MATERIAL AND NOTION SOURCE INFORMATION
Many of your have asked for source information for fabrics and notions. We suggest the following companies (please contact each company or consult their website for catalog/swatch information):
FOR OUTDOOR FABRICS AND NOTIONS, including fabrics, insulations, webbings, hardware, mesh, trims, elastic, and zippers for horse clothing and equipment. Also carry fleece and stretch fabrics for riding tights and breeches and fabrics for other riding apparel too.
FOR ENGLISH TAILORED COAT FABRICS AND BUTTONS
Also see Field's Fabrics below.
FOR WESTERN SHOW APPAREL FABRICS AND NOTIONS
Show Clothes Unlimited, Brown City, MI (810) 346-2305 www.showclothesunlimited.com
LycraTM fabrics, stretch twills and gabardines, UltrasuedeTM , Swarovski and generic rhinestones, setters, and more.
Field's Fabrics, Grand Rapids, MI (800) 678-5872 www.fieldsfabrics.com Huge range of fabrics including UltrasuedeTM and UltraleatherTM.
Zipper Connection, Wyoming, IL (309) 695-4SEW(4739) or 888-349-8799 www.zipperconnection.com Specializes in zippers including invisible separating, the 'slinky' zippers and heavy zippers for chaps and Swarovski Rhinestone zippers too!
FOR CHAP, BREECH, AND GARMENT LEATHER AND NOTIONS
D'Anton Leather Co., West Branch IA, (319) 643-2568 www.dantonleather.com Fabulous selection of pearlized, foil, and metallic specialty leathers, plus deerskin for full seat breeches. Don't miss their Show Apparel, Rodeo Queen, and Winning Horsewomen Galleries on their website!
Ebay www.ebay.com Customers report good luck buying leather on Ebay. Do a search using "leather scraps" for piece to use for yokes and appliques.