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    Default raw materials (leather, fabrics, textiles, etc)

    In particular, I'm looking for sheets of leather, more heavy fabrics (than the usual thin cloths commonly found in textile shops), neoprene materials.

    I intend to use the leather and heavy fabrics to make bookbinding covers (think moleskine notebooks) and the heavy fabrics, neoprene materials for sewing bags and cases.

    Does anyone know where I can find/purchase these materials?

    Thanks all!

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    Neoprene is very rare to be found as raw material... but you probably can try Spotlight to see if they have slightly heavier materials...

    As for leather, there may be some places where they sell only limited amounts... there are also plenty of types... gotta look this one up... try google for a store locally...
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    Maybe you can try the leather shop in Heeren. I know he orders sheets of diff leathers to make customised leather goods for customers. Perhaps he can help you?

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    Okay thanks! Will try Spotlight and the Heeren shop.

    Still hope to hear from others if you know of any such shops. Especially those that have leather or like moleskine's oilcloth.

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    Default Re: raw materials (leather, fabrics, textiles, etc)

    i used to buy raw leather to make bags and stuff

    if i remember correctly, i got it from some industrial factory area.
    best is to check the yellow pages


    http://www.asiacni.com.sg/cni/yp/sea...vOrder=Fabrics
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    there might be 2 shops u can look for:

    Geylang Lor 9/11 Global something... (chinese name is Huan Qiu)

    Geylang Industrial Park (near exit to PIE - Jurong), opp chinese/sikh temples) Shin Lee Rubber i think
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    What is the pricing like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    What is the pricing like?
    depends on the cow
    have scar or not

    have scar will be cheaper
    no scar and bigger will be more ex

    call them or better still go there and choose

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    depends on the cow
    have scar or not

    have scar will be cheaper
    no scar and bigger will be more ex

    call them or better still go there and choose
    Pardon me... but you sound like a joke although there is some facts to your statement....

    How about have scar with stiches? Better still, ask the cow?
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    Tried Textile centre somewhere opp The ConCourse?

    Alternative to leather, PVC could also be a meterial for your use. I believe should be much cheaper than leather.
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    Default Re: raw materials (leather, fabrics, textiles, etc)

    Quote Originally Posted by sykestang View Post
    Pardon me... but you sound like a joke although there is some facts to your statement....

    How about have scar with stiches? Better still, ask the cow?
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    when you go there and talk to them, you will understand what i mean

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    Default Re: raw materials (leather, fabrics, textiles, etc)

    Cool.

    This is definitely useful info.

    Thanks all!

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    i want to get brown leather
    to make steampunk accessories

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    What's steampunk accessories?

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