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For questions regarding creating patterns, most often associated with sewn apparel.

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Can someone identify the pattern of these purses?

I would like to identify the pattern of the purse in the image below, and want to know how to begin the chain number of the stitch. Is it a double crochet or single crochet? What type of yarn do I use ...
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Using someone else's technique in your own patterns

Say I pick up a pattern from some designer which has a neat technique they use (for example, fission knitting by Mary W. Martin) that I believe they invented, and certainly make a business out of ...
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How to sew a rounded neckline on a men's thobe? [closed]

i wanted to know the pattern for sewing the rounded neck of this mens thobe, can someone send me a pattern or give me some clue about it, thanks in regard,
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What is the name of this pattern?

What is the name of this pattern and/or how do I make it? I assume it is plain weaving with a loom, but I am not sure.
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What are these pants designs called?

If you watch the opening of this video, you’ll see a child actor riding a donkey. He is wearing a white henley shirt and some type of overall pants with a single strap. https://youtu.be/ArZK6aneeKg ...
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How I can design a skirt pattern without taking measurements?

I am thinking of making a skirt as a birthday gift for my sister. Therefore taking measurements seems kinda impossible. So is it recommended to use size charts in order to make the pattern instead, ...
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How can I cover my desk chair's seat?

My desk chair has started peeling. I think the cat scratched it, and now more comes off after every seating. Here's what the seat shape looks like: After looking into this a bit more, I realized ...
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What is the following pattern called?

😊 I very much like this kind of pattern and I would like to recreate it or buy fabric which already has this pattern. If you need to see the pattern at different angles then you can find more photos ...
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How should I go about designing clothing for a teddy bear?

While I can sew on a sewing machine, I've never created a pattern myself, and only seldom worked with them. Now we decided to create a jacket or a nightdress for our teddy bear. The problem is how to ...
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Drafting tapered pants for better outer seam pattern matching?

I am interested in modifying a straight-legged trousers pattern to achieve a more tapered look. I found a good resource for how to taper pants legs that includes tapering on both the outer and inner ...
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How to recreate drawstring effect on this dress on homemade nightie pattern

I have 2m of fabric, and I want to make a cotton nightie with it. I want to create drawstrng shoulders and also a front drawstring that ties losely. I managed to find an image similar to what I would ...
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Dressmaking and pattern layout: folded vs open fabric?

I've bought the Wilder Gown pattern from the Friday Pattern Company and the layout instructions seem to suggest you don't fold the fabric before cutting the pieces, instead keeping the fabric open/...
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Pattern for adding train tracks to a simple stockinette square?

I'm looking to add vertical train tracks going up one side of a stockinette/knit square, all the same colour. I was wondering if someone more experience might be able to help me figure out how to knit ...
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How can I trace a pattern from a top with darts?

I have a RTW (ready-to-wear, aka store-bought) dress which fits me well, and I'd like to sew a copy of it. I've done this before with loosely fitted tops, like t-shirts which only have minimal shaping,...
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How do I resize (smaller) baby bootie crochet pattern?

I am crocheting a set of baby booties for an infant using this pattern: http://lacycrochet.blogspot.ca/2014/01/crochet-baby-booties-size-0-6-months.html I need the booties to be about 3/4 the ...