How to do it…

How to insert safety joints into a soft toy

This short video shows you how to insert plastic safety joints into a teddy bear, doll or other soft toys to make the arms, legs and head moveable.

How to insert cotter pin joints into a toy

This short video shows you how to insert cotter pin joints into a teddy bear, doll and other toys to make the arms, legs and head move.

How to insert safety eyes into a toy

This short video shows you how to insert safety eyes into a stitched, knitted or crocheted teddy bear, doll or other soft toy.

How to insert glass eyes into a collectible toy

This short video shows you how to insert traditional glass eyes on collectible bears, dolls and other soft toys.   These are NOT safety eyes and not suitable for toys for children.

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The following stop motion video shows you the steps we took to make a cute rag doll from the ‘My Rag Doll’ book by Corinne Crasbercu.  It is intended to give an idea of the steps involved (and is, by no means, a ‘how to do it’ video!).  We hope, however, you will find it interesting.

We hope to continually add to this part of the website bringing you more crafting tips to help with creating bears, dolls and other toys.  If there are aspects of toy making you need help with, please do let us know.