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    Senior Member North Pacific Pod Mermaid Kane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MermaidAnnabella View Post
    How much does 2 yards cover? Like your entire tail body, and if so, how tall are you?
    Jo Ann's has cycled it out already. Went to one, asked in person, and got the same answer.



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    The post regarding JoAnn’s was over 5 years ago.

    I typically get 3 yards of fabric for my tails because I have a competitor and I’m a bit bigger. Average mers could probably just do 2 yards, but you want to make sure it’s as wide as possible (50”+) to get the most out of it.


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    I bought my neoprene from Mood Fabrics it comes in many colors and I ordered 4 yards because my fluke at the time was huge but I think that if you have a smaller fin you could get away with 3 yards but I used 2 yards for my leg portion and 2 yards for the fluke part and used scraps to piece together a top. It's important to measure twice and cut/sew once because once you sew it multiple times the neoprene isn't as strong as the first time, because there are tons of needle holes that can tear a apart if you don't adhere the holes together with neoprene cement. Which is why I scraped my neoprene tail.


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    For European mers, there's a Finnish company called Shelby Outdoor that sells neoprene of various thicknesses and colours as well as the supplies required to work with it.

    www.shelbyoutdoor.com

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    I'm not sure 2mm is thick enough to give a day of swimming a go in our particular ocean...
    When you're caught and find yourself tossed back,
    take advantage of the motion, and catch the next wave!

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    [QUOTE=Ashton;100152]
    Ashton, I used the SMALLEST setting on my Leather-punch(and/or all(pronounced ah-l) and a Yarn Needle until my new machine.
    When you're caught and find yourself tossed back,
    take advantage of the motion, and catch the next wave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerAnthony View Post
    I ordered mine from them as well an I got 2 sheets of 2mm soothskin. They are 7 foot long a 4 feet wide. Now I live in upstate NYan the shippin was $27.00 so the total order came to $144.90.
    Item: Neoprene sheet, approximately 51" x 83", Black, 2 mm, with Plain backing
    Notes: Plain surface is smooth skin
    Quantity: 2
    Price Ea.: $58.80
    Extended: $117.60
    ================================================== =======

    Subtotal: $117.60
    Tax: $0.00
    ORDER SUBTOTAL: $117.60
    (Shipping and handling charges may apply, as described
    online during the checkout process.) plus $27.00 shipping
    Was this grade 1 or grade 2?

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    I got a sheet of 2mm from foamorder.com a couple years ago for $58. I picked it up because their warehouse is in the next town over. Currently it looks like their prices are lower than that.

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