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no-sew stuffed animals? Answered

I cant sew or knit (i dont even have the stuff for it, or any money to buy things like that) and i am in need of a no-sew stuffed animal.

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Animating a stuffed toy.

I'm brand new to this site and hope some one can help me. I am making a fabric covered starfish that will be stuffed with a polyester fiberfill. I am wanting to animate it in that I wish the arms to move in some manner. I'm not fussy about what direction or even how much; I just want it to have the appearance of being alive. I also want to have two small lights for eyes; if they could blink, that would be cool, but if not that's fine also. I don't know a thing about what I need and live in a small town, so my resources here are little if none. Hobby store websites have been no help. I just need someone to give me some ideas of what I need and how to run wires or whatever into the arms to make them move. Of course, I'm looking for this to be battery operated. Something I can turn on and walk away from. I can adjust the size of the starfish to accomodate the equipment I need, but don't want it to be too big. I guess I want it to be as compact as possible. I saw the wonderful hand that someone built and it said that it could be done using servos(which I have no clue what they are), but that sure got my interest as the fingers moved much like I would like the arms of the starfish to move. So can someone give me some suggestions or head my in the right direction? Thanks so much!

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Cheap, sustainable or recycled stuffing

Hi all, I'm part of a project where we're making soft sculptures to cover a tree trunk. It's for a sustainable festival, so we have to be mindful of re-using and recycling in our artwork. The problem we're having is with stuffing. It's only a temporary artwork for 5 hours so I'm not too concerned with waterproofing, but trying to make the sculptures look good when stuffed with shredded newspaper, plastic bags or chopped up old clothes is difficult. I'd really appreciate any ideas you can suggest! Thanks.

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How can I make stuffing?

Hello! I love to do amigurumi, but I've noticed that stuffing is very expensive. I'm looking for new way to stuff my amigurumi. I've already had used: stuffing soft polyester fibre mattress and pillow wool absorbent cotton balls of old wool (almost run out of these :D) Any other ideas? I'm looking for a way to make stuffing out of rags. Thanks :)

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Plushie: CAD program for Stuffed toys and Inflatables

This is an awesome tool for designing teddy bears, stuffed animals, and big inflatable items with complicated shapes. It's called Plushie, and it looks incredibly easy to use. It's kind of like Sketchup, but for blobs of stuff. You just start drawing in 2D, and it makes smart guesses at the volume that you're trying to create. Once you're done, it generates the pattern for you that you need to cut out. Here's their cool video: It's a Java-based Windows app. Someone should definitely make something with this!(I found this via the We Make Money not Art.)

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how do I make stuffed eggplant?

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Who said the British were "stuffed shirts" ?

This starts a little slow, but wait for it....(I thought it was funny anyways...)

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Some hints at making stuffed animals and casting resin

I posted a web album that goes through some of the process designing a plush animal and adding resin parts to it. It isn't super though rough, but might be helpful to some. Feel free to ask questions!Mr. Blue's Web Album

Topic by goosezilla  


help with stuffing my pheasant help help!!!!!!!!!!feg?

Hi i have a pheasant i am trying (my 1st attempt)to stuff,i have folloed the instructions on here,but i think i have done it wrong,1st,i had it covered with rock salt for two weeks,then i have put a huge amount of borax in it for two days now,is this ok?or have i blunndered?please H E L P,feg

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Oreo? Answered

Are oreo's double stuffed oreos really double stuffed?

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How do you make realistic stuffed animal patterns?

I enjoy sewing but I can figure out a way to make more real-like stuffed animals. I mainly like to sew "mythical creatures" such as dragons, birds ect. I am having difficulty in designing a pattren to make stuffed animals.

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How do I put some knid of sound into a stuffed animal??? Answered

I want to make some Taun-Taun stuffed animals for my kids...I dont know how to put sound into the stuffed animal...Is there a program or circuit I can build to get the Taun-Taun sound on a circiut & then put it into the stuffed animal??? Is there any thing lying around my house I could use???

Question by bigmark    |  last reply


How do I protect my circuit board inside a stuffed animal from static? Answered

I'm making a stuffed animal toy that sings a custom song. I'm using a radio shack audio recorder module (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102855), but it's just a naked board and I'm worried about it getting fried from static when inside the fluff of a stuffed animal toy

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Making a plush doll

So. I'm attempting to make a Squid plush doll for a friend who's leaving for college. This is the first time I have ever attempted something like this and I was wondering how I would go about sewing the seams. Like, would I sew it inside-out and then flip it right-side-in? And is there some preferred way to sew these? Aside from that, I'm having trouble picking a material. It would be a bit large and I expect it to see a lot of use, so I want to stay away from felt. Also, I wanted to give it some character so I was thinking of making it out of polo shirts, but I have no idea if that would be a good material...Please help.

