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  • Something Old, Something New, Something Britex! (Part II)

    April 11, 2017 by Dina

    silk-dupioni In Part 2 of our focus on wedding season, our Furnishings guru Dina offers some ideas on how Britex can help you customize your venue and make the setting for your wedding as beautiful as possible.

  • Something Old, Something New, Something Britex!

    April 5, 2017 by Dina

    dsc_0363-edit Wedding season is getting into swing, so each week we're going to give you a detailed look at all of the bridal fabrics, embellishments and know-how that Britex has to offer–from the firsthand perspectives of our experts on the floor.  This week, we're speaking with Laura at the third floor bridal counter, who has a decade of experience in making brides and wedding parties as beautiful as they can be.

  • Find a Piece of Outlander at Britex Fabrics (sass3journey.com)

    March 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    bridge Have you ever found yourself exploring a new city and then become awestruck by an unexpected finding?  That is what happened to me on my most recent trip to San Francisco, California.  This trip was meant to be a getaway to a big city, introducing my children to all the joys of San Francisco.  I relished the opportunity to share my favorite activities and expose them to new experiences.   From cable car rides to appreciating architecture and art – we found ourselves making memories that would last a lifetime!  However, it was our interest in exploring a quaint street in the heart of Union Square that led me to one of my most memorable experiences.  I found myself facing the back entrance to the world-renowned Britex Fabrics!

  • Rosie and International Women's Day!

    March 8, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics had a customer come into the store this week buying polka dotted cotton fabric to make scarves for her and her friends to wear in homage to Rosie the riveter. They're wearing them today, International Women's Day. Rosie's real name is Naomi Parker-Fraley and she's still kicking “The women of this country these days need some icons,” she says. “If they think I’m one, I’m happy about that.

    Rosie the riveter red polka dotted fabric is available on our second floor.  It is 44" wide and $9.99 per yard. Come into the store, all us at 415-392-2910, or email us at service@britexfabrics.com for your own Rosie fabric!

     

     


  • In-Store Sale Two Days Only!

    February 15, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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  • In San Francisco We Build Bridges Not Walls

    February 6, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    capture5 Come check out our new window display, designed by employees of Britex Fabrics. Or if you aren't local, check out a few photos here.

  • Chinese New Year - Britex will close early Saturday February 11th

    January 26, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics will close at 4:30 on Saturday, February 11th for the Chinese New Year parade!


  • Britex Fabrics Congratulates the San Francisco Ballet on 84 Years

    January 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

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    Britex Fabrics is proud to congratulate the San Francisco Ballet on 84 years of world class performance! This lovely costume is currently in our Maiden Lane window--and if you take a stroll around Union Square, you can appreciate many other gorgeous tutus, tunics and character costumes displayed in windows from Neiman Marcus to La Perla. This season, SF Ballet will be presenting Swan Lake, Cinderella, and the North American premiere of Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein, along with a packed repertory from some of the best choreographers in the world.


  • It's Aprons and Brownies Time!

    January 10, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    Everyone has been buying apron patterns! Is it the cold weather that makes folks want to stay in, sew aprons, and bake brownies? We have the perfect fabric for a spiffy new apron. Britex Fabrics, Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, trolleys, and more – this quilting weight cotton fabric lets us know exactly where you left your heart! Here is our iconic San Francisco fabric made into an apron - just the thing to wear while drinking coffee and baking a batch of salted mocha brownies for your pals at work! This apron pattern is the 1940s Val from the Kitchen  by Decades of Style. If this apron style doesn't float your boat, then the folks at Tipnut graciously offered three free booklets packed full of apron patterns – full aprons, half aprons, smocked aprons and more!


  • Holiday Hours For Britex Fabrics

    December 29, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

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    We will close at 4:30 on Saturday, December 31st.

    We are closed Monday, January 2nd.

    Best wishes and a happy new year to all of you from everyone at Britex Fabrics!


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