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Date: 5/9/13 12:26 PM

I hate scratchy, stiff blue jeans. Who sells some soft denim that is a really deep blue in color? Awhile back I made some jeans with elastic out of a really lightweight, soft denim that I purchased from Joann's but I'd like something heavier to take me into cooler weather. Their heavier seems so stiff and scratchy and I read where some had a chemical smell after washing.
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Date: 5/9/13 12:53 PM

Have you checked Hancocks? Last time I looked they had some heavy stuff.
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Date: 5/9/13 1:04 PM

I'd have to order on line from Hancocks. I don't have one around here.
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Date: 5/9/13 3:28 PM

Send for samples from Mood. I bought some Marc Jacobs denim that washed up really soft.

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Date: 5/9/13 7:30 PM

Mood wants $5 to ship two swatches. Is there a coupon code for free shipping?


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Date: 5/9/13 8:02 PM

Look for denims with tencel content.
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Date: 5/10/13 3:01 AM

Have you tried washing the stuff denim with a can of Coke poured into the wash? I've done it with Coke Zero and it has soften denim. If its really stiff I let it soak in the soda for a while then wash it. I have a top loading washer.

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Date: 5/10/13 8:50 AM

This intrigues me! Why does Coke soften denim?

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Date: 5/10/13 9:23 AM

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This intrigues me! Why does Coke soften denim?

Probably all the acid in it.

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Date: 5/10/13 9:24 AM

I posted here that a denim had a terrible chemical smell after I washed it. It didn't smell so bad at JoAnn's, but I went back and now that I knew what to look for, I detected a slight odor from the bolt. (my nose is rather sensitive to chemicals as well as other odors and perfumes) For some reason, the washing really amplified the odor.
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