I am an unfinished work, and so are many of my projects. This blog is just an odd collection of things I make and do.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Save on Stuffing (The craft kind, not the food)

When I need to make a stuffed animal or other item, I go to Wal-Mart and grab their cheapest pillow, which currently is $2.50.  That is about $1 less than a bag of polyester fiberfill for stuffed animals. It is the same weight...I took it to the produce department and stuck it on the scale. 

Cut open the pillow and it is the very same stuff inside.  When you are done, you have a nice piece of fabric instead of a plastic bag, which you can then use to make a child's slip, a skirt liner, an Amish doll, or...another stuffed animal! 

 Photo from Country Decor Center, where you can buy the Amish Dolls. 


Denise said...

Hi Lynn, my hat pattern is just a basic beanie, you cast on 93 st and garter st for about 2 inches, then cast off 13 st, and join to knit in the round. Knit for 5 inches then start decrease :k8 k2 tog, ally's way round, then next round k7 k2tog, and then next round k6 k2 tog. Continue ue intil you u2 tog all the way round and are left with 8 STS, then thread the yarn through and fasten off.

Denise said...

Sorry, my iPad made a few mistakes in the previous comment, search ravelry for hat patterns for beanies, they are all very similar.