Sloth Plush

One of my favorite projects that I made this year was a sloth plush! My students absolutely love making plushies, and as I am sure you have noticed sloths are HUGE right now.


I tried several different designs for the plush before coming up with this one.


I really like that you can hang the plush if you want to.


You can also leave it simple or add accessories.


Sewing with fur is a bit of a challenge, but they are so cuddly!


This project difficulty is about a 4/10 if working with fleece, and a 5/10 if working with fur. The project is time consuming since there are a lot of piece, and you have to add a seam allowance to some of the pieces. But the whole project could be completed by hand if you didn’t want to use a machine.


  • 7 x 48 inches Faux Fur or Fleece for body and legs
  • 4.5 x 18 inches of fleece for the face and claws
  • Scrap felt for face details
  • Two 16mm Safety Eyes (You could also use felt circles or buttons if you prefer)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Magnets, Velcro, or Snaps (optional)
  • Scrap fabric to cover magnets (optional)
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Poly-fil Stuffing

Helpful Tools:

Sloth Pattern Updated by learncreatesew

Sloth Cut Layout

Sloth Plush Instructions by learncreatsew

I hope to add instructions for accessories in upcoming posts.

Sloth Quick Overview:

Sloth Video Detailed Instructions PART 1:

Sloth Video Detailed Instructions PART 2:


When I made the sloth plush project I always intended for there to be accessories to go with it. So, here is the first! This a cute little backpack that is a great addition to the plush!

Visit the Sloth Backpack page for the free pattern and instructions!

7 thoughts on “Sloth Plush

  1. aceofcoffee says:

    Hello! I was wondering if we are allowed to sell the pluses we make with your pattern? Credit for the pattern would obviously be included (not selling the pattern! just the plushes made from the pattern) and it wouldn’t be for mass production.

    I was wondering because I wanted to make some sloths and sell them, but I wanted your permission first even tho I would credit you as I didn’t want to do it if your actually against stuffies made with your pattern being sold. I tried looking on your site to see if there is any specific rule or disclaimer for selling stuff but I couldn’t find it so looped back to here to ask!

    Thank you for reading this! I hope to hear from you soon!

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! Thank you for your question. Yes, you are more than welcome to sell any sloths you make! As long as you credit LearnCreateSew and they are made individually at home, that is just fine! I hope you enjoy the pattern! I wish you the best selling them 🙂

  2. Breanna says:

    I absolutely love this project! I have already made 2 sloths! thank you for making this free, and the instructions clear.

  3. Breanna says:

    Hi! I was wondering if we are able to copy and paste the pattern, not to sell it, but to shrink it so we could make baby sloths?

    • SewEvermore says:

      Hello! Thank you for asking. That is just fine. As long as the pattern is being used for personal use that is not a problem at all. Baby sloths would be adorable!

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