Looking for sources for bathing suit fabric and/or bias tape in bulk

Hi everyone, I have been wanting to make some bathing suits for myself and the fabric stores around here really have nothing in that category. I was looking at the new Land's End catalog and they have such beautiful fabrics. Any online suggestions?
I have also been looking for bias tape by the roll and my favorite supplier,
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doesn't carry bias tape at the moment! Any reliable suppliers would be appreciated. Thanks!
Kirsten
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Kirsten Sollie

Try these links...
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have ordered from fabric.com before and been pleased with their products and customer service. Have fun with the swimsuit projects, I have made at least a dozen suits hrough the years and find them remarkably easy to make. Martha>
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Martha Fulmer
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Love them!!! Also, you might try
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I've ordered from them several times. Always been very pleased. And if you have a question about anything, the entire staff seems to know what they are talking about (and all about what they are selling.) They carry lingerie, swimwear, and dance type fabrics.
Bias tape..... You might try
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I've never looked for it by the roll, so I don't know for sure if they will have what you want.
HTH
Sharon
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mamahays
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I'd also recommend fabric.com. Sometimes Hancocks has flat fold swim suit fabric that is quite nice - you just have to keep looking though since they don't necessarily have it year round. One time several years ago, I was at the Hancocks in LaCrosse, WI and I swore I saw some of the same swimsuit fabric that was also featured in the Lands End catalog.
Nancy
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tteigen
I also like Fay's Fashion & Fabrics
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They are like Sew Sassy, specializing in swimwear and lingerie sewing. Furthermore, they have designer overrun fabrics that they sell at bargains. The sample sack is dizzying and you get the cost subtracted when you order. Their customer service is much better than Sew Sassy in my opinion. No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.
Pora
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wurstergirl
The downside is that their web site looks like they are trying to put as many paid ads on their site as they think they can get away with. *shudder* Maybe that doesn't bother some people, but after dealing with one lady whose site was that way ("Quoth the raven...") it gives me the heebie-jeebies.
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Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS
Unfortunately very true. They're definitely not focussed on their production values. To order the sample package you have to run around to find the instructions. The web site is more of a way to connect you with their old way of doing things, by paper catalogue, etc. But the good side of "old fashioned" is that they bend over backwards to provide help and information, even via email. And the sample set had lycras I've never seen anywhere else.
Pora
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wurstergirl
"Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply" wrote in message news:45d20e32$0$27223$ snipped-for-privacy@news.sonic.net...
I agree with the others that their site is not the best to attract new business. I may order their catalog anyway. Hard to find what I am looking for.
Kirsten
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Kirsten Sollie

Thanks Nancy,
I looked at Fabrics.com but they didn't have many prints. I am hoping to find the nice prints like what Lands End uses. Or maybe I just didn't find them there.
Kirsten
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Kirsten Sollie

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I have ordered from fabric.com before and been pleased with their products > and customer service.>
Hi Martha, I ordered today from Laceland, a mystery package with Lycra and some other notions I have been looking for. Now I just have to find the bias tape... Thanks
Kirsten
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Kirsten Sollie
So tell us Dinah, do you think Kirsten has found a source of bulk bath suit and bias tape since she first asked SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS AGO???????????? ??? So glad you were able to provide this information as I bet Kirsten has not been in a swimsuit since she posted her request.
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ItsJoanNotJoann
The fabrics are easy to come by. Try
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and the sources here:
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Be very cautious of trying to make a medical compression garment, particularly for someone with diabetes or neuropathy. It's all too easy not to get the right compression or gradient of compression, and you wind up with an ineffective garmentor one that is too tight and can cause some real damage, including venous insufficiency, infections and even gangrene.
Kay
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Kay Lancaster
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Thank you for the information. Garment will not be too tight. Patient has already faced that with purchased medical tights. Patient just wants some pretty with a bit of support to reduce swelling. I am considering making the first pair to fit the unswollen leg with maybe half an inch decrease. That should keep the legging in place and we will see what it does to decrease the swelling problem.
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Belinda Alene
Do you have the proper equipment to make the sort of flat seams necessary to prevent spot-pressure? If not, do you have a ton of liability insurance?
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