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Date: 9/23/12 6:22 AM

Has anyone found a place to purchase faux leather-look fabric that looks like the skin of a football, basketball, ... or other sports balls? I want to make some shirts for kids with football, basketball, soccer and baseball appliques and have seen some done that look so real. Jeanie

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Date: 9/23/12 12:08 PM

Check your local shoe repair places, upholstery outlets, thrift store finds for scraps. I cut up cheap gloves from Big Lots when I needed
non-slip sole spots for toddler shoes.
On Etsy they sell lots of appliques.
Also, save those sport T's with logos for later and make cool quilts
out of them.
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Date: 9/23/12 11:23 PM

This is not faux leather but Kaufman has their sports life line... http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics/sports_life/
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Date: 9/24/12 9:51 AM

The Robert Kaufman sports life is exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks!

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