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MLP Plushie Tutorial: The Ladder Stitch by MLPPlushies MLP Plushie Tutorial: The Ladder Stitch by MLPPlushies

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. :XD: 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!

-- :iconmlpplushies:
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:iconmonkey5321:
Monkey5321 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
10/3
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bunnylover5634 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Artist
cool
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:iconlinaaugelina:
LinaAugelina Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made it! Thanks!
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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Kurakazi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Pretty good work I wish I could learn to sew
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GlitchedBat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very helpful thanks for making this :)
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:iconphilaharmonicai:
Philaharmonicai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I swear I am the slowest learner of anything ever. I can look at videos and read instructions and still not get something. But reading this and seeing picture by picture helped so much! You are such a gifted artisan and know exactly how to explain what has been a rather hard stitch for me to grasp, being new to sewing as a whole and wanting to try my hand at plushies. Something about the way you worded everything just so (along with a video to follow along XD) allowed me to understand it where I'd felt so lost elsewhere. I cannot express how much I appreciate this post!

Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with everyone! I know I will come back to this and part 2 often to keep things fresh and look forward to reading all of your tutorials and learning more from such an amazing artist! Thank you!!!
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:iconkyryn26:
Kyryn26 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thanks! This is great!
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Alsjemenoubrony Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that is so Awsome
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funnybunnypony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i don't get it. it would be easier to understand  with a video
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Here's a video that shows how to do the ladder stitch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHWD1q... :)
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Sonicrainboom177 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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:iconsonicrainboom177:
Sonicrainboom177 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob
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Averon-The-Awesome Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I may not be making an MLP plushie in the future (maybe in another timeline) but this did help explain the ladder stitch! Tank yous! ^u^
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! Glad it helped you! :)
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Leafclawodskyclan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Do you take comessions for plushies?
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not at the moment, but I hope to open up commissions soon. I'll post a journal when I do decide to open them, so keep an eye out :)
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Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Both parts of this tutorial are extremely helpful--thank you so much for sharing! If I might ask, what kind of stitch did you use for the detailing on Pinkie's mane and tail? I'm having a hard time finding a stitch that looks good.
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you found it helpful! :D

And I used a split stitch for the detailing on Pinkie's hair :) Here's a link to show you how to do the split stitch: [link]

Good luck!
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:iconperuserofpieces:
Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, so it's done by hand--that's probably why it looks so good. :-) Hmm, I've already got my pattern pieces cut out and all; I guess I'll resort to some machine stitch this time around, but I'll be sure to give this a try on my next pony. Thanks for the help!

I'm working on my first pony, by the way, so I'm literally learning everything as I go. :D
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, all the details are sewn by hand. Although it takes so much longer that way, haha! :faint:

Anyway, good luck on your pony! :D
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speedcow12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NOW I KNOW WHAT THE LADDER STITCH IS!
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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speedcow12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought i did the ladder stitch wrong but it came out right ^.^ i am testing out my own creeper-head pattern
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad it worked for you! :D
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speedcow12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the face was the best part,but the sewing together was the worst part XD
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:iconchibi-pets:
Chibi-pets Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I mada the hair almost like this.. I use the same stich but direct on the head lol..
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! It's always nice to hear about different methods and techniques :D
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:iconhinata-teh-lefty:
Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Ahhhh this will help me so much!! Thank you! @A@
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem, I'm glad you found it useful :D
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MarlinGrey Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Nice tutorial, very comprehensive. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! I'm glad you found it helpful :)
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:icon75redmage:
75redmage Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This tutorial is exactly I needed. Thanks.
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, I'm glad you found it helpful! :D
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:icon75redmage:
75redmage Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I left out "what".
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Another wonderful tutorial, thankyou so much! They are absolute gifts of knowledge for us plushie makers just starting out. Keep up the great work.

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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! I'll definitely keep making more - I'm glad I can be of some help! :)
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:iconpheiplushies:
PheiPlushies Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I love you so much. This will be incredibly useful to me soon. Thanks!

Looking forward to the next.
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:iconmlpplushies:
MLPPlushies Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, I'm so glad you'll find it useful! Thank you :D

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