View Full Version : Need advice on sewing pieces together
06-20-2008, 03:52 PM
:muah: Hi All! I'd like to know if knitted pieces are always sewn together "right sides up". Is there ever a time where they are sewn together "wrong sides up"? Thanks!
06-20-2008, 04:20 PM
You can slipstitch, backstitch or crochet seams on the WS. There are also some instances where mattress st is done on the WS to create a ridge (or the selvage sts) on the RS (perhaps on the seam of a hood so the seam is on the outside of the garment).
You might want to read thru the various 'Seam' related chapters here (http://www.studioknits.com/booktoc.htm).
06-21-2008, 09:56 AM
I usually sew my things together on the wrong side, putting the right sides together then holding them in place with bobby-pins while I sew using a simple whip-stitch. Or, if they'll have a lot of tugging and pulling like an afghan, I'll use single-crochet instead.
If you use the same yarn that you made the item with, it holds up quite well.
i usually do backstitch pinning together as well, but after having a quick read (i will read properly later on) cam's sewing link, i'm a gona be changing how i sew up^in the future.
thanks for the link cam
06-21-2008, 01:16 PM
Glad that info was helpful to you.