Please, God, no more novelty prints.
December 31, 2009 1:30 AM Subscribe
Where on Earth can you find BORING fabric?
posted by Vavuzi to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (24 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the problem: I'm a guy that knows how to sew. I'd like to start making some of my own clothes. I can't find any fabric to make them out of. I'm in Seattle.
What sort of fabric am I looking for? BORING! Close your eyes. Imagine you're walking through the men's department of your local Macy's. THOSE are the fabrics I'm looking for. Solid cotton weaves for pants. Knits for T-shirts. Heavier knits for underwear (yeah, I'm thinking about rolling my own dainty unmentionables). Jean weight denim. Have you tried finding a cotton weave in a solid blue suitable for making a dress shirt at Jo Ann's recently? Nigh on impossible, I cry!
So... where the heck does LL Bean shop for fabric, and do they send swatches?
Bonus points for sewing patterns and higher-end tailoring fabric.