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  • Duffy's "Belly Button"?

    can anyone tell me where Duffy's "belly button" (fill hole) is for the 30' tall bear?

    I have one with a detached eye stem. the outer eye broke off of the stem and fastener.

    I finally got around to buying a "transplant". in order to complete the operation I need to have an opening to remove the broken part and put in the new fastener.

    I figured the way to do it with the least amount of trauma would be to reopen the fill hole. typically that would be around the middle or lower back. I have been looking around for hand stitching for the closure but so far I have not found any.

  • #2
    I have not opened a Duffy Bear plush myself but I have been told that the 17" DisneyParks Duffy and the S sized TDS Duffy have a back seam that serves as a good entry point for this kind of procedure. I hear and see pictures of people opening these bears most often at the back of the neck, although I did see a YouTube video recently where someone went in a bit below the neck area. I feel like there may be pictures posted in the sewing topic here somewhere but I really don't know where to begin looking.

    It sounds like you have a good instinct for this already and I wish you and Duffy the best of luck with this and a speedy repair and recovery!! 💕❤️🧸
    Last edited by shellie may; 05-11-2019, 02:27 PM.

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    • #3
      finally got around to scheduling the operation.

      pre-op

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      post-op, never noticed that his nose was crooked. the transplant is slightly lighter than the other eye. I didn't take any pictures of the seam. all that would have been seen is brown fur. I decided to go in through the back of his head behind the right ear.

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      "detached" retina

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      transplant

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      • #4
        Yay!! Amazing!!! I'm glad the operation was such a success!!! 💕❤️💕❤️🧸

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