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« on: May 17, 2007 07:04:51 AM »

hey, I've only been knitting a few months, so I'm not too confident when it comes to finishing yet.
I have just knit my sister a bag(my own design, just simple) but as I knit with straight needles, it needs seeming along the base and one side. I had presumed I would just seam the edges like with gloves and a hat I have made. Now I'm at that point I'm not too sure, I'm thinking it may need more support.

So, my question is, can I seam it normally then machine sew it around. Or is this a big no no

thank you in advance Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007 12:27:43 PM »

whenever i seam, i use the mattress stitch.  here's an article on knitty:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html

i'm not sure what you mean by using  a sewing machine all around... 

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007 03:21:30 PM »

thanks for your reply and the link, I already use that article to help me in my seaming Cheesy

What I mean is, after I have seamed it, could I then sew it maybe a half an inch in providing a stronger seam.. I just don't want the bag to fall apart.

I'll seam it the normal way and see how that goes.

Thanks anyway Cheesy
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