/r/Fabrics

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Anything relating to fabric.

Methods and techniques of working with fabric, such as dyeing, sewing, batik, tie-dye, appliques, weaving, quilting, block printing, iron-on printing, screenprinting, and direct dye painting.

Also, links directly relating to fabrics and dyes themselves. Natural and synthetic dyes and their uses, how-to links on the creation of various types of fabric, discussion of the uses and differences in various types of fabric, and pictures and videos of interesting artistic techniques and creations.

Related subreddits:

/r/quilting

/r/sewing

/r/textiles

/r/arts

/r/dyeing

/r/myog/

/r/Fabrics

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For the love of God where can I get some undyed Monolite fabric without DWR coating???

How can I get my hands on some undyed Monolite fabric without DWR coating? I only need about 10 yards. I contacted RSBTR (RipstopbytheRoll) and they said I could order a custom run but I’d have to buy an entire roll and it would be the price of a small country (thousands)! 🤑

So, where in the world is Monolite manufactured? Can we just cut out the middleman and go straight to the source?

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2024/04/12
19:53 UTC

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Identify Fabric - Heavy Cotton?

Hello! Can anyone identify this fabric for me? I am assuming it's a heavy cotton but I cannot tell. Thanks!

Here is how it folds, if that helps!

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2024/04/12
19:24 UTC

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Looking for translucent vinyl (can have designs on it) to make a raincoat

I have found only a small offering of vinyl and so far I am not super impressed with what is out there. I am looking for a vinyl that is pliable so that the jacket isn’t stiff.

Does anyone have any suggestions or resources? I would be so appreciative.

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2024/04/12
13:34 UTC

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Help finding yellow floral silk

Hi all, hoping someone can help with finding this in fabric form and not just robe form: Picture here

Thank you!

2 Comments
2024/04/12
06:20 UTC

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Autism Friendly Fabric?

Hello!

My son is seven and is on the autism spectrum. One thing he HAS to do in order to sleep is have a blanket that covers his head AND his feet. However, he doesn’t like being covered by a cotton or jersey sheet, and always wants the heavier blanket or comforter.

He’s done this for years and it always makes me nervous that the fabric covering him is so thick and heavy. He wakes up drenched in sweat. All of the autism blankets I found online are weighted.

So I thought I’d come here and ask people who know more about fabric than I do, if you could think of something maybe out of the box we could try?

He can use a sheet, but he doesn’t really like it and it always ends up bunched up and he’s still covered in a blanket 🤣 we’ve used cotton, jersey, microfiber, and flannel.

This probably seems very silly lol I’m just looking for a breathable fabric that may be soft enough to feel like a blanket but doesn’t hold a ton of heat.

Thanks!! 🙏

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2024/04/12
01:06 UTC

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25 count evenweave for clothing?

I'm doing a lot of hand embroidery on clothing and have been wanting to do some counted work projects. I found an old pair of cream Levi's "sta-prest" that is 25 x 32 threads per inch and have been using them as test fabric. Whatever they're made of, probably a cotton/linen mix, has fat snug threads so there is plenty of room to split a thread or whatever and I don't have to be very careful of disturbing the weave. I'm doing entirely surface embroidery and blackwork style stuff.

The offset of 25x32 is fine for some designs but not all of them and I'd really prefer a true evenweave. I know there are a lot of options on Etsy but I'm wondering if anyone has experience in this and a reliable / cost effective option to recommend. Thank you so much for your consideration

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2024/04/11
22:30 UTC

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Can you use a darker fabric dye to dye more fabric a lighter colour than the original colour?

I'm dyeing a bunch of old bedsheets to use for a ball gown, and I want to stretch the dye as far as possible. So I'm trying to figure out if its a good idea to use a darker colour than what I want, but diluted with much more water, so that I can get more out of a bottle of dye.

Any suggestions or ideas of if it's a good idea?

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2024/04/11
13:13 UTC

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Storing Silk

Specifically, Crepe Silk de Chine.

