TUTORIAL - Sewing an open piece to a closed piece.

Amigurumi is usually crocheted in sections, which means when you have finished crocheting, you will have a bunch of pieces that now need to be sewn together. In this post I will show you two different ways to sew an open piece to a closed piece, both of which I use, often in the same project.

Tip! Assembling your toys is easier, if you leave a yarn tail on each piece. Although, when making miniature toys, I sometimes leave a longer yarn tail on the head and use it sew up the whole toy.

Whip stitch

Whip stitch is the easiest and most straightforward way to sew your amigurumi pieces together. The only downside is, the stitches will be visible and if your stitches are not all straight or you don't pull them tight enough, it can start looking a bit messy.

Tutorial: Joining amigurumi pieces with whip stitch // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

1. Holding the two pieces together, insert the needle right
under the first stitch (your yarn tail) and bring it up under the
next stitch. Draw the stitch tight.

amigurumi tutorial

2. Insert the needle through the next stitch, going front to back
under both loops.

joining amigurumi details

3. Go back down in the same hole you brought the yarn up
last time and bring it back up under the next stitch.

sewing amigurumi toys together

4. Draw the stitch tight.

technique for sewing together toys

5. Just keep repeating steps 2 - 4, going all around your piece.

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

Right-handed version

Left-handed version

Mattress stitch

Mattress stitch or modified ladder stitch can be a bit more difficult to figure out at first, but its great in so many places. The stitches will be completely invisible, which makes the seam nice and neat, but the edge of the open piece will curve in a bit.

Tutorial: Joining amigurumi pieces with mattress stitch // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

1. Holding the two pieces together, insert the needle right
under the first stitch (your yarn tail) and bring it up under the
next stitch. Draw the yarn through.

how to assemble amigurumi toys

2. Insert your needle behind the next stitch (the vertical post)
and draw the yarn through.

sewing together amigurumi dolls

3. Go back in the same hole you brought the yarn up last time
and bring it back up under the next stitch. Draw the yarn through.

assembling crocheted animals

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3. Make 2 - 3 stitches without pulling the
yarn tight - this way it's easier to see what you're doing. Then
grab the yarn and draw the stitches very tight.

joining amigurumi pieces

5. Just keep repeating steps 2 - 4, going all around your piece.

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

Right-handed version

Left-handed version

Kristi Tullus

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3 comments

Comment from: Diana [Visitor]
Diana

Hallo zusammen,

vielen herzlichen Dank für die ganzen Tutorials von Dir. Zum zusammen nähen oder Faden vernähen, wie auch immer. Die ganzen Tricks sind total klasse und helfen ungemein wenn man viele Amigurumis macht. Und ich hab schon viele gemacht, doch leider erst jetzt deine Hilfen entdeckt, aber nun arbeite ich damit und es geht super gut.

Mein Englisch ist leider schlecht von daher leider auf Deutsch. Ich hoffe das du dir das übersetzten kannst.
Vielen lieben Dank also an dieser Stelle für die ganzen Tipps und Tricks.

lieben Gruß Diana

06/16/16 @ 13:39
Comment from: leyla kaya [Visitor]
leyla kaya

great information

thank you …

07/29/16 @ 09:22
Comment from: Helen [Visitor]
Helen

Thank you so much for the great tutorials! The pictures and the videos are so helpful!

12/16/16 @ 09:36
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