The following is a sewing book which contains information on stitches and sewing. I’ve spent hours talking to professional stitchers to figure out the best stitch to hide a seam. Most answers I get is that it depends on how tight your stitch is and whether it is by hand or by machine. If anyone wants to know the “Henson stitch”, good luck! Those that know the seam don’t really want to give out that information. Which is alright considering it acts as a sort of passage to some degree, for those just starting. All my studies have directed me towards a sort of baseball stitch, which done BY HAND, and using proper thick fabric can act as a hidden stitch. Fur fabric is better because you can pull out the fur from the stitch to hide it better. The stitch can sometimes be seen in person, but on television it is almost non visible.
Some say that the “Henson Stitch” is a fable, a con of sorts. I disagree. Considering that most people that I chatted with and that I read prove it exists. I recommend just sitting down, with a glass of wine, and explore various stitches to finding out what techniques work and what doesn’t.
Remember, about 99% of audiences won’t notice a puppet with a seam down the centre of his face. But will remember a stinky performance or bad script writing.
but if you do know the “Henson Stitch” feel free to me know 🙂 lol
The basic (beginner’s) sewing book is found here: