Amigurumi Faces: Secure Stitching (right-handed version)

Amigurumi Faces: Secure Stitching (right-handed version)

[music] Hi. This is June from PlanetJune and today
I’m going to show you how to start and end your threads when you’re
embroidering, or attaching embellishments to an amigurumi. I’m going to demonstrate by making a simple
nose like this for a sweet bunny rabbit. So here’s my noseless bunny. I’m using a yarn needle here, just to make
it easier for you to see, but you should use the right size of needle
for the thread that you’re using. So to begin this nose I’m going to start by
inserting the needle into a gap between stitches some distance
away from where I actually want the nose to be. And bring the needle up at the starting point
for the embroidery. Now pull it through and leave a long tail;
a few inches long. Now to begin the embroidery… Now I’m just going to complete the embroidery,
and I’ll be back with you in a minute. So now we’ve got one more stitch left to go,
I’ll insert the needle, and I’ll bring it out at the same hole between
stitches where I inserted the starting thread. So here we have both thread ends coming out
from the side of the rabbit. If this is just going to be an ornament, you
can leave it like this; just pull them slightly taut and snip off
the ends very close to the body. The ends will retract back inside the body
after snipping them, so they won’t show. But, if you’re stitching on a bead or a button, or it’s going to be a toy that’ll be played
with, it’s better to have more security, so we’ll
knot these ends together with a basic square knot. Pull the ends taut so that it’s flush to the
surface, but don’t pull too tight, because you don’t
want to distort the stitches you’ve made. And here’s the completed knot at the surface
of the rabbit. Now, we’re going to thread both of these ends
back onto the needle, then insert the needle into the same hole
where both ends emerge, and bring it out at some completely different
point on the body, as far away as possible. Pull that through, and, if you look at what
happens, the knot will disappear inside, so you can
barely see it. So now, where the ends emerge, pull them nice
and tight, snip them off, and the ends retract back inside
the body so you can’t see them. Now let’s have another look at where that
knot was… You can’t actually see it, but sometimes it’s
still just visible under the surface, and if it is, what you can do is insert the needle
a few stitches away, and wiggle the stuffing around with the tip of the needle. By doing
that you can pull the knot further inside the stuffing so it doesn’t show any more. And that’s how you can securely attach embellishments
or embroider features onto your amigurumi.

14 thoughts on “Amigurumi Faces: Secure Stitching (right-handed version)

  1. Omg! I finally get it! I've always had to add the face stuff before I stuffed it because I couldn't figure out how to do it to an already made piece. I didn't know what to do so the yarn wouldn't come out. But this video has finally made me get it. I'm so excited to try it out!!! Thanks for this helpful video!

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