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What do you incorporate into a stuffed animal so that it doesn't permanently deform?

I have a concern with designing a stuffed toy which is that over time, if stuffing gets displaced from a particular region like an arm or a torso, it will be permanently deformed since the only way to ...
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How to drill a hole on diecast toy using dremel?

I just bought a new-ray helicopter diecast toy. I want to modify it a bit, and one of the plan is to make holes for the windows (square, around 5mm by 5mm). What I'm thinking is to use dremel to drill ...
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Eco Friendly Alternative to Felt

I have made several toys using acrylic felt and I think the variety and options available in felt is beautiful. Recently I have been more conscious of my impact on the environment and I was wondering ...
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What kind of paint best adheres to doll/barbie bodies?

Does anyone have experience with full-body repaints for plastic dolls? I'm working on a repaint/restyle and I need to paint the doll's entire body. I'm creating a fantasy creature but acrylic paint ...
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Repaint eyes of a stuffed animal

I have an old stuffed animal, that's eyes are quite rubbed off. What kind of paint is suited to repaint them and won't wear off fast? I guess acrylic paint or a black marker are not ideal... do you ...
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How should I go about designing clothing for a teddy bear?

While I can sew on a sewing machine, I've never created a pattern myself, and only seldom worked with them. Now we decided to create a jacket or a nightdress for our teddy bear. The problem is how to ...
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How to get velvety soft finish on hard toys?

I would like to know how to get the velvet-texture soft furry finish that is seen on some toys. A good example of this would be the Sylvanian Families toys (as pictured.) What materials and techniques ...
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How can I finish stitching those last couple inches?

I am a gifted amateur when it comes to sewing. At least with a blanket stitch. Never touched a sewing machine in my life and do it all by hand. My kids are naturally rough with toys and their ...
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How do I choose which adhesive or material to repair action figures?

I have several types of action figures that need minor repairs (small details broken off) and major repairs (limbs broken). Some of these parts are soft, flexible plastic, some hard, and some are ...