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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?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2013 08:37:45 PM »

Fibre fill is like the cheapest thing ever to stuff your plushie. With just 5 bucks from spotlight u can get like a huge bag that last forever! it definitely beats cotton or any other material as cotton tend to loose its shape and get compressed easily. in the end you will spend more on cotton than fibre fill. No matter how u squeeze ur amigurumi doll, fibre fill will let it get back to its original shape. Cheesy

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