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Old 07-20-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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problems with stuffing
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I'm trying to knit a stuffed teddy bear, and I'm not having any problems with the pattern. However, is there anything that can be done so that the white stuffing doesn't show through? Someone on a different forum suggested some kind of lining, but I can't remember what they said about it. I'm a tight knitter as it is and I really don't want to knit with smaller needles - smaller than what the pattern calls for.

Any ideas? Or any general advice about making stuffed animals/toys? This is my first project like this.

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Old 07-20-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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If you don't want to knit tighter then I think lining is the only answer, but maybe others know.
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Try stuffing it with matching yarn! That way it won't be visible! I hope that helps!
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Originally Posted by sugarfunpouch View Post
Try stuffing it with matching yarn! That way it won't be visible! I hope that helps!
Excellent idea!
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:26 PM   #5
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The yarn is a good idea. Otherwise...how do you stuff it with a lining? What should you use..how do you do it, etc? I've never done this before!
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The yarn is a good idea. Otherwise...how do you stuff it with a lining? What should you use..how do you do it, etc? I've never done this before!
Scrap yarn from your project(s)! Stuff it in and stitch it up with a yarn weaver thing! If you have more questions PM me!
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Questions are best answered here in the forum so the answers can help other people.

I believe you can just stuff it with yarn, but I haven't done it. As for lining...I haven't done that either.
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Buy CHEAP pantyhose the color of your bear and kind of line the pieces with the pantyhose and stuff away.
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Yes..that was my suggestion on earlier blog..use dark pantyhose as the lining..stuff that. At least this is better than using your yarn stash tho that may be a preference
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