Floppy turtle plush toy

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I designed this plushie in homage to Joe Ledbetter's awesome Gamerita vinyl toy.

He is a fun project that requires a bit of confidence on a sewing machine, but the pictures should help you through the tricky bits!!

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Step 1: You will need:

Picture of You will need:
Buy the pattern here for $4.50

a) Fleece
b) felt
c) Stuffing
d) Black embroidery thread

e) Scissors
f) Marker pen
g) Pins
h) Funnel
i) Thread
j) Lentils or split peas, the finer the better.

Also: Thin cardboard to plastic, the lid of a large butter tub or a ceral box
  • 5 x 1/2 inch cone studs
  • Green PVC
  • Small black beads (i recommend ones slightly larger than seed beads or they make look too small)
  • 35mm plastic bear joint.
(I appreciate that these bits aren't stuff you've got laying about if you're not a big time sewer, i've put them together as a kit in my etsy shop. Contains pattern, swivel joint, cone studs, PVC fabric (for the shell) and black beads)

Buy the pattern here for $4.50

Step 2: Getting everything ready

Picture of Getting everything ready
1) Cut out your pattern

2) Mark out your pattern pieces onto your chosen fleece. Cut everything out.

3) Mark and cut out all your felt pieces, Black for the main eye, white for the highlights and a colour complementing your chosen fleece colour for the toes.

RQ5 years ago
I can't find the pattern on your sites
I love that you made kits for this one! 

The face on this little guy is just too cute. ^_^
alittlestranger (author)  jessyratfink5 years ago
i was going to do just a pattern, but all the extra bits would cost fortunes to buy, as you'd have to buy little packs of everything and have a bunch of useless bits left over afterwards. When i started out sewing as a kid i loved those plush kits you got in craft shops, and i wanted to bring that feeling with a grown up kind of vibe to these kits :D
They're so awesome! I'll have to learn how to sew now.
Doctor What5 years ago
Beyond cute.  I love your projects, ma'am.  They are by far some of the strangest, but sweetest projects I have seen.  I look forward to seeing more!