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« on: August 02, 2010 11:23:46 AM »

I want to get into sewing dolls and plushies, but I have no idea what kind of stitch to use (I'm sewing by hand) when sewing the body of the doll. I've been using tight straight stitches on practice dolls and so far the stitches keep showing through when I turn the body inside out. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010 01:09:49 PM »

Usually when I hand sew anything, I use a whip stitch.  Yes, its crude, but none of my handmade plushies have fallen apart, and unless I forget to keep the stitches tight, they don't really show through.  Plus, it makes ripping mistake stitches out a whole lot easier.

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010 09:22:58 AM »

Here's a link to a kind-of tutorial with hand sewing different fabrics. Smiley I hope it helps.


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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010 09:15:00 AM »

 Undecided  Hi,  I like to hand sew too. I do quite a lot. I even hand sewn a whole Doll & clothes just to do it for fun. Anyway I either do a back stitch or sew it twice, Sew it once then go back over your stitches it should be pretty secured then. I hope this helps some. Hope to see pics of your dolls & plushies when your done.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010 11:44:18 AM »

What I like to  use is the "combination stitch".  It is a combination of the back stitch and the running stitch when you are sewing on the wrong side and it has to be turned inside out.  If you are sewing felt, you cqn sew on the right side by overcasting the seams or use very tiny running stitches.

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