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Using patterns for stretchy fabric for other types of fabrics

i bought some patterns to make a bluse/skirt/pant/shorts.....except...i didn't look close enough that it was meant for stretchy much should i add to the fabric when i cut it if i use regular non-stretchy fabrics?


Asked by FON at 2:47 PM on May. 31, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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Answers (3)
  • If it calls for stretchy fabric, you need to use stretchy fabric. If it is possible to sub a woven fabric, it should tell you on the pattern. If you try to use a non-stretchy fabric, you are likely going to end up with a finished product that isn't usable. Adding 'extra' is only going to give you something that is ill-fitting and likely still not functional.

    I'd go back to the store and buy some knit fabric. Save your other fabric for another project.

    Answer by CMcDougal at 2:52 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • Agree with PP -- or you can just get another pattern that is made for regular woven fabric. Patterns are on sale all the time, it will be worth it to not have to sweat over trying make your "square peg fit into a round hole" as it were. GL :-)

    Answer by ss_mom at 3:31 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • If it is for a kid, I would get the stretchy fabric. If it is for yourself, get another pattern. You cannot just make changes or adjustments.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:39 PM on Jun. 2, 2011