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Britex Fabrics

Union Square
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Address: 146 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94108-5602
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Jaw dropping for sewers.

Where do I start? The fabric range is awesome. Walls of fabric in so many colours. If you want blue, there are dozens of shades. The same with every colour in the rainbow. Linen... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Where do I start? The fabric range is awesome. Walls of fabric in so many colours. If you want blue, there are dozens of shades. The same with every colour in the rainbow. Linen, cotton, wool, lace, leather, oh boy! What an array. In the haberdashery department there are thousands and thousands of buttons. Lace, trim, accessories and tools. I... More 

Thank hlt1704
Simi Valley, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

For those of us who sew, a trip to San Francsco is not coplete wihtout shopping at Britex. The selection is mind boggeling with many floors of well organized stock I am always impressed with their freindly, helpful staff. They know sewing and can point one where to go for the best chioces. I found vintage glass buttons, there is... More 

1 Thank CaliGal2013
Salt Lake City, Utah
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Britex is a MUST for me each time I visit. My visits started 40 years ago in my on-going quest for super high-quality natural fabrics to sew up for clothing. Silks, wools, linens, cottons, plus an envious selection of buttons. If you're on a budget, visit the 4th floor for remnants. If you don't sew, visit to see the library... More 

Thank Lucy Beale P
Washington, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Britex has nicely organized fabrics for fashion sewing and for home decor. I was very impressed, and I'm very spoiled, as a customer of Exquisite Fabrics in Virginia. Britex has even "more" because they have home decor along with the fashion fabrics. It's top of the line stuff, exactly what I'm accustomed to. I was there in the fall season,... More 

Thank bbrezvan
Northern California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

If you sew, Britex always has the answer. The have more trim and notions than anywhere else, including unique items that solve many sewers' problems. Plus, it's fun just to browse gorgeous fabrics, trims, and buttons

Thank sushi4soup
Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Britex has everything you could want as a sewist: every kind of fabric and top quality, gorgeous buttons and fantastic trims. I shop there every time I am in San Francisco!

Thank Sewnel
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This shop has it all! It is Reminiscent of G street fabrics in Washington, D.C. In its heyday. A must see. I found liberty of London prints along with unique buttons, notions and beautiful fabric. There is a floor for everything. The staff here are super helpful. Highly recommend a visit

Thank Linda M
Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I was looking for very specific buttons for one of my husband's shirt. The original buttons had broken up after too many visit at the cleaner. The buttons I needed were square and I finally found them at Britex. 4 floors of fabulous fabric, buttons etc all you would ever need if you like to saw. Very interesting.

Thank Pomerols
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Nice selection but nothing you cannot find online or elsewhere at better price. I was expecting something like Coupons Saint Pierre in Paris but not at all! Fabric Outlet on Mission Street is more interesting.

1 Thank Benjamin B
san francisco & guanajuato
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Wonderful staff; interested in our project; full of ideas; helpful in every way. The fabric choices are immense and beautiful. I cant speak to prices, but let's say you are buying fabric at union square in SF; don't expect bargains.Walked out a happy camper.

Thank sfschwartz

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