In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a pointy dart smoother if you’ve already sewn and stuffed your plush. In my last tutorial, I covered how to sew darts smoothly by machine so that you achieve a fine curve. You will need a handsewing needle, thread, and scissors. Thread conditioner is helpful! Start your needle at the top of the seam (on
Materials needed: Printer, ink, regular paper, dark fabric iron-on transfer sheets, iron Step 1: Test print eyes and make adjustments You should not need to mirror your image before printing. Print a test sheet on regular paper, standard or high print quality. For me, the eyes print darker ink than shown on my computer. You can use photo editing software to adjust the hue and
Materials needed: Acrylic paint, textile medium, small brush, plastic palette, cup of water, chalk/pen Step 1: Set up your surface with newspaper underneath, as paint can stain through fabric onto your table. Put your colors on your palette, and mix colors as necessary to achieve correct eye / eyebrow colors. Add a small bit of textile medium to each color. Step 2: Use your pattern
Thread breaking? Bottom thread coming to top? Check that tensions are correct. I did this with minky, stabilizer, and made a 1cm wide satin stitch test file. (Free download for the satin stitch test file is here, in JEF, PES, DST and HUS format) With each new satin stitch, I rotated the top thread tension by 1/2. On the underside, the bobbin thread column should
How to sew a dart Fold the fabric so that the “v” shaped dart will become a straight line. Start at one point (I would start at the bottom below) and finish at the other. Make sure to backstitch at the start of and end of the dart. Sewing a smooth dart When finishing, sew as smoothly as possible to make the stitches almost parallel
How to hide knots: Step 1: Finish your sewing, and make sure you have enough thread left (at least the length of the needle). Step 2: Put a pin directly in the hole where the thread came out, and form a loose knot with the needle and thread. Step 3: Hold the pin and begin to close the knot around the pin, pushing the knot
Here’s a detailed guide on how to embroider on minky, step-by-step :) 1. Prepare your surface Have a clean, flat surface large enough to lay out your fabric. Make sure the fabric’s nap is going the direction that you want it to. Also check that wherever you will hoop, you will have enough fabric around the embroidery area to fit the whole pattern that will
What kind of embroidery stabilizer should I use for plush like minky or fake fur? For minky and fabrics with fur pile, use cut-away stabilizer underneath the fabric, and water-soluble film on top of the fabric. This technique will keep the fur fibers in place as you embroider. Cut-away stabilizer Used for permanent support. Best for knits, loosely wovens, stretchy fabrics. Not removed after
My favorite embroidery supplies for making plush I’m just going to shamelessly promote a certain embroidery supplies company here. When I was first looking for embroidery supplies, I was totally overwhelmed by the vast selection, and how expensive the supplies were. Marathon Thread is an oasis – their prices are very good, their quality is amazing, and they can make custom thread sets for you.
If you’ve already purchased my Newborn Fox plushie sewing pattern, here is a free sewing pattern to turn your fox into the Pokemon Vulpix! Pattern: Download the free pattern for Vulpix pieces for Newborn Fox pattern by TeacupLion here. Instructions: Cut all pieces according to instructions on pattern. All seam allowance is 1/4″ unless indicated with a red line, which is 1/8″ for ladder stitching.