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

Forum > Fabrics and more... > looking for knit fabric resources ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
looking for knit fabric resources
flyawayhair
flyawayhair  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 7/16/06
Posts: 21
Send Message

      



Date: 2/14/13 9:18 PM

I would like to purchase some lightweight cotton jersey fabric to use with the drape drape book patterns. I am fairly new in working with knits and would like to find some less expensive (but not necessarily lesser quality) fabric to start with as I expect some experimentation at first. I have researched this but am wondering if there is an inside tip on the best place/price for jersey online.

Thanks for any input! :-)

Sewliz
star
Sewliz  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 6/22/04
Posts: 4438
Send Message

      



In reply to flyawayhair <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 2/14/13 9:26 PM

High End Fabrics has lovely quality knits and good prices. Sometimes the shipping seems high but the service is so fast it is near instant gratification so I find it worth the cost. He also has an etsy.com store if you don't want to deal with ebay.

------
Liz

thefittinglife.blogspot.com

diane s
star
diane s  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Oregon USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4948
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 2/15/13 1:09 AM

I often use jersey sheets for practice.
Lots of fabric at a good price. Sometimes you can find them at places like Ross.

------
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

PattiinATL
PattiinATL  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Georgia USA
Member since 5/9/08
Posts: 48
Send Message

      



Date: 2/15/13 7:04 AM

Diane, that is a great idea!

Fran G
star
Fran G  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Rhode Island USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 62
Send Message

      



In reply to Sewliz <<


Date: 2/15/13 7:35 AM

SewLiz....Have you ever used the micro modal fabric? It appears to be very drapey..very fluid. Anyone know if it is tricky to work with?

flyawayhair
flyawayhair  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 7/16/06
Posts: 21
Send Message

      



In reply to Sewliz <<


Date: 2/15/13 11:21 AM

Thank you!

flyawayhair
flyawayhair  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 7/16/06
Posts: 21
Send Message

      



In reply to diane s <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 2/15/13 11:21 AM

Great idea....thank you!

flyawayhair
flyawayhair  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 7/16/06
Posts: 21
Send Message

      



Date: 2/15/13 11:24 AM

What I had found was http://www.girlcharlee.com/ and some sale items at fabric.com. Glad to have another resource.

determined
determined
Advanced Beginner
Member since 12/29/12
Posts: 144
Send Message

      



In reply to Sewliz <<


Date: 2/27/13 11:26 PM

Those fabrics look very nice. I love that he shows yardage and drape. So much easier to visualize using it than a small square.

Bwin
Bwin
Intermediate
Member since 4/7/12
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



In reply to Fran G <<


Date: 3/6/13 12:02 PM

I just happened to see your post today while searching for something else. I have purchased large quantities, but you can buy small amounts, from Koshtex. The owner is very nice and he sent me some nice samples. I was only looking for pfd fabrics because I'm a dyer, but he carries colors in lots of different Lycra blends. The modal and micro modal he sent me is lovely, and I have yards of the modal Lycra which I am dyeing and painting to my heart's content. The website is www.koshtex.com. So far, I find them easy to work with, but I'm making simple drapey tanks.

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. Fabrics and more... >> looking for knit fabric resources

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Register

Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Register

Ottobre Design Magazine 01-2011-30

photo
by: 21wale

Review
Sew Chic MyrtleWood Dress Pattern (ln7401)

Sew Chic MyrtleWood Dress Pattern (ln7401)

Buy Now
Gracie Handbag

Gracie Handbag

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.