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« on: January 15, 2006 04:49:21 AM »

Hi!

I just made my first little amigurimi mouse -- will post a pic once my little one wakes up and lets me take a photo!

My question is -- is it just me, or does it take a while to sew things on well and correctly?  The crocheting part took very little time, but attaching the tail, ears, nose, and stitching the eyes took almost as long and was WAY more frustrating for me.

Any advice or tips would be welcome.  Do you use yarn or thread?  Do you attach certain parts BEFORE stuffing?  What needles do you use?  My yarn needles are either too klunky to sew, or too hard to thread.

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006 04:24:20 PM »

I hope someone comes along soon and answers this question.  I recently started one of these little guys and put his head on last night.  I used a darning type needle with great big long eye and way thicker than your usual needle...anyway, his head is wobbly and the sew job doesn't look so good. 

Please someone..help!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006 03:38:39 PM »

Any tips for us?  Anyone?  Purty Please??
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006 04:11:15 PM »

Just practice really  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006 12:24:26 PM »

Try sewing tighter. I naturally have tight stitches and it came out fine. I also used the type of needle that ooak_diva had
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006 03:08:23 PM »

There are lots of different kinds of yarn needles out there.  For small animals, I use a fairly small one, with an eye that can just barely handle the yarn.  I prefer needles with pointy tips, and not entirely blunt.
To start, weave a bit of yarn into the critter, and when you stitch, go through an entire stitch, not just a loop, and go in every stitch all the way around.  At the end, weave the yarn through a few stitches again.  No need to tie knots if you weave your ends in well.
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