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I swear I am living in a parallel universe where nothing I expect to find can be found.<br><br>
My local fabric shops have no T-shirt fabric to be seen, and the people working there have no idea where I'd find any, either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I looked at fabric.com and couldn't see any there, either.<br><br>
Where does a girl find just plain ordinary T-shirt knit to make a stretchy wrap from? I thought I'd be able to nip down to JoAnns and get five yards for $3 a yard and be set for a new wrap. HELP!
 

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<a href="http://www.denverfabrics.com" target="_blank">www.denverfabrics.com</a> has lots of jerseys and other knits. My Joann's generally has white cotton/lycra interlock that is very nice. I wouldn't trust the workers to know about it though, and it tends to get lost during the Great Fleece Season. HTH!
 

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They have it at our Joanns, but it's like $10/ yard for some bizarre reason. !t was way cheaper to buy a wrap!
 

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Thanks - Kari, the T-shirt knits at Denver fabric are good, but $6 a yard puts it just as expensive as buying the wrap, not even counting shipping.<br><br>
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE!!!!<br><br>
Worst of all, I was going to buy a serger and make lots of stretchy cotton pants and things for my baby. If I won't be sewing stretch fabric I have no excuse to get a serger <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Knits run at least $6/yard regular price IME, they aren't as cheap as wovens. It is hard to find good colors and prints too. On the other hand, they are usually 60 inches wide so you are getting more fabric as compared to a calico.<br><br>
Joann's has coupons for 40-50% off 1 item in their flyers on a regular basis. A single cut of however many yards counts as 1 item. Hancock's does the same thing. With Thanksgiving coming up, look for big sales as the holiday sewing season starts. Also, Hancock's sometimes gets in manufacturer overruns that they price as low as $1.99, but that is hit or miss. I always look through Joann's clearance fabrics for knits, they go on sale for 50% the clearance price a lot, that is how I pick up basic solids. And I always look at thrift stores, I've found good stuff that way.<br><br>
That's my knit shopping strategy. As to the why, I can guess. Most garment sewing has moved overseas. I figure China has an awesome selection of knit prints for kids, since everything seems to be made there. Also, the strongest sewing segments in the US are quilters and home dec. There isn't a big demand for knits since most sewers don't use them in projects, don't sew garments, or are afraid of them. Plus the most popular knit to sew right now is polar fleece.
 

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I just got some great cotton interlock from <a href="http://www.diapershop.com" target="_blank">http://www.diapershop.com</a> ... it's a great heavyweight t-shirt weight and totally comfy. It's $4.50 a yard on there and there's also a sale going on (listed on the front page) of 10% off your order when you enter 'november10' as your coupon code.<br><br>
I got some of the royal blue and it is beautiful. Of course, I'm using it for diaper-making instead, but I would think it would be a wonderful wrap material.
 
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