If you are making plush toys at home you may select any fabric available like cotton, polyester, T/C, mohair, velvet, wool etc. But in modern toy productions most fabrics are made of polyester in a great variety of fibre length and thickness, constructions and colours.
Cutting of fabrics for samples is done by placing a pattern template on the back of the fabric and then the area to be cut will be marked with a pen. The fabric is now ready to be cut with a pair of scissors. For cutting of bulkfabrics we use an electric cutting mould (heat cutter) that is shaped according to the pattern template. The fabrics are then rolled onto a long cutting table with the pile facing down and the heat cutter is placed on the backing of the fabric and each panel is cut piece by piece.
In modern production all plush toys are stitched together on a sewing machine. The pieces of fabric are placed with the piles facing each other and the pieces are sewn together on the reverse side.
Embroidery can be done directly on the body fabric used to make the toy, but the fabric panels must be embroidered before
sewing. For stuffing we use 1st grade white virgin polyester fibres and PE pellets often referred to as beans, peas or rice. Excelsior (wood shavings), kapok and washed sheep wool was mostly used as stuffing in the early days of stuffed toy making.
After stuffing the small hole in the toy, which allows the stuffing to take place, is then sewn.
Most of our plush toys have been tested according to international safety standards, but the test must be specifically requested and paid for by the buyer. At the time you request a quotation please advise us which test you will require and we will include the costs in our prices.