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bathing suit fabrics

eauinaz | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Does anyone know of a source for good quality interesting bathing suit fabrics. I’m looking for 4 way stretch lycra. I am six feet tall, so buying a suit is a real problem. I live in Tucson, a large enough city, but I can’t seem to find a local source. I swim a lot so I usually make about 3 suits a year and would like to be inspired by some prints.

Now to gloat–I guess I could even swim today. Forecast is for 82 degrees.


  1. anneelsberry | | #1

    I'm in Tucson, too. Have you tried Buttons and Bolts at Ft. Lowell and Campbell? When I was in there the other day, Joyce had several bathing suit knits and probably has more in the back. Another source might be Jazzskins on Broadway, a local costume shop.

    1. sarahkayla | | #2

      try spandex house or lycra house in new york. both have websites and both do mail order.

      sarah in nyc

    2. edgy | | #3

      Try SewSassy.com, peakfabrics.com and type lycra fabric into Google.


      1. KarenW | | #4

        I love Spandex House!  Needlenook Fabrics (Wichita KS) is an excellent source.  Anne, the owner, offers a wealth of information by phone and will help you shop by phone for everything you need for your suit.  Don't have the # handy but you can look it up easily.  I don't know anyone who hasn't been thrilled with the service and merchandise from there.


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