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    I'll chime is and say joanns isn't all evil. You can pick up fabric there cheap to practice on.

    If you do get fabric at some mass merchant fabric store like that make sure you get enough to finish everything you want. They buy fabric by the lowest bid so ACU this week might be produced by company X and next week might be company A. Both are "ACU" but will have subtle pattern differences you will not notice until you have the 2 side by side and it sticks out like a sore thumb. I've even ran into color shift problems with fabric from the same manufacture from 2 different dye runs.

    I know some of the tricks to hide that stuff doing upholstery work but I didn't pay attention in the self taught class that day yet to learn them doing kilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyxa View Post
    Anyways, Here are some of the pics of the kilt in action. I'm not happy with how it is not tight at the top and am having him return it for some additional velcro placement.
    Looks sharp! Twirling for the camera is a sure sign that he's digging his new kilt. Nice work, and I'm guessing you'll be moving on to kilt #2? Hit me with a PM if you ever want to talk pockets and such. I've made a ton of kilts like this and I'm always happy to help if I can.
    Cheers!
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratspike View Post
    Don't waste your time with Joann. Their camouflage fabrics are garbage MIL knockoffs and crappy fashion patterns. Ebay is your friend for this stuff.
    Textile Specialist
    RRT Trading Post

    The fabrics you want are nyco ripstop or twill, and poly/cotton ripstop or twill. The fabric weights are going to be 6-7oz and plenty durable. Don't get too caught up with thinking you need a super burly material, as you're making a garment and not load bearing gear or baggage.

    Thanks for the advice! I will check out ebay stores you posted. Huge help!
    Cheers, Mike
    Kilted in Austin, Texas.

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