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« on: August 11, 2010 04:35:51 AM »

Robert the Rabbit.  First toy I ever made.  I was around 6 years old, with a load of felt and thread and, with the help of a teacher, made my first ever toy.  Robert was the start of my sewing inspiration.  I was so pleased to have made something all by myself.  He's travelled everywhere with me and I've kept him in as good a condition as I could.

Yesterday I was cleaning out the box I've been keeping him in and was utterly horrified to to discover that moth larvae had found him!

Is there anything I can do?  Poor Robbie!  The felt has been eaten all over him, by seams, int he middle, it is thinned around the holes and really brittle.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 05:07:04 AM »

Perhaps sew on some felt patches - stuff with herbs that also work as moth repellent (google should work to create a list - lavender is a good one for pretty much everything, but there might be others that would work as well...)
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 05:13:36 AM »

I was going to recommend lavender and patches too. Robbie will be too cute once the patches are on. New love!

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010 03:19:02 PM »

If the felt is too thin in places, maybe you could take similar colored felt and sew Robert a second skin?  Patches would work very well, but if there's a lot of thin spots and ripping, making a matching skin to preserve the weaker parts may be best.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010 06:16:36 PM »

maybe add patches and sew him clothes for the parts where the patches look odd?

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