Loose Joints

On some older vinyl dolls, the joints are loose and won't hold position. To make the joint snug again, slide some small rubber bands up the arm or leg and into the joint. This is what doll manufacturing companies did in the 50's and 60's to make the joints snug: they put a rubber band in the joints sometimes so the limbs would hold position. This method won't work on strung dolls.

This trick also works on modern dolls with the cloth bodies. Sometimes the arms and legs have a plastic joint inside the cloth body, so the arms and legs can be positioned. If the limbs are floppy and won't hold position, slide some rubber bands over the arm or leg and into the joint. This should firm them up so they will hold position properly.

Copyright (c) 2002, 2003 Cynthia Stevens All rights Reserved

Copyright (c) 2002, 2012 Cynthia Stevens All Rights Reserved