Stuffing Tools– One needs a good tool to get the filler into the right places. I make use of several wooden tools, depending on the size of the bear I am working on.
TIP: When stuffing the head, mould the shape as you fill.Make sure the nose area is stuffed firmly. You will notice that the polyfibre tends to shift from the nose area, so always go back and push more in. Many artists make use of wood wool for the nose area, to get it firm.This will ensure that when you embroider the nose you are working on nice firm surface. If no stuffing sticks available, check the kitchen and use the back of a wooden mixing spool.Most of my bears are stuffed using a screwdriver- BE CAREFUL thou to not stick it through the fabric.
Upholstery Nylon is a heavyweight 100% nylon thread hand sewing.
TIP: I sew all my bears using a small back stitch using this thread. It will not easily snap. I use a double thread when closing the bear neck.You are wanting to keep the stitches small, and every 3-4 stitches I give a slight tug, pulling the stitches tighter.