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lisaastrup Astrup Bears
Slangerup- Copenhagen
Posts: 141

Hi.

When I sew stitches for claws I feel its a bit unsecure, how do you fasten the thread on a secure way ?
If its a thick mohair is not a probem to hide the knot, but if its sparse or very short pile ?

desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
Bloomsburg, PA
Posts: 5,399
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I make a knot.  Insert needle up by the elbow of the bear.  Exit where I want the first stitch to start.  Give a tug and sink the knot under the fabric and into the stuffing,

Joanne

lisaastrup Astrup Bears
Slangerup- Copenhagen
Posts: 141

Hi Joanne.

Thanks, but how do you then end/stop it ? Same way out too ?

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
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Lisa, there is a topic in our library called "Paws - Claws - Toes".  You might find some help there, also.

desertmountainbear desertmountainbear
Bloomsburg, PA
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lisaastrup wrote:

Hi Joanne.

Thanks, but how do you then end/stop it ? Same way out too ?

The same way out.  I go back and forth through the arm, going in the same hole that the needle came out so that the floss is inside the bear not seen on the outside.

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