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Manufacturing A Plush Toy
 
FabricPlush Fabric
There are hundreds of fabric available in the market such cotton, polyester, T/C, mohair, velvet, wool etc. In modern toy productions most fabrics are made of polyester. Choosing the right fabric, in a various fibre length and thickness, constructions and colours, is a crucial step in the final outlook of plush.
 
Designing of Plush on Fabric
By tracing the plush design onto a tracing paper, it can be transferred
accurately onto the fabric. The basic model for plush is an abdominal region (two pieces of the same size), arms (or front legs) (two pieces same size per arm), legs (or hind legs) (two pieces same size per leg), a head (two pieces the same size), and, depending on the design, a tail (one or two pieces). Additional pieces may be required for ears, mouth, nose and eyes
 
 
Cutting
Cutting of fabrics for samples is done by placing a pattern template on the back of the fabric and then the area to be cut will be marked with a pen. For cutting of bulk fabrics we use an electric cutting mould (heat cutter) that is shaped according to the pattern template. The fabrics are then rolled onto a long cutting table with the pile facing down and the heat cutter is placed on the backing of the fabric and each panel is cut piece by piece.
 
Mounting of plush eyes
Immediately after fabric cutting the eyes will be mounted using safety eyes that
come with a childproof snap on a locking disk (see drawing). There is a wide assortment of eye types available for your toy made of glass, plastic etc. The size and placement of the eyes can alter the characteristics of the toy.
 
 
 
 
Sewing & Assembling
In modern production all plush toys are stitched together on a sewing machine. The pieces of fabric are placed with the piles facing each other and the pieces are sewn together on the reverse side.
 
Assembling
Stuffing - Embroidery can be done directly on the body fabric used to make the toy, but the fabric panels
must be embroidered before sewing. For stuffing we use 1st grade white virgin polyester fibres and PE pellets often referred to as beans, peas or rice. Excelsior (wood shavings), kapok and washed sheep wool was mostly used as stuffing in the early days of stuffed toy making.
 
Inserts
Integrated circuits make the toy move, record and play sounds, squeak when touched and much more. Armatures attached to a toy's joints make it possible to fix its position. A time capsule such as a small container can make a special memory keeper, i.e. contain a first hair lock, first loose tooth or a picture.
 
 
 
 
Finishing
Paws - This is the part of the toy that will be handled the most. It should be strong, appealing and feel good. Leather, ultrasuede, felt, cotton, velvet and different types of linings are common fabrics used for paws or simply hand stitched with a thick contrast-coloured thread.
 
Noses
Noses come in all different colours, shapes and sizes. You can choose between plastic safety noses and hand made noses of your choice such as leather, suede, cotton or self-fabric. A nice alternative is a nose made of a piece of felt covered with a hand stitched thick yarn in contrast colour.

Clothing
Any type of clothing can be made according to clients' requirement and quite an assortment of
different props are available.
 
  
 
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