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Sewing question

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So not fursuit related, but I dunno where else to ask this.

Basically, it's almost warm enough for shorts and I have a thicker pair of cargo shorts that could lose a bit at the waist to fit better. I figure I could do that myself since how hard could it be? Quick cut at the seams, move things in, resew.

Problem is, I don't have a sewing machine, so I dunno how to really tackle this from THAT angle. Like, if its' thicker stuff, are there specific kinds of stitches/needles/thread I should aim for?

I'm trying to google this but am maybe using the wrong terminology since I can't find much that helps.

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I don't know much about clothes but I do know the blanket stitch, paired with upholstery thread, along with a super thick needle is incredibly powerful. Fur is often a thick material so shouldn't be too different.

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39 minutes ago, 6tails said:

Your basic sewing kit should include a few larger needles, along with a stitch ripper to pop the seams.

Fair enough! But what kind of stitches do I use? @Misomie recommended a few for me to google, which is cool.

I guess I'll get to that D:

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There are special stitches for clothing but I literally use the blanket stitch for everything. If the thread tears, it doesn't just unravel. I've had to tear this stitch apart before and I have to cut it link by link to make and progress. 

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