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Thread: fabric for scrubs shirts

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    Question fabric for scrubs shirts

    Ive been searching for fabric to make my husband scrub shirts. My problem is I cant find what he wants. Desert digital camo (brown color) my search has only found a cotton poly blend. Do you think that would be ok to make he a shirt out of? Most of the fabrics are twills or made with nylon, most heavy for pants and heavy for field shirts. He wears these to bed for a night shirt so they cant be heavy fabric. Any help or suggestions where I can find just cotton fabric, I cant find just cotton. So what do you all think?????
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    i was in a quilt shop, Material Rewards, Dansville NY, last weekend. they carry higher end cotton fabric. they had brown colored camo there... not sure if it was desert digital, though.
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    do they have a website Nancy?
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    i just typed Material Rewards into Google and it came right up http://www.materialrewards.com/
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    Thank you Nancy, I sent them an email since you cant search the fabrics they carry. Dee
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    you're welcome
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    I have made my DBIL scrubs out of cotton/poly blend. He likes them because they last longer.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Thank you for telling me that, I wasn't sure about the cotton poly blend. I did find that fabric online but didn't want to buy it not knowing if it would be ok, so thank you so much for responding, much appreciated, now I will buy it.
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    All the scrubs are made with a cotton poly blend (NO Iron - that's the poly). I've made a lot of scrubs, both 100% cotton and the cotton poly blend. The cotton ALWAYS has to be ironed after washing and after it's been on for a bit, it looks like you have been sleeping in your scrubs. If your husband is just sleeping in them, then you would be better off with 100% cotton (cooler to sleep in). Remember poly doesn't breath, so if you have a lot of poly in you blend it might get too warm to sleep in.

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    If you find 60% cotton and 40% poly the scrubs will not be a wrinkled mess, and not to hot. You should be able to find that in various patterns. Here in FL the 100% cotton is a little cooler but gets very wrinkled with humidity.

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    Our Ben Franklin store carries brown camo as well as a variety of other colors. Hope you find what you are looking for.

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    Have you checked Bear Paw quilting? Here is the link(http://www.bearpawquilting.com/cgi-b...&keywords=camo) I have bought from them in the past.

    It looks like they have digital in 100% cotton. I just found another website: https://www.lurasfabricshop.com/cata...=digital+brown.

    I would just search for "digital brown camo" online and see what you can find.

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