Doll making – Stitches – Back-stitch
The backstitch is used to sew all seams, this happens after the basting/running stitch. We will use it to permanently sew the seams. You will use it on the back of the head, on hands and feet and along the seams on arms and legs.
Doll making – Stitches – Ladder/Invisible-stitch
The ladder/invisible stitch I find the most important stitch in doll making. We will use it on every seam that we have to close from the “outside”. The top of the head, around the neck, the waist, wrists and feet.
The whipstitch is used to tack down the fabric. We will use it on the spine of the doll to prevent fabric from rolling up toward the neck.
Doll making – Stitches
Cross-stitch in place (no matching picture) is used only to secure the eye-string.
The Double Wrap knot
We use the double wrap knot to secure the eye-string and the tie around the neck.