Tutorial - Sewing a flat piece to a closed piece

Last week I talked about crocheting and finishing flat pieces. Today I will show how to sew them to a closed piece, depending on whether you want them to stand up, like teddy ears or straight bunny ears, or lay flat against the closed piece, like floppy bunny ears or arms.

I am using the same small bunny ears, which I will sew to the head. I am using contrasting yarn for sewing, so you can see the stitches better, but normally you would use the same yarn you made the flat piece with.

 

Straight ears

I you want your flat piece to stand up or stick out, this is how you should sew it to a closed piece.

Sewing a flat piece to a closed piece

1. Holding the pieces together, bring the yarn up just under the first
stitch of the flat piece. Insert the needle through both stitches and draw
the yarn through.

 

 

sewing on bunny ears

2. Go back into the closed piece directly below this stitch, but not
into the same hole where you brought the yarn up last time - leave
about one stitch between them.

 

sewing on a flat amigurumi detail

3. Bring the needle back up directly below the next stitch and draw the
yarn through.

 

joining amigurumi pieces

4. Draw the stitch very tight.

 

sewing amigurumi

5. Repeat across the opening of the flat piece.

If you do not see the videos properly, head over to YouTube.

Right-handed version

Left-handed version

 

 

 

Floppy ears

But if you want your piece to lay flat against the larger piece, sew it on like this.

Sewing a flat piece to a closed piece

1. Holding the pieces together, bring the yarn up just below the first
stitch of the flat piece. Go up through the stitch, inserting the needle
under both loops and draw the yarn through.

 

sewing on bunny ears

2. Go back into the same hole and bring the needle up below the
next stitch. Draw the stitch tight.

 

sewing on a flat amigurumi detail

3. Repeat across the top of the flat piece.

If you do not see the videos properly, head over to YouTube.

Right-handed version

Left-handed version

 

 

If you have any questions, leave a comment below.

Kristi Tullus

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8 comments

Comment from: Amina [Visitor]
Amina

<3 <3 <3 Dear Kristi, I love you from the moon and back. <3 <3 <3 Thank you for all your help that is full of generous crochet wonder. I´m doing my first Amigurumi and I´m really really suffering :) :) :) If it was not YOU on the other side of somewhere of the crochet land I had to eat my soup with a fork. Thank you again and have a happy and successful life, Dear.

08/24/15 @ 13:51
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

You are ever so welcome <3

08/25/15 @ 12:43
Comment from: Sue [Visitor]
Sue

Thank you so much, your tips helped me out of some hair pulling moments working on my first piece. All the info was clear and the pics helped me understand things easier AMAZING tutorial!

02/02/16 @ 07:02
Comment from: Luciana [Visitor]
Luciana

O would like tô see the vídeo.

10/23/16 @ 04:49
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Luciana,

I’ll get right on it, I should have the videos up later today or tomorrow.

Kristi

10/23/16 @ 11:24
Comment from: Ana Carolina [Visitor]
Ana Carolina

The best crochet tutorials of the world! \Ü/

11/04/16 @ 01:31
Comment from: Stéphanie [Visitor]
Stéphanie

Really thank you for the tutorials! You are helping me to do my own amigurumis in Brazil. Your patterns are awesome too!

04/09/17 @ 05:01
Comment from: Sandra [Visitor]
Sandra

Thank you from Argentina!!

06/13/17 @ 17:55
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