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Using human hair for amigurumi stuffing

Human hair is primarily made of keratin and is usually somewhat oily (a result of the sebaceous glands lubrication to help the follicles grow out of their subepidermal sheathing). Although keratin ...
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What materials can be used to fill a puffy jacket?

After asking around, I had suggestions for: Poly fill Down Flannel Wool Batting Poly fill and down seem suitable for very puffy jackets (source), but didn't fit my vision of this particular one - ...
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What do you incorporate into a stuffed animal so that it doesn't permanently deform?

Compartmentalization One way to prevent displacement is by making sure the stuffing cannot move anywhere. If all basic shapes (limbs, head, torso, &c.) are separated from the others by an ...
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Estimating the amount of wool stuffing needed for a project

It seems, from casting about online, that the use of wool stuffing for refurbishing furniture cushions is somewhat outmoded, even for a restoration project such as yours where authenticity is desired. ...
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How would you make a plushie's bottom flat?

One traditional way is to cover a piece of cardboard that's cut to size with fabric and sewing that in as the bottom. This gives you a nice flat bottom to stand / sit your plushy up. If that is too ...
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How would you make a plushie's bottom flat?

Aaargh Zombies's answer is a good idea, and upholstery foam comes in big, thick pieces, so you could fill almost any size plushie by cutting one fill piece to size and shape. It tends to be very dense ...
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How would you make a plushie's bottom flat?

A potential solution would be high density polyurethane foam used in furniture making. It comes in sheets that can be easily cut to size or to a specific shape with a hot knife (Normal disclaimer ...
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What to use as amigurumi stuffing if you don't have access to poly stuffing?

Arne and Carlos have a video on how to recycle little bits of leftover yarn and using it as stuffing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kogj9fSNqv4 They demonstrated brushing small amounts of leftover ...
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What to use as amigurumi stuffing if you don't have access to poly stuffing?

Some options: Cotton Balls - try pulling them apart a little with your fingers to give them more volume & squish. Old Pillows - cut open an old pillow you don't need for the fluff inside (which ...
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What materials can be used to fill a puffy jacket?

Polyfil. If you want puffy filling, go with polyfil. You've already used it; it's a great filling for a puffy jacket. Since you're using a bomber jacket pattern (by the way - the picture makes it look ...
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