If you are making stuffed toys without one of these tools, you are doing it WRONG! :)
No, seriously....I was for a long time, and don't want you to make the same mistake.
Quick Turn Tool Fabric Tube Tuners (don't try to say that too many times fast!) are truly a Sewing Essential! I can't believe I ever got along without them. And they are an inexpensive notion, so certainly something worth adding to your creative tool box.
They make the process of turning small stuffed toy and doll parts a snap and are super simple to use too.
Simply, insert the blue straw-like tube into the open end of whatever fabric tube, or in this case "ear" you are ready to turn.
Press the point of the wooden dowel into the top of your tube or whatever piece you are trying to turn.
Continue to gently push it into the tube until the entire piece is turned....
....and coming out the other end.
Now, using the point on your wooden dowel, you can smooth the edges and corners of your newly turned fabric tube.....arm, leg, ear or whatever it is you are working on.
Working on my Ruby Lou dolls now, I'm especially LOVING this handy gadget for her skinny arms and legs.
This tool has REVOLUTIONIZED stuffed toy sewing for me! :)
Check out other tools I keep handy in my sewing room on the Sewing Essentials page at the top of the blog.