Sewing pieces together

Just generally speaking, when a pattern says to “sew the pieces together” do they mean with a crochet hook or a yarn needle? They don’t mean with a sewing machine, right? What’s the best way to “sew pieces together”?

I one time sewed pieces together with a sewing machine, and it turned out horribly. :aww: So was just wondering what a general method is for sewing things together.

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No, don’t use a sewing machine on your hand knits. When they say sewing/seaming there are several choices and it kind of depends on what you’re making, but generally mattress stitch is the most commonly used.

There are some finishing techniques here at KH -
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

And here’s more help.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html
http://www.community.knitpicks.com/notes