by pennyhal2 12d ago

Made my first stuffie today. The hardest thing was turning it inside out. I've been wanting to do this every since someone here posted about giving them to police/fire for a scared child.Since I'm planning to make a bunch of them, I'll really need to have a stuffie party so my friends can help me!

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by arisann 8d ago

I like him!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 6d ago

Thanks!

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by kustomkuddle 9d ago

It turned out very cute. The heart adds to it. I wouldn't have thought to do something like that. You could make it different by turning the heart into an applique tummy

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 6d ago

The big heart is actually designed to be an applique so you can use it either way. I just wanted something that could be entirely machine stitched out so I left the applique out.

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by pcteddyb 11d ago

If you would like to make different designs there is a Random Act of Kindness facebook group that provides bears (and add-ons) just for things like this. There are two different shapes (one is supposed to be easier to turn) and two sizes. You can't make and sell but you can make and give away all you want!

It is called AMEA Pay it Forward/RAOK Bear Promotion.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 10d ago

I'm not on Facebook, but there must be other groups like this near me.

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by babash 11d ago

What a lovely job you have done of this Bear. Looks so cute.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 6d ago

Thanks!

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by awesome1 11d ago

I make the largest one and even enlarge it ..I think to 6x10. Some I even make the legs a bit longer. My largest hoop is 6.25x10.25 (I think), so I stop the final 'stitch around' and extend the legs on my sewing machine. I also write diff sayings on their tummies. I like them large enough to hold onto! My favorites have eyelashes.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11d ago

I was thinking babies and toddlers, but I can see where a 5yo would need something bigger. This design has a 6x10 format too.

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by gerryvb 11d ago

but the result is so cute !!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11d ago

Thanks!

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by stock 12d ago

make yourself a turning tool, an biro pen without the refil, and the blunt end of a satay stick, put the tube inside the bear at the arms etc. and on the outside push the stick in the hole and the arm will turn inside out, any sort of tube will do , I pulled apart an old exdending tv antenna got several sizes of tube. hope you can understand inst....wendy

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11d ago

Good idea!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 12d ago

This little fellow is so cute. I know those small toys are difficult to turn. Almost takes me longer then stitching it

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11d ago

Yes! It sttiched up in no time at all...then an hour to finish it.

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by dragonflyer 12d ago

Very cute...

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11d ago

Thanks!

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by jgwatchorn 12d ago

Very nice Job, Do you know where you brought the file from? Thanks

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11d ago

Thanks! This was the first time I was on this site and it stitched out perfectly. I wasn't real fond of the directions, but I figured it out. The tiny heart in the center was from my stash and don't know where I got it.

http://www.mommamcdesigns.com/Ite...

jgwatchorn by jgwatchorn edited 9d ago

Thankyou for the site link.

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by rescuer Moderator 12d ago

Good job! I like to use a nice smooth (sanded and painted) set of chopsticks to turn this sort of project. They are long enough. The big end is rounded nicely and the other comes to a point -- just not sharp like metal.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11d ago

Thanks! I do have a set of chopsticks that would be perfect for this.

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