Have you ever acquired lots of pet plush toys that are filled with memories? Memories that are genuinely from a favorite pet that you need to conserve for years? Once, while I was viewing the very first episode of the TV series Vampire Diaries, this one line called my attention. To make it more clear it goes something similar to this; 'Memories are important'. Seems uncomplicated isn't it? Though the significance is anything but simple.
One thing which is going to happen with pet plush toys is they're going to be torn by your pet. And because of my love for my pet, I keep the toys which provided my pet some joy, and gave a lot of stress to my pet. Mind you, I've got a pet dog.
For every one of you who cherish the memories of your beloved pet, here are a few tips regarding how to conserve the plush toys they so often have fun with.
To begin with, let's discuss the normal type of damage a dearly loved plush toy might have. This is the easiest repair you can do even if you're not a seamstress. For ripped seams, a thick or strong needle is desirable for huge pet plush toys and a thinner needle for smaller ones.
It's best to sew the seams back together using a clear polyester thread that has a knot at the end. Very carefully push the threaded needle all the way through the inside of the rip in order that your knot will not appear on the exterior. Very carefully stick to these specific directions, pull the needle through 1 side of the tear and back all the way through the other side; pull on your needle so that the two sides come together. Keep on this process until the hole is closed and tie off the residual thread as close to the plush animal as it can be. Be aware, that when the plush toy is the furry type, comb through the fur to help hide the stitches. Also ensure that you push any overflowing stuffing back into the toy concurrently as sewing.
Let me return to the furry plush toys. Make sure you brush the matted or clumpy fur by using a wire brush. Do it with a gentle motion. You may also put the plush toy in the dryer on low setting for 4-5 minutes to re-fluff.
On a 2nd note, one more condition which a plush toy could be, after going into war together with your pet, is the loss of stuffing. Search for the material similar to the original content of the plush toy. Change or add new stuffing to the plush toy, it's also possible to restore the chubbiness once the stuffing goes flat or clumps up. And here are the guidelines: untie a side seam and add polyester fill, fluff or any filling material then carefully sew it back up once more.
The skill of changing stuffing can also be carried out to take away the toxic contents of the plush toy. Because several old stuffed pets could be full of toxic foam or plastics.
Finally, one thing which cannot be prevented is if a big patch of plush is removed out of your pet's memorable plush toy. In case you can't get the original material used for the plush toy's body, try to look for the closest looking fabric to fix the patch. Don't forget this in your heart, pet plush toys are a time machine that can bring back those happy memories that you have much-loved.