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.)
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!!!
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.
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.