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September 09, 2014

Howdy!  Before I pick the winner for the Denim, The Next Generation by Martin Storey I wanted to share with you an edit I made on my last post about the V neck sweater that I machine-sewed up to make smaller.  Here 'tis:  9/8: Edited to add a bit more info about how I machine-sew a sweater seam:  First step is to pin it and try it on.  Next step is to machine baste and try on again.  If it's right, sew it again with a zig-zag stitch, I usually do this twice.  Then I cut right next to the zig zag to get rid of the extra sweater fabric to remove bulk.  I then pick a bit at the seam to clean up the loose yarn bits and lastly zig zag the rough edge to clean it up a bit and keep it from shedding more.  This technique has never failed me.  Good luck!

Okie dokie, now for the winner:  Jozeee (Rav ID) from Alberta, Canada; congrats doll, you have won!  I've PM'ed you and as soon as I hear back from you I'll send it right out.  I have a lot of Canadian readers and I want to say thank you for reading.  In a few weeks I'll be visiting Montreal and Quebec City for the first time and I'm really excited!

Thank you all for entering.  I love giveaways and will be thinking about another one soon.  I have something in mind....something that I love and couldn't live without...I'll be back later with that.



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9/8: Edited to add a bit more info about how I machine sew a sweater seam:  First step is to pin it and try it on.  Next step is to machine baste and try on again.  If it's right, sew it again with a zig-zag stitch, I usually do this twice.  Then I cut right next to the zig zag to get rid of the extra sweater fabric to remove bulk.  I then pick a bit at the seam to clean up the loose yarn bits and lastly zig zag the rough edge to clean it up a bit and keep it from shedding more.  This technique has never failed me.  Good luck! - See more at: http://knitionary.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-sweater-with-o-henry-ending.html#sthash.3BkprnT4.dpuf
9/8: Edited to add a bit more info about how I machine sew a sweater seam:  First step is to pin it and try it on.  Next step is to machine baste and try on again.  If it's right, sew it again with a zig-zag stitch, I usually do this twice.  Then I cut right next to the zig zag to get rid of the extra sweater fabric to remove bulk.  I then pick a bit at the seam to clean up the loose yarn bits and lastly zig zag the rough edge to clean it up a bit and keep it from shedding more.  This technique has never failed me.  Good luck!
- See more at: http://knitionary.blogspot.com/#sthash.OYhyIoud.dpuf
9/8: Edited to add a bit more info about how I machine sew a sweater seam:  First step is to pin it and try it on.  Next step is to machine baste and try on again.  If it's right, sew it again with a zig-zag stitch, I usually do this twice.  Then I cut right next to the zig zag to get rid of the extra sweater fabric to remove bulk.  I then pick a bit at the seam to clean up the loose yarn bits and lastly zig zag the rough edge to clean it up a bit and keep it from shedding more.  This technique has never failed me.  Good luck!
- See more at: http://knitionary.blogspot.com/#sthash.OYhyIoud.dpuf

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4 Comments

  1. You gonna love old Quebec City if you like European style cities... it might start to be a little cold in few weeks but it will be beautiful autumn colours, great time for photos. (Ohlalalaine on Rav)

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  2. Thank you for the most helpful edits!

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  3. And thank you for picking my name to win Denim: The Next Generation by Martin Storey. I was so excited to see it in my mailbox this afternoon! Much gratitude :)

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  4. Waving and waiting for you over in Montreal! :D I need to fix me my sewing machine darn it, you've reminded me.

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