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« on: March 06, 2008 11:15:07 AM »

Alright so my whole family is on a discworld kick. Which is an awesome set of books I must add...Anyways there is a character named rincewind that my brother absolutely loves and wants me to make his outfit/hat. The characters clothes in the book are made out of felt so it falls apart easily and I dont want to make it so it falls apart in real life but I want it to match the hat (Which I can make out of felt.) So the question is do you know of any fabric that looks like felt but is more durable and will last longer?

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 12:11:40 PM »

I am not sure what you mean? When you say felt are you thinking about craft felt? Wool felt is stronger, but I don't know what you want to do.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008 09:53:26 PM »

FLEECE  i really think what you want is fleece. there are different grades and qualities of fleece but I have seen some that are very feltish .. id take a walk through a fabric store and see what jumps out at you ... just stick to the fleece section .. also its very nice to work with and usually pretty affordable
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 06:57:33 AM »

You can line felt with muslin or something else to make it stronger.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 10:45:42 AM »

Just so this has something to do with fabric: I second the fleece option.

Really, what I wanted to say, is that I love the Discworld books!  The Granny series is my favorite, though.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 11:47:49 PM »

I am not sure what you mean? When you say felt are you thinking about craft felt? Wool felt is stronger, but I don't know what you want to do.

I second this!
The normal craft felt you buy at the store is pretty poor quality and would probably fall apart. It's made from an acrylic/wool blend. If you go for a pure wool felt, higher grade, it definately would be more durable.
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