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Topic: How best to combine handknits with machine sewing?  (Read 408 times)
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« on: June 05, 2008 01:02:55 PM »

I have this idea for a series of purses that are sewn from canvas or something similarly sturdy that each have a panel of handknit fabric inset on the side. I'm not one who finds handsewing fun or durable, so is there a way to combine these two materials without destroying them or my machine?

Also, I have access to industrial lockstitch machines and sergers, if that helps.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008 07:37:13 AM »

Make the knitted pieces big enough to have a seam allowance (1/2" bigger all around). Use that industrial machine to frame the knitting with something like bias tape. Construct the bag so that the bias tape is either covered completely or shows as a nice visual border.
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