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« on: January 06, 2009 03:03:21 PM »

I was wonder if you guys had any tips for sewing my amigurumi togeather. Or a good link to a site with lots of pics or hints on basic amigurumi construction.  Mine looks a little sloppy. I have little kids that are hard on things. So far all my creations have stayed togeather ok but dont look so good where they connect.  Also I have a problem with when I weave my ends in the pop out later and I have to poke them back in. Is this a normal thing or should they stay hidden better? 
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009 11:57:18 AM »

Are you sewing them together with yarn or thread?  I like to use invisible thread or thread that matches my yarn fairly well, it tends to hide the stitches a bit better.  I also pull my stitches pretty daggone tight.

With weaving in the ends, I'll weave several stitches across, jump down 1 row and weave in several stitches in the opposite direction, it helps to hold the loose end a bit better.  With ami you can also take the tail of the thread and use the needle to go completely through the middle of the body, pull it tight and then cut the thread, which should help conceal the the end in the middle of the stuffing.

Hopefully that wasn't very confusing, I'm not the best at directions.   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009 04:27:19 PM »

I cheat when sewing together...I sometimes use glue on parts like the head  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009 12:37:55 PM »

I use yarn to attach my pieces, and then I weave the end in through the piece and let the tail end get lost inside the stuffing. You'll get better at attaching over time - I found my work looked sloppy at first, too.
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