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Old 12-23-2005, 04:02 AM   #1
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sewing zip to knitting
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i am new here and urgently need some help. i am knitting a bag for my sister for christmas(i know time is running out!)and i need to put a zip in it. what is the best way to do this?should i sew it on with the yarn i am knitting with or with ordinary cotton?
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:12 AM   #2
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well i have never done it before but i would think trying to get a yarn needle, and the yarn, through the material on a zipper would be pretty difficult. have you tried to see if you can even do it with yarn?
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:35 AM   #3
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My bet would be to go with heavy thread, also.
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The directions in my finishing book call for these three steps: baste the zipper on with heavy thread, then whipstitch the edges with matching yarn, then backstitch with heavy thread over where you basted. So, a little of both. :D
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