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About Handmade Stuffed Toys

There is a belief that the first known stuffed toys were made by Egyptians, although it wasn’t meant for play and instead used it in their rituals to worship animals. It is then believed to have been forgotten only to be reintroduced in the year 1880. It was the year Margarete Steiff founded her company that made stuffed animals. A family business that still exists today, they can be considered as pioneers of stuffed animals. A variety of materials can be used to make stuffed toys from plain cloth to plush or terrycloth. In India, one can see stuffed toys made of block printed cotton fabric and sometimes even silk. The toys can be stuffed with synthetic fibre batting, cotton, straw, wood wool, plastic pellets or beans. The process typically begins by drawing the outline of the desired toy on the fabric, then cutting it accordingly, sewing the outlines to form a complete whole of the product for filling it in with the desired material and closing the gap. Considering they can be made in almost any shape desired and colour, soft toys are not only a hit with children but also with adults.

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