Parker couldn't hold his ukulele,
Thrawn couldn't look so menacing,
DJ Lance couldn't rock his funky beats,
and Jimmy Kimmel couldn't cuddle with his lil' Guillermo!
Figuring out how to make amigurumi poseable isn't completely intuitive, and I've been wanting to do a little tutorial on here for a while, so here it is:
CraftyisCool's Guide to Poseable Amigurumi!
* I'm only covering posing arms here, but of course the same principles can be applied to making legs poseable too. (Michael Jackson DEFINITELY needs poseable legs!)
- stuffing tool
- 16 gauge wire
- small bit of stuffing
- armless amigurumi
- amigurumi arms
- small sharp scissors
- yarn needle
Step One: Stuff the arms sparingly. I like to use this long stick but the eraser end of a pencil works great too.
Step Two: Measure a piece of 16 gauge wire. When both arms and the body are laid out, the wire should be long enough to fit across all three pieces as if they were assembled.
Step Three: Bend the tip of the wire and insert it into the first arm through to the hand. The bent end should not come out.
Step Four: Insert the long end of the wire into the body where the arm will be placed.
Step Five: Push the wire all the way through to the opposite side at the corresponding spot where you'll want to sew your other arm.
Step Six: Bend the tip of the wire you just pulled through and insert into the other arm.
Step Seven: Sew both arms to the body around the wire core.
Step Eight: Pose!
Hope you learned something from me and my bald expressionless Conan!