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Talk to me about material for cuffs and collars.

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simlou
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Talk to me about material for cuffs and collars.

Postby simlou » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:35 pm

Completely confused. Is the best bet 1x1 cotton ribbing, 2x2 cotton ribbing or interlock? Think I've got it right now that cotton rib knit is a :nono: as it sags?

Ribbing - Is 95% cotton and 5% lyrca okay? Have also seen some that is 90% cotton and 10% elastene

Help me ladies :eek: bought LOADS of fabric but have nothing for collars and cuffs

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Frances
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Re: Talk to me about material for cuffs and collars.

Postby Frances » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:41 pm

I just buy ribbing, I've no idea whether it's 1x1 or 2x2 I'm afraid!

Dotsnstripes have a fab selection of colours in stock

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simlou
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Re: Talk to me about material for cuffs and collars.

Postby simlou » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:44 pm

Frances wrote:I just buy ribbing, I've no idea whether it's 1x1 or 2x2 I'm afraid!

Dotsnstripes have a fab selection of colours in stock


Thanks Frances. I've been looking on dotsandstripes- I love this one!
http://www.dotsnstripes.co.uk/view_product.cfm?id=2232

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Frances
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Re: Talk to me about material for cuffs and collars.

Postby Frances » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:47 pm

simlou wrote:
Frances wrote:I just buy ribbing, I've no idea whether it's 1x1 or 2x2 I'm afraid!

Dotsnstripes have a fab selection of colours in stock


Thanks Frances. I've been looking on dotsandstripes- I love this one!
http://www.dotsnstripes.co.uk/view_product.cfm?id=2232


That's gorgeous, and it's fab that you can buy it by the part metre.

It's really hard to find coloured ribbing, I got all mine from an ad-hoc stash sale by Amanda at Kitschy Coo.

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Re: Talk to me about material for cuffs and collars.

Postby Soupdragon » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:18 pm

I much prefer 2x2 ribbing over 1x1 ribbbing - I find it gives a much tighter cuff, which holds its shape far better. The 1x1 stuff can be a bit slack and not look right. So far I've been lucky enough to find what I've needed in my local fabric store, but I did find this place when looking for ribbing previously. Not ordered from there myself, though. http://www.sewbaby.com/shopbaby/index2. ... th=244_314


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Re: Talk to me about material for cuffs and collars.

Postby yellow45 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:35 pm

Thanks for posting this simlou, I was just about to ask about the same thing!


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