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Jackie M.
07-07-2011, 05:50 PM
Many of the Jean Greenhowe doll patterns I see, say to "oversew" together. Is this done differently than seaming?

salmonmac
07-07-2011, 07:36 PM
Oversewing is a way of seaming like whip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3rvJx3-9Xs) stitch. Back stitch will also work as well for a seam on small pieces like dolls.

mathwizard
07-10-2011, 08:13 AM
Another question: Can you do too much seaming? When I first saw the topic that is what I thought it was asking.

salmonmac
07-10-2011, 09:07 AM
I didn't thnk of that!
I think the less seaming you need to do at the end of a project, the better. That's why techniques like knitting sweaters in the round with steeking, knitting the fronts and back of cardigans at one time, and 3-needle bind off are so great.

Jan in CA
07-10-2011, 11:31 AM
I love Jean Greenhowe's patterns, but I've never done one because of the seaming. I just look for something else to do instead or alter it.