-Edelweiss day custom blythe doll
Changing the eye strings on a Blythe doll can refresh its appearance and allow for smoother eye movement. Here's a guide on how to change Blythe doll eye strings:

Materials Needed:

  1. Replacement eye strings
  2. Tweezers or needle-nose pliers
  3. Small screwdriver
  4. Soft cloth or tissue


  1. Prepare the Workspace:

    • Find a clean, well-lit workspace where you can comfortably work on the doll without any distractions.
    • Lay out all the necessary materials within reach.
  2. Access the Eye Mechanism:

    • Gently lift the doll's scalp to expose the back of the eye mechanism.
    • Use a small screwdriver to carefully loosen and remove any screws holding the eye mechanism in place.
  3. Remove the Eye Mechanism:

    • Once the screws are removed, carefully lift out the eye mechanism from the doll's head.
    • Be mindful of any attached wires or connectors.
  4. Detach the Old Eye Strings:

    • Locate the eye string attachments on the eye mechanism.
    • Use tweezers or needle-nose pliers to carefully detach the old eye strings from the mechanism.
    • Take note of how the old strings are attached for reference when attaching the new ones.
  5. Attach the New Eye Strings:

    • Thread the replacement eye strings through the eye mechanism, following the same path as the old strings.
    • Use tweezers or needle-nose pliers to secure the new strings in place, ensuring they are tightly attached.
    • Double-check that the strings are properly aligned and free from any tangles.
  6. Reassemble the Eye Mechanism:

    • Once the new strings are attached, carefully reinsert the eye mechanism into the doll's head.
    • Use a small screwdriver to reattach any screws that were removed earlier, securing the mechanism in place.
  7. Test the Eye Movement:

    • Gently move the eye lever or pull the cord to test the movement of the new eye strings.
    • Ensure that the eyes move smoothly and without any obstruction.
    • Adjust the tension or alignment if necessary to achieve the desired eye movement.
  8. Final Touches:

    • Once you're satisfied with the replacement, carefully lower the doll's scalp back into place.
    • Use a soft cloth or tissue to gently clean any fingerprints or smudges from the doll's face or eye mechanism.

That's it! By following these steps, you can successfully change the eye strings on a Blythe doll and restore its functionality. Remember to handle the doll and its parts with care to avoid any damage during the process.

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