Stardust Shoes has an interesting method for closing up a stuff hole on a plushie with a “baseball stitch” which ends up looking like the seams on a baseball.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Lauren Venell

    I sew plush toys professionally and always use the ladder stitch to close them up. If you want to repair your stuffed toy to look like new, that is the stitch I would recommend. If you type “ladder stitch” (including the quotation marks) into the search box on flickr, you’ll get diagrams and photos of the ladder stitch in action on the very first page, including from the fabric egg tutorial Craft posted about last week.