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steve29
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Date: 8/13/13 9:44 PM

Hi All,
I am pretty new to sewing and finding materials. I was able to go to JoAnne Fabric but, I had no luck finding any fabric. I am trying to make a gym bag or duffel bag. I know that standard duffel bags use Polyester. Or at least that is what is listed on other gym / duffel bags I am modeling mine after. Does anyone know where I can find different grades of polyester?

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Steve

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Date: 8/13/13 10:20 PM

The Rainshed They also have a toll free number. You could tell them what you're looking for, or have them suggest a fabric. I haven't ordered from them, but others on PR have, and like them. Good luck.

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Date: 8/14/13 7:19 AM

A lot of bags are made of Cordura nylon.
Cordura

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Date: 8/14/13 9:38 AM

Ripstop nylon might be another option; the Joann's near me carries it in several different colors.

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Date: 8/14/13 2:01 PM

I looked into the ripstop and that seems way to thin. The bag that I was thinking is more like and actual gym bag where you can put your shoes and even a basketball into it..

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Date: 8/14/13 2:19 PM

It wouldn't be waterproof, but canvas is an option and is durable, breathe able, easy to sew, and washable. You can find canvas in any fabric store.

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Date: 8/14/13 2:26 PM

http://www.joann.com/sport-nylon/prd13084/#tabz

Try the sport weight nylon fabric which is heavier than ripstop. I used the sport weight to make carry-on suitcases when we went to Alaska several years ago. If you click on my name, you can go to my profile and find the review I did. These suitcases were stuffed and were checked when we joined our cruise group and then on the flight from Nome to Anchorage. They did get knocked around a bit and are still holding up quite well.

The price is really affordable and with a 40% off coupon, downright cheap.

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Date: 8/14/13 6:34 PM

Seattle Fabrics has a lot of outdoor fabric and athletic fabric. Might be worth it to browse their website. I have been to their physical store, and they were very nice and helpful

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