How do I make brushed amigurumi?

Al­ways brush be­fore you stu !

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Once you’re con­fi­dent with the brush­ing tech­nique and the dif­fer­ent ef­fects you can cre­ate, you can de­cide which ones to use, and where on your amigurumi toys you want the fluffi­ness to ap­pear. On any one toy, you can leave some ar­eas un­brushed, lightly brush some ar­eas and heav­ily brush other ar­eas to cre­ate the over­all look you’re af­ter. The main thing to think about, if you’re mak­ing a toy of a real crea­ture, is where on the body fur would nor­mally be and where it wouldn’t be.

Step 1 On our cute lit­tle reindeer, we heav­ily brushed the ar­eas that would nat­u­rally have fur, such as the body, arms, legs and head (but not the face); we lightly brushed the face area (see Step 2); and then we left other ar­eas un­brushed in con­trast, in­clud­ing the hooves, antlers, nose and scarf. Step 2 With the head, it’s a good idea to brush the face slightly less than the rest of the head, so that any fa­cial fea­tures you add af­ter­wards aren’t too dis­torted by fluff. Af­ter brush­ing, you can at­tach the safety eyes and em­broi­der the face –do­ing the fa­cial fea­tures af­ter the brush­ing en­sures they won’t get dam­aged by the brush.

Step 3 When it comes to mak­ing up your toy, it’s im­por­tant to do the right things in the right or­der. First of all, it’s best to do as much brush­ing as you can be­fore stuff­ing, oth­er­wise you risk pulling out some of the stuff­ing fi­bres, which might be vis­i­ble on the out­side of your toy. Af­ter brush­ing and stuff­ing, you can sew the pieces to­gether and then care­fully brush over the joins to help hide them. If you need to, you can lightly brush over the sur­face of any ar­eas you’d like to fluff up again, and per­fect the look you want.

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