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Do I need to secure the stuffing in adoll that I am going to felt?

My instructions are sketchy. Can I use any non-wool thread?Should I baste the kniited material to the stuffing inside or do I need to go through the legs, arms, hedd,etc? This is my first felting project. I appreciate any suggestions? Thanks?

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I would love a recipe for the spinach feta stuffed pretzels, wow they are so good :)? Answered

I would love a recipe for  the spinach feta stuffed pretzels, wow they are so good  :)?

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how to taxidermy a reptile? (bearded dragon)?

I have a frozen bearded dragon that I would like to take a try at mounting/stuffing/taxidermying/drying. It has been in the freezer for almost a year.

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How to enlarge a pattern???

I have a pattern of a stuffed penguin that I want to make larger but I dont want to take it to kinko or staples. My printer will not let me make it any larger, How can I do this?

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domo kun costume

I got the urge today to be domo kun for halloween.. but I couldn't find any good Ideas... anyone wanna make a domo suit?

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Want to put 12 different voice instructions into a stuffed lamb. Button pressed; voice begins. Where is this technology?

LambieAnn is a lamb who sees lambs skating on TV and wants to learn to skate. She is the main character in a children's book. I would like to put a voice into her stuffed animal character. When the button would be pressed, it would activate her voice. She would give educational cues that would help all skaters become better i.e keep your head up. There would be a few fun comments too. I would like to know where I can find this technology so the button can be put into the lamb's ear or belly when the stuffed animal is manufacturered.

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Why do some people have bellybuttons that are apparently stuffed with skin, while some people have bellybuttons that are, for the most part, hollow?

This is a question that has been on my mind for around three years. I have a hollow bellybutton, but when I go swimming with my friends I notice that some of them have bellybuttons that appear to be stuffed with skin and are not at the least bit hollow. Why is that? Thanks in advance.

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Build It: Wanky The Safety Cat

Http://jalopnik.com/...This is on the front page of diggHow to make a stuffed animal turn and brake signal for your carShould I make this an instructable

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I need all the pictures of the Instructables Robot.

I'm hoping to make a stuffed equivalent of Robot so I need lots of reference pictures. Have to get the shape right. I know there are forum topics, and I've found most of those, but where else has he shown up? :D I'm also wanting to make some stuffed versions of the Little Big Planet characters, so if you have any pictures of that feel free to post them as well. ;)

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what kind of gift can i give to my girlfriend the first month we've been together?

What kind of details can i give her

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What gives with the FEATURED column?

It's coming up with stuff that's 3 or more years ago! Like this one from 2006!Are the new ideas so bad that they're stuffing old (and tired) 'ibles in there now?

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Mimiga Doll?

Hey, I am addicted to the game Cave Story and I would really like a stuffed version of one of the characters. I suck at sewing, and any help on how I should do this would be awesome. Thanks!

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Why is the technology section of Instructables full of jowayoa-ju1818 postings?

My Instructables listings for Technology is stuffed full of non technology postings from jowayoa-ju1818 which appear to be non Tech and are listed as Art or Audio? Any thoughts?

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smart card reader keyboard use ? Answered

Hello, does anyone know how to connect this stuf or what can i do with it ? is there a way to use the card reader via serial/usb adapter ? i don't have a PS2 connector thanks

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Instructables Cleanup or bug going around?

I just noticed the forum sections now start with topcis that are up to 8 years old. Is there a massive cleanup going on or is something stuffed up? I just hope it is not just my end of the line again....

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Blowgun Darts

I made a blowgun, and stuffed some tissue paper, then some rocks, and then some more tissue paper to make a kind of shotgun when blown. However, air kept leaking through, and I was wondering if there was any way to make a shotgun paper dart.

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TURKEY COMA!!!

This is a forum for those who want to rant about dishes they were forced to eat, dishes they liked, funny experiences, and that terrible migraine you have from stuffing yourself (I thought you were only supposed to stuff turkey?) Enjoy!

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how to make an an ewok doll craft ?

I need t make a ewok for my baby sister and i dont know how the only materials i have is 2 sheets of felt,pillow stuffing,a piece of white paper,some fabric paint and a sowing kit

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Any one can give me a free raspberry pi ?

