It's a wonder that stuffed toys last as long as they do. If you or a relative have a stuffed toy you love, don't toss itfix it!
You can reattach a stuffed toy's limb with overhand stitches.
A stuffed toy is a fabric caricature of a person, animal, or object. Modern stuffed toys are stuffed with polyfill or foam. Older toys may be stuffed with toxic foams or plastics. In addition, stuffed toys may have fabric or plastic limbs, eyes, ears, or other features that require repair.
Close an open seam:
Use slip stitches to stitch along the seam (see sewing), poking leaking stuffing back in as you sew.
If the toy has fur, use a soft brush to fluff it up over the completed stitches.
Reattach an ear or limb:
Pin the ear or limb to the head or body.
Sew it into place with overhand stitches (see sewing).
For added security, stitch along both sides of the ear or limb.
Replace a stitched nose and mouth:
Mark the outline of the nose.
Fill in the area with tight satin stitches of embroidery thread.
Finish a nose with one horizontal stitch across the top.
Sew an inverted Y underneath the nose to create a mouth.
Replace a button eye:
Stitch through the head, if it is soft.
Pull the thread tightly and knot it securely at the back of the head.
Open a side seam or other accessible seam.
Insert fresh stuffing, making sure it is evenly distributed.