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« on: January 30, 2012 07:44:15 AM »

I want to experiment with adding beans or pellets or something to the bottom of my plushes to give them some good heft, and so they'll sit on their own, but I'm not sure how to go about it.
Do I put them in their own little pouch at the bottom so that it doesn't mix with the rest of the stuffing, or does that matter?

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012 07:58:26 AM »

You can either make a pouch or just pour them directly into the bottom of the animal, then put the stuffing over the pellets.  I personally think the little pouches are a nicer, more tidy option.  That way, if a seam does come loose, no leaking pellets!  Pouches would also make the stuffie more child friendly.  Hope this helps.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012 05:47:32 AM »

I think it kind of depends on what you want the finished product to be like.  I've made weighted plushies, but wanted their main body area to be squishy and hug-able still (I'm sure those are both real adjectives), so I made a double bottom on those ones (otherwise the weights would end up all over since the fill was not put in very tightly).  But, only ones where the body is stuffed more "full", don't normally need the extra work, the fill will keep the weights where they are supposed to be (generally, although I'm sure a child could still move it all about). 

Also, I made a larger plush last year (about 4ft long), and I added weights to that one by making 4" square packs of weights (I think I am explaining that terribly so if it doesn't make sense just ask).  So that it was still adjustable afterwards, while still being heavy.
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