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« on: August 08, 2008 10:45:35 PM »

My first-ever newbie question - Any ideas on what to use for stuffing big amigurumi cheaply?  I was using insulation from speaker boxes, which is soft and you just pull it apart, but I've run out and don't want to buy fibrefill.  What do you all use?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008 07:22:45 AM »

I've always used fiberfill, but you could start saving all of your yarn ends in a bag and stuff your little projects with them. You could pull the stuffing out of old stuffed animals. Use old nylons, perhaps. I prefer fiberfill, as it fluffs up nicely and it's inexpensive...where I live, anyway. A big bag will stuff lots of little babies! Good luck!!!

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008 03:24:38 PM »

I just get the cheap stuffing polyfil at walmart.  Every once inwhile I will find bags of new stuffing at yard sales though for cheap.   

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008 01:08:49 AM »

If you have a lot of old pillows I guess you can tear those open... as long as they aren't like, down pillows or anything...

I just use fiber/polyfil. They're both pretty much the same thing. Do you not live somewhere near a craft store?

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008 02:45:46 AM »

I use fibrefill too but I got a massive bag of it from ebay, 1 kilo for about 3 ($6) plus postage, and it lasts ages.  1 kilo is a lot when you're talking about something that weighs absolutely nothing.

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 04:36:19 AM »

Spotlight sells 'polyfill' I bought some which was about $5 for maybe 500 grams...

If you're making amigurumi's a bag that big make heaps.!

You could also go to discount store $2 shop etc and buy their cushions or pillows. they are generally filled with the same stuff

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008 06:40:38 AM »

Yeah, I tore open a pillow because I couldn't find my bag o_o Walmart sells it for cheap though

« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013 10:31:34 AM »

Well I used to buy fiberfill but I started doin more and more big crochet amis such as april dravens cosmo(<3 this pattern) but it takes like 3 bagsand its not cheap at that point. If your doing small things and have 8 or so critters out of a bag its cheap but 3 or 4 bags to one makes the stuffing alone 15 bucks let alone yarn and time. I have been playing with the idea of dryer lint? Just an idea!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013 11:57:58 AM »

when i first started doing plushies (before I crocheted) I used to use cotton wool to stuff my plushies. Theirs a shop in the UK called Boyes that do big bags of stuffing for 3
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013 02:51:54 PM »

I use cheap pillows. Often they are $5 for two at places like K-Mart or The Warehouse (I live in NZ) Fibrefill etc is too expensive (for me) to buy straight, and is the same stuff thye use in a pillow anyway.
Currently I am just finishing off using two European Pillows which have lasted me about 6 months and I've made a heap of ami in that time.

Has anyone tried that fibrefill specifically for amigurumi from Japan which expands once you've stuffed the figure?
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