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Bear carrier help!

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    Meason16 @Meason16

    Does anyone know how to sew the inside corners of the bear carrier without it puckering when you turn it right side out? Every time I sew the inside corners between the top where the button holes go and the bottom where the velcro goes it puckers really bad. I’m following the 1/2 ” seam allowance and it still doesn’t seem to matter.. Feeling very frustrated! Everything else is turning out perfect!

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Can you post a photo? Is it possible you need to cut into the seam allowance a bit more frequently to release the seam and allow it to turn out fully?

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    housecall @housecall

    This is a very novice question, but when cutting out the fabric for the straps, is 42″ the width (selvage to selvage) or the length? Does it matter? Is there a standard rule about which dimension is listed first in a pattern?

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    Nicole @motherof5

    For the most case, it won’t matter if you cut the straps with the grain or across the fabric.

    I made some silk ties for a dress once and cut one with and one across and the one across stretched a little.

    I shouldn’t think you would have a problem with most fabrics you would use for the bear carrier.

    I hope that helps.

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    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I tend to cut this one across the grain, from selvedge to selvage, because I find it easier 🙂

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    ke @ke

    Just getting started on the Bear Carrier project and I’m having trouble following the pocket instructions. I get step one, sew the top edges together, and I’m clear on step two, but I’m a bit confused by the directions thereafter. Can anyone clarify?

    Thanks!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Match the curved edges at the bottom of the pocket. Leave a opening to turn the pocket. The longer pocket piece will fold over towards the back of the pocket.

    Does that help?

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I’m assembly-lining five of these and am wondering whether I couldn’t completely stitch the bodies, turn, and enclose, and then add the straps last. I’m thinking of using webbing/tape/wide ribbon to save myself a bit of work. Am I missing a down side to this, other than it not looking as tidy?

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    Nicole @motherof5

    That would work fine with cotton webbing, ribbon may be a bit flimsy.

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