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From: joni lowe
Date: 04-08-2005, 09:26 PM (1 of 4)
Hello everyone, I am attempting to assemble a little baseball style cap for my grandson, but have lost one of the pieces to the pattern. It's Simplicity #5171 and the pattern piece number is #22. Does anyone out there know where I could go to maybe download a printable piece? Or is there possibly a website that specializes in replacement? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I made this little cap once before, and it really turned out cute. The first hat was made of NEMO material, the current one will be (hopefully) SCOOBY-DOO. The grandson just turned a whopping big 3.
Thanks, Joni :nc:
User: joni lowe
Member since: 03-29-2005
Total posts: 75
From: DragonLady
Date: 04-08-2005, 11:19 PM (2 of 4)
Ouch! I don't think there's any place where you can download pattern pieces.

Two suggestions:

Look at the pattern instructions and figure out where your piece goes. If it's an interfacing or a lining piece, that's easy to replace by simply tracing the piece it lines and making simple changes. If it's a piece of the body of the item you might still be able to figure out how it's shaped and the dimensions well enough to make a replacement.


TYou may be able to copy it from the finished cap just by laying it on a piece of paper and tracing around the edges, then adding the seam allowance. If that absolutely won't work, the last resort is to take apart the cap you made. I know...I know. But it's an easy way to replace a piece simply by copying the existing one and making sure the seam allowances are intact.
"No more twist! No more twist!"
User: DragonLady
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 152
From: mamadus
Date: 04-09-2005, 05:01 AM (3 of 4)
suggestion.. go to the wild ginger site and download the free program
"wild things" It has patterns for hats, totes, etc. and its free!!

life is too short, not to explore
User: mamadus
Member since: 12-31-2004
Total posts: 492
From: joni lowe
Date: 04-10-2005, 04:48 PM (4 of 4)
Dear Dragonlady, your suggestion of tracing the missing piece was fabulous. What I ended up doing was locating a small image of the missing piece in the instructions, (complete with notches) and traced it onto a small piece of paper. Then I scanned a copy of the tracing into my documents on the computer, saved it as a PDF file, and using Acrobat Adobe, was able to enlarge the tracing to an almost perfect size. After printing the documents, making a few adjustments for width, the cap is now in progress. :up:
User: joni lowe
Member since: 03-29-2005
Total posts: 75
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