No sew bendable elf on a shelf. For $1, and 5 minutes, I made our elf bendable. This is the no sew technique. I used a needle to stretch apart in between one stitch just enough to get the wire through. I folded the wire in half for strength. Then slid it in the opening. I did Not have to take apart the seems at the elbows or knees. Worked like a charm!