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San Francisco shopping

meme | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Does anyone have any suggestions for shopping/browsing in San Francisco for fabric/notions/yarn, art to wear.  I already plan to visit Britex.  Thanks for ideas. 


  1. dotty | | #1

    I'm still kicking myself for not buying something I saw at stonemountain and daughter in S.F. 10 years ago.

  2. PASDENOM | | #2

    Stone Mountain & Daughter, in Berkeley, is fabulous. Also check out Fabrix in SF. You can look for other suggestions at patternreview.com under store reviews,searching by region.

    1. meme | | #3

      Thanks so much for the replies.  I will certainly try to see both stores.  Always love to read the messages!  I used the magazine NYC section extensively but was at a loss for SF.

    2. sewsew | | #8

      Britex is highly recommended and be sure to visit their button floor.  I have never seen anything like it.  The buttons are unique and beautiful.  Go prepared with swatches, sizes and number of buttons needed as you will have so much going on with all the sights you will see when shopping.  If you have time go across the bay to Poppy Fabric.  I am sending a weblink for you that provides a map from their website.  http://www.poppyfabric.com/

       Have fun.  You should be able to get there using BART.

      1. PASDENOM | | #9

        Your message was probably intended for meme, who I hope saw it. Much as I'd like to be in SF I won't be going there for a while.

  3. Kilroywashere | | #4

    If you are also into needlework, there is an amazing needlework store just around the corner from Britex, on the second floor facing Union square.  and further down Sutter street, there is a wonderful knitting store on the second floor.  Also, if you are going down South of Palo Alto, and you are a quilter, Eddie's quilting bee has a stunning selection of cottons. 

    Barb, who needs to make her annual shopping pilgrimage to the bay area.....

    1. meme | | #5

      Thanks, knitting is one of my things.  Someone had recommended a store called "3 Bags Full" as well.  Looking forward to seeing new things.  On my last CA trip I found beautiful yarns in Malibu but was unprepared with pattern or yardage.  This time I am ready.




  4. sewpro | | #6

    Satin Moon on Clement Street is a great little fabric store. There is also Far Out Fabrics on the Haight. I have never heard of Fibrex...

    1. meme | | #7

      Again, thanks.  For anyone traveling south,  Gail K's Fabrics on Cheshire Bridge Rd. in Atlanta is a great resource for all kinds of apparel fabric, buttons, and trims.  It is a little overwhelming at first as fabric is stacked everywhere but it just takes time.  Store has the best button selection I have seen.  meme

  5. Heather | | #10

    MIX is on Sutter, not far from Britex. They carry lots of interesting lines of clothing that are inspirational for sewers.

    Britex has wonderful fabrics/buttons/trims but it is really expensive. Stonemountain doesn't have the really high-end stuff that Britex carries but it is worth a trip to Berkeley. They have a wonderful button collection too. Nearby is Lacis, also worth a visit.

    ImagiKnit is a great yarn store.

    Here's another one closer to Union Square (Britex and MIX)

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