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Here's a quickie tutorial I put together on how to effectively hide knots and make your closed seams pretty!

Step 1:


Tuck in your seam allowance.

Step 2:



Use a ladder stitch to close the seam. When you tug the thread the stitches disappear!

Step 4:


When you finish closing your seam knot your thread and place the needle into the same place your thread came out.

Step 5:


Push the needle through to the other side and gently tug the thread until you hear the knot pop through. You've successfully hidden your knot!

Step 6:


If you're using minky, take a needle and carefully brush the fur out of the seam. When you're finished you should have a nice pretty seam that's barely visible!
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Doodle-3 Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for this!
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:iconprincesslunatwinkle:
Thank you very much for making this :)
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LiLMoon Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
It's nice that you made a tutorial for this. I've been asked this question many times and visuals are always better. This is the one thing that most new plush artists don't know how to do.
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Sir-Herp Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahhh, ladder stitches are best stitch. ♥

Y'know what part I actually still have difficulty with? Tying the knot itself. :XD: I think I just do a double overhand knot or something (I'm no knot expert, ahaaa), but I'm always really nervous if it's gonna stay.
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:iconmelmee:
wow this is great, thanks for sharing! <3 :iconslashshine:
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:iconsummerisledog:
Thank you for making the tutorial! It's very helpful.
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:icons0uleclipse:
Awesome! Thanks so much for posting! This will be very helpful to me. Hiding knots is kinda tricky sometimes!
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MelissaTheHedgehog Jan 23, 2014   General Artist
This is so helpful! I've been trying to figure out a good way to hide knots for awhile now. Thanks! :iconso-awesomeplz:
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:icongojowind:
Cool, that's the technique I use! Except sometimes, I can't stick the knot back into the hole, so the knot is visible and I have to try again XD
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SpaceVoyager Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol, me too. I think it gets caught in the minky sometimes.
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