There is no reason to be embarrassed to ask such a question. How can you find the answer if you don't ask? IMO I would stitch it together by hand. When I feel I need extra support I will line my bag with upholster fabric. I will also use a cotton webbing around the top of the bag and attach the handle to the webbing. Click here for an example on how I lined a bag.
But I don't see why you couldn't stitch it on the machine. I mean commercially produced items are often machine stitched together. I would think you just need to be sure to use a stitch that will stretch some.
Hi! I need help! I am a fairly new knitter...I've successfully completed scarves and socks and have decided to attempt my first sweater! I brought the Knit Picks Kit: "Roll Edge Cardigan" by Anne Druce Hoffman. I have been doing great until I got to the shaping wrap stitches for the first saddle. I don't understand what I am supposed to wind up with. The directions after the second saddle says to "seam together the two groups of bound off back saddle stitches"....however, after finishing the first saddle, all the stitches for the shaping section are stitched to the collar, and I lost the continuity of the K2P2 fabric? Am I supposed to have stitches left on the needle for the first saddle after completing it or am I supposed to bind-off all the stitches for the first saddle before beginning the second saddle?
I am not sure I am explaining my predicament and confusion well enough....can someone guide me?
Fanny, I don't have that kit so I can't be of much help yet. I just ordered the pattern. I'll let you know as soon as I look at the pattern. But did you see there is an errata? Click here. You might also start a discussion in the Sweater Help KAL. Also, if you are a member of Ravelry, there are 12 projects over there. They might be able to help answer your question. If you are a Ravelry member, click here. If not, you might want to join Ravelry and take a look. It's free to join.
As soon as the download is available, I'll take a look.