How to Sew Together Knitted Pieces

Learn how to sew together your knitted pieces with this easy to follow tutorial. You’ll be able to finish your projects in no time!

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Introduction

If you’ve ever completed a knitting project, you know that the process doesn’t end when you finish the last stitch. In order to create a garment or other object from your knitting, you need to sew the pieces together. This can seem daunting, but with a little practice it’s not difficult. Here are some tips to get you started.

Tools and materials

In order to sew together knitted pieces, you will need the following:

-Yarn or thread in a color that matches your knitting
-A tapestry needle
-Scissors

1. Cut a length of yarn or thread that is about twice the length of the seam you need to sew. Thread it onto your tapestry needle.

2. Start at one end of the seam, and insert the needle through both pieces of knitting, going from the right side to the wrong side. Pull the yarn through until there is a small loop on the right side of the work.

3. Insert the needle back into the same stitch on the wrong side, coming up through both pieces of knitting again. This time, pull the yarn through until there is a small loop on the left side of the work. You have now made one stitch.

4. Continue working in this manner, making stitches that are about 1/4 inch apart, until you reach the end of the seam. Secure the end of the yarn by weaving it through a few stitches on the wrong side of the work.

Knitting the pieces

When you’re ready to sew your knitted pieces together, there are a couple of different methods you can use. The most important thing is to make sure that your stitches are secure so that your finished project will hold together well.

If you’re using a sewing machine, you can sew your pieces together with a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch. If you’re hand-sewing, you can use a whipstitch or a blanket stitch. Whichever method you choose, it’s important to knot the thread securely at the beginning and end of your stitching.

To sew your pieces together with a sewing machine:

1. Place the two pieces of fabric wrong-sides together, matching up the edges as best you can.

2. Use a straight stitch or zigzag stitch to sew the two pieces together, starting at one end and sewing along the edge until you reach the other end. Make sure to knot your thread securely at the beginning and end of your stitching.

To hand-sew your pieces together:
1. Place the two pieces of fabric wrong-sides together, matching up the edges as best you can.
2. Thread a needle and tie a knot at one end of the thread.
3. Start stitching at one end of the fabric, using a whipstitch or blanket stitch (or any other type of stitching that you feel comfortable with). Stitch along the edge until you reach the other end, then knot your thread securely to finish.

Seaming the pieces

After you finish knitting your sweater (or scarf, or gloves), you still have one more step to make it ready to wear: seaming the pieces together. Seaming is simply joining the individual pieces of your knitting so that they hold their shape, and there are a few different ways to do it. The most important thing is to choose a method that will give you a strong seam that will withstand a lot of wear and tear.

One popular seaming method is the mattress stitch, which is often used for joining pieces of stocking stitch fabric. To do this, you line up the edges of your two pieces of knitting with the right sides facing out. Insert a threaded needle into the first stitch on one edge, then come up through the corresponding stitch on the other edge. Continue in this way, working from the right side and matching up stitches until you reach the end of the seam.

Another common seaming method isknown as whipstitching, which can be used on any type of fabric. To whipstitch, you simply insert your needle into one edge of the fabric and then come up through the other edge, making small, close stitches along the entire length of the seam. This method is fast and easy, but it produces a less sturdy seam than other methods.

Once you’ve chosen your seaming method, simply follow the instructions for that particular technique until your two pieces are joined together. Then take a few minutes to admire your handiwork—you’ve just completed a beautiful project!

Finishing touches

After you’ve completed your knitting project, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Sewing together knitted pieces is a simple process, but there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. Here’s a quick guide to help you get started.

First, gather the tools you’ll need. You will need a tapestry needle, a yarn needle, and scissors. You will also need yarn in a color that matches your knitted piece. If you don’t have yarn that matches, you can always use white or black.

Next, find the end of your yarn and thread it through the tapestry needle. Start at the wrong side of your fabric and insert the needle under two loops of yarn. Pull the yarn through until there is a 6-inch tail. Cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Now, turn your fabric over so that the right side is facing up. Begin sewing your pieces together by inserting the needle under two loops of yarn and pulling the yarn through. Continue sewing until all of your pieces are attached.

When you reach the end of your sewing, make sure to leave a 6-inch tail of yarn. Thread the tail through the tapestry needle and insert it under two loops of yarn on the wrong side of the fabric. Pull the needle through and cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Now you’re ready to wear or use your new knitted piece!

Tips and tricks

Sewing together knitted pieces can seem daunting, but it’s really not that difficult! Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started.

-Start by pinning the pieces together. This will help keep them from slipping and shifting as you sew.
-Use a yarn needle or a sharp tapestry needle, and thread it with a length of yarn in a similar color to the knitted pieces.
-Start at one end of the seam, andinsert the needle through both pieces of fabric, just as if you were knitting.
-Sew using a simple knit stitch (knit one stitch, purl one stitch) or a slip stitch (insert needle through fabric as if to knit, but don’t actually knit the stitch; just slide it off the needle).
-When you reach the end of the seam, fasten off the yarn by weaving the tail through several stitches and then trimming it close to the fabric.

FAQs

Q: What is the best way to sew together knitted pieces?

A: The best way to sew together knitted pieces is by using a sewing machine. You will need to set the machine to a moderate stitch length, and use a medium-weight thread. You can also hand-sew knitted pieces together, but this can be more time consuming.

Further reading

If you’re looking for more information on sewing together knitted pieces, here are a few resources that might be helpful:

– “How to Sew Knitted Pieces Together” from Craftsy
– “5 Tips for Sewing Knitted Pieces Together” from WeAllSew
– “How to Join Pieces of Knitting” from WikiHow

Credits

This guide was adapted from “The Knitter’s Guide to Sewing Together Pieces” by Rebecca Langford, which originally appeared on the website Knitty.com.

About the author

Sewing together knitted pieces is a great way to create unique garments or household items. In this guide, we will show you how to sew together two pieces of fabric using a simple stitching technique.

Our author, Aimee, is a professional seamstress with over 10 years of experience. She has worked in the fashion industry for many years and has created garments for both men and women. Aimee is passionate about sewing and loves to share her knowledge with others.

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