As well as providing companionship and fostering creativity in children, Stofftiereanimals can also serve as a means of decoration for children’s bedrooms. Almost any animal can be made into a plush toy, from sea monsters to Stofftieretoy cats and dogs. You can make your own stuffed animal toys at a very low cost if you are able to use a little creativity.
How to assemble a Stofftiereanimal without sewing:
Arrange your fabric:
In other words, you want the best sides of your fabric stofftiere to be facing inwards and facing each other. It is not necessary to pin your Stofftiereanimal’s sides together if you are not sewing it.
- If you are planning to use this method, remember that stronger, thicker fabrics will work better.
Glue your sides together:
Hot glue and staples are the easiest no-sew ways to attach them. If you are making Stofftiereanimals for a young child, choose glue. Staples can be a choking hazard or cause cuts if you have a young child.
- When you’re using hot glue, run a thin line of glue along the sides of your animal about a quarter of an inch away from the edge. It is imperative that the sides be pressed together, and that the glue is allowed to dry and cool completely before moving on.
- Whenever possible, leave about a quarter to half inch of space at the edge of the staple so that it does not go through the paper. Place the staples as closely together as possible without leaving gaps.
- In both methods, you have to leave about an inch open so that your animal will be able to be stuffed.
- You can also use fabric glue instead of hot glue. Before manipulating it, simply let it dry for a few hours.
Turn the fabric inside out:
In order to pull the fabric through the gap you left on the side, you need to pull the fabric through the hole on the side. Make sure to be extremely careful not to pull out any staples or poke holes in your hot glue edge.
- The raw edges of your animal will now be hidden when you turn it inside out, and you will now be able to see the good side of the fabric.
Fill your animal with Stoff tiering:
Afterwards, you will need to begin filling your animal once you have turned the fabric. It is important that you do not strain the staples or glue while filling the animal. Local craft shops may be able to help you find stuffing for this particular project.
- Use your hands to push the stuffing as much as you can, and ask the help of a wooden spoon, a dowel, or a chopstick to help you push the stuffing into all the corners of your animal that are hard to reach.
Fill up the gap:
When you have finishedStofftiere your animal, you will need to use a few staples or another line of glue to seal up the small hole in the animal. I would still recommend using glue for this small hole, even if you stapled around the perimeter of the animal, so that there will be no visible staples.
Make sure that you tuck the raw edges of the fabric in so that they don’t show.
Create a Stofftiere animal decoration:
As soon as you finish the basics, you can add more character to your creation in order to make it special and unique. The decoration you choose can take many forms and can be made from fabric scraps, things you have around the house such as buttons, or even just drawn on with a marker.
- Put on buttons or googly eyes Again, be very careful when using these around very young children, as they may pose a choking hazard.
- If you would like to add other features to your fabric, you can use fabric paint or fabric markers.
- If you want to make clothes for your stuffed animal, you can even use scraps of fabric to hot glue or staple them together.