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Topic: Hidden Stitch - I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.  (Read 488 times)
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« on: August 05, 2009 09:39:43 PM »

I've been making plushies lately, and I'm having trouble with the hidden stitch to sew them closed after stuffing/sewing on noses/etc.; I end up bunching my fabric quite badly.
Am I doing something wrong to make it bunch? :/

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009 10:02:21 PM »

Try sewing the stitches smaller. Put a pin in the center of the hole. It may help to sew a loose stitch just to control the opening, then go back over it a second time with a smaller stitch. Another idea, try sewing a stay -stitch with the machine where the opening will be  before you sew the seams . This should help keep the opening from stretching out too much when you're stuffing it.  If you post a photo, it may help narrow down the reason for the problem. K

« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009 01:20:26 PM »

And don't pull the thread too hard.  Smiley

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