Better Petter Sweater

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Turn an old cotton crew neck sweater into a Snuggle.
Plain cotton crew neck sweater
Towel, Polar fleece, or other safe comfort layer (optional)
Thread - does not need to match

Turn sweater inside out and sew across chest eliminating any sleeves and shoulder shaping. Use a low bulk seam finish to prevent fraying or raveling. Turn right side out. Add comfort material to inside. Even out material and pad as needed.

Roll or pin as for quilting and begin securing layers with small to medium stitch length freehand or pattern quilting. Secure padding and quilt through and next to additional padding.

Sew hems or bottom edges together. On many sweaters, the stretchy bottom treatment (cuff material) can remain. Just sew close to the edge.

Fasten off all stitching with backstitches and tie or apply seam sealer (Fray check). Check carefully for any remaining pins.

Copyright Notice
This pattern is provided for the Snuggles Project ( and is for personal use only.
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