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I'm thinking of sewing a stuffed animal that would be suitable for a baby. Do you know a source for pesticide-free, possibly organic stuffing--machine washable is ideal of course?
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Would you do bamboo?

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Yay, thanks! Now I just have to figure out how much I need

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Would you do bamboo?
Oh sure, if I knew where to get it! Is bamboo machine washable?
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Oh sure, if I knew where to get it! Is bamboo machine washable?
Yes, it is. I called my supplier just to make sure.

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I buy old wool sweaters and felt them, then cut up the felt. A little more work but cheaper!
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How much stuffing should I order (by pound) if the pattern doesn't specify, but produces a stuffed animal of 7 in tall and 9 in long... I'm not sure how wide it is, probably between 4 and 6 in? Can anyone provide an educated guess?
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How much stuffing should I order (by pound) if the pattern doesn't specify, but produces a stuffed animal of 7 in tall and 9 in long... I'm not sure how wide it is, probably between 4 and 6 in? Can anyone provide an educated guess?
Depending on how hard packed you want the item to be, 1 lb should be plenty for an item that size. If you want it to be rock solid, maybe more, but I doubt it.

Another alternative for stuffing would be Eco wool. Wool is self extinguishing microbe resistant, which makes it a perfect stuffing for toys. It can be cold water washed by hand and air dried.

http://www.joyswaldorfdolls.com/doll...l_stuffing.htm
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Just this morning I stuffed a 12"x12" square pillow with about half a 13oz package of stuffing. It's pretty squishy. I think One pound is more than enough for your toy, like PP said, depending on how firm you want it.

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