Day 16 :: Attaching Separate Heads

This is Day 16 of the 31 Days of Amigurumi. This 31 day series is full of how-to's for designing and creating your very own amigurumi. Whether you're a beginner at ami's or just need help on a certain technique, there's something here for everyone.

31 Days of Amigurumi is the place to learn all about creating your own Amigurumi. 

One of the biggest problems I faced when I first started crocheting amigurumi was sewing the head to the body. I tried to avoid it as much as possible by making all my ami's in the top down crochet method. Often the seams showed too much and then it ended up being floppy like a rag doll. It definitely was not the look I was going for.

After awhile I decided to look into it, as well as practice, and it got easier with some tricks I learned.

Using The Post Method

I like to sew my pieces together by going around the posts of the rows you are sewing together. My video will help to show this better, but this could be used even if you are sewing two unmatched rows or even sewing a ball to the side of your work. Imagine the posts or even rows as anchors for the yarn you're using to draw the two pieces together. It doesn't matter if they match up then, they just hold it all together.

Using The Stitch Method

If you happen to have two open ends to sew together, the stitch method works well too. If your pieces both have the same number of stitches then matching those stitches up and sewing them together in a round and around loop is simple. I also showed this method in my video and I hope it's helpful!

Stuffing is key! 

Not only is it crucial to have the right amount of stuffing in both the head and the body you're attaching it to, but adding extra stuffing to the neck before completely closing it up is important. There tends to be a gap in the neck from pushing the polyfil all the way into the head and/or body and filling the gap with extra stuffing helps to fix that problem.

Extra Tip

Make sure that when you're sewing the two pieces together that you use the same color. If you're pieces are two different colors then no problem, just use one of the colors from one of the pieces. In my opinion, using the post method will help to hide the string used to sew them together.

So I hope that was helpful! I've come to enjoy sewing the pieces together and I hope this post made it easier for you! Stay tuned for more posts to come. Next we will talk all about legs and different ways to make them!

Happy crocheting,
~Chassity O.

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