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    Default Where can I find a pattern for a nightcap?

    My FIL wants me to sew him a nightcap out of flannel. Any ideas where I can find a pattern for one?

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    I believe it was you that posted the topic about Martha Stweart site's Fleece Hats?


    http://www.marthastewart.com/page.j...03&catid=cat414

    Well i was thinking that perhaps you could elongate one of these and sew it in the same manner? I bet it would work In the meantime, I am following up some ideas that i am hoping might turn up some patterns or ideas for you.
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    Ohhh I hadn't thought of that! Good idea!

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    That would work Sherry, fleece stretches some so you may have to make it a little larger and then add ribbing around it for flannel.

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    Thanks Diana... I am going to try this! Hmmm I don't think I have any ribbing. I'll have to see what I can find.

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    You could also put a casing in, and insert some elastic. Not too tight, you may have to measure it on his head, but just enough to keep it on while he is sleeping.

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    That would work.... I don't know much about elastic though. If I measure his head, how much elastic compared to that should I use?

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    Take a piece of elastic and stretch it only slightly around his head where it feels comfortable to him. Mark it with a pencil. Then you will add 1" more beyond your pencil mark.

    Make your casing, remember you will have to add the width of the elastic you are using plus 1/8 to 1/4" for ease to put the elastic through, plus another 1/4 to 1/2" to turn under to make the casing. Example: Elastic is 1" wide, so you will have to add 1" + 1/4" + 1/4" = 1 1/2 " to the bottom of the pattern to make a casing for 1" wide elastic.

    You can pin your pattern on the fabric, then take a pencil and a ruler. Place the 1 1/2" mark on the ruler on the cutting line of the pattern, and make little dashes with your pencil on the fabric 1 1/2" below the cutting line. Now you will cut on the little dashes you just made instead of the pattern cutting line.

    I have re-thought what I said about adding to the side seams. Take your pattern pieces and pin them together on the seam line with the pins going in the direction of the seam. Place as many as you need so it won't have any "gaps" in the seam. Now gently place it on your fil's head. If it has enough "give", it should cover his ears completely, and slide on and off easily, you have enough ease in the pattern to just put a casing in and add your elastic. If not, use the same method above with a pencil and ruler, and add at least 1/4" to each side seam.

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