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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

146 Comments

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.39 AMby dragolump

    Teal silk…

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.12 AMby tanyah

    Why oh why can’t we get beautiful fabric like that in our town? Maybe I need to have a holiday out west. Tweeds are timeless.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.04 AMby sewpretty

    My vote is for silk for men’s ties – I always have such trouble finding high quality (or sometimes any) silk for ties. In particular, the type they sell in Italy or even in France. Very hard to come by! Would love to see it and win that gift certificate :)

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.01 AMby clairegeit

    Silk Volie always a fav

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.54 AMby hagar007

    I’d love to see some stretch denim, stretch satin, really good quality fleece and good quality washable wool. I’d also love to see a lot more jumpers for girls in sizes 8-10 made without zippers (just snaps or buttons at the shoulders) but with more STYLE.. Princess style, current fashion style etc..

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    Oct 26, 2011, 01.10 AMby manaturelle

    being able to order from britex online is a dream come true! thank you, britex!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.56 AMby gaylee1949

    Bemberg Ambience, non-pill fleece, lovely flannels.

    Gail D.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.26 AMby fionafraser

    I would love to see bright colored wool!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.18 AMby isabelbk

    Wool jersey!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.02 AMby Dawn Lamb-Carpenter

    Silk Tulle and good interesting wool for coats!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.02 AMby Anna Kirkwood

    How about good quality fleece?

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.00 AMby jmelsha

    Linen and silk. Love natural fabrics.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.42 PMby atrinka

    Denim and tencel!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.41 PMby lucyrev

    I don’t live local to Britex, so hadn’t heard of it. Looks like such a fun store! I wish I was closer. I would add another vote for wool jersey. Also organic cotton or hemp fabrics.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.38 PMby gingersnaps

    What a lovely site! I especially loved the novelty wool. I am now dreaming of making pinafore for my daughter. As to what fabric I would like to see Britex selling online, my answer is corduroy. I do love corduroy.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.31 PMby peglegparadiddle

    I wish they’d sell more of their silk online!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.30 PMby bekabug8

    I love Britex, its my favorite fabric store. I’ve never shopped online, but I would like to see some beautiful wool jerseys!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.30 PMby foliusdesign

    Britex is amazing, their selection of lace, fabrics, trim and buttons is one of a kind!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.24 PMby EllenKjennerJohansen

    I really like their website and all the wool. But i am still searcing for very thin wool (prefer merion wool) which we (here in the northern parts of europe) sew underwear. And i think i have heard of a blend called wool jersey. It is very elastic. Every year i have to buy Janus, and it is ok, but i will prefer to make my own because all the kids in my childrens kindergarden use Janus and Januss collection is only in a couple of different colours and therefor boring. I would also like to find fleece in Britex Fabrics. So – thin wool and fleece are my suggestions. Thanks!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.22 PMby gwenstella

    WOW! Great cape! I wonder if making one in plaids will give it a greater vintage edge? :P

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.21 PMby hhoneybee

    I made a similar one with yellow weaved wool…I’d love make this one…it’s so cute and the Britex fabric looks fantastic!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 11.14 PMby designerroya

    Wow! I would love to make a gorgeous coat from that!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.58 PMby jacquipardue

    more silk! it’s gorgeous. more wool couldn’t hurt either :)

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.56 PMby queenofbling

    I love that Britex has a zillion shades of any color wool. But… in this day and age, their bargain fabrics might be more appropriate for the web.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.55 PMby Bronwen Mark

    Definitely some hemp fabrics would be nice and perhaps some more knits too… maybe hemp knits!! :)

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.52 PMby lolliepeeps

    Every time I go to San Francisco I visit Britex. Love it.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.49 PMby Jenni Kessler

    I would love to see more knits!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.47 PMby Kimberly Nugent

    I’d love to see some more corduroy for pants and skirts and satin types for dresses and blouses!

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.47 PMby To Fasten With Stitches

    I would LOVE to see Britex Fabrics selling hemp fabric online! :0)

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.44 PMby befadee

    More knits and technical fabrics! Britex rocks!

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