Re: Fabric for Knit Pants and Shirts

Estelle Torpy

Hi Carole,

I have had good luck with buying knits from the following sources:

Fashion Fabrics Club

Marcy Tilton Fabrics

The Sewing Workshop (Linda Lee)

Happy sewing,


On Sep 30, 2020, at 1:43 PM, Carole Hollmann via <macee55@...> wrote:

For those who sew garments, I wonder if you could tell me where you find sturdy knit fabrics for knit/yoga pants and knit shirts.  During the pandemic, I've been cooped up in the house and--if nothing else--insist on being comfortable.  Since I often have to hem the pants or alter the shirts in some way, I think it's much easier to sew them from scratch.

I've had it with thin ready-to-wear yoga-type pants and the fact they have NO POCKETS.  I'm not looking for the shiny material that the young folks wear; rather a matte finish and four-way stretch.

Ready-to-wear shirts, after being washed one time, show that they are off grain and really don't wear very well.

Since I'm cooped up in the house so much, I might as well make good use of my time and sew some comfy clothes that fit!  If any of you have had good luck with any particular knits, I'd love your advice. 

I live in the US.

Thanks much!

Carole Hollmann

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