Tutorial: How to machine stitch heads onto bodiesTutorial time! This is another basic tutorial that will show you how to machine stitch a plush's head onto its body. Please be aware that I can't teach anyone how to make patterns. I'm just putting together a few tips and tricks that will hopefully help someone.More Like This
Sew your plush's body together, leaving the entire back open.
Sew your plush's head together, also leaving the back open.
Match the head to the body and pin. When making your pattern, make sure the circumference of the opening at the bottom of the head is equal to the circumference of the neck opening of the plush body.
Sew a straight line from one end to the other.
The plush's head is now attached!
You should now have a plush with the entire back open! All you have to do now is finish it!
Naz's Mini tut #2:Satin stitch/Applique with minkyWas doing some satin stitching and applique on my new machine today and thought I'd take some pics of the process. Here is how I do applique on minky and get tight/neat satin stitching.More Like This
I don't use a stabiliser on top of the fabric as it obscures my view. It requires more work but the result is worth it for me.
First, cut out your base piece and your piece to be appliqued on top (in this case a blue stripe onto a yellow tail piece).
Using spray adhesive (or iron on, whatever floats your boat) spray the back of the top piece (blue here) and stick it into your base (yellow) where you want it to go. Use the same adhesive to attach cutaway stabiliser onto the back of he base piece where the stitching will go through (I use lots of little scrap pieces from embroidery but as long as it is covered that is fine).
Straight stitch around all the edges of the top piece. Get as close to the edge as you can
Plushmakers - where do you keep all your patterns???????More Like This
I keep mine in several clear files but they're not very organized. ;w;
Is there any other way of storing them without using a binder or clear file of some sort? I find it gets so messy! Especially with large patterns!