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« on: December 06, 2008 12:30:45 AM »

Hello everyone! I'm just curious as to whether any of you wonderful people have any recommendations on how to go about hand-embroidering details onto plush. To be more precise, should I embroider on the details on the separate pieces of fabric before sewing the pieces together or should I just compile and sew the base plush together, turn it inside out, and embroider on the details before stuffing? I'm currently working with fleece and I'd like to avoid felt altogether.

If it helps any, I'm working on making some Pokemon plush as a sort of nostalgic sort of Christmas gift for my friends and as many of you may already know, a lot of the critters have these little details or markings. I'm currently working on an Umbreon at the moment, and I'm looking into cutting out the little yellow hoops (on his forehead and legs) out of some left-over yellow fleece, pinning it in their respective places on the base plush and embroidering it into place by doing an outline around it.

Thanks in advance, everyone! Grin
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008 04:48:34 PM »

I generally stitch the major pieces together, then turn rightside-out, then embroider any details before stuffing. The reason I do it this way is sometimes  things shift a bit as I sew, and then faces are off-center etc.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008 04:30:09 PM »

i like to sew the pieces together then stuff a tiny bit to give it a little shape then embroider it

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008 09:40:29 AM »

When I was embroidering the noses on some bears I am making for my niece this christmas, I found it helpful to trace the outline of the nose on some waste canvas and then tack it to the bears face.  It really helped to keep my stitches from disappearing into the plush, so I could see what I was doing... afterwards, I just pulled the threads of the canvas off and left the noses there  Grin Cheesy  Made everything much easier
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