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.

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

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

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You can also leave it simple or add accessories.

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

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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.

Supplies:

  • 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:

Accessories

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!