Consider The Options Available When Choosing Your Amigurumi Filling
You’ve just finished crocheting all parts of your amigurumi project and now it’s all about Choosing Your Amigurumi Filling.
This is a very important part of your work, and it will determine what your finished doll will look like.
Choose the right crochet hook and stuffing before you start your amigurumi. Crochet as tight as possible, so the chance your filling will be showing through your work is minimum.
You may also want the toy to be well-stuffed and able to hold its shape, or a loose and floppy toy to cuddle with.
Every amigurumi project will need to be stuffed with an appropriate filling. Your final choice will depend upon the overall feel you want to achieve and how much money you want to spend.
Buy doll materials like fiberfill in your local craft shop or on-line. Alternatively a more budget friendly version would be the filling from old cushions or pillows.
Other types of stuffing to use for different amigurumi projects is a regular polyester fiberfill, a cluster fiberfill, Recycled Cotton filling and rice.
Some recommend not using rice because of the risk of long-term decay. An alternative might be plastic bean bag pellets.
When you choose your stuffed toy filling, remember to think about who will be playing with the toy. If it’s meant for a child, the toy will surely endure a lot of hugs, kisses, and even tears.
You need to make sure the stuffing you choose won’t come out easily when squeezed or pose any kind of risk to the child if it does come out.
Dedri Uys [Ace] from Look At What I Made uses Stuffing Bombs, to prevent this from happening. Please click here for her tutorial: No more Stuffing Poking Through
Over time, you’ll recognize what type of fill you like to choose for which projects.
Check out this additional helpful photo tutorial by Renske de Busschere for the Crochet Spot. Please click here: How To Stuff Amigurumi
Now you can focus on creating beautiful and sturdy amigurumi toys.
Featured Image-Renske de Busschere for the Crochet Spot-thank you!