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stuffing a stuffed toy

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I am about to start stuffing the legs of a toy I am making. The stuffing comes in one large chunk so I figure I have to rip it up a little but into how big of pieces? Is it better to do it in really small pieces or any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No idea sorry, but post some pictures!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Um Have you ever taken stuff out of a stuffed toy?

    Usually each peice is about the size of your fist, or slightly larger.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    I normally do it in fairly small pieces as I am knitting it. This way, the stuffing is easier to manipulate if you find it isn't sitting right.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for that. He is turning out alright but kind of lumpy in places. Any way to de lumpify him after he is done? Maybe send him thru a handwash cycle in the washer?

    E says I should just take him to bed like Simba and he'll flaten out soon like him :p

    He is headless right now but when that is done I'll have a pic :)
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Thanks for that. He is turning out alright but kind of lumpy in places. Any way to de lumpify him after he is done? Maybe send him thru a handwash cycle in the washer?

    E says I should just take him to bed like Simba and he'll flaten out soon like him :p

    He is headless right now but when that is done I'll have a pic :)

    E is right :p

    A bit of manipulation (ie cuddles!) will work wonders. That's what I did with Elijah. I just fiddled around with him for a while. The smaller the amount of stuffing, the easier it is to manipulate :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Washing him would probably make it worse tbh. I washed my teddy bear recently and when he came out the stuffing that had actually stayed inside him (he's a bit of a mess) was kinda lumpy and when I put the stuffing that had come out back in it felt really lumpy until I'd cuddled him a lot.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    E is right :p

    A bit of manipulation (ie cuddles!) will work wonders. That's what I did with Elijah. I just fiddled around with him for a while. The smaller the amount of stuffing, the easier it is to manipulate :)

    agreeeeed! this worked when i made a sock monkey last year. knitting needles are also really helpful when you are poking the fluff into tricky bits. that sounds wrong
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have done a stuffing in a soft toy sometime long back
    i have made soft toys like a small chic and a small puppy and a teddy bear
    where i had all the parts cut in small parts which will be quite easy to join them and stitch which will be better fit than stitched in big parts
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