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« on: July 06, 2007 10:59:45 PM »

I would like to make some plushies, particularly the Wee Bunny from Wee Wonderfuls.  However, in my last attempt to stuff something, they ended up lumpy and misshapen, so I scrapped the whole project.  They were just little, scented Christmas tree ornaments for my own use, so it wasn't a big deal, but this time they are going to be gifts.  Last time, I used small bits of polyfill (about the size of a lime), sort of wadded them up, and stuffed them in, starting with the corners (they were Christmas trees, bells, and stars).

Any tips on making a nice, smooth, tightly stuffed toy would be greatly appreciated!
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zosomoto
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007 04:46:27 AM »

don't ball up the fiberfill before stuffing... your doll will be smoother and tighter.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007 05:16:26 AM »

Do I still do it in small bits though?
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2007 03:35:07 PM »

i use polyfill. so it doesn't get all clumpy i rip it apart a few times and then put it in whatever i'm working on. (you can use any size)
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007 05:43:18 AM »

I generally stuff in large bits, because I get less lumps that way.  I also stuff things with a flat head screwdriver so I can mold it better.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007 04:50:02 AM »

Do I still do it in small bits though?

I don't... I try and keep as much of it in big clumps as possible.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007 07:09:43 AM »

You pull apart the polyfill before stuffing and it won't clump as much.  Stuff in smaller loose batches instead of one large clump and I think you'll get better results.
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purplekappa
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007 09:14:33 PM »

also, try getting a loose amount of stuffing in, and then make a hole in the middle of the stuffing with your fingers and pushing more stuffing into that, so you keep pushing the new stuffing into the center, if that makes sense.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007 07:34:19 PM »

Does anyone have any advice on how to stuff a doll/toy good? I keep getting lumps, kids don't care but it erks me! Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2007 04:04:27 AM »

Depends on what kind of stuffing you are using... In general, it is best to take small pieces of stuffing, fluff it up, then stuff. When you take big pieces, chances of lumps increase.

And it took me ages to find the perfect stuffing...
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