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  • NEW Liberty of London Prints!

    September 29, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    We’re pleased to present three new Liberty of London luxurious cotton lawns in our store. Liberty of London is a distinguished English designer, producing fine cottons since 1875. The first is a fabulous East Meets West, featuring mystical dragons, camels, suns, and phases of the moon. The second is Strawberry Thief, which features blue birds and mini strawberries, and the third is Tree of Eden, which features brightly colored flowers. Liberty cottons are durable, and nearly wrinkle-free when taken directly from the dryer. This fabric makes delicious pajamas, dandy tailored shirts, dapper bow ties, and is a joy for hand-smocking. 54" wide. 100% cotton. Imported from England. Someone told us that you could finger-press Liberty lawn to remove wrinkles, and to our surprise we discovered that they were correct. Liberty is incredibly drapable, long-lasting, and luxurious. These amazing cotton fabrics are available in our brick-and-mortar store or through our online customized swatch service. Call 415-392-2910 now and ask for the second floor cotton department to order. These are only a few of many new prints we now have in stock! All Liberty cotton prints are $45 / yard and 54" wide.

    Camel MoonsEast Meets West

  • New! Luxurious Liberties & Jacquards

    July 7, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

    Fabric4   The floors are alive with stacks of fabrics! And we are just so excited to share a glimpse of what we have with you. From lovely cottons to silks, our collection just keeps growing. So take a peek...

  • New Arrival: Colette Patterns "Aster" Blouse

    May 19, 2015 by Britex Fabrics


    Well, it's here! And it's time to get in on all the sewing fun. Today Colette Patterns launched a new blouse pattern, the Aster, and we have it here in the store! It will be on our website soon, but for now come to our 3rd floor to snag a copy. Along with this newest addition, we have a whole set of Colette patterns, and we just love them. Ranging in silhouettes and sizes, as well as some men's wear, Colette Patterns is an excellent alternative to buying from large chain companies. Take a peek!

  • New Liberty of London Cotton Lawns

    August 23, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    liberty copyWe’re pleased to present two new Liberty of London luxurious cotton lawns in our online store. Liberty of London is a distinguished English designer, producing fine cottons since 1875. The first is a fabulous digital design called Volcanism, which is inspired by Iceland’s active volcanoes. The second is called Kussman; inspired by Icelandic horses, which are born and reared from species dating back to the 9th and 10th Centuries. Both were influenced by William Morris’ poem; ‘Iceland First Seen’. Liberty cottons are durable, and nearly wrinkle-free when taken directly from the dryer. This fabric makes delicious pajamas, dandy tailored shirts, dapper bow ties, and is a joy for hand-smocking. 54" wide. 100% cotton. Imported from England.
    "Lo from our loitering ship a new land at last to be seen;
    Toothed rocks down the side of the firth on the east guard a weary wide lea,
    And black slope the hillsides above, striped adown with their desolate green:
    And a peak rises up on the west from the meeting of cloud and of sea,
    Foursquare from base unto point like the building of Gods that have been,
    The last of that waste of the mountains all cloud-wreathed and snow-flecked and grey,
    And bright with the dawn that began just now at the ending of day.
    " William Morris (1891)

  • Unpacking Fabric...Including Liberty of London

    April 3, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    We’re pleased to be adding a slew of new springtime fabrics to our online store, including several from our humongous eight ton shipment back in December...and two luscious Liberty of London cotton lawns. Keep your eyes peeled as we add more this week, including several Italian silks in stunning Art Deco influenced large prints.

  • Liberty of London Dress - Sadie

    March 23, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    Sadie made this delicious springtime frock in one afternoon using Simplicity #2472, and from Liberty of London cotton lawn. She says, “Last year I treated myself for my 40th birthday with a trip to SF. I left my family alone for a long weekend and headed to your beautiful city. First on my list was a visit to Britex. I purchased the most beautiful Liberty fabric with a plan to make myself a simple spring dress. Well, I finally finished that dress! Here is a picture of it. Thank you for all the assistance in picking out the fabric. I love your store and can't wait for my next visit! Maybe again this year for my 41st birthday.”

  • Luxury Cotton Shirtings at Britex

    August 25, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex Fabrics is the place to come to when you are looking for fabric to make bespoke shirts. We carry amazing pima shirting cottons, including imported Sea Island and Swiss solids, newly arrived Etro stripes, and more. These cottons make wonderful shirts; so soft that they almost feel like silk, long-wearing, and in a plethora of solids, tone-on-tones, tartans, plaids, and stripes. A well-dressed dandy will dress in subtly striped shirts with the marvelous spiffiness of contrasting Liberty of London collar linings, cuff linings, and collar stands. We like this combination of an espresso Etro stripe, plus a graceful Arts & Crafts-inspired Liberty of London print. Très chic!

    Please email M. Du Jour at Britex Fabrics if you want to buy either of these two fabrics.

    If you wish another fabric, contact us through our fabric mail order department for detailed mail order assistance.

  • Liberty of London Cotton Lawn at Britex

    June 30, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Here is a mélange of our Liberty of London cotton lawn fabric. This swooningly soft cotton sews up into a glamorous bathrobe, luxurious pillowcases, or chic bespoke French-cuffed shirt…..and of course Liberty of London is the classic dainty floral fabric to use for a child’s hand smocked frock! To buy a length of Liberty, either come into our store, or contact us via phone at 415-392-2910 or email.

  • Liberty of London - Paisley

    April 7, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    I long to make a pair of pajamas in this paisley Liberty of London print! I’d make a long sleeve pajama shirt with a button front and mother-of-pearl buttons, banded flap pocket, and banded sleeve cuffs, and drawstring pants. Then I’d lounge about reading “Cleopatra: A Biography”, by Duane Roller, nibbling on flat bread wrapped around feta cheese and mint leaves, and drinking sweet hot tea that I’ve brewed in my brass samovar, with the sun streaming in like honey over my bare feet.

  • Liberty of London and Smocking!

    April 2, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    Britex loves smocking! Along with other fascinating home-maker’s arts, heirloom sewing techniques are making a resurgence. This sewing technique involves making simple tucks to pleat fabric. More complicated smocking patterns include the introduction of scattered embroidered motifs using feather, honeycomb, wave, or diamond stitches. Vogue has several children’s smocking patterns for dresses, shirts and short overalls. Liberty of London cotton is ideal for this easy to learn heirloom sewing technique. Its soft drapability lends itself to the fine gathers that are characteristic of smocking. I can imagine a certain vivacious red-headed sprite swinging from tree branches, while wearing a smocked dress made out of this navy blue Liberty of London print!
    “Oh little playmate,
    Come out and play with me,
    And bring your dollies three,
    Climb up my apple tree,
    Slide down my rainbow,
    Into my cellar door,
    And we'll be jolly friends,
    Forever more, more, more!”

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