Looking for 14-oz or close in weight denim-type fabric that is NOT blue

I need some sturdy-bottom-weight fabric of a 12- to 14- ounce denim or
equivalently-durable type that is *NOT* blue (I *****HATE***** blue),
hopefully in a medium-intensity shade that will complement a 75%
autumn/25% winter color palette and DEFINITELY that isn't something like
$25 per yard, and I am having a real bear of a time finding something
online. I don't really want to go into the local TSWLTH and look, even
though they just moved and I have to admit the store looks a lot less
trashy in their new location.
Is there a short way to do this apart from requesting swatches? Or does
anybody know of a place that sells it that I could just go there? I
have spent HOURS searching online and looking at all the fabric stores I
know of, and it's making my head spin.
TIA mucho mucho,
Melinda
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Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS
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How about a heavy twill, duck, or canvas? Denver Fabric has some non-blue duck, though the range in weights is quite broad based on a spot check. I suspect that most of the twills will be too light but sometimes you can find some really heavy ones. I fear the canvas will be too stiff.
Phae
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I already looked at Denver Fabrics (one of my favorite drooling places), and I can't tell what the weights are of their fabrics by ounces, but I am pretty sure that "midweight" is going to be too light. The requirement I have to meet is "sturdy denim jeans or equivalent" as far as abrasion resistance goes. I have looked at hemp fabrics, but $20-plus per yard is just too much.
I suppose if I get desperate, I could take two midweight twills and use fusible web to fuse them together. :) But I'm not THAT desperate yet.
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Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS
Did none of the answers you received when you asked this same question in January work for you?
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Perhaps a review of that thread will give you some direction?
Beverly
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BEI Design
"Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to send" wrote in message news:446910d0$0$96931$ snipped-for-privacy@news.sonic.net...
This is in the home decor section, but no reason you couldn't use it to make pants:
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It says medium weight denim. When I've ordered medium weight denim from them in the past, it has been probably 12 oz. I am sure, however, if you call them, they could tell you more what the weight is close to. 5 different colors, none of them blue. $5.35/yd.
HTH
Sharon
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Sharon Hays
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Denver almost always lists the weights of their fabrics in the detailed descriptions. That is one of the things I like so much about their web site. Some of the weights are also noted on the list when you do a site search.... like this:
If that link no longer works, here is a red, 18 oz duck for instance:
If that doesn't work, just search on "duck" or "canvas" and you will find a number of hits. All have their weights clearly listed.
> ...The requirement I have to meet is "sturdy denim jeans or > equivalent" as far as abrasion resistance goes. I have looked at > hemp fabrics, but $20-plus per yard is just too much.
> I suppose if I get desperate, I could take two midweight twills and use > fusible web to fuse them together. :) But I'm not THAT desperate yet.
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