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Hey mamas! Any one have any recommendations for fabric to use for the straps on a <a href="http://webpages.charter.net/dshiel0742/FrankenKozy.htm" target="_blank">FrankenKozy</a>? The website says "use pre-washed canvas, sportswear, twill, or something with some give", but my idea of canvas or twill seems like it would be too heavy to tie easily. Am I simply unaware of the more lightweight canvas or twill options out there? Anyone have a favorite fabric they've used that works well?<br><br>
Obviously, I'm clueless :LOL, so any help would be greatly, greatly 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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My friend has a really nice one with some type of linen blend for the straps. They do look heavier than I would have expected, but she loves it.
 

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I just went to Walmart and told the ladies back there that I needed something strong and canvas was all I knew about, and they suggested a couple different bolts. The one I chose feels like the same stuff girl scout vests are made of (or were 12-ish years ago LOL) kind of a thin canvas. It works really well-it's stiff enough that the straps don't get all twisted but thin enough to tie. I used the same stuff for the body too-2 layers on the one I made myself, and 1 layer plus another printed cotten blend for the one I made my cousin.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Stretch twill (with the stretch widthwise) would work wonderfully. It has enough give to be comfortable, but not nearly as much as, say, fleece. I've used it for pouches with great success.<br>
Our local Hancocks has had some on clearance for a while and I keep thinking what a lovely Frankenkozy it would make...
 
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