Part of what makes tiny pieces difficult to sew, especially ones with tight curves, is that there’s not much fabric to hold on to while you’re guiding them under the needle. Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps, and author of Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, has plenty of experience sewing small pieces of fabric together. She shares a tip for cutting the small pieces so there’s enough fabric to help maneuver it around the tight curves. She uses the hoof pieces from her new Pip the Pig pattern in her tutorial. Go to While She Naps to see what she does.
[photo from While She Naps]
By Anne Weaver