When can I use a... - Running stitch? This is an up and down stitch. I usually use this when I have to sew facial features on such as eyes, stars, pokéball circles (red lines).
- Back stitch? I usually use a back stitch when I am sewing on a mouth such as on Lumpy Space Princess. It helps create a continuous line without any gaps inbetween.
- Blanket stitch? A blanket stitch is a strong, sturdy stitch. I usually use this when I am sewing the two sides of the plush together and stuffing is inserted. In doing this stitch, I don't have to worry about holes or gaps while sewing.
- Ladder stitch? I usually use this stitch to close up the plush (eg. closing up the pokéball, sewing up Lumpy Space Princess). I also use this stitch to sew on arms to the plush (eg. Sewing Lumpy Space Princess' arms).
- Whip stitch? I used this stitch when I was attaching the Minnie Mouse Ears to the headband (with teeth). It requires the thread going through the ear and around the headband.
What in the world is a... - Raw side/edge??? The raw edge of the fabric is the side where the fabric was cut with scissors. I used this when I was making the Minnie Mouse bow.
- Hem??? A hem is often used to give your material a nicer finish. It stops the fabric from unravelling. It is when you fold the raw edge in and is usually sewn down. I used this in my superhero cape tutorial.
**All opinions shared are my own and have worked for the plushies I have made. (KP reference!)