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Old 02-27-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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grosgrain behind sweater fronts
Hello crafty people,

I have a question. Sewing grosgrain behind buttonhole and button side of sweater.
Can I machine stitch or hand sew. Slip stitch by hand is my quess,
although not what I wanted to hear, Ha!
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I've done this by hand with slip stitch as you suggest. But then I'm a disaster with a sewing machine!
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I have to grit my teeth when anyone suggests taking a sewing machine to their knitting except in a few situations. It doesn't stretch. Sew it by hand you'll be happier and your knitting will be nicer.

I used tiny 1/8 in stitches on the ribbon for this sweater - Click to make it bigger.
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I'm fixing to turn a pullover into a cardigan and will have to cut down the front center. I had planned to machine stitch on both sides as most instructions state and then cover the cut edge with ribbon also. I had thought that I would sew the ribbon down but I too will most likely hand stitch it.

I want to know if you MS your edges are did you use the crochet method and then cut down center?
Did you work bottonholes?
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Originally Posted by Lighting57 View Post
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I want to know if you MS your edges are did you use the crochet method and then cut down center?
Did you work bottonholes?
Not sure who you're talking to...me? If so this isn't a steeked sweater. It had a few rows of garter on the edge that curled and drove me nuts so I used the ribbon. It helped, but it's still folding a little.

Is your sweater wool? Most people I know crochet the edges in a specific way. Ingrid (moderator) machine stitches hers. Here's a thread she posted about it.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=32102
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I have to grit my teeth when anyone suggests taking a sewing machine to their knitting except in a few situations. It doesn't stretch. Sew it by hand you'll be happier and your knitting will be nicer.

I used tiny 1/8 in stitches on the ribbon for this sweater - Click to make it bigger.
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I used the Hand Sewn method as you suggested. The slip st 1/8" 's apart worked great.

How would I slit the ribbon on the buttonholes, (w/o damage or fraying of wool???) Babette
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I used the Hand Sewn method as you suggested. The slip st 1/8" 's apart worked great.

How would I slit the ribbon on the buttonholes, (w/o damage or fraying of wool???) Babette
Mine actually doesn't have buttonholes. It has a clasp. I'm not sure how you'd do it if want to do it over the buttonholes. I'd probably do it beside them..not sure.
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