I finished knitting my jacket; it’s been a long time since I knit a garment on needles so I was pleased I actually got to the end. The merino wool was quite expensive so I wanted to get it sewn up straight away to see if I’d got the sizing correct.
This old Hague linker was sitting in my Dad’s loft, it hadn’t been used in over 20 years but I thought I’d give it a go, it makes sewing up very easy, neat and quick.
This is the finished jacket , now I need to make some buttons, oh btw it fits 🙂
You feed the edge of the garment onto the prongs.Then with right sides together you push the other piece of the garment onto the prongs. It’s really easy to pattern match.
Then you weave in the ends.Thread up and you are ready to go. I’m doing this video one handed so I apologise for the quality, but it shows how the linker works.
You can sew up really fast with it if you are using 4ply and you aren’t holding a camera, there is even an electric version with a foot pedal.