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Date: 4/4/08 9:06 PM

I stumbled upon this on the internet and found it interesting just wanted to know if any of you have used it yet .bamboo fabric link

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Stash as of 1/1/08 estimated 400 yds
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Date: 4/4/08 9:49 PM

I haven't sewn any bamboo, but I've purchased, worn and tossed some. Maybe it was just a poor choice, but it seemed to just grow and grow and grow (no lyra content). I had PJ's that started off oversized, but by the time I wore them 2ce, a family of 5 could have fit in them. I washed them, dried them, and repeat.

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Date: 4/4/08 10:48 PM

Here's a bunch of threads.

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Marilyn

January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

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Date: 4/4/08 11:21 PM

My sister gave me a bamboo dish towel. It is pretty but not real functional, since it's not very absorbent. But perhaps bamboo fabric varies, I don't know. I don't use it much, since it's not supposed to be washed in hot water (IMO this is a problem, for a dish towel.)
Right now, my feeling is that I'd rather wear cotton, linen or rayon.

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Date: 4/10/08 3:04 PM

My DH bought me a wonderful tropical print blouse made of bamboo. It's wonderfully durable ( wear it a lot in the summer), really comfy in the heat and humidity of NC, and is easy to care for. And the colors have not faded---after dozens of washings, they are still beautiful and vibrant. Trouble is, I can't find any bamboo fabric in anything but a drab off white, or plain white. I don't know why that is. Bamboo is much less damaging to the environment to grow than cotton (much as I love my cotton!), and it seems to me it would be economical, too since it grows so fast. One of sewing's little mysteries. Like why I cannot for the life of me find anyplace to buy the RPL (rayon/poly/lycra) blend fabric that so many people say is to die for. Clue me in if you've found any.

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Date: 4/10/08 4:47 PM

I got some nice bamboo fabric at a local Hancocks, and I recall they had some rich, nice colors (just solids). I got a nice chocolate brown, and haven't sewn it yet.....

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Date: 4/14/08 11:58 AM

I made a dress and a top from some chocolate brown bamboo I bought on fabric.com and I LOVE it so, so much. Honestly, it's my favourite fabric ever to sew with an to wear now. In earlier threads people had bad experiences with the Hancocks stuff, but I cannot say enough good things about the fabric.com bamboo. Honestly, they should pay me to advertise for the amount of times I've made people feel my hems when I'm wearing them...

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Date: 4/14/08 10:25 PM

I have not sewn with bamboo yet, but I have a bamboo blanket that is totally delightful. It is SUPER soft and luxurious, almost like a silk blend.

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Date: 4/14/08 11:17 PM

I bought two RTW bamboo t-shirts last summer and have already thrown them in the give-away box. They were really soft, but they shrank in length and grew in width after I washed them. Not very flattering. I think bamboo might be good for things like towels, bedding, etc., where the softness is a great feature but the change in shape it doesn't matter so much.

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