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
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!