Hi Crafters! Welcome to our new weekly video podcast! Our first installment is a visit to one of my favorite local San Francisco fabric shops, Britex Fabrics in the heart of Union Square. I recently talked with Louise Roper, the Notions Manager at Britex, who gives us her favorite projects you can make in a jiffy — just in time for holiday gifts!
Louise shows us three projects:
- How to make luxe headbands + belts
- Fabric + feather brooches
- Vintage Bakelite button pins
Last minute holiday gifts never looked so good! Thanks to Louise and Britex for the fabulous project ideas.
I’ve been going to Britex since I was in high school, so for about 20 years now! The 3rd floor where Louise works is one of my favorites, as you can see the stacks of buttons from vintage to new, are a sight to see. I also love the wide array of trims, flowers, ribbons, and lots of notions. I can pretty much spend an afternoon on that floor. But take a walk up (or the elevators) to the 4th floor and check out their fabulous stash of fabric and leather remnants. Then just spend time checking out all the amazing fabrics on the all rest of the floors. My favorite fabrics all the cottons and prints, perfect for quilting and I love how the fabrics are all organized by color. I bought a fantastic Pucci-esque print a few years ago at Britex to sew up my knitting needle holder. So if you are in the Bay Area, take a visit to Britex Fabrics for a crafty adventure!
146 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 392-2910
M-Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: Noon – 5pm