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[Crochet] Alternative Amigurumi Stuffing

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Post time: 2017-5-10 06:23
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IF you don't have or can't get polyfil, I've found plastic bags make an excellent stuffing for amigurumi. They're great at keeping shape without overstritching and misshaping parts, and you don't have to worry about fibers poking through your stitches. It's also great for cat toys because they like the crinkling.

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Post time: 2018-2-3 16:49
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Tema muy interesante, tambien puedes reciclar la lana de un viejo almohadón o colchón
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LitteGirlInMe 2017-5-12 07:27
You can't use plastic bags for toys for children . I would be scared to give my cat toys with plasti ...

Literally all matter in existence is "chemicals", you should be more specific. There are also dozens of types of plastic with varying degrees of chemical composition and safety, so just saying "plastic" is dangerous is also misleading. Certain type of plastics can leech chemicals when heated or scratched, but not all. Children will come into contact with plastic constantly every day of their lives (clothes, packaging, chairs, etc.), so a plastic bag that's covered with yarn anyway is not going to hurt a child. Unless your child lives in a bubble (but not a plastic one of course).

On a related note, the most popular yarn fiber, acrylic, is a thermoplastic. The majority of clothing is made of various synthetic fibers. There's a good chance you're wearing plastic right now.

As for cats, toys given to animals should always be inspected carefully and depend on the animal. If you have an animal that tears up toys, of course you should always be careful what you give them.

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Post time: 2018-1-20 05:40
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I use thin wool quilt batting for stuffing.  It can be easily be ripped appart into smaller pieces.  It shapes up nicely and you can stuff as light or as hard as you want for the desired effect.  I've also used any type of roving I have laying around for a quick stuffing 'emergency' from my spinning supply.
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Inchmahome 2017-5-10 09:54
Interesting tip! Thanks for sharing! Do you cut them up or just scrunch up a whole bag?

You're welcome! Depends on how much stuffing you need/want. For smaller things or intricate shapes I cut smaller pieces.
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Post time: 2017-5-12 07:27
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You can't use plastic bags for toys for children . I would be scared to give my cat toys with plastic bags in them. Too many chemicals in plastic to want to put it in my toys..all that hard work? yuck.
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Post time: 2018-1-24 14:01
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I have never thought of using these, thanks for the tip!

I do keep my little bits of yarn offcuts to add into the stuffing though!
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Post time: 2017-5-10 09:54
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Interesting tip! Thanks for sharing! Do you cut them up or just scrunch up a whole bag?
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Post time: 2018-1-15 10:17
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the idea seems good but it seems to me that the toy would be very noisy
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Post time: 2017-5-10 13:27
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very nice, thanks
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Post time: 2017-5-11 08:29
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very good!
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