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LuceLu
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Date: 2/1/11 2:24 PM

My son told me he wants one of these tops. It looks very easy to make. I was wondering about the fabric-- it seems to be some kind of blanket material. What is the usual fiber content and where would I find the fabric or something similar?
Any pattern hints would be greatly appreciated as well.


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Date: 2/1/11 3:02 PM

Islander Pattern

Islander has just the pattern you need....the fabric is a losely woven heavy weight cotton. I don't have any idea where you would find it - but you are right it something like a tablecloth or light weight blanket. How about a thrift store?

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Date: 2/1/11 5:29 PM

There is a great blogpost at briansews.com about this pattern. Brian ended up on the pattern envelope as a model.

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Date: 2/1/11 6:34 PM

Thanks Kathi! I ordered it from PR. Can't wait til it comes. Now to find suitable fabric....

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Date: 7/17/11 11:15 AM

LuceLu - any luck finding that fabric? i have been thinking about making a baby wrap with that fabric - cant find it ANYwhere and i dont even know what its called! Any luck where u are?

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Date: 7/17/11 12:33 PM

How about buying a Mexican cotton blanket and using that. I've seen them for sale online, and it looks like the same fabric as a baja.

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