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Date: 10/10/12 0:16 AM

Hello PR I am wanting to make my self some leggings but I am having the worst time at finding the fabric at a clearance price or something thats not to outrageous due to budget or is there another fabric that works well for making leggings thanks for the help

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Date: 10/10/12 2:18 AM

Viscose- spandex is also good. (Lycra is a brand name for spandex). Sorry I don't know any cheap US sources, but never fear, someone here will help you out!
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Date: 10/10/12 11:53 AM

Not sure what your budget is, but these 2 sources seem to have what I would consider reasonable prices for what appears to be a bottom-weight cotton/lycra. (You may want to call or e-mail and ask about the weight.)

It might be possible to find a coupon for Sewzanne's somewhere online??

Spandex World

Sewzanne's Fabrics

HTH

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Date: 10/10/12 12:46 PM

I had the same problem last year until I found this vendor.

Fabric by the Roll

Don't be afraid of the name or the shipping charges. I've never bought by the roll. Choose what you want and email the vendor for the shipping charges..always a very fast response and the charges are reasonable. The shipping is fast.

Most of the cotton/spandex is about 10 oz...a nice weight and the first pair of leggings I made last year hasn't pilled or stretched out, despite lots of wear and washes.

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Date: 10/10/12 12:48 PM

also look for "Elastane"--another name for Spandex/Lycra

Can you give us an idea of what you consider "reasonable" for price?
I know some folks won't pay more than $5/yd for anything, while I consider $10/yd a major bargain and regularly pay $20+/yd for good quality natural fibers.

Juliette

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Date: 10/10/12 1:34 PM

Hi Jannw,,

Thank you for sharing your fabric source!

I'd like to take further advantage of your expertise. Would you recommend that 10 oz. cotton Lycra for the Laura leggings? I have my eye on that pattern but not confident about choosing fabric.

Thanks,

Elizabeth

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Date: 10/10/12 3:27 PM

Spandex House

Stretch House

Some additional options.

CMC

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Date: 10/10/12 4:33 PM

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Would you recommend that 10 oz. cotton Lycra for the Laura leggings?


It's actually cotton spandex, but I do recommend it highly. I've made several pairs of the Laura from it and just used it for the Elle pants in my Mini Wardrobe. It feels good and has great recovery. The 10 oz weight makes it feel heavy enough that I don't worry about underwear showing through if my tunic gets caught in the wind.

Good luck with your Laura's...I really enjoy mine!

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2013 21.0
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Date: 10/10/12 4:46 PM

Thank you so much, Jann! My daughter should thank you too, as the leggings will be for her!

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Date: 10/10/12 11:07 PM

thank you ladies for the help and web sites i will check them out and jkimes i dont want to go over $8 a yrd if at all possible thanks again ladies

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