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Yes, that is a quilted pattern. Quilting refers to the process sewing three layers of fabric together, usually two layers of woven cloth on the outside, with a layer of insulation sandwiched in between. You can absolutely buy quilted fabric. Any sewing supplier with a large selection of fabric should have some, but usually not a huge selection. You might ...


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If the dress is ready for replacement, you can remove the seams. You don't have to remove all of them, just the ones so the fabric can be layed down flat. I wouldn't recommend removing seams if you still want to wear the dress. Another option is measuring: draw the pieces of your dress on paper as good as you can. Cut them out. Then put on your dress and ...


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One easy way to create a pattern would be to base it off existing clothes for the bear. If you have some, you can trace the sections onto paper and modify from there. If you don't have any templates like that, you'll need some basic measurements: Size around the bear's body Torso length (to bottom, or where you want the hem to fall) Arm circumference ...


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For a simple night dress, you can make a tube out of fabric which is just wide enough to go around the body of the bear, from just under the front legs down to as long as you like it. Attach straps to go over the shoulders. I would go for separate straps on the front and back, tied on the shoulder, for simplicity. If you want to make a once on never off you ...


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In the photo example, the "train tracks" are actually created horizontally - an easy way to tell is by the direction of the V made by the knit stitches. The rightmost edge of the item in the image would have been the cast-off edge. As a starting point, I'll go through the existing pattern. It appears to start with: Cast on an odd number of stitches ...


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You should be able to turn the chair over and unscrew the seat part. If the cover doesn't come off (probable), you'll need to trim the loose pieces and make patterns for each section. If you don't want wrinkles, you need to cut fabric out in the pattern of the original seat. You need to allow for seams and fold over the edge (measure the edge into the plate ...


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The easiest solution is to use a smaller hook. You might also need thinner yarn so your booties aren't too stiff/thick. If you don't have a smaller hook, you'll have to change the pattern. It's hard to tell you exactly how without having crocheted the pattern because a bootie has a fairly complicated shape. One strategy you can try is to make one bootie as ...


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My process would be to make a drawstring pouch for each part (back, seat) of the chair - but then I'm very comfortable with a sewing machine and with odd patterns. Here's my basic approach - assuming you are comfortable or have help with sewing machines: pick a fabric - You want something heavy duty, but also something that will drape OK. Upholstery ...


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Duct tape is your answer. Weave duct tape over the surface of the cushion as a new covering. Different colours are available which would allow you to create the colour and pattern of your choosing.


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If the fabric is not very stretchy, you'll probably get a bad fit and lots of creases in the hips and crotch area. Sewing patterns are designed to best fit a 2-dimensional piece of fabric around a 3-dimensional human body. If you make major changes like that, you'll have to expect that the result doesn't fit the "standard" human body anymore. My ...


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There are a few things to be considered here: Comfort Are you sure the drawstrings will be comfortable when lying down, either on your back or your side? If you aren't sure, consider pleating instead. Will you be able to ignore the loose ends of the strings or will they bother you? You can keep them shorter than shown in the picture (sew them in place) or ...


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When given pieces that are too wide for the folded fabric (see piece E in your diagram), pattern cutting layouts will show cutting on a single thickness of fabric, rather than a folded piece. This is very common when the pieces won't fit the standard width of fabric in the correct orientation without unfolding it. "Precise matching" of pieces isn't ...


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