For plushies, WIP and maybe some of my Naiad Chronicles stuff here too.
With your order of your new Cintiq, you now also recieve a free helping of Artist’s Block! Have fun! <3
I do a ladder stitch, sewing on to the completed plush body once it’s stuffed. Don’t try to line it up prior to stuffing or it will be derpy!
Try to use markers on the body, such as darts or curves, or mark it on the pattern and then line it up. To keep them neat, do at least two rounds of stitches, so literally circle the object at least twice, ideally three to four times. This will both anchor it very firmly (hand stitching can “relax” and stretch after a while, so multiple layers holds it tighter) and will give a smooth join rather than a zig-zag like stitch.
Hope that makes sense, I am pretty pants at explaining things. :/