Any Luck At Jo-Ann Fabrics ?Subscribe
  1. FettinProgress
    Aug 5, 2003, 1:47 PM - Any Luck At Jo-Ann Fabrics ? #1

    Hello was just wondering if anyone has come across the vest or neck seal material at a Jo-Ann Fabric store, or anything close,
    thanks Jay

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  3. batninja's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2003
    Aug 5, 2003, 2:11 PM - Re: Any Luck At Jo-Ann Fabrics ? #2

    A very close match for the material was found a few months ago by one of the moderators. However, the material had to be bought in bulk (at least $500 worth), and was only produced twice a year. So alot of TDHers were able to send in enough fundage to cover the cost and get the "TDH-approved" fabric at that time.

    As for Jo-Ann's, you might be able to find something similar. I've used the inside (wrong-side) fabric of a light-grey satin, called Casa Collection something-or-other. It works well, but it may be a color shade or two off.

    I believe the mods will try another fabric run in the near future. Keep checking the board!

  4. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    Aug 5, 2003, 4:16 PM - Re: Any Luck At Jo-Ann Fabrics ? #3

    I bought my vest material at Jo-Ann's Fabrics here in Massachusetts. I used it inside out like LisaFett described in her tutorial. Worked well for me but its a bit too dark.
  5. Member Since
    Mar 2002
    Aug 7, 2003, 9:07 PM - Re: Any Luck At Jo-Ann Fabrics ? #4

    There are at least several different shades of gray satin commonly available.

    I just found some really good polyester stuff that I think is perfect. It's washable, it's fairly tough, it has a very slight sheen, and it's a really pale gray. I'm using it to make hoods now, but I'll probably save enough for at least one vest. I found it at JoAnn's, but the trouble is that it's one of those things where they order a big box of "assorted bulk" fabric. Nobody knows what this stuff is, and I've never seen it before.
  6. FettinProgress
    Aug 11, 2003, 12:01 PM - Re: Any Luck At Jo-Ann Fabrics ? #5

    Oh well thanks the input evryone, but i just broke down and ordered a vest and neck seal from Richies Armor, since they do awesome work. can't go wrong there
    thanks Jay

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