View Full Version : problem with the last knot after joining together the pieces
10-11-2008, 11:51 PM
I am going nuts :doh:made a little dog sweater and everything looks good but I always have trouble joining the 2 pieces together ( the front and back ) well joining is fine but the last knot I make always comes lose. I do it over and over like 5 times and then I touch it a little and it comes lose. I bet the first time in the washing machine the whole thing will fall apart. how in the world do you guys make sure the knot does'nt come lose after you sew the pieces together? I almost want to sew it with regular thread or maybe glue it. :??
10-12-2008, 12:07 AM
How are you seaming the pieces together, and what sort of yarn are you using? When I seam, I don't knot it off, just leave a tail about 3" or so and thread it through the nearby sts. They don't come out.
10-12-2008, 12:43 AM
well I use the worsted yarn. I just use a needle and use the same yarn to attach them together. I am a beginner ( been a beginner for a long time :frog:) then I get to the end and make a knot and do it again and again and then cut it close. :wall: I wish there was a video for that.
I will try what you said. thank you so much
10-12-2008, 01:20 AM
Making a knot is fine, but don't cut close to it, that's why it unravels. Knot it, and thread the tail through a few nearby sts then cut.
I meant is the yarn acrylic, cotton, wool... what fiber?
10-12-2008, 05:31 AM
some yarns are more slippy than others. Instead of just tying a knot you may be better of weaving in the tail end which can be very secure ordoing a stop stitch like when you are sewing (doing lots of tiny stitches right on top of one another and one or two harizontally across the knot itself).
10-12-2008, 07:47 AM
Weaving in I have found is the best.
I could have sworn there was a video on weaving in ends.... I tried to find it so that I could post a link for you, however, I can't seem to find it. :??
Anyone out there know where of a good online video that shows how to weave in the ends?
If I find one, I'll repost.
10-12-2008, 10:15 AM
The video showing weaving in ends may be included in the Mattress stitch video. Just a guess, I don't remember for sure, but if you've seen it here....