I’ve been working on a gift for a special someone and I’m stuck. So close to being done and yet, so far… Can I get your help, sewing wizards?
It’s a simple stuffed pear pillow thingy and I’m happy with how it’s come out so far, but I can’t figure out how to close it up without seeing the end stitches and a “slip stitch” is frustrating me. Any suggestions? Remember, I’m new at this sewing thing so sometimes what might be obvious to you, is simply NOT to me.
I don’t think there is a better option than the slip stitch! Here’s an online tutorial:
There are others too in case this one doesn’t really speak to you.
Maybe practice some slip stitching on scrap fabric first & then have a go at the real thing?
Thanks for the online tutorial, Kelsey. I will try on some other things first. Gives me a boost, thanks!
It’s not as pretty, but I right-side out the pillow and hand/machine stitch the last “stuffing gap”. If you can pick a symmetrical spot for the “stuffing gap” like the bottom or top of the pear…. it may even look like part of the design instead of sloppy. Sorry my comment doesn’t help you out now 🙁
cool fabric! It’s true that an invisible stitch isn’t really invisible. smaller stitches are less obvious of course, but I agree with forestnative. I would probably sew up the top, open a hole in the bottom, restuff and machine stitch it closed with a little colored thread, making it a design element. Or if you hand stitch it there it won’t show.
The fabric is from JoAnn – thanks! I love the idea, now I get it… I might skip over the slip stitch lesson for now and go for the added detail idea… It needed something anyway!