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    Working with a sublimation printer, need suggestions on fabric

    I seem to have a lot of options from the sublimation company so i need help on picking a specific fabric and weight. I don't know anything about scuba knit, can anyone chime* in? ^_^
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    no ideas for you but please keep us updated!

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    Of course ^_^
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    Any idea if this is good?

    9316 TECHNO SCUBA 95% polyester 5% spandex at 240 GSM
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    Im getting two test swatches so that i can size the fluke pattern and waistband fading.

    Id add pics but they hate being resized in mobile lol
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    I have a question about working with SCUBA fabrics:
    How much stretch do you build in? I see that it is rated for 15% stretch. So, if you had a measurement of 20 inches, you could make a 17" item. But that seems extreme, pushing the fabric to its limit. What is a good stretch (or if you wish, negative ease) to build in?

    When I made a tail with miliskin Spandex, I had to use 20% to 30% stretch.
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    I definitely couldnt tell you until i ask my grandma who is a seamstress, i tend to figure things out as i go. Hopefully a more experienced tailor can chime in!
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    Scuba knit has the same stretch as swimwear spandex.

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    Thicker spandex, scuba knits, and neoprin/neoprime/spacer should work great. Hit me up if you need help finding any of these.

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