Sewing Up Horizontally

Sewing Up Horizontally

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Tutorial Overview

We use this method to create an 'invisible seam'. The cast-on and cast-off edges are neatly sewn together, with the finished seam resembling a row of knit stitches. This is the perfect technique to use for joining shoulder seams.

Top Tip: Make sure not to sew too tightly! The finished seams should have some stretch in them.


Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

With the right sides facing you, lay the two knitted panels flat, and line up the cast-on and cast-off stitches.

Step 2:

Thread the sewing needle under and out through the centre of the first V stitch on one of your panels and pull the yarn through.

Step 3:

Thread the needle under and up through the centre of the first V stitch on the opposite panel, and pull the yarn through. 

Step 4:

Thread the needle down through the centre of the first V stitch, and up through the stitch next to it. Pull the yarn through.

Step 5:

Repeat these steps until you reach the end of the row.

Step 6:

Gently pull on your yarn to tighten the seam.

Step 7:

Secure the end of your seam by tying a knot in the yarn, and weaving the loose ends through the back of your panels.

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