Can any one please give me a raspberry pi or any other fruit board ? I want to learn programing and I will happy if any one give me

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email of 'structables unreadable

I used to like to get the emails of projects.  but for at least 8 months, and even worse now, they are basically unreadable in a piss-poor formatting style.  At least on Apple Mail client.  Stuffed spaced WAY out/apart. Its a miserable experience.  About to just spam filter it now.  its useless.

Topic by anode505    |  last reply


World's Largest Pinata

This record-setting pinata in Philly is huuuge! 94 feet long, 24 feet wide, 60 feet high, and stuffed with 8,000 pounds of candy. Who was the lucky guy to open it? The wrecking ball operator contractor who disemboweled it after plans for a wrecking ball didn't happen. Link via neatorama

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make your own amigurumi-the most addictive DIY.

Amigurumi(100%handmade knitted stuffed toys) is easy for the beginner. once you know the basic skills, you can make your own amigurumi according to the pattern. After enough practice, you can creat it without other peoples' pattern. At that time, you are a master.

Topic by lmmamigurumi    |  last reply


what can you use for a bike engine cheaply or stuff that is laying around the house?

I would like to attach a engine to my bike so i dont half to pettal as much but still have the option to i wont to go fast and it go fast and strong and a gas engine so can someone help me

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Mechanics, electronics, robotics or what?

I recently have become fascinated with what makes these moving stuffed toys work; like the Elmos and dogs that wag and walk, etc. I have my own stuffed creatures that I make and have an interest in animating them. But I don't know how to look up a book to start to teach myself. Are this toys considered mechanically powered, or electronically or what? Just what kind of motors are in them? Can I buy these motors? Would it be easy to adapt them to whatever types of movement I would want (according to the critter I was putting it in)? I don't think they would be considered robots; they're much too simple for that. Although I might consider doing something like that in the far off future. But I want to do something simple first; so what can someone recommend book-wise for me to teach myself the workings of these toys?

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What to do with a giant teddy bear??

Today at a thrift store I scored a giant 3 foot teddy bear for 4 bucks. I want to do something fun with it, my first idea is to take out the stuffing, extend the legs, and make it into a costume, since bear suits run really expensive. Any other ideas or further thought?

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Could I stiffen a pvc pipe by putting a foam piece down the center of it. Foam would probably be just bigger than ID. Answered

I plan on making this tripod telescoping so I will have multiple sizes of pvc, and will need a stiff piece of either round foam, or square foam that is pliable enough at the corners to be stuffed into a tube.

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Bad for the speaker?

I stole some poly fill/insulation shit out of a old pair of speakers that are waiting for some new drivers and I stuffed it in my subwoofer box. It doesn't sound like it's going to explode as much as it did before (it's a rather "rickety" box). But I did some googleing and it can overpower a speaker or something? I won't hurt my sub will I? -Punk

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Ratio Hornblower

I'm attempting to make a stuffed Ratio Horn Blower from the Smile Time episode of Angel 5:14.   He looks kinda Grimace but I can't find a sewing patern for either.  Right now I'm working with a teddy bear pattern and putzing around with that any advice would be awwwesome.  http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Ratio_Hornblower  A sample picture.  Thanks in advance Maxwell

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Cotton Monster

Don't get these monsters confused with stuffed animals.  Created from the mind of artist Jennifer Strunge, these Cotton Monsters are intended to be soft sculptures for use by adults.  She uses recycled cotton and linens when forming these cuddly little monsters. Little Known Fact: The cotton monsters might seem like carnivorous animals, but they are actually vegetarians and their favorite food is broccoli!!

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Halloween Sincerity

Just in case anyone was wondering, I knew you didn't doubt it, we have photographic evidence of Eric signing the Halloween postcards! It took an army of halloween elves to keep up with the envelope stuffing as Eric signed a postcard roughly every 8 seconds, yes, I timed him. No I do not know how he accomplished that act of super human speed. 

Topic by Culturespy    |  last reply


Barefoot Waterskiing, Mini S'Mores Grill, Burger Recipes

  Barefoot Waterskiing Mini S'mores Grill Burger Recipes Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries Tetris Ice Cubes PVC Sprinkler Toy Cooking From Scratch DIY Barbecue Sauce Memorial Day How to Fish USB Flag Memorial Backyard Theatre Fly a Kite Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Build a Water Mortar  

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