Thursday, October 27, 2005

Yay, polartec remnants!

Well, as you may or may not know, I'm into sewing. I really like making cheap know, because everything from REI or the like, anything "Polartec", is expensive, and is usually to big for me.

So about a month ago, I put in an order to Malden Mills for the 17+ total yards of remnant fabrics. I did this to kind of check out what they had, and for $45 (that's $2.65 a yard), I figured, hey, it's worth the gamble. Plus, beats buying the fabric by the yard from them for anywhere from $7.49 to $29.99 a yard!!!

I just took a brief look through the bag, almost as tall as I am, that I arrived on my porch today. There are large pieces in there, around 1-3 yards. And some fun, fancy fleece fabrics. I haven't looked that closely to see what is what, but it seems like a pretty good buy.

Bonnie is inspecting my Malden Mills purchase.

My plan is to knit a wooly hat, and line it with Polartec fleece for my Kilimanjaro climb. Well, first, I have to learn to knit a wooly hat...If I don't learn soon, heck, I'll just make a double layered hat out of the fleece.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

godamn sewing skills and lots of gear material to play with.. that is like my dream combo! (cheaper than beyond fleece)


12:33 PM  
Blogger marisa said...

Heck yeah! It happens that they sent me another bag of the same size (not sure if that was accidental or was part of the 17+ yards) I have so much technical fleece, I don't know what to do with it all! Woohoo!

11:15 PM  

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