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amigarabita
01-09-2005, 12:45 AM
so i just finished a cardigan and sewed up the seams for the arms and they look awful. i'm going to take it out and retry, but would love some advice so i don't just repeat the mistakes i was making. thanks for any input in advance!

JessicaSant
01-10-2005, 10:51 AM
did you try pinning it first? and then sewing it together... I have a hard time sometimes lining up the sides without first sticking them in the correct position.

Also, what kind of stitch are you using for your seam? I use a "whipstitch" and the seams generally look pretty good.

Marnie
01-10-2005, 08:18 PM
I generally use mattress stitch to close seams

Check out these tutorials
http://www.modeknit.com/seams_ss.html
http://www.modeknit.com/seams_rr.html
http://www.modeknit.com/seams_sr.html

amigarabita
01-11-2005, 03:28 PM
thanks! i got better as i went along.

amy
01-12-2005, 01:27 AM
Great links, Marnie!

Amy