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Is it possible to join two fabrics together without a sewing machine?

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I have left over fabric from reupholstering some chairs, and I just recently found a cedar chest with a seat on top. I would really like to use some of the fabrics I useful on the other chairs, but I don't have one single piece that's big enough. I was wondering if they could be joined together. If they can, would they be strong enough to go on the seat of my cedar chest.

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asked Aug 3 in Home and Garden by Lapiz Dominoes

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Better to take it to an upholstery place , one that has a Serger industrial sewing machine. and let them sew it together. The sewing machine sounds like a machine gun. Tell them what you want and they can do it. A place that repairs canvas tents...or upholster trucks...as they sew fabric into a wood like backing. It may take them 15 minutes to do it. And you are done.
. They will suggest the best way to do this for you.
answered Aug 3 by Frank
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You can hand sew. But if you have never hand sewn before, you may not do a good job on it.
My concern is having a seam across the seat of a chair, that may not look very good.
answered Aug 3 by Clint
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Well, let me ask you something:
Do you know how to sew by hand?
If not, can someone teach you - it is not difficult.

You can enlarge a piece of fabric with a strip or two of another fabric - something that you would look nice with the original fabric.

I have done this with sewing decorative pillows for our garden furniture.
Where there is a will, there is a way.

Wishing you success with your project.
answered Aug 3 by Tante

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