SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Beginner's Forum > Best Fabric for Cargo Pants?? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Best Fabric for Cargo Pants??
RockNRoll
star
RockNRoll
Tennessee USA
Member since 3/12/10
Posts: 1323
Send Message

      



Subject: Best Fabric for Cargo/Capri Pants?? Date: 5/7/10 7:50 PM

What is the best non wrinkly light weight fabric to make capris out of??

Im working on this pattern -- simplicity 2414

-- Edited on 5/7/10 7:50 PM --
-- Edited on 5/7/10 7:58 PM --

------
Go Sew Something

Sharon1952
star
Sharon1952  Friend of PR
Advanced
Massachusetts USA
Member since 7/1/08
Posts: 3113
Board Moderator
Send Message

      



Date: 5/7/10 9:31 PM

Whatever firmly woven fabric you like!

------
Sewing: A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown

Michelle L
starstarstar
Michelle L
Intermediate
Missouri USA
Member since 1/20/08
Posts: 1301
Send Message

      



In reply to RockNRoll


Date: 5/7/10 9:39 PM

I've used very, very lightweight twill for similar pants. It wears very nicely.

------
Michelle

http://cheapandpicky.blogspot.com/

kristinlala
star
kristinlala
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 7/21/09
Posts: 352
Send Message

      



Date: 5/7/10 9:45 PM

oooh, good idea (lightweight twill!). I just bought this pattern too!

------
Check out my blog: http://kristinissewcrazy.blogspot.com/

RockNRoll
star
RockNRoll
Tennessee USA
Member since 3/12/10
Posts: 1323
Send Message

      



Date: 5/7/10 10:44 PM

twill wont get wrinkly??

------
Go Sew Something

quathy
star
quathy  Friend of PR
Intermediate
California USA
Member since 6/3/06
Posts: 798
Send Message

      



Date: 5/8/10 0:43 AM

... and where do you like to buy your twill? I'm having a hard time finding twill that isn't too stiff...

Mom to 5
star
Mom to 5
Beginner
Maryland USA
Member since 2/5/09
Posts: 1025
Send Message

      



Date: 5/8/10 1:42 AM

fabric.com has some twills in their 1.95 section...

I was gonna order some but was looking for a cargo pant pattern... Thanks..

------
http://mamazsewingescapadez.blogspot.com/

Michelle L
starstarstar
Michelle L
Intermediate
Missouri USA
Member since 1/20/08
Posts: 1301
Send Message

      



In reply to RockNRoll


Date: 5/8/10 7:36 AM

Quote: RockNRoll
twill wont get wrinkly??

Twill is like denim, it is the same kind of weave. I launder my twill a few times before sewing and find that as long as I fold pants as they come out of the dryer they don't need pressed. A touch-up here and there for pocket flaps or cuffs. Of course, my grandmother used to iron my jeans, so whether or not you consider something fit to wear or needing pressed may all be in one's perception. But, unless you are using something like a polyester sportswear, nothing is going to be entirely wrinkle-free.

Another option would be linen. If you wash linen and dry it on high at least 3 times, it changes the hand and it doesn't wrinkle. I make shirts for my husband like this all the time. It is, however, definitely a casual look.

------
Michelle

http://cheapandpicky.blogspot.com/

Annie- oh
star
Annie- oh
Intermediate
Colorado USA
Member since 2/7/04
Posts: 1395
Send Message

      



In reply to Michelle L


Date: 5/8/10 9:52 AM

Quote: MLoyet
[quote]twill wont get wrinkly??

Twill is like denim, it is the same kind of weave. I launder my twill a few times before sewing and find that as long as I fold pants as they come out of the dryer they don't need pressed. A touch-up here and there for pocket flaps or cuffs. Of course, my grandmother used to iron my jeans, so whether or not you consider something fit to wear or needing pressed may all be in one's perception. But, unless you are using something like a polyester sportswear, nothing is going to be entirely wrinkle-free.



Another option would be linen. If you wash linen and dry it on high at least 3 times, it changes the hand and it doesn't wrinkle. I make shirts for my husband like this all the time. It is, however, definitely a casual look.[/quote]
Thanks for the 3x linen info, Michelle, I wondered about those wonderful men's shirts.

------
I try all things. I achieve what I can. "Moby Dick"

We stand here confronted by insurmountable opportinities. Pogo

Patti B
starstarstarstar
Patti B  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Member since 9/29/02
Posts: 2422
Send Message

      



Date: 5/8/10 10:31 AM

Going off in a totally different direction, how about seersucker? It's summery and doesn't wrinkle easily.

------
Patti

R-r-r-ripping my way to fitting success

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Best Fabric for Cargo Pants??

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Register

Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Register

HotPatterns 1107

photo
by: Bleuette

Review
SewBaby Double Duty Bag Pattern

SewBaby Double Duty Bag Pattern

Buy Now
Maggie

Maggie

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.