Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southeastern Illinois
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I used iron-on interfacing, on one side of the fabric and then cut. That worked well, no unraveling, held up for the cutting and then for sewing on the new edges.
I took the easy way out and bought bias tape, for quilt finishing, to do the edges. This worked out ok, but I couldn't match up one of the sweaters, so I used a contrasting color, which makes it look more homemade than handcrafted (kwim?)
Here is my visual problem. I didn't think about the collar. Now I have this strip of bias sewn all the way up and over the collar. I think it looks kind of goofy, slapped on as an extra (which it is, but I don't want it to look like that). How could I have done that to look better? Would I have to also sew something over the collar line to visually finish it off?
If I put a funky button at the top, it might help or it might just highlight the problem.
I haven't put on any hooks or buttons yet.
By the way, I'm doing this because I haven't been able to find any washable heavy knit wool or wool blend cardigans in the stores. They are all dry clean only or lightweight cotton knits.