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Date: 2/19/12 6:15 PM

I love this stuff in ready-made but want to make my own tops. I have googled it and searched the sites I am familiar with, but I cannot find it. The cotton knits seldom indicate the fabric weight even in vague terms like the ones in my topic title. Anyone have a source or suggestions?

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Date: 2/19/12 6:59 PM

Here's some. You could dye the white any color you like.

I have seen a lot of this kind of stuff at Mood Fabrics in LA when trolling through the store, though it is not specifically listed on their website. OK, let me qualify that: Mood has a lot of tissue knits, but they're not all cotton. Many are blends with rayon or other synthetics. Some are incredibly sheer. They feel yummy, every one. I haven't tried phoning, but I suppose that would be possible. Their staff is awfully nice and helpful in person, but they have very few employees for such a large stock, and my experience is that email is not a high priority.

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Date: 2/19/12 11:42 PM

Saw some kind of tissue weight knit at fabric.com while looking for something else - it's in with the "new" stuff. I don't know if it's what you're looking for, though.

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Date: 2/20/12 0:48 AM

Not 100% cotton, but all natural fibres. They list all their fabrics by weight, and they have some very yummy sounding fabric combinations
Hemp Traders Knits

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Date: 2/20/12 0:59 AM

I never thought about putting up a thread about this, so I am very glad you did..

I love using this type of knit to line knit tops,, you know the kind that is so thin you can see your hand through,, I just line the front, I also use it to line knit skirts.....so far (in the past) I have found it at either Wal-Marts or JoAnns,, but not lately...

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Date: 2/20/12 2:37 AM

I have got them only in person, but in past years, none yet this year and sometimes found at Joann's fabrics (more often on the sale and never on regular racks) piled tables where labeled or called red tag fabrics, also at Hancocks fabrics a few times, and even found them at Walmart stores fabric department, back when they used to have the big sale tables with all the bolts of "mill end fabrics" piled on the tables there. I think those (the mill end tables) are still gone from most Walmarts though now.

If you want the kind of tissue weight knits for T-shirts that are more burn out looking, in design, with swirly patterns burned out of them, and have sheer and opaque areas in the same fabric though, I think most of those are actually cotton and polyester blends instead. Not all cotton. Because the cotton part gets burned out chemical wise, while the more sheer and translucent part is the synthetic polyester that remains, when they make them that one particular way.

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Date: 2/23/12 3:50 PM

Thanks to all of you that took the time to answer. I'm finding that I am not the only one who loves this fabric. I will keep looking for a ready source and I hope you all will do the same. Thank you specifically to Elona for her link to the white fabric and wenznz for suggesting Hemp Traders, I had not considered dying the fabric myself nor the addition of hemp (one of my favorite fabrics).

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