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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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Paichii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful advice! Thank you >w<)P
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Sapphire-Stitch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for this!
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KittyCuddleCakes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for making this :)
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LiLMoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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 Featured By Owner 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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Melmee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
wow this is great, thanks for sharing! <3 :iconslashshine:
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SummerisleDog Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thank you for making the tutorial! It's very helpful.
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S0ulEclipse Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Awesome! Thanks so much for posting! This will be very helpful to me. Hiding knots is kinda tricky sometimes!
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MelissaTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student 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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gojowind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
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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PlanetPlush Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol, me too. I think it gets caught in the minky sometimes.
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TrellyNorn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Pony or not, this tutorial is invaluable!
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PlanetPlush Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I hope to make more tutorials in the future.
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TrellyNorn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome. ^^ I look forward to them!
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Spigos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! O:
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MyrkSuki Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
So I have a horrible mind with that first pic with no context. 
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Apencilsmind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is like magic! I just can't master the ladder stick though ; A ;
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Centchi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, this is helpful at the same time. I think I actually need to see a video to fully understand it. ;n; I r so confused!
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PlanetPlush Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww! There are probably some videos on youtube!
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Centchi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I'm sure. It's just finding the right one. I looked it up probably a year ago and didn't find one that helped, so hopefully there's more variety now. :3
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theCuddlyCephalopod Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very useful guide and pictures, thanks!
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PheiPlushies Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Neat! Interesting to see how others do it. I usually do a tiny last stitch, make a loop, then knot it off while pulling the thread tight, similiar to this. Then I do the same technique to hide the knot. However, I don't let the knot pop through. I'd be afraid of breaking the thread.

...gosh, I'm bad at describing it. :XD:
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PlanetPlush Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've broken the thread by pulling too tight. Then I have to close up the entire seam again. xD
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PheiPlushies Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Yeah I bet! I usually double my thread as well so the knots are way to big for minky. I just try to hide them in the pile, usually works.
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Adding this to my tutorial favorites section for when people ask questions!
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist

Sweet! I figured others did it this way. It makes perfect sense. :nod:

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SweetPixieDust Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so amazingly wonderful :) thank you for the advice!!
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