Monday, November 29, 2010

How to Close Softies and Dolls - The Ladder Stitch

I love the Ladder Stitch! It’s easy and fast too! The Ladder stitch is perfect for closing up your softies, dolls, toys and sewing projects.

This great diagram explains it brilliantly.

Pin your softie/doll up and simply follow the numbers, 1 to 22 to 33 to 4  etc in the direction of the orange arrows. The blue dotted lines are where you are pushing your needle through the material.  You can almost see a zigzag in your stitches afterwards .... but that depends on the amount of stuffing, and usually fades to become almost invisible.

As you know I love a good video tutorial and was about to make one when I found this ! It's excellent and explains it so well that even a beginner will understand.  Enjoy!

 Happy Sewing from Sarah
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