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Date: 3/18/12 5:07 AM

My next venture is to sew my dd a pair of skating pants and myself some yoga pants. I would like to make these from a bamboo fabric. Any suggestions on good online suppliers for this type of fabric would be appreciated. A northern Wisconsin gal with nearest fabric store over 2 hours away:-(

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Date: 3/19/12 8:36 AM

Try they usually have it in stock. Or, Google bamboo stretch fabrics, lots of hits.

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Date: 3/19/12 9:43 AM

Fabric Mart often has bamboo fabric.

I will caution you, though, that the bamboo fabric I've worked with is not bottom-weight. Bamboo fabric is actually rayon. While it's good for t-shirts, I've not seen any that has the opacity, thickness, stretch, and recovery I'd want for yoga pants. But I don't have a ton of experience with it so there might be some that is made thicker and with more lycra content than what I have.

2007: purchased 115+, sewed 105+
So close to parity, yet so far

Trying again in 2008
Yards purchased: 133
Yards sewn: Somewhere around 95

2009? I give up

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Date: 3/19/12 10:25 AM

I concur I originally bought some bamboo fabric to make DH t-shirts and it is too light for a shirt for him. I am thinking about doubleing it to make a t-shirt but I don't know how that will work with the ends rolling like they do.

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