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You have two options: Prettier - the Ladder Stitch, and Stronger - the Baseball Stitch. First, the Ladder Stitch. Quoting the linked site: First, poke your threaded and knotted needle through the bad side of one cloth, ensuring that the knot is on the inside of the plushie. Next, pass the needle partway through the good side of the other piece of ...


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Flocking In short, flocking is the application of thousands of miniature fibers onto a surface. I'm fairly certain this is the general approach for what you are seeing on those dolls pictures. Flocking is used to give something that velvety/soft appearance and feel. It's also very easy to do and gives your project a professional look. Flocking is used in a ...


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It depends what you want out of the repairs. If you're looking for longevity and quality of repair, an epoxy (resin) is your best bet. They tend to create the best seams and are difficult to break. The downside of these is that you get one shot - getting it wrong quite often either gets the parts stuck in the wrong place, or you very messy. Some epoxy glues ...


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Many adhesives will work on plastics. With toys and things like this you first want to consider the age of people handling them. If a child will chew on it, be sure to avoid resins that are known to be toxic. Avoid superglue and low-surface-tension adhesives. "low surface tension" means that it slips down into cracks easy. Sometimes people call this a "...


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Probably the best thing is the acrylic paint uses for plastic models followed by a couple of coats of gloss acrylic varnish. This will be pretty durable and should give a good result. They paint system sold by Games Workshop is pretty good quality. You will want to thoroughly clean the surface before applying the paint alcohol is probably the best thing ...


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One easy way to create a pattern would be to base it off existing clothes for the bear. If you have some, you can trace the sections onto paper and modify from there. If you don't have any templates like that, you'll need some basic measurements: Size around the bear's body Torso length (to bottom, or where you want the hem to fall) Arm circumference ...


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For a simple night dress, you can make a tube out of fabric which is just wide enough to go around the body of the bear, from just under the front legs down to as long as you like it. Attach straps to go over the shoulders. I would go for separate straps on the front and back, tied on the shoulder, for simplicity. If you want to make a once on never off you ...


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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 internal wall or membrane, you will prevent the filling from moving outside their limited volume. Use pre-shaped filling You can alternatively adapt the stuffing to ...


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No, get glass paint, more specifically black glass paint. Acrylic is just like a plastic sticker and won't hold up in a washing machine for more than a couple washes, even when varnished; the basic adherence is less than a glass paint. Put him in a pillow case with lots of fabric conditioner. Tie it up tight, blow-dry him for 5 to 10 minutes when he comes ...


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There is cotton felt, there is hemp felt. Pretty much anything that has fibres (plants including) could be turned into felt. If you can't find it in the desired colours you can always dye it.


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For delicate work in soft materials, I still like to use my old wheel brace (hand drill). I've used it on plastics, wood and aluminium when I don't want to risk marring the surface as I break through. Securing the workpiece is an absolute requirement as it's a two-handed tool. I'd start with a 2 mm drill bit, then use a 4–4.5 mm bit so you'...


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Plastics have become less adaptable to paint and vinyl plastics are often the least receptive. However, I think if you went to a distributor like Blick and visited the sign painter's paints, "One Shot" being the most prominent, you will find a very palatable product. Palatable in the sense that they mix well, so you can buy a few small jars and blend a ...


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