7 years ago
I love the idea of sewing sweatpants that would actually fit my lanky girls for fall. I’d love to get some tips on where to find good quality cotton sweatshirt fleece, especially with cute prints like the stars and the floral design. Last fall I bought some (inexpensive) fleece from “that huge online store” and am pretty disappointed in its quality. Some cute fleece that has a soft feel on both sides and resists pilling would be great! What are your favorite sources (USA) for good quality knits?7 years agoDarcy Struble @darcyjane
I would say check girlcharlee.com. I have purchased some great stuff on their website. It’s always hard to buy fabric online since you don’t know what it’s going to feel like. I haven’t purchased any fleece from them, though. I think fabric.com does some samples if you have the time (or patience) to wait for fabric samples to come. I bought a sweatshirt fleece from them a couple seasons ago (the kind that’s not just a fleece but actually has the knit fabric front to it like a real sweatshirt) and I really liked it.
The fabric fairy has nice knits as well but again, I haven’t checked their fleece out personally. In town, I usually use Joann fabrics and they have a large and varied fleece selection.7 years agoBrittney @georgeandizzy
I have bought one sweatshirt fleece from Girlcharlee and it has held up pretty well.
I just made a couple of these in french terry from GC and it’s amazing. I don’t know how cold it is where you are, if you would want something heavier though. They didn’t have fun prints, but a big variety of stripes and solids.7 years agojax @capnjax
What is your price point for fleece and sweatshirting? I like kitchycoo, but it can be pricey. Simplifi fabrics has nice sweatshirting too. The European fabric companies like Lillestof do it best though.7 years agoLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch
There are some fantastic printed knits at http://www.mamzellefourmi.com Shipping is from France so could be pricey. I mention it because I got some swatches with my order and there were stars!7 years agoLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch
Now you’ve made me look!
How cute is this one: http://www.mamzellefourmi.com/tissu-molleton-sweat-shirt/5787-tissu-sweat-molleton-best-buddy-gris.html
Or here are some stars: http://www.mamzellefourmi.com/tissu-molleton-sweat-shirt/5557-tissu-molleton-etoiles-chocolat.html
Other colours here: http://www.mamzellefourmi.com/sweat-bio/5496-tissu-sweat-bio-grandes-etoiles-bleu-vert.html and here: http://www.mamzellefourmi.com/sweat-bio/5447-tissu-sweat-bio-grandes-etoiles-rose-framboise.html
Or tattoo style: http://www.mamzellefourmi.com/aime-comme-marie/5759-tissu-sweat-leger-tatouee-lait.html
🙂 now I want to buy fabric and make Parachute sweatpants!!7 years ago
Thank you all for those links! I’ll check them out today. As far as price point, Liberty fleece is pricier than I’d probably be willing to pay for toddler clothing, but I’m willing to pay for good quality fabric that will stand up to repeated washing ;).7 years ago7 years agoLiesl GibsonKeymaster@liesl
Ooh, good sources! I hadn’t heard of the French shop. So cute!7 years agoReeni @Reeni
are you looking for polyester, or cotton? I have had my eye on a few at Naturesfabrics.com… bandanna
i think dd would live in a pair of the parachute in purple bamboo velour. actually I would too!7 years ago
Natural fiber is preferred. Yay for another link to check out, thank you!7 years agojax @capnjax
Links are more helpful:7 years agoLiesl GibsonKeymaster@liesl
I just noticed that Harts fabric has some really pretty colors of sweatshirt fleece:
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