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I have designed a coat that I want to make out of neoprene. Has anyone worked with neoprene? Being that is a non-traditional fashion fabric it is not readily available in big-box fabric stores, has anyone bought neoprene before? I found a supplier that will ship pre-cut pieces of neoprene in various thickness’. What thickness is appropriate for a winter/fall style coat…2 mm? 3mm? 4mm?



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  • Purplefan_large

    Oct 1, 2011, 03.45 AMby purplefan

    Sounds ambitious! I’d recommend a book by Sandra Betzina (Fabric Savvy), as she does mention neoprene, needle size to use and techniques for sewing/working with it.

    I’d marvel if you managed to wear that coat in winter and be warm! Think of the colours that neoprene can come in…:)

  • Purplefan_large

    Oct 15, 2011, 03.27 PMby purplefan


    Happened to see this coat featured in a fall fashion article in a Canadian paper. There are zoom-in/out buttons to allow you to see the detail. Hope this helps you!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 08.48 PMby mickeygirl

    I sewed a neoprene case for my husband’s ebook reader. I cut up a larger lap top sleeve that I bought at a dollar store. It was easy to sew. You only have to remember that the needle makes holes that show so think before you sew so there are no mistakes.

    I think that you would want a lining in the coat. Do those neoprene suit wearing divers get sweaty or does it have limited insulating qualities?

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