Plastic eye and shaft
All these eyes have metal washers
Suitable for toys providing suitable fabric
is used and they are fitted correctly
Not suitable for under 3 year olds.
Comply with the relevant sections of EN-71 which can be
downloaded via the Info Link at the top of all main pages
Eyes are not available without washers, washers are not
available without eyes and we do not have any spares of either
All measurements below are approximate and in millimetres.
|Eye Size||Outside Dia.||Pupil||Shaft Length||Shaft Dia.||Washer Dia.|
|9||9||7 x 4||10||2||11|
|12||12||9 x 5||8||3||13|
|15||15||11 x 7||12||5||18|
|16.5||16.5||12 x 7||12||5||18|
|18||18||13 x 7||12||5||18|
Not all sizes below are available in Cats Eyes.
It is shown to give you an approximate guide
to the difference between various sizes
To download a basic picture of all sizes in a
PDF format please click HERE
You can use the PDF download to work out what size of eye
you need by cutting out the circles and putting on your toys.
You could also use it to size eyes that you already have. You
can make a gauge by printing it onto card and putting a hole
in the middle of each circle. You can then put the eye shaft
into the hole to see which circle the eye fits in.
HOW TO USE
Push shaft through fabric - you may need to make a small hole
Place washer on shaft with points away from the eye
Place a hollow tube or pipe on top of washer
Knock the washer down the spindle
You can push with your thumbs but make sure you do it evenly
Be careful not to bend the metal washer points
as that will effect the safety of the eye
Do not jiggle the washer once fitted as
that will effect the safety of the eye
Make sure the washer is right next to the
eye as that may effect the safety of the eye
Metal washers are less useful for thick fabrics
Please note - washer cannot be removed once fitted
Let us know if you use them for other things
If your eye does not look big enough for your toy,
try adding a circle of fabric behind the eye which is
slightly larger than the eye. Doesn't work on all toys
and eye colours but if you experiment with colour and
size of circle you may be surprised.