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When the butt sweater instructions say to sew, what does that mean exactly? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Hope that doesn't sound too dumb!!! Like, just pull out my sewing machine and go to work? Do I have to zig zag the edges first or something to keep them from unraveling? Do I put the seams on the outside so that they don't irritate baby? But then it will look funny....<br>
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I just sewed them up with a plain ol' straight stitch. The seams are on the inside. I would think zig zag on the edges might make them a bit irritating. I think I have seen some w/seams on the outside. Might be kind of cute w/contrasting thread and a really tight zig zag.
 

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Okay, so I just put right sides together with a little bit of overlap and stitch? Did you cut away the excess on the inside of the seam when you were finished? Sorry, but I just can't imagine it not being irritating. Maybe I should try a flat seam? Or could I possibly just lay the pieces so close together that I could do a tight zigzag across and catch both pices, trying to make it seamless?<br>
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Same here, actually. I started w/butt sweaters, lol. I've made about 8 of them. The first few were rough, but they improve quickly. I don't think laying them next to each other and stitching would work. It would probably not be a very strong seam. I did trim the excess down and they don't seem to bother ds, but not much does. Thank god he doesn't seem to have the sensitivity issues dd does, lol.
 

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DD is asleep - I think I'll give it a go!! I'm not sure that the sweater is actually big enough....oh well, if it is too small I'll just put it away for the next one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I hope it works because my spending is on a freeze for the rest of the month and I really want to try wool at night!!<br>
Thanks for your help!
 

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Good luck! If it doesn't work out, pm me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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