Under Armour Fabric Find

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.


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

    • 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. 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.

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  3. 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…

    • 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.

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 ?

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

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