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I’m creating a stuffed animal for my nephew. I’m modeling it off of a doll from a video game. The doll has ropes for arms and legs, and I’m not sure how to attach the arms and legs to the fabric. The images I’ve seen online of dolls that others have made are knitted, rather than being solid fabric with ropes attached. The best idea I’ve come up with is cutting a small hole in the fabric and threading the rope through, and anchoring it on the inside somehow.

Here are some images for reference:


(For the curious, the young boy character cries on the doll and his tears bring it to life :) )

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!



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    May 10, 2013, 10.55 AMby sewingfan1

    I don’t suppose there is a seam around where you’d be attaching them? In that case you could just catch them within the seam allowance when sewing them up.

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    May 10, 2013, 05.46 PMby JClarkSew

    No there isn’t. That’s good advice, though, I’ll keep it in mind for future projects. Thank you :)

  • 20596winter_20fairy_large

    May 10, 2013, 05.51 PMby sewingfan1

    If you did your “making a hole” idea, you could do it like a buttonhole if you have buttonhole stitch on your machine, that would keep it neat

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