Modelling :: fabric

I am making a 1:4 scale car seat and I was looking for suitable fabric for it. So I was looking for threads that won’t look out of scale as well as flexible/stretchable ones that can wrap around tight corners easily.

I went to a pretty fancy fabric store and found silk based fabric to be the more flexible. They’ve got some pretty nice patterned thin nylon ones but are too stiff.

I’ve used stockings in the past for stuffs like that, but there’s only so many colors and patterns they come with.

Any suggestion?

Do stockings come in white and can you dye them? Obviously not the ideal way but hey, you can have any color you want.

Speaking of modeling fabric…

have any of you ever rendered fabric in a 3D software program with success?