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Where to buy technical shirt fabric

Kathy

Where to buy technical shirt fabric
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:47:09 AM »
I want to make some shirts for travelling/walking.  The manufactured ones don't fit me.
Where can I buy suitable woven (not jersey) fabric?
My usual resource for outdoor fabrics is Pennine Outdoor, but they don't have anything suitable for shirts.

Francesca

Re: Where to buy technical shirt fabric
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 12:15:22 PM »
Active Fabrics does a lot of breathable type stuff.

BrendaP

Re: Where to buy technical shirt fabric
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 15:34:20 PM »
I want to make some shirts for travelling/walking.  The manufactured ones don't fit me.
Where can I buy suitable woven (not jersey) fabric?


Are you looking for woven cotton for absorption or a synthetic fibre for wicking? or a napped/fleecy fabric for warmth? or maybe a fine wool for warmth?  or silk for warmth and lightness?  or what?
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/