Have you made a few knitted toys for friends, family, or even for yourself … and either over- or under-stuffed your creation? I’m guilty of that for sure. There’s nothing sadder than a deflated or limp stuffed animal.

Good news. KnitKnoodler over at Craft Stylish has written a great tip guide to ensure that you hard work doesn’t flatten out. Some highlights:

The first trick is to stuff it while you’re sewing it together.  Place the wrong sides of your finished knitted pieces together and use a mattress stitch to sew up…

Use your fingers to shape corners while sewing it together.  Your finished corners should be ever so slightly rounded, not squared-off with a point.  Stitch right up to a corner and pull your stitches tight.

And more!

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