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Looking for this fabric...don't know what it's called!!  (Read 11517 times)
« on: April 24, 2012, 11:52:30 pm »

Hi! I'm looking for a certain teddy bear fabric. Very soft, and kind of wispy.
This picture shows a bear with the fabric that i am looking for.
Thanks a lot you guys!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 01:31:16 am »

I have a couple really soft bears like this.  One is a plush polyester/nylon blend and the other is mohair.

« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 02:59:52 am by Joel »
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 06:37:35 am »

I see these from time to time in the fabric stores but it is hit and miss. Not even really sure what it is called.  I did find a couple new resources on-line that look promising. http://www.jongstit.com/pile_toy.php  I think this one may be your best bet. Look through their Pile listings. http://www.dear-bears.com/our_catalog.html  This place has some nice stuff although it is kind of hard to tell for sure what the fabrics are.  The link above is to their PDF catalogs that don't have pictures but if you scroll to the bottom of the page there is a link to their on-line store that does actually have pictures although they are not real good.
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 06:48:30 am »

Ahh... I think I found at least the correct info on the fabric. http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/412284119/100_polyester_knitted_plush_toy_fabric.html?s=p  This is an Alibaba source so it is going to be wholesale, i.e. 1000 meters min, but it does have the info on the content of the fabric. There is also this one. http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/527816624/100_polyester_knitted_and_bandhnu_plush.html

It is a 100% polyester and it is knitted.  The knit is either weft or tricot. Actually I think the weft knit is closer to what you may want.
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 07:09:15 am »

I see Shawn and Joel have been busy! Kimberly please update us when you choose and get your fabric.
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 09:30:57 am »

Yep, you're looking for Plush fabric. There are some fabric stores that call this "cuddle fabric". They keep it near the terry cloth and such instead of near the fake fur. Don't know why. Good luck to you!
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 09:53:06 am »

They also have plush felt and plush fleece, but it's not as huggable as the mohair or the synthetics.
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 09:30:51 pm »

First let me just say again- you guys are soooo AWESOME!!
I love it that I come and check tonight, and you have been so busy helping me out. Yes, I think that fabric is the 100% poly knitted plush that is on Alibaba. That led me to search further and I think I might have found some at Distinctive Fabrics, that I can dye. What do you think of this fabric? I'm going to check with Julie too, and see if she has or knows of any.

Thanks, Kimberly
http://joyfilledpuppets.weebly.com sherpa2-distinctivefabrics
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 09:44:01 pm »

here is the link for the double sided sherpa

it just hit me that we have discussed this way back when and it may be called furry fleece and is a knitted fleece.

« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 10:19:43 pm by Billy D. Fuller »
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 12:34:00 am »

Thanks, Billy!
That's great fabric- looks like just what I want.
I have a 40% off code for their site, so I think that I'll get that.
Thanks again!!
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 06:50:54 am »

Good job Billy!  thewave  I thought we had talked about it before but could not remember the outcome or find it. Yep that sure looks like the right thing.  Now how are we going to remember this the next time someone ask?  Smiley

JFP... I like the fabric you found all so. The nape is not as long but it could look really cool combined with the longer furry fleece.  I am thinking like on an animal where the fur around the face is shorter then the hair on the head or body or on body where the tummy is shorter nape.
Out of the Box Puppets
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 07:19:32 am »

Kim, I think the one you found is a much shorter nap, much like a chenille blanket.  Remember polyester does not take dye well, so dyeing probably won't work.

The red fur Billy posted comes in dark brown, black, cream, white and red.  I have used it before and it look great for birds, but my only caution is that it doesn't wear well.  It gets very fuzzy and looses its curl..

I'm still researching, I know I've come across it.  It's like our OHMY puppet. http://www.outoftheboxpuppets.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=7.  Even that fur came in different qualities.  You want something that has a very tight weave with a thicker backing that what is one the JoAnns fabric.

What color are you looking for?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 08:08:04 am »

Thanks Shawn and Julie,
Okay, it sounds like I should hold out a bit longer and keep hunting. I do want it to last quite awhile for the customer.
Let me know if you come across something. I will post when I find something else that I think might work, so that you can check it out first. You have seen alot, so you know WAY better than I do! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I really appreciate it.

« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 08:14:00 am »

oh i forgot to answer your question- the colors will pretty much be the same as the picture up top- kind of a milk chocolate brown and a creamy white.
this is my rough sketch for how he will look-
(his snout will be a bit shorter)
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 08:21:41 am »

We have also discussed in the past Flurr plush fabric has anyone used this fabric.


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