I have bought a dress that is 100% crepe silk (de chine), and I've not taken it out of its packaging yet because I'm not sure how to store it properly once I do.

I don't have wardrobes, only draws, so it will be a folding job.

Will it be okay in a cotton bag?

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2024/04/11
10:48 UTC

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Dyeing White Hoodie Black

Hi, I am looking to Dye a White hoodie with a black screen printed graphic, Black. Though, I Had a few questions about this process.

Will the graphic on the front be affected by the dye?

I was looking into Rit Dye, and I hear it’s mostly for re-dyeing faded garments. Would Rit Work for what I am trying to do, or else what would be the best dye to use?

The Hoodie is 90% Cotton & 10% Polyester.

I have no preference on the shade of black, just going for a tonal look.

Any help is much appreciated!

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2024/04/11
02:46 UTC

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Warm but breathable blanket?

Sorry if this isn't the right sub to ask, but does anyone know the best fabric for what I'm looking for? I'm trying to find a blanket that keeps me warm, but doesn't feel like it's trapping in all of the heat. I recently got a 100% polyester blanket and it's incredibly soft, but when I'm under it it feels like I'm in an oven. Ideally I'd like a blanket that's incredibly soft like this one and on the thicker side, but is more breathable so that it keeps me warm & isn't oppressive. Any ideas on what material I should be looking for? Thanks for any input!

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2024/04/10
19:46 UTC

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Can my corduroy hat be restored?

Got a hat at the rockies game last night and managed to get it dirty almost immediately.

My fiancé tried to help by rubbing it with a tide touch up pad and ended up ruining the cords. Can this be fixed or restored or is it garbage?

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2024/04/10
19:45 UTC

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how to find Linen factory in china?

yea, easy plain question

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2024/04/10
15:17 UTC

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Orange Fabric Identification

Can anyone please help me find this fabric or something similar? Here’s the link to the X post

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2024/04/10
13:54 UTC

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Tote bag fabric identification

Hi guys,

I bought this tote bag a while back, and would love to recreate it. What do you call this ribbed cotton fabric?

Would love your input!

3 Comments
2024/04/10
13:14 UTC

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Micromodal the same as Jersey?

Hello,

I am seeking an answer to my question: what is the difference between micro-modal and jersey sheets or if they are exactly the same. I’m trying to get the same effects from a micro-modal sheet.

Thanks

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2024/04/10
10:41 UTC

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Seeking Advice: Ombre-ing Velvet Fabric

Has anyone ombre'd velvet before? I have a navy blue velvet dress that I want to ombre, but I can't find any YouTube videos on this. If anyone has, I would like to know how. Thanks!

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2024/04/10
04:29 UTC

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What's the difference between a $15 mulberry silk pillowcase and a $50 one?

Edit: I just found that the expensive one is OEKO-TEX certified so I might have answered my own question lol.

I found two difference ones of the same type but the prices are totally different.

Specifically: 25mm 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Here's the $15 pillowcase & here's the $50 pillowcase.

There are a few others around $20 as well. I saw reviews that also say the expensive one is made in China as well so that got me even more confused. Is there a difference in benefits? I'd be willing to buy the cheaper one if all it means is I need to restitch it.

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2024/04/10
00:15 UTC

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Is acetate a good material?

Looking at dresses on revolve and many dresses that are priced around £400-£600 are made up of acetate and polyester. I don’t have a lot of knowledge on fabrics and I was wondering whether it’s worth it to buy a dress that expensive that is made up of those materials.

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2024/04/09
10:51 UTC

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Help identifying semifuzzy blanket fabric

Hi, I'm looking for this style of blanket or fabric. It is not fur but more coarse. I haven't found anything online but then again, I do not know what to search, 'fuzzy blankets' either show up with fleece or fur blankets and 'coarse fuzzy blanket' shows up with thick knit blankets. Furthermore, reverse image searches of the photos I've taken return with fur blankets.
This has been posted on r/HelpMeFind already and I am posting it here due to this subreddit seeming more focused on fabrics.

