I'm working on a stuffed polar bear at the momment and have come to a serious roadblock. I'm no issues at all knitting the pieces at all. it's putting it all together that is giving me issues. Basically, what you have to do is fold the piece in half and join its edges then stuff and sew closed. i have no idea how to join the pieces though. Even if i knew what stitch to use, i wouln't know how to do it correctly. I want this to work because it's so cute. any help would be greatly appreciated.
i bought some poly-fill. I'm not sure how it'll work but i've heard it's the best thing to use for stuffed toys.
as for mattress stitch, is that the best stitch to use to stitch two edges together? in the book i have they also use something called "ladder" stitch (it's a brittish book). Is that the same as mattress?
The trick to stuffing animals is to take SMALL pieces to stuff with and poke it in the corners and all the spaces and keep turning it and shape as you go.I use a the end of my wooden spoon to poke it into place.