Tutorial for assembling a Blythe doll

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Assembling a Blythe doll involves putting together its various parts, including the head, body, arms, and legs. Here's a step-by-step tutorial for assembling a Blythe doll:

Materials Needed:

  1. Blythe doll parts (head, body, arms, legs)
  2. Screwdriver
  3. Replacement elastic cord (if re-stringing is needed)
  4. Scissors (if re-stringing is needed)


  1. Prepare the Doll Parts:

    • Lay out all the doll parts on a clean, flat surface.
    • Ensure that the body screws are removed if you need to attach the head.
  2. Attach the Head:

    • Hold the head over the neck hole of the body.
    • Align the peg inside the head with the hole in the neck socket of the body.
    • Gently push the head onto the body until it fits snugly in place.
    • If necessary, insert and tighten the screws to secure the head to the body using a screwdriver.
  3. String the Body (If Needed):

    • If the doll needs re-stringing, you'll need to replace the elastic cord inside the body.
    • Remove the screws holding the body together using a screwdriver.
    • Carefully remove the old elastic cord and discard it.
    • Cut a new length of replacement elastic cord slightly longer than the original cord.
    • Thread the new cord through the attachment points inside the body, following the original path.
    • Tie secure knots at each end of the cord and trim any excess.
    • Reassemble the body by screwing it back together.
  4. Attach the Arms and Legs:

    • Hold the arm or leg over the corresponding socket on the body.
    • Align the peg on the arm or leg with the hole in the socket.
    • Gently push the arm or leg into place until it fits snugly.
    • Repeat this process for the remaining arms and legs.
  5. Test the Doll's Poseability:

    • Once all the parts are assembled, gently move the doll's limbs to ensure they move freely and hold their position.
    • Adjust the tension of the elastic cord inside the body if necessary to achieve the desired poseability.
  6. Final Touches:

    • Ensure all screws are securely tightened.
    • Check that the doll's head is centered and aligned properly with the body.
    • Style the doll's hair, adjust any clothing or accessories, and customize as desired.

That's it! By following these steps, you can successfully assemble a Blythe doll and prepare it for display or play.

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