How to Seam a Knitted Baby Sweater
Mattress stitch is the most commonly used hand-sewing technique for seaming knitting, leaving a minimal line with virtually invisible stitches and creating the illusion of continuous knitting.
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Sew vertical seams, such as sleeve seams, by lining them up alongside each other and threading a piece of yarn twice as long as the seam through the eye of a darning needle. Sew the seams with the same yarn you used to knit the sweater. Weave in the tails of the yarn with the darning needle or use them to sew another seam.
Can you sew knitted sweater?
Sweater knits aren’t the only type of knit fabric that can be used to make a sweater; depending on the final look you want, you can use wool or cotton jersey, rib knits, novelty knits, and even lingerie fabrics to make sweater-like projects. Sweater knits come in a variety of styles and patterns.
How do you finish the edges of a sweater?
You can also use stretch mesh or a lengthwise grain strip of cotton jersey to stabilize the seam without adding bulk. Because sweater knits are loose, the raw edges can unravel easily. Finish the raw edges with your serger or a zigzag stitch.
How do I keep my sweater from fraying?
Turn the sweater inside out and coat the frayed edges, such as the sleeves or the bottom circumference, with clear nail polish. Let the polish dry. Turn the edging up twice to cover all the fraying and pin in place with straight pins.
What is sweater fabric called?
Sweater knits, or Hacci, have a more loopy, open-knit texture than regular cotton knits and are typically made of cotton and wool blends, polyester, or spandex.