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Topic: How to make movable legs/arms on stuffed animals or dolls?  (Read 10947 times)
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Shadesofme
« on: December 06, 2009 05:33:44 PM »

How would one do this? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009 07:36:45 PM »

when you make the body, don't stuff it.
make the arms and don't stuff them either.
take some safety eyes and put the eye part through the body (so the eye is facing inside of the body) and push it through the arm. then put the washer on and ta-dah! it's movable! ^__^

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/09/crochet-along_fuzzy_panda_amig.html
this also explains it maybe a little better.
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Shadesofme
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009 01:46:14 AM »

Sorry it took me forever to respond. Is there another way to do this, without the safety eyes? I'm all out of safety eyes and I can't ever seem to find any. do they sell any at Michael's? I've searched but never found any.
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kirsa
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009 09:23:18 AM »

There's several different methods of doll jointing explained here (I haven't tried any of these):
http://themagicbean.typepad.com/the_magic_bean/files/doll_jointing_tutorial.pdf

You can also thread joint it, which is what I've done before to get movable joints:
http://www.sambrookbears.co.uk/blog/index.php/2009/11/jointing-a-teddy-bear/
http://arminas-aminals.blogspot.com/2009/03/tutorial-thread-jointing.html

I think I've found safety eyes at Michaels before, by the googly eyes and pom-poms at my local store, if I am remembering right, but the package doesn't call them safety eyes.  You could always try asking an employee if they have any doll eyes, they might be hiding away somewhere.
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