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Best Stretch Pleather Suppliers?


Hi everyone - so glad I found this forum. Simply awesome builds - I'm amazed.

I'm having trouble identifying the right lightweight black stretch pleather for capes - all the ones I see have that grey mesh on the reverse side. Does anyone know where to get pleather that has the same finish on both sides, or at least is all black on the inside of the cape?

Your insights (and skills) are much appreciated.
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Re: Best Stretch Pleather Suppliers?


Welcome to the board! Elastic material is difficult for sewing because often its only elastic in 1 direction, There is some nice material available made from a mix of PU/PE, or PU only , check for Pu faux leather, or PU synthetic leather. Try to get a thin material because of the weight.
 PVC is not recommended because it will deteriorate over time and it contains toxic materials. If you want to have a one piece cape you should go with a non-elastic material, for 8 panel capes you can use 1 way elastic PU leahter , but you have to cut it so that it is non elastic from top to bottom.
 and elastic from side to side when you cut the panels. You can check for online stores,
 its the easiest way to find it.


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Thanks for the incredibly detailed response, I really appreciate it. I'm going to attempt an 8 panel cape - none of the online suppliers have responded to me yet regarding the back side to see if it's got a similar finish or that grey mesh that looks so awful.
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