fluffy and don’t induce sweating within seconds, like the course hair ones.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.55 AMby neenkster

    I’d love see Britex sell voile, it’s so elegant, yet the variety of prints in fabric shops is always limited

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.46 AMby Inge Flinte

    merino wool and denim please!!

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