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20 August 2014 @ 02:38 pm
Leatherette sources  
Hi everyone,
I'm on the hunt for a quality lightweight leatherette for a few upcoming projects, including a corset or two, and I was hoping someone might have recommendations for stockists who ship to Europe.

A local fabric shop here in Dublin, Ireland used to stock a gorgeous leatherette with a soft beige cotton-like backing - lightweight but not thin, wonderfully supple, with no stretch and a beautiful drape, retailing for around €20/m.

Unfortunately they no longer stock it, and the only leatherette I've been able to find since is thicker and stiffer, with a nasty plasticky woven backing that feels awful against the skin.

That original fabric was a joy to work with and I'm still searching for it or something just like it! If anyone has any sources to share, I would be very grateful.


(Mods - I hope the tags are appropriate - feel free to adjust if not!)
chaoskitten_dfchaoskitten_df on August 20th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
Have you tried Vibes & Scribes in Cork? They have a website now and their store had a decent selection of it last time I was in :)
buckinghamsgirlbuckinghamsgirl on August 20th, 2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the recommendation! I was in Vibes & Scribes last year and they had an amazing selection - I will definitely check them out. Thank you! :)
chaoskitten_dfchaoskitten_df on August 21st, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
No problem!
I think they have some on their site but calling them would be the better option because they have way more in store XD
Annarabid_bookwyrm on August 21st, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
I took off fabric, since that's intended more for fashion/coutil. I agree that leatherette technically falls under it, but I think more people would look under leather or latex, vinyl, pvc.

Thank you for asking!