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Old 10-10-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Stuffed Animal - How to Attach Limbs???
why is the simplest instruction the hardest to find? I can't find any resource anywhere that tells me how I'm supposed to knit a stuffed animal limb onto the body part. as simple as that sounds, it ain't simple to me! that's rocket science talk

I want to finish my snappy crocodile from knitted toys by zoe mellor. it's finishing off instructions are vague, and don't really tell me how to finish the doll

so if you don't mind, can you please help me with the finishing off my snappy crocodile?

the doll's mouth is supposed to be open. so I have the inside of the mouth, the top of the body, and the under body. what I don't understand is how to attach the inside of the mouth to the upper and lower body part. I understand the mattress seam, but that doesn't seem appropriate here?

and if the seams of the mouth have to be showing, can I still use a mattress seam to finish off the rest of the body?

how to do I sew the little legs onto the body?

and lastly, how do you sew felt onto yarn, is there a trick?

thanks for your help!
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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I can't find any resource anywhere that tells me how I'm supposed to knit a stuffed animal limb onto the body part.
Are you knitting the legs on or sewing them on? I usually use an overcast sewing stitch to sew parts on for dolls/animals. Use the same yarn as you worked with and take small stitches and they won't show much.

You can try different things on the mouth parts and see what looks best. You can always take out what you did and try again, just be careful not to cut your finished work in the process. The overcast stitch might work all right for that too.

I've not sewn felt on that I can remember but the overcast might work for that too. Or, depending on where it is you might use regular sewing thread and sew inside the edges of the felt a little with just running stitches in a color that matches the felt.

You don't have to use the same type of seams for everything. Use what works and like I said you get more than one try if you need it.
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