Just a quick question about fabric. I purchased a yard of upholstery velvet that is marketed for mini bear artists.
My bear pattern is a big one, but....I wanted to try this color and texture. It's perfect for what I imagine this bear to look like!
Does anyone use fray block for this material????? It feels strong and has very little stretch. I'm not sure what to do........
Well Jeannie, I have made a bigger bear with fabric for little ones. I do not think is nothing wrong about it. The only thing is that you have to be very careful the stitches don't show ( it is shorter fur ) and about to use or not the fray block, it will not be needed if it is not the fraying kind of fabric, some are not. If it looks like it could be I will water the fray check down a bit and use, a very fine line, at the edges and let it dry over night. Make sure to see if it will discolor the fabric on a scrap before you do it on the the bear.
Hope I was of some help.
I will love to see the bear when is done.
Thank you, Gladys and Amanda! I don't own a sewing machine....but, my hand stitches are tiny and meticulous. That's a good reminder! I'm off to cut him/her out....no fray block. It takes me several weeks to finish a big bear.
Gladys, I'll update this with a picture if it works out good. :photo:
Thank you soooo much ladies!
I have sewn the ears and part of the head...I am thrilled to say the little stitches don't show.......so far, so good! This is a big bear pattern that will be 17" tall...it may take me awhile. I'll post him/her as soon as I finish. Hope it turns out ok...either way I'l post a picture
Thanks again for the help!