See Our New 50% Off Fabric Sale Section!
Half Off Remnant Sale
Monday, May 7 from 10 AM - 7 PM
There is no doubt that for many fabric loving locals, this is the best sale of the year. Join us for exceptional savings on rare imported pieces as well as countless basics. This is a one day in-store sale with extended hours.
Can't make it? Save 20% online on Sheer Silk Fabrics now through Friday, May 4.
One-offs, Prototypes & Exclusives
The most fabulous imported styles are now available in-store. Fresh from Europe's legendary mills, you'll find only the best in quality and design.
All-new selection of Missoni knits
Designer silk chiffon prints
Italian designer nylon/lycra swimwear prints
Six dozen featherweight cotton voiles
French chantilly, alençon & venise laces
Take a stroll into Britex and enjoy the rare beauties. They won't be around for long.
What's New on 3
Fashion Trims, from the newest Chanel-styles to basic wool foldover bindings, can now be found in a new section neatly organized on the 3rd floor. Find unexpected neon plastic fringe inches away from romantic pink fringe lace. These trimmings are perfect as edgings, or can also be used to accentuate seams. The selection is almost endless.
Also find a garden of new flowers, crafted from soft neutral silks and brightly colored leathers.
Visit us for more details.
Big Britex Sale and free tote
Join us for a very special sale as Britex Fabrics celebrates 60 years of top quality fabrics and service. Enjoy 30% off fabrics, notions and remnants.*
Monday, February 20th (10am - 7pm)
Tuesday, February 21st (10am - 6pm)
Arrive early to receive your free celebratory tote bag available with fabric purchase while supplies last. This fashion tote will make anyone want to celebrate Britex!
* Some exceptions apply. See store for details.
Britex Fabrics is Celebrating 60 Years!
To celebrate our sixtieth anniversary, we have raided the Britex archive to bring you some of our favorite advertisements beginning in the 1960s. If you have never made a connection between ground hogs and Britex Fabrics or Lindbergh and Britex Fabrics, please allow us to share with you what the minds before us brought to light.
Calenders are free with purchases over $100,
AND can be purchased online HERE.
Give Virtually! Give Actually!
Britex offers gift certificates to the online store as well as for the San Francisco store. Gift giver, be sure to consider this:
In-store gift certificates can only be used in-store.
Call or visit us to purchase an in-store gift certificate.
Online gift certificates can only be used online.
Visit us HERE to purchase an online gift certificate.
Limited Edition Designer Totes
Totes are so fundamentally useful and considerate towards the environment. And in this case, they are locally designed and produced.
Style One is an image of lace hand-screened onto a textured canvas. Style Two, hand-screened on canvas in the same fashion, is an image of a San Francisco silhouette, again, in lace. Both are on sale for $15 each.
Want a great gift giving idea? Instead of a stocking, give something people can use. Stuff a beautiful Britex Fabrics canvas tote with meaningful goodies such as handmade, homebaked and locally crafted gifts.
Holiday Wisdom with Hanah Silk Ribbon
Hanah Silk™ silk and velvet ribbons are made in Northern California. These spectacular and light-weight hand-dyed, 100% silk ribbons are cut on the bias and hand-dyed, allowing for a remarkable drape and softly subtle pigment variations. These gorgeous hand-dyed silk ribbons are eminently suitable for gift wrapping, fiber art, and garment adornment.
Here are a few project ideas: re-vamp a simple cardigan by sewing 1 to 2 yards to the front edges, collar or cuffs; tie around a a bottle of wine next itme you visit a friend for dinner; machine-sew onto heavy stock paper for very unique greeting cards; and finally, hang your favorite pendant and wear as a necklace.
Enjoy our selection available HERE!
Hot off the press!
2012 Calendars will soon be available to our fabulous customers in-store and online.
Be sure to stay tunned during 2012 for more sixtieth anniversery celebrations which will surely include fabulous sales and events. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive news throughout the year.
It isn’t Stormy Monday, and we are so grateful; however Monday, November 28th is Cyber-tastic Monday for fabric at Britex Fabrics’ online store. Some of you folks can’t make it to foggy San Francisco for our sales, and we feel your pain, so this Monday (11/28/2011), all online fabrics are 20% off from Sunday at midnight, to Monday at midnight, Pacific Standard Time! (This sale applies to fabric in the online store only)
Closed on Thanksgiving
Britex is oh-so-thankful for the local and far-flung sewing communities that allow us to keep providing the best fabrics. We wish everyone a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!
Britex will close early the day before Thanksgiving (open 10:00 to 5:00) and will be closed on Thanksgiving day.
