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Old 02-15-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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I need sewing seam Help
I am making these http://www.simpaticoyarns.com/slippers.htm slippers for my mom. My edges are a little "wonkey" and I cant get it seamed where it looks good. What would be the best way to seam up a wonkey edge?

They dont take very long to knit so If need be I could rip it back and start over.. but if thats the case could anyone give me advice on making my edges better so seaming wont Grind my Nerves??

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Old 02-15-2007, 07:26 PM   #2
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I always use mattress stitch to sew seams. It doesn't matter if the edges are wonky because you stitch a bit in from the very edge.

Amy has video on how to do it in the Basic Techniques/more section.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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I did *try* to do the mattress stitch to seam it up, but it didnt look so hot. The pattern say to seam it between the cables at the top of the foot.. but when I do it, the cables become one weird wonky cable, I just can't make it look like the patterns picture. Maybe I need to add a few stitches to either side of the cable so I would have more room to seam between the cables....
Is there any way to change the pattern to working it in a round to avoid the whole wonky weird seam??
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Here's a few links to help.
Scroll down to finishing/seaming section.
Mattress Stitch

And check here for more seaming help.
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