Hemostats are my absolute favorite tool for soft toy and doll making. I use them every single day and I couldn’t make softies without them.
Although they look like scissors, the blade is not sharp and is not used for cutting. Instead, it is used for grasping! Insert the forceps into a softie’s body and grasp the farthest extremity. The forceps can clamp closed so you get a good hold. Then gently pull the softie right side out. Then grasp tiny amounts of stuffing and use your forceps to push the stuffing into the softie’s body.
Once I began using hemostats my softie making took off because I was finally able to turn tiny sewn parts right side out without tearing them and I was able to stuff little fingers and toes! Once you begin using them you’ll agree – hemostats are a softie making tool you cannot live without!