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Old 12-26-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Interlock Wool Question

For those of you that have used interlock wool to make longies/soakers, I'm wondering how many you were able to get out of a yard. I'm using the Katrina pattern for the longies and I'll be felting it first of course (I'm assuming 2 washes/dries? Or is that wrong?). I'm trying to figure out how much to order...I'll be making mostly small longies, maybe a medium pair, and a couple of soakers.

Oh and I'll be getting the 97/3 stuff from Nature's Fabrics. Also, if you were going to be dying, would you do it before you sewed them up or after? And does it require hemming first? (ie, does it fray/unravel at all?) I'm just trying to plan ahead!

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Old 12-27-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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Hey, where is everyone on this? LOL
I would felt first, then dye, then cut and sew. That way the thread will match the wool.
When you buy a yard of blend, you can expect it to shrink down to about 27 inches long to 42 wide or so.
It loses about 30%.
SO, I can get one pair of med/large from one yard, with a built in soaker, you know, when I make pants they are 2 layer, a pants, and a cover inside. Not everyone does that. So, maybe you can get 2 pants and or a pants and 2 covers.
Also, you can piece the scraps and sew a cover from that as well. Wool will not leak at the seams like PUL will, wool absorbs the moisture, it doesn't repell like pul does.
Does that help?
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Yep! Thanks

Now I just need money. LOL
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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Re: Interlock Wool Question

Why the two layers? Mine is in a tube, how do I cut it? Just up the side?
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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Yes, you can cut it if you want, otherwise just use it as a tube. You sometimes get better fabric use because you can cut on the fold if you fold your pattern in half. Am I making any sense?
I like a 2 layer pants for night time. they are killer for containing the wetness. Nothing, absoultely nothing gets through a 2 layer.
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