Hello! I've been lurking for awhile and have finally worked up the nerve to post here. I've only been knitting for about six weeks, so please bear with me if this question is REALLY stupid.
I'm making Zeeby's Bag from SnB, and where it says to sew seams I'm not quite sure which stitch to use. I have read the ever popular Knitty article about mattress stitch, and I think that that is what I may use,
but in SnB Debbie Stoller mentions using backstitch for bags as it is a stabilizing seam. Which do you guys recommend? If I use mattress stitch and put something heavy in my bag it won't collapse, will it?
Also, I slipped the first stitch for the entire project. After I finished the whole thing I realized that this may not have been smart. Do slipped stitches hinder the ease of seaming?
Any help at all will be much appreciated.