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« on: January 09, 2006 09:46:28 PM »

How do you attach crochet to fabric, for instance, like a trim. Or, these sleeves?

I really want to learn how to do this -- not only for neat modern clothing, but for my civil war garments as well!
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006 11:44:02 PM »

As far as I know, you can just machine or hand sew it on.  I've machine-sewed fabric linings inside crocheted bags, using a wide zig-zag stitch so it can stretch.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006 11:47:08 PM »

Thanks ^^

how about crocheting _into_ fabric?
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2006 02:46:26 AM »

It depends on the weave of the fabric.  If you're using a fabric with a fairly loose weave (like some linens) and a fairly small crochet hook, you can slip the hook between the fibers in the fabric.  I'm not sure what you'd do for tighter fabrics, though.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2006 01:12:46 PM »

My Grandmother used to blanket stitch the edge of the fabric with the same yarn and then crochet into it, if that makes sense...well she made it look easy  Cheesy so that's an option

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2006 02:31:42 PM »

Back in my hippie days, we used dental floss for everything, including a blanket stitch with the floss then crocheting into that. I think we used it for it's durability, and because some yarns, don't sew well, nor do they pull through the fabric well. And we NEVER flossed our teeth with it!!! (but I floss now! and so should you!!!!  Grin see my pearlies)

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2006 05:55:51 AM »

I think I read someone once talking about poking equally spaced holes in dense fabric and then running the crochet stitches through those (but then, the hassle involved in poking all the holes and measuring and then finding them when you go around with your hook sounds pretty bad).

A lot of the crochet trims I have seen otherwise are sewn on, as someone already said, certainly for the tough fabrics like jeans. 
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2006 04:13:50 PM »

Thanks everyone for the input.  Grin I've got a million ideas running through my head!
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