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I have ruined several limbs of bears now, very frustrating since I’m sewing them by hand and I’m super slow at that. When I use hemostats they invariably remove hair and I end up with a mess. There must be something I’m missing, how do you turn these small parts? Pretty Pleeeeeease!!!
When I am turning miniature limbs, I don’t reach in and try to turn it with the hemostats grabbing the fur side. Rather, I take the hemostats at the tip of the toe or the tip of the paw from the wrong side out and I push it through the opening. It takes a little bit of finagling, but just keep trying to turn it on the wrong side towards the opening. Does that make sense?
Thank you so much for your reply, Michelle!
I will definitely give your suggestion a try. As I’ve been researching methods for turning, I found some turning tubes for dollmaking, I’m not sure those will keep the fur intact but I’ll give those a try, too.