Monday, April 06, 2009

The Baseball Stitch

While in the midst of creating a tutorial for the most awesome of felt sausages, it occurred to me that I was writing a tutorial within a tutorial. So instead of doing that, I'm going to break them apart. Here is a tut on my favorite way of stitching shut a softie. It's the baseball stitch.

Have you ever been to Build-a-Bear where the lady stuffs the bear and then magically pulls some floss and closes everything up? Now that's what I'm talking about!!! I'll stop talking and let the pictures speak for themselves...

stuff

sew1

baseball stitch

baseball done

14 comments:

SkylarKD said...

Thank you!! This will make my finished products look so much nicer. :)

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

Ohhh nice ! Thank you, my son's teddy will now be repaired better then ever !

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh this is fantastic! I would love to link to this if you don't mind.

casserole said...

Great tutorial! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-use-t…ose-up-softiestutorial-use-the-baseball-stitch-to-close-up-softies/2009/04/06/
(link will be active at 10:00 pm CST tonight)
--Anne

My Black Cardigan said...

Thanks for the easy to follow photos.

julie said...

Those are really clear photos! I'm absolutely going to use that technique myself now.

I'm totally self-taught AND work at a professional level (I haven't been caught out yet, yikes!), so I always love these quick tutorials that I can understand just right away.

TiLT said...

great tute! thanks, I am beginning to do feltie/stuffie/softies & only know a few stitches so far...this one looks great...and great pics to go with them :)

Little Ol' Liz said...

Hurray! Comments are back!

So - that little gem of a stitch is called the Baseball Stitch? Well, I'll never forget it! It does indeed close up those fabulous felties -- I've used it myself. Niiiiiice tutorial!

Patty said...

I cannot wait to try this! Thank you!

Heidi said...

Thanks so much for the pictures! I am sooo terrible at hand sewing. Maybe this will help make my closings look nicer.

J.S. said...

Yes!
This is exactly what I need.
The organization will be so pleased. We can finally finish the Vintage Fluffy Doll. And I can finally get on with my life.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

That makes so much sense now! Essentially like a mattress stitch in knitting if I'm seeing it properly. :) Will have to try it out soon.

Thanks!

Lori said...

Nice clear pictures. Should help a stuffed animal in the future.

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial! just posted a link on fabricaddictions.blogspot.com Love your work thanks for sharing.