View Full Version : fabric to make jerseys

04-11-2003, 01:06 PM
A few months ago on this site, some of you that sew your own clothes mentioned places to buy the type of fabric needed for jerseys. I'm ready to get back to my sewing machine, and would appreciate any info about fabric. I live in Ontario, Canada, so to be cost effective Canadian places might be best. Thanks for any help Paintgirl

04-11-2003, 02:19 PM
this site here lists outdoors fabric retailers for Canada, UK and USA plus has lots of tips and ideas. tips page (http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/tips.htm)


04-18-2003, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the great information, I went to that site, and found what I wanted at Textile Outfitters. It is still cold and rainy here, so have more time to sew than I really want.where is spring?? Thanks again Paintgirl

06-09-2003, 03:44 PM
I've been on jersey making jag, the GreenPepper pattern is really nice, I like it a lot better than the unisex one from Jalie. This is fourth one I've made this spring

here's the latest creation, wicking supplex lycra with swimsuit lycra inserts, shorts are 9 0z beefy lycra



06-09-2003, 05:21 PM
Wow, very nice! Why doesn't your company sell new stuff you make (or do you)?

06-27-2003, 10:00 AM
my jersey making jag continues...

I am having too much fun with these, this is my 5 th one this year.

you won't miss me in this one (http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/images/wildjerseyf.jpg)


06-27-2003, 03:55 PM
So how do I order one? That's beautiful. Seriously Thom and I would like to get coordinating Jerseys for the tandem but we're not into the really garish (our opinion) stuff that's been coming out lately from the maunfacturers.


06-27-2003, 06:12 PM
you mean reptiles on LSD?


06-27-2003, 06:32 PM
Yep - notice I also said coordinating. We're not into being totally matched. We noticed on one tandem ride we did that all the other couples matched exactly - even their helmets. I wondered which one of them had given up a good fit to look alike. I know in our case, our heads are shaped too differently to even wear the same brand of helmet!

Of course all the couples had their picture in the paper and we didn't. :p Oh well.


06-27-2003, 08:51 PM
did you get my PM's?


06-27-2003, 09:03 PM
I'd never gotten one before. :) Funny it doesn't automatically come up when you check for new messages. Thanks for the heads up.


06-27-2003, 10:07 PM
I am pretty sure you can set it to popup a window when you get one


06-28-2003, 06:14 AM
Thanks - I changed my set up.


08-10-2003, 03:15 PM
:cool: You gals are the coolest! I'm going to check out all this sewing stuff listed since sewing is my other fun hobbie!


BTW this is my 10th post I'm finally going to upload an avatar! whoooooohoooooo!


09-16-2003, 06:02 AM
This is great! I spent part of my day yesterday looking at sewing websites and finding patterns for real biking shorts! Since my husband is quite tall and I have some sizing differences I'm excited to find some patterns that I can alter.

I have a question, do you have to order fabric all the time or do you find it retail-ever? We are very interested in finding some 9 oz. lycra, but we have a limited number of stores to buy any kind of fabric. I don't mind ordering, though.

09-18-2003, 11:54 AM
I need the link for greenpepper if someone has it!


09-18-2003, 01:12 PM
you can get Green Pepper patterns at any outdoors fabric retailer. Check this list
outdoor fabric retailers (http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/sources.htm)


09-18-2003, 02:49 PM
I cannot get there from here. I know there has to be a telephone ###.

09-18-2003, 03:07 PM
the link is working just fine for me, can anyone else tell me if it's not working for them as my ISP has had major problems this week.

anyway, do a web search on any of the following on google or any other search engine

I only know one of the numbers off the top of my head.

Green Pepper Fabrics Oregon
Seattle Fabrics
Outdoors wilderness fabrics 800-693-7467
Quest Outfitters
Outdoor Thread Hood River
Textile Outfitters

Sometimes even Jo-ann chain stores sell the patterns.

10-24-2003, 06:32 AM
I got my pattern from "Green Pepper", found some fabric at a retail store, but have misplaced my good scissors! The store even had some lightweight, four-way stretch fleece for tights. My DH, who is 6'7" is very excited thinking about bike duds that fit!