Okay, so I know that in my poll I said I would upload a tutorial for attaching manes and tails... And I still will! But I just thought that this would be a better tutorial to upload first, because you need to know how to do this in order to attach manes and tails.
Edit: An extension/part 2 of this tutorial can be found here, for attaching manes and tails to plushies using the ladder stitch: [link]
So. I give you... the ladder stitch, AKA the hidden stitch. This stitch is super important for any plushie maker - I use it often to close up manes and tails, and of course always use it to attach them.
So I hope this tutorial is helpful to you! And please keep an eye out for the second part of this mane & tail series, where I'll be teaching you how to attach manes and tails to the plushie (using the ladder stitch.)
Thanks for looking!