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.   

The Rain Shed, Corvallis OR (541) 753-8900, 
www.therainshed.com

Seattle Fabrics
, Seattle WA  (206) 525-0670 
www.seattlefabrics.com  Has wonderful breech fabrics!

Rockywoods Outdoor Fabrics
, Loveland CO (970) 663-6163  www.rockywoods.com

FOR ENGLISH TAILORED COAT FABRICS
AND BUTTONS

Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics, Clinton MA  (800) 290-2739 
www.sawyerbrook.com
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.

Spandex House, New York NY (212) 354-6711  www.spandexhouse.com  Stretch fabrics of all kinds.

Sue's Sparklers
, Escondido CA   1-888-999-0408 
www.suessparklers.com  Rhinestones, crystals, and nailheads.

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!

Montana Leather Co.
, Billings MT, (800) 527-0028 
www.montanaleather.com

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.