Step 4: Putting the Body Together
Once your head is attached, it's time to sew on the arms. You don't need to stuff the arms with fluff, instead, instead we're going to use the pipe cleaner to give them some bendy-ness. First, cut the pipe cleaner in two. Then, fold over one end on each half to form a dull end. Stick the pipe cleaner in the arm, dull end first. This prevents the pipe cleaner from poking out of the arm. Trim the pipe cleaner so that ~1cm sticks out of the arm at the end. You can then use the pipe cleaners to help position the arms. Stick the bits of pipe cleaner that are sticking out of the ends of the arm into the dolls shoulders. I wanted my arms to be pointing down, so I made sure to position them like this before I started sewing. Once you've got the arms how you want them, attach them to the body with the tails you left on and a yarn needle.
You can add a mouth to the figure using the red yarn or embroidery floss now or later (I ended up adding mine at the end)