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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2007 06:49:57 PM »

if you are pulling your thread tight it will gather the fabric. I have a tendancy to do this by accident. To fix that make your stitches then run your fingers over the fabric and the thread to smooth it out.
For the showing instead of hideing part... Well if your fabric is not turned under then it will show your stitches. This stitch is really meant for only sewing up the hole where you stuff your critter through.
Turn the little edges of the fabric under and only go through that turned edge.
Sometimes I pin my fabric so it stays the way I want it while sewing. Though I get many scratches and pricks along the way. lol.
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2007 02:23:45 AM »

I was going to suggest that you may be pulling the thread too tightly as well, especially if you are sewing lighter fabrics.

Also like Eliea says you need to make sure your fabric is turning under.  I often do my stitches in a little bit from the edge of the fabric if it's a very small plushy and pull it closed slightly and then poke the seam allowance type bits into the plushy so you can't see them and then give the thread another little pull and keep going.  I don't know if that makes any sense though, I don't know if I'm explaining it very well :S
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2007 08:46:18 AM »

thanks guys! lemme try this again.....
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2007 02:36:00 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial! I was just wondering how to do this.
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2007 02:55:40 PM »

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You're a star! Thanks for sharing that. Most of my sewing has been with a machine before now, and I had no idea how it was done.
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2007 10:38:19 AM »

wtf i dont get this at all, i am so fustrated i have been trying for 1 hour now :|
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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2007 10:49:19 AM »

wtf i dont get this at all, i am so fustrated i have been trying for 1 hour now :|
What part don't you get and perhaps we can help? I have to go off line for a bit now (my lunch break is over) but I'll be back this evening after work. Do you need more pictures? Perhaps taking a break from it will help. Sometimes when I Get frustrated with something the more I try the more I fail. So try taking a break and doing something calming like drinking some cocoa or tea or coffee and then try again. If you still can't get it don't hesitate to post here and we can try to help with it! Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2007 01:54:46 AM »

wtf i dont get this at all, i am so fustrated i have been trying for 1 hour now :|
What part don't you get and perhaps we can help? I have to go off line for a bit now (my lunch break is over) but I'll be back this evening after work. Do you need more pictures? Perhaps taking a break from it will help. Sometimes when I Get frustrated with something the more I try the more I fail. So try taking a break and doing something calming like drinking some cocoa or tea or coffee and then try again. If you still can't get it don't hesitate to post here and we can try to help with it! Smiley

I don't understand the first picture, i know this sounds stupid but why it says to pull the thread outside why is the needle going inside then in the picture?
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« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2007 10:09:00 AM »

wtf i dont get this at all, i am so fustrated i have been trying for 1 hour now :|
What part don't you get and perhaps we can help? I have to go off line for a bit now (my lunch break is over) but I'll be back this evening after work. Do you need more pictures? Perhaps taking a break from it will help. Sometimes when I Get frustrated with something the more I try the more I fail. So try taking a break and doing something calming like drinking some cocoa or tea or coffee and then try again. If you still can't get it don't hesitate to post here and we can try to help with it! Smiley

I don't understand the first picture, i know this sounds stupid but why it says to pull the thread outside why is the needle going inside then in the picture?
It's talking about starting from the inside so your knot is on the inside. Then from the outside start your first stitch. Does that help? The picture shows the needle after this step and starting the first stitch.
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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2007 04:42:26 AM »

wtf i dont get this at all, i am so fustrated i have been trying for 1 hour now :|
What part don't you get and perhaps we can help? I have to go off line for a bit now (my lunch break is over) but I'll be back this evening after work. Do you need more pictures? Perhaps taking a break from it will help. Sometimes when I Get frustrated with something the more I try the more I fail. So try taking a break and doing something calming like drinking some cocoa or tea or coffee and then try again. If you still can't get it don't hesitate to post here and we can try to help with it! Smiley

I don't understand the first picture, i know this sounds stupid but why it says to pull the thread outside why is the needle going inside then in the picture?
It's talking about starting from the inside so your knot is on the inside. Then from the outside start your first stitch. Does that help? The picture shows the needle after this step and starting the first stitch.

Yes thanks Smiley
Do i now start along one edge, why does it say "catch" the edge?
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