SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Forum > Knitting Lounge > How to attach trim to cloth? ( Moderated by JEF)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
How to attach trim to cloth?
dukaqwn

dukaqwn
Intermediate
Mississippi USA
Member since 2/12/09
Posts: 471
Send Message

      



Date: 12/24/12 5:02 AM

Hi, I am a relatively new knitter and crocheter. One thing I would love to do is attach crocheted or knitted trim/fringe to edges of a cloth scarf, etc. How do you attach it? Do you use a tapestry needle and a knit or chain row to start? Won't that make big holes that will rip in the fabric?

Thanks for your advice/suggestions....

------
http://sewtarot.blogspot.com/

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
Advanced
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Send Message

      



In reply to dukaqwn <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 12/24/12 5:07 AM

When I find vintage pillowcases with crocheted edges, I notice how they are attached. Apparently with the use of a tapestry needle and thread.

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

biochemistress

biochemistress  Friend of PR
Advanced
Virginia USA
Member since 11/8/05
Posts: 428
Send Message

      



Date: 12/29/12 3:49 PM

I would knit/crochet the trim separately, then sew it to the fabric either by hand or machine.

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8460
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to dukaqwn <<


Date: 12/29/12 5:37 PM

Here is one video demonstration.

It is possible to use a fine hook to pierce some fabrics and crochet directly onto the fabric, as here. There are more approaches here, and here.

justgail

justgail
Intermediate
Iowa USA
Member since 1/19/06
Posts: 742
Send Message

      



Date: 1/5/13 10:32 AM

It looks like there are 2 options, based on the tutorials Elona posted -
1. use a tapestry needle to make an anchoring thread then crochet onto that.
2. start the edging directly on the fabric.

In either case, you will make holes, but if you work carefully between the fabric threads, you can make the holes without damaging the fabric. And when done, and the towel or garment is laundered, the holes often close back up a bit.

Another alternative is to make the edging and then sew it to the items. One nice thing about doing this is that someday you can save the edging when the towel or garment wears out. I've seen this done often in clothing in museums.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Knitting Lounge >> How to attach trim to cloth?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Register

Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Vogue Patterns 1170

photo
by: mangoflavo...

Review
Butterick 4954

photo
by: AClockwork...

Review

Pattern

Sewing Workshop Chicago Jacket

Sewing Workshop Chicago Jacket

Buy Now
Paradiso Designs Carry-All Shoulder Bag Pattern

Paradiso Designs Carry-All Shoulder Bag Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.