Visit our blog for a printable Thanksgiving paper doll PDF.
Whether you are planning on being an objet d'arte, a glitter-dusted fairy princess, a shaggy hipster or a mustached monster, Britex has the fabrics, trims and accessories for your needs. Find just the right texture to create your dream costume--metallic spandex, crocodile vinyl, fuzzy faux fur and shiny lame. Find these and so much more in a rainbow of colors. Visit the third floor for trims and a basic sewing kit, if you don't already have one. Don't have time to stitch it? Come in for the best glue in the world.
Fresh From London: New Liberty Prints
For 140 years, Liberty of London has oscillated from a reputation as a top innovator of fashion to being considered out of mode to becoming a reliable source for classic textile prints. During its inception in the late 1800's, Liberty fostered the Aesthetic Movement in England by becoming a meeting place for artists and offering beautiful dresses, in the mode of the Aesthetic Movement, from their 'costume department'. The small floral prints that we so distinctly recognize as Liberty of London were not produced until the 1920's. Liberty offers two lines of fabrics each season--Classics and Seasonals. Each season past designs are picked from the venerable archives of Liberty prints and new avant-garde designs are created. Britex stocks cotton lawns from both collections.
View the entire collection at the brick-and-mortar San Francisco store.
Feel Wool Felt Like You've Never Felt Before
Three millimeters of wool felt makes one mean piece of fabric--any thicker and it wouldn't roll onto a tube. This is not to say that it lacks in grace, but it does have a particularly sturdy charm. This 100% wool felt is durable, water repellent and stunning in vibrant heathered and solid colors. Make laptop and electronic device cases, coasters, floor mats, hats and other 3-dimensional objects. Designers, crafters and artists only need to see it to fall in love. Order a swatch online or stop by the store to feel our felt for yourself.
Shop for 3mm wool felt now.
Britex Brings You the Finest Japanese Silk Thread
Imported directly from Japan, Britex now offers the best selection of silk thread available online. This luxurious material is an absolute pleasure to work with. Choose from 29 colors of the 30-weight silk thread appropriate for sewing garment seams and topstitching or 55 colors of the 50-weight thread, perfect for working with light weight fabrics such as silk chiffon. Use this Japanese silk thread for hand sewing or give it a go on your home sewing machine!
View our Japanese silk thread selection.
Shop for Cotton Fabrics Online
There was a time when the only fiber available to most people was a coarse blanket-quality wool. Thankfully, new fibers have been discovered and old fibers have been improved in the last few centuries. Today, we can indulge our senses with the soft touch of cotton!
Cotton lovers will be pleased to know that Britex now offers an ever-expanding collection of soft and breathable cotton fabric in our online store, including delicate Italian and Swiss voiles, brilliantly colored handloomed Guatemalan ikats, nubby couture-inspired cotton tweeds and chic designer cotton fabrics.
Order Cotton Fabrics Now!
Get Technical with New Moisture Wicking Fabrics
A little known secret is that Britex carries an extensive selection of athletic performance fabrics , including those with moisture wicking capabilities. These smart fabrics are specifically made to channel perspiration away from the body in order to keep the wearer comfortably dry. These would make great clothing for ascending the harrowing walls of Yosemite, camping in the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains, or biking through the city.
Enjoy the benefits of a moisture wicking fabrics any day with stylish textures, colors and weights. Visit the second floor for an abundance of moisture wicking fabrics ranging in price from $8.99 to $19.99 per yard.
Britex is Blooming
New styles of the most fashionable selection of wearable flowers are now available at Britex. This huge selection of handmade flowers are crafted using traditional techniques and gorgeous silk fabrics. A few rare items are made from wool--such as a hand felted selection from Central Asia. Most of the flowers are ready to wear with pin backs already attached. For a quick and sophisticated embellishment, pin a satin poppy to a length of grosgrain ribbon and wrap around the base of a hat, or adorn your bridal party with beautiful water lilies over millinery veiling.
Brides-to-be will be flabbergasted by the abundant selection of white and off-white flowers in all sizes, shapes and floral varieties.
Vintage Lace Trims Now Offered Online
We are ecstatic to be able to offer you this collection of vintage laces, many imported from France. These vintage laces depict everything from frolicking foxes and birds, to Bloomsbury-inspired roses, to charming geometrics and would be perfect for vintage-inspired wedding gowns, 1920s tea party frocks, children’s christening gowns, doll clothing, or even for a very special bridal trousseau! Be charmed by this truly vintage collection. View the complete collection.