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I'm looking for knit fabric (preferably cotton) in cute, funky patterns and/or bold, non-pastel colors (a la <a href="http://www.zutano.com" target="_blank">Zutano</a>) I want to make some clothes for ds, but I'm at a loss as to where to find cool fabric! I don't understand why, when I go to the fabric store, the "juvenile apparel" fabrics are all basically quilting cotton with no give in any direction. And the only knit fabrics I find are either solid colors, or ugly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I don't really understand what kind of kids clothes one would make with stiff, non-stretchy fabric. Button-down dress shirts I guess? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I'm having about the same luck online too. Anyway, any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.thefabricfairy.com" target="_blank">www.thefabricfairy.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.sewzannesfabrics.com" target="_blank">www.sewzannesfabrics.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.sewbaby.com" target="_blank">www.sewbaby.com</a><br><br>
Sometimes <a href="http://www.fabric.com" target="_blank">www.fabric.com</a> has cute cotton knit prints but they're definitely more of a crapshoot.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm looking for knit fabric (preferably cotton) in cute, funky patterns and/or bold, non-pastel colors (a la <a href="http://www.zutano.com" target="_blank">Zutano</a>) I want to make some clothes for ds, but I'm at a loss as to where to find cool fabric! I don't understand why, when I go to the fabric store, the "juvenile apparel" fabrics are all basically quilting cotton with no give in any direction. And the only knit fabrics I find are either solid colors, or ugly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I don't really understand what kind of kids clothes one would make with stiff, non-stretchy fabric. Button-down dress shirts I guess? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I'm having about the same luck online too. Anyway, any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I wonder if any manufacturers have outlets in your area. I'm lucky to have a chezami outlet near me and the sell over runs of lovely fabric.<br>
Ebay is another great source for fabric
 

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Hi Sabrina!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/energy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Energy">:<br><br>
How did you score? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi Sabrina!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/energy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Energy">:<br><br>
How did you score? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:</div>
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Hey there! i scored big time. I told myself I wasn't buying any...but some how 20+ yds followed me home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey there! i scored big time. I told myself I wasn't buying any...but some how 20+ yds followed me home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ah ha, the velcro fabric phenomenon<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.thefabricfairy.com" target="_blank">www.thefabricfairy.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.sewzannesfabrics.com" target="_blank">www.sewzannesfabrics.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.sewbaby.com" target="_blank">www.sewbaby.com</a><br><br>
Sometimes <a href="http://www.fabric.com" target="_blank">www.fabric.com</a> has cute cotton knit prints but they're definitely more of a crapshoot.</div>
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Perfect! Thank you so much for the sites! I'll also try ebay. I don't know about the manufacturer's outlets but I'll try to check it out. Thanks again ladies
 

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<a href="http://www.crybabysboutique.com/" target="_blank">http://www.crybabysboutique.com/</a>
 

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You could also try using old clothes.I jut made my gal pants out of t-shirts using this <a href="http://www.rookiemoms.com/make-some-easy-kids-pants/" target="_blank">tut.</a>
 

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thanks for the links guys!
 

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I love the fabric at <a href="http://www.wazoodle.com" target="_blank">www.wazoodle.com</a> located in Canada. US orders are cheaper, the shipping isn't bad either!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.crybabysboutique.com/" target="_blank">http://www.crybabysboutique.com/</a></div>
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Have you used them before? Because I just love some of their fabric, and am wondering what their service is like.
 

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yes. shipping was fast. she's a regular poster over at sewingmamas.com<br><br>
she did have a cart on hyena, but just recently moved over to her own site.<br>
so you should be able to find feedback .....here it <a href="http://hyenacart.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=22265" target="_blank">is</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.nearseanaturals.com/item.php?id=1594" target="_blank">http://www.nearseanaturals.com/item.php?id=1594</a><br><a href="http://www.nearseanaturals.com/item.php?id=1579" target="_blank">http://www.nearseanaturals.com/item.php?id=1579</a><br><a href="http://www.pmorganics.com/knitinterlock.htm" target="_blank">http://www.pmorganics.com/knitinterlock.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.organiccottonplus.com/prints.html" target="_blank">http://www.organiccottonplus.com/prints.html</a><br><br>
The first 2 I plan to sew with for my 5 year old ds.
 

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Aha! I rarely read sewingmamas, and pretty much never post, but I thought I associated the name with that forum or maybe The Fabric District.<br><br><br>
Well, there goes the fabric budget for January....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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HEllo!<br>
Just wanted to give a heads up I have moved my store online from hyena cart to <a href="http://www.crybabysboutique.com" target="_blank">www.crybabysboutique.com</a> . I was a one woman show for a long time and just couldnt keep up after I realized how fast we were growing. I now have helpers and the shipping turn around time is FAST. You can sign up for a free account and receive 10% off your first order along with discounts and promos. I have a few great customers from here so I just wanted to share the love<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
~Amy
 
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