After you have ‘stuffed’ your softies , pin cushions, cushions etc you need to ‘close’ the gap in the seam by hand. A good way to do this is with Ladder Stitch – think a ladder and lots of rungs!
Take a needle and a knotted thread and slide the needle through the seam allowance at the beginning of the opening.
Slide the needle along inside the seam allowance on one side to form a stitch
Then insert the needle in the other side, directly opposite the point the needle came out, and take another stitch. Repeat this for 4-5 stitches – see on my finger
Then pull the thread to close the stitches. Continue with this till the seam is closed. Finish with a double stitch and push your needle out through the finished item – trim.
You will have a lovely, neat finish !
Until next time