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New Pal

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Posted - 10/09/2002 :  2:17:42 PM  Show Profile Send Di a Private Message
I am about to complete a Chenille Rowan sweater (Sheba).
Does anyone have suggestions for finishing the seams neatly and flatly?

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Posted - 10/16/2002 :  11:28:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit linda-gail's Homepage Send linda-gail a Private Message
When I had to finish a chenille sweater I was able to get the same color (or very close) in a different yarn - not chenille. I would suggest the same fiber content (i.e wool, coton, blend) that the chenille is made with. I have not yet tried using thread, but I suppose that's a possiblity.

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Posted - 10/16/2002 :  1:43:01 PM  Show Profile Send Kristin a Private Message
If it's a cotton chenille, you might want to stabilize the shoulders by stitching in a length of yarn the same width as the shoulder as you seam it. Cotton tends to droop & "grow" (what starts out as 2 inches past your waist in the morning, ends up mid-thigh by the evening). This works with most yarns that tend to "grow" (like alpaca, chenille, etc.)


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