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2024/04/09
03:17 UTC

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Vintage Acetate Sheets - Reek of Vinegar

Hi! I purchased brand new vintage sheets - 100% woven acetate (fully sealed package - made in the usa so probably 90s). When I opened them they smell very strongly of vinegar. I'm planning on washing them but was wondering if they are even safe to use. Theyre really beautiful but not worth it if they are harmful obvi - thank you!

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2024/04/09
03:11 UTC

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Flight nylon

Anyone here know where can I buy flight nylon fabric online ? Or offline in india

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2024/04/08
16:20 UTC

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Help finding a J Crew Zebra Jacquard

I absolutely love this fabric that J Crew used on a skirt a few years ago, but they never made a dress. I’m hoping someone knows where I can find yardage for this lovely metallic jacquard fabric. It’s black with silver zebras.

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2024/04/08
10:03 UTC

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is funky monkey fabrics legit?

I apologize if this isn't the correct subreddit to ask.

I'm looking for luxe minky fabrics for a stuffed animal I'd like to make, and I found everything I need on the Funky Monkey Fabrics website.
I don't want to buy anything from there until I know they're a legit website, so I figured I'd ask the redditors because y'all know everything. So, has anyone bought from Funky Monkey, and what was your experience doing so??

I guess my worries are probably unfounded, but I don't typically shop online so I'm a little apprehensive.

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2024/04/08
01:02 UTC

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Helping finding matching pattern?

Apologies if this isn’t the right place to post. Our scout troop has been using an old red tartan for decades, and we are now struggling to find a bolt of replacement fabric.

We’ve Googled and gone into every local fabric store with no matches. The closest we’ve gotten is we’ve found a similar measured print on heavy wool, but we are looking for a thin cotton.

Any suggestions?

Pattern is shown here on the left side of this photo:

https://imgur.com/a/iIGO2kX

Thank you!

5 Comments
2024/04/07
13:07 UTC

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Fabrics for football shirts

I am a football shirts designer. I need to bring those designs into life but I lack experience when it comes to fabrics.

Based on my research, I found that polyester mesh blend can make satisfactory products.

However, before approaching the factories overseas and requesting for samples, I want to know what type of fabrics should I look for when it comes to moisture-wicking, breathability, durability and comfort.

Please share your thoughts.

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2024/04/07
02:13 UTC

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Sport Fabrics Europe

Hi!
I am looking for sport fabrics to order for low MOQ in Europe. Maybe anyone knows online shops which have a good selection or at least decent sport fabrics?
I am desperate :)

thank you!

3 Comments
2024/04/06
19:09 UTC

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Fabric help

This seems like the community for this, I need a reflective pvc type fabric (specifically light blue) but can't find anything like what I need. Do any of you know where I can find a fabric like that?

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2024/04/06
17:33 UTC

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Worsted/ gabardine wool/ wool blend- availability

Hello! Does anyone have any reliable sources to source worsted/gabardine or wool blend to use for womenswear suiting in India? Unable to find vendors who provide low MOQ fabric. Any leads will be appreciated:)

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2024/04/06
15:19 UTC

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Hello! I've been on the hunt for a good faux leather material that does not have a backing. Does this exist?

I'm hoping to use this for a violin bow grip if anyone was curious XD

5 Comments
2024/04/05
17:16 UTC

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Looking for heavy knit fabric with rainbow flecks/nep

I'm looking this fabric, or something similar.

It's a 14 oz cotton poly blend (85% cotton 15% poly according to link) knit fabric with multicolor flecks. It's apparently produced by a Canadian mill.

I have tried searching on google an etsy using combinations of: cotton, knit, sweatshirt, rainbow, multicolor, fleck, nep, speckle

but haven't found anything comparable. Any leads of other search suggestions would be appreciated!

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2024/04/05
16:26 UTC

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