Under Armour Fabric Find

2 Oct

Under Armour is a Baltimore based athletic gear company. They are very very good partners with the City and a source of great pride among residents. So much so, that when I’m not wearing Under Armour for my athletic gear, I actually feel guilty!

The one qualm is their stuff is pricey, but honestly, worth it. The pieces I do have ll So, imagine my absolute delight when my local Guss Woolens sent an email saying they had Under Armour Cold Gear material in stock! Cold Gear is for weather under 55 degrees. And, considering how cold I always am, I live in warm fleecy garments in the winter.

I may have gone a little bananas. But, at $5 a yard for the double thick, wicking Cold Gear (forest green, red, royal blue and navy), I pretty much bought every color in stock.

And, they also have this super thin wicking fabric (black, grey, navy, royal blue and cafe au lait) that I plan to use for workout underwear or base layers. I was super happy because I remember the grey from these boy shorts.

Why am I telling you this? Because I’m nicely stocked up for myself (and two friends) and have no fear of not getting enough for myself. Plus, if you buy from them, then they’ll keep getting more and I can keep myself well stocked for years to come.

What am I going to make? We’ll…. let’s just say my long weekend sewing plans are confirmed.

Burda 11-2008-128

Burda 11/2007 #122
Burda 11/2007 #118

Hooded sweatshirts. I loved this one Burda from November 2007 from velour several years ago and would like to make again…. but with a FBA and longer to cover my hips.

So, there you have it. Want to sew up some of it? Call or email Guss Woolens.

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28 Responses to “Under Armour Fabric Find”

  1. Texan October 2, 2012 at 09:26 #

    As soon as I dig out a couple patterns to get yardage requirements off them, I am heading to the site! Nice find!

    • Miss Celie October 2, 2012 at 09:51 #

      Yeah. I purchased mine ‘blind’ and went with two yards each. Luckily, with ribbing, none of the ones on my list take more than that. But *might* if I extend the pattern.

  2. robindenning October 2, 2012 at 09:33 #

    I wonder how fast they will sell out? I just sent an email with my order :)

    • Miss Celie October 2, 2012 at 09:52 #

      I would’t have believed the email if I didnt’ remember you saying before that you found Under Armour there!

      • robindenning October 2, 2012 at 10:07 #

        And I just placed my Style Arc order for their latest track suit pattern :)
        Now, where I will get the time to carry out these ambitious goals is a mystery.

        • Miss Celie October 2, 2012 at 10:18 #

          That is *exactly* what I want to make. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Kathi Giumentaro October 2, 2012 at 09:47 #

    How funny. I just made the hooded top #118 from the 11/2007 Burda. I love it. I can’t even remember how I got this issue. The zip hoodie #124 and the yoga pants # 122 are next on my list. I can’t wait to see your version of #118.

    • Miss Celie October 2, 2012 at 09:56 #

      The princess seams in the 11/2007 #118 are really flattering. I didn’t do a great job with the pocket placement the first time I made it. And, I’m going to use my friends coverstitch machine for the seams this time. What I need to decide is if I do all the same sweatshirt or be fancy and make a few different styles… Either way, I love a hood :)

  4. Jessica October 2, 2012 at 09:54 #

    Wow! Great deal! I got the material used for the Coldgear Frosty Tights from Rockywoods- but it was $11 a yard. I’m currently scared to cut into it, because I haven’t had great luck with leggings…

    • Miss Celie October 2, 2012 at 09:59 #

      I’m always scared to cut into material I think I won’t get again! And, it’s harder (I think) to muslin because there are different degrees of stretch in a garment. Melissa at Fehr Trade made really cute leggings from a company called Papercut. I think the thin stuff could be used for tights, but I have two good pairs of winter running tights (at 60 and 70 a pair!!) I think this store can do it for a little less because they are local. Either way, I was psyched.

  5. irarmartin October 2, 2012 at 10:59 #

    Wow!! Thanks for sharing. I will be sending an email today. I also ordered the Style Arc track suit.

  6. Heather October 2, 2012 at 11:18 #

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve been on the lookout for a material source like this!

  7. Pammie Ellen October 2, 2012 at 12:02 #

    Great tip!! I too have an obsession with sports fabric (I frequent Seattle Fabrics whenever I’m in Seattle); however, I do find my execution skills below average when I’m working with these. . . Thanks again for the tip!!

  8. Connie October 2, 2012 at 12:32 #

    Ooohh! I love underarmor. I have the fabric in basic black, but paid waay more than 5 bucks a yard! I may have to drop them a line and see how much shipping would be!

  9. Wendy October 2, 2012 at 12:49 #

    Don’t know if they ship internationally, but have just sent them a begging email :) let’s hope they take pity on a poor sewer all the way in Luxembourg :)

  10. DWJ October 2, 2012 at 14:22 #

    My husband will be so excited if I actually sew him up something. He starts his marathon training schedule again in January so he’ll definitely want some cold gear. This is great!

  11. Amanda October 2, 2012 at 18:19 #

    This is fantastic! I’ve always wanted to make my own workout gear but have been to scared… I’m going to be watching this space carefully. And emailing to see if I can get stuff shipped to Australia!

  12. poppykettle October 2, 2012 at 18:54 #

    I’m totally bummed they don’t have an online website… I’ve been struggling to find something like this in Australia! Keep buying everyone… I want them to still stock it in September next year when I actually will be in Baltimore so I can buy, Buy BUY!

  13. meli88a October 2, 2012 at 20:50 #

    Awesome fabric win! You are going to have the most stylish and functional workout clothes ever.

  14. kathyh October 2, 2012 at 22:40 #

    Thanks for the heads up. I wish they had a web site with descriptions but I’d be willing to buy blind at that price. I sent them an e-mail too.

    If the Australian’s are interested, possibly the best way to ship a moderate amount of fabric would be the flat-rate padded Priority envelope – $16.95 for all you can fit (stuff) to Australia.

  15. Andrea October 3, 2012 at 12:13 #

    Thank you for posting about the fabric find. I’ve been looking for wicking fabrics! I’ve emailed them, hope there is some left.

  16. Seraphinalina October 3, 2012 at 13:18 #

    How cool is that. We started running and it’s crossed my mind that it could be fun to make some running gear but finding the right fabrics is key to success.

  17. Breyan October 3, 2012 at 23:14 #

    Thanks for the tip. Recently drive up to their shop and really appreciated the prices. This’ll be good for tops to wear for winter biking. I think I’d rather go back. Not very comfortable with just buying blind… I “found” A Fabric Place, so I can make an afternoon of it.

  18. Claire S. October 16, 2012 at 18:08 #

    Thanks ! In the mail today was a pack of samples of the thin wicking. I think I’ve got to make an order now :-)

  19. Laura A. October 24, 2012 at 21:49 #

    Yeah for fabric ! I am going to Baltimore this weekend for a conference, and will check the store out. Are there any other fabric/yarn stores in the area that are good ?

  20. Greg January 25, 2014 at 03:24 #

    I am inquiring about the frabric related to the under armour material. Would like to discuss a purchasing arrangement.

  21. Janet March 11, 2014 at 14:38 #

    The site is disabled and the phone number does not work. Are they still in business?

    • Miss Celie March 11, 2014 at 15:12 #

      No. They have since closed.

      On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Miss Celie's Pants wrote:


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