I don't what happened yesterday, but I apparently completely forgot about this post! Eesh, mama brain, it hasn't gone away yet.
Okey dokey, wanna see how I do the tummy panel for Terence? You will needs several tapestry needles. First of all, I just tie the ends together from the color changes on the panel and hide them ends behind the panel as I sew it on:
I grab a couple more tapestry needles and pin the sides down so the panel is held on like I want to be when I am finished:
Double check at this point that the tummy looks fairly centered and even. Feel free to adjust it as necessary until you are happy with how it looks. Then I grab another tapestry needle and starting in the bottom right hand corner (when looking at the panel) I use a backstitch to begin to sew the panel. Make a stitch:
To make sure that I am keeping the panel straight, I will look for the stitch in the body next to the side of the panel and run a tapestry needle through it. Then I know that is how far over I want the edge of the panel to be. Does that make sense? See how my panel edge lines up with that tapestry needle next to it?
Turn again as you come to the top. You can use the same trick with the tapestry needle to mark the row you are going to line the top of the panel up too, just like with the side. (You can do it on the bottom too, but apparently I did not when I sewed this on......)
Sew down the angled edge:
When you come to the start, I make a little knot by running my needle under the panel:
Then running the needle through the loop it creates to form a knot:
Then I run the needle under the panel, out the other side of the dino, and trim the tail flush with the body to hide the end. Tah-dah, finished panel:
Hope that helps with the panel finishing!
That was all I got as far as questions on Terence, so I am calling my tutorials on him done. Please just let me know if you have any other questions on him, and I will be sure to get another tutorial up here.
Have a great weekend!