I love ladder stitch. It’s ideal for attaching parts to a softie or doll. The seam it creates is sturdy and virtually invisible. This is the stitch I use to attach the head to the body in my Lovey Dovey patterns.
I made this 2-minute video to show you how I do it. I’ve found that I pick up new techniques quickly when I watch a demonstration so I’m excited to be supplementing my patterns with short demonstration videos this year. I hope you like them, too.
I have one more video to to make for these. It will demonstrate how to sew the tail onto the body by machine. I think equipped with the pattern templates, instructions, and this little video series, almost anyone could make a handmade lovey for a new baby.