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Felt for coats

Postby katyav » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 am

I've seen a really pretty child's coat made out of felt, I have a perfect pattern for it but wondering what kind of felt I should be using? Am I right in thinking that it's not the normal felt you get in crafts shops? I'm feeling a bit lost... :lookround:

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Re: Felt for coats

Postby sweetiepups » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:58 pm

I am thinking probably wool felt. This site is good for felt supplies http://www.bloomingfelt.co.uk/ but if I were you, I would ring them and ask their advice. I think they supplied the felt for the Zingzillas costumes :wine:

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Re: Felt for coats

Postby katyav » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:14 pm

sweetiepups wrote:I think they supplied the felt for the Zingzillas costumes :wine:


Ohh that's interesting! I can't find any actual fabric, but it's probably just me being daft (it's a felt website after all!!) :doh: I'll contact them and ask, easier way.
I also saw this http://www.handmadepresents.co.uk/onlineshop/Pure-Wool-Felt-One-Metre/ which would seem suitable, just rather expensive... and a friend has recommended Ecospun felt, it's fairly cheap and made for recycled plastic bottles, I just wonder whether it'd be ok for a coat! I wouldn't mind a bit of eco-friendliness... :lookround:

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Re: Felt for coats

Postby sweetiepups » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:47 pm

Wow :shock: that is expensive wool felt!

I just googled the eco felt stuff and that looks good. Seems like it might have changed its name to Felt Eco-fi.

If you find any suppliers in the UK, would you lmk (if you can add a link/details here :goodvibes:)

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Re: Felt for coats

Postby katyav » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:27 pm

I didn't know about the change of name, that helped and I found it!! :wine: It's called rainbow felt apparently.
Here they sell it by the metre http://www.rainbowsilks.co.uk/ProductDetails.cfm?SubCatId=534&Code=KUM but there are lots more places that sell just felt squares. Fabric.com has it for less than $6 a yard and it's 180cm/72" wide :drool: I wish I'd known a few days ago since I've just put an order through with them!

Also found this wool blend felt that doesn't seem too bad http://www.paper-and-string.co.uk/userimages/procart138.htm


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