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In this instructable I'll teach you how to handsew your very own Robot plushie.

You know you want one!

Don't know how to sew? Not a problem. I can teach you!


Step 1: Shopping for supplies.

Picture of Shopping for supplies.

For this plushie, you will need:

  • 1/2 yard of yellow fleece (get more if you're nervous.)
  • yellow all-purpose thread to match fleece
  • sewing needles
  • nice scissors to cut the fleece
  • a felt tip pen for marking out the pattern (a sharpie, if nothing else.)
  • pins for pinning the pieces together
  • fiberfill or another sort of stuffing
  • patience
  • felt for decoration/features - I chose red, yellow, gray and black.
  • embroidery needle and yellow embroidery floss.
  • Fabri-Tac fabric glue
  • optional - a bit of cardboard to reinforce the butt.
  • a nice, comfortable place to sit.

If you're unsure about what any of these are, please ask.

printrbot9328 months ago
I commend you for answering questions 6 years after posting most authors don't do that..verry cool!
SparkySolar9 months ago

Sorry I forgot to ask, How tall is he?

jessyratfink (author)  SparkySolar9 months ago

He's around 10 inches, I think! :D

SparkySolar9 months ago

As soon as I can go out, I am going to get some felt.

I sew by hand at the moment, mainly repairing.

Stuck in the house. Thank you so much for making this instrtructibl e

Conalo made it!1 year ago

It's a great tutorial for beginners. And with it, a good start to create more plushes. Thanks to this one, I even created another one. Ain't that good, but still extremely adorable. ^w^

Thank you SO much for this instructable! It was so fun to make it. ^^

Keep being great!

amonj021 year ago
Cooknteach2 years ago
Do you think I could use boning to make him square?
HollyMann2 years ago
So cute!!!
craftpro2 years ago
this is so cool! i don't know if i have the patience though!!!
ginga27783 years ago
Very cool Im going to give it a go!
pivana3 years ago
I am making one right away! Congrats Jessy! Supercool!
Celine11074 years ago
Awww cute! If only I had that skill LOL
djsures4 years ago
Can you build me one? :) JK I bet you get asked that a lot!!! He's absolutely wicked. My robots need a plush toy company lol. I wish i had sewing skills right about now
CameronSS4 years ago
I got most of this guy done in a late-night sewing session with my sister last Christmas, and then never quite finished. All of the embellishments are sewn on, I didn't trust fabric glue in the long run. The wheels are stuffed gray felt, I'm planning on sewing hubs on once I find some white felt.

This was a great project for teaching me to sew. I'd never done anything more complicated than a button before this. Yay for learning new skills!

Here he is chilling in front of the 1992-1994 NatGeos with his new pals Pilot Bear and the TARDIS.
jessyratfink (author)  CameronSS4 years ago
He is beautiful!!! :D
you should sell these
:D Thanks! I rather like him sitting on that shelf, he's smiling happily at me anywhere I go in my bedroom.
After all these years I still want one.
That one, specifically, because my sewing skills are weak.
Screamo4 years ago
Best instructables robot toy/plushie i have seen :)
zachninme6 years ago
I think you broke the ratings... it only says 4,105. I think you went over the upper limit! :P
jessyratfink (author)  zachninme6 years ago
I wish I had. But no! Wall-E is still beating me. The jerk. :P
Come on now.. 4mem8 is a great guy, but at least you finished yours and we are still finalizing the program for the Wall-E. But I think my Elvinator Project still has the most instruction on the site and I'll be adding to it very soon. Oh by the way I love your robot! or is it you I'm talking about haha just kidding. Jax
jessyratfink (author)  GWJax6 years ago
The jerk bit was only in jest. ;) The Wall-E ible is actually quite amazing. I can see why it's rated so high!
Yeah, saskview has (currently) the best instructable on the site!
I know it was, I just wanted to bust your bubble a bit. We do this all the time in good fun, so don't think we are mad or anything like that.. Like I said it's all in good fun and soon you will over take the Wall-E ible and be the Queen of views. Jax
MirandaC GWJax6 years ago
Thank you so much for this instructable! I learned so much from it & had loads of fun :). This is my adaptation of the plushie. Mr. Coffee (as I will call him) is actually a star in the Wrigley's Extra Commercial found in Australia (Link found here: http://www.atwinthing.com/extradouble.html ). The artistic concept was created by (one of my favorite artists) Morten Rowley of Munkmotion™ (If you ever read this Morten, ty & <3!) (Conceptual link found here: http://www.munkmotion.com/ver4/projectsPage.php?id=00003&img=00050 )
Mr.Coffee Lounge.jpg
jessyratfink (author)  MirandaC6 years ago
Awww, that's so cute! You did a great job! :D
was your instructable the highest rated instructable on instructables?
jessyratfink (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
Nope, I never got above Wall-E since it came before this one. But maybe one day. :D
Maybe... At least you are the second highest...
jessyratfink (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
Pfft. Your plasma speaker is doing well! I need to take a picture while I'm still in second, haha!
Nope... My plasma speaker is doing very bad... :-( It has ratings of 3.89 now... And look on the ratings list, you will be very surprised...
jessyratfink (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
What in the world is going on with the ratings? All of the ones that were the highest rated are still there, but now I'm #1, and there are four K-Nex instructables after mine, and then Wall-E and the Butler Robot, etc. Very, very weird. You were #3 just yesterday!
The site was probably hacked...
But it is all fixed now. :-)

I think that was the strangest thing I ever saw on instructables... (I have seen other less strange things on instructables.)
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Kaiven Plasmana6 years ago
I think I have an image of one of my ibles that are wierd... Lemme look. Found it. Sorry if my image is large, haven't seen it and don't know if it's edited
Plasmana Kaiven6 years ago
Holy s***! That is really weird...
Kaiven Plasmana6 years ago
Yeah. Me no comprehndo. It messed up the page too because numbers were going off screen.
Plasmana Kaiven6 years ago
Haha, yeah...
Now I need to learn how to sew even remotely well so he won't look like Frankenstein monster... :)

Nice (informative and cute and cool) project.
knex_mepalm6 years ago
AWW! So cute!
2high6 years ago
super cute :)
SUPER WICKED! One of the BEST instructibles yet!
jessyratfink (author)  Applejuice116 years ago
Thank you! :D
Plasmana6 years ago
Okay, your instructable is the second highest rated... (Again) :-)
JesusFreke6 years ago
Very cute! (oh, yeah. the robot too :D)
Fasteners6 years ago
Awwwwww :-)
sakimoto6 years ago
I don't know about the robot, but the girl is pretty!
I'm pretty sure she is that girl from the TV show Blossom all growed up.
evix6 years ago
She makes the robot less cute... In direct comparison.
Swwet Fancy Moses Magicpocket! You are cute, can we date? Has that ever, ever, ever worked for you? Besides, just on account a she is cute don't mean she is not one of them there people that seems all cute and cuddly but really lures you away with adorable robot plushies and then steals your soul to put into some sort of soul potion; or something. Maybe we need a dating instructable? Now the plushie... She looks pretty harmless, is she avaliable?
magicpocket6 years ago
You are cute, can we date?
I am SO going to make one Instructables rules!!!
oh, oops 5 Stars
this so needs to go into the book .mostly to show not everyone here is just a geek that likes to blow up stuff (Plausible deniability ) you rock girl keep up good work :)
jessyratfink (author)  bikerbob20057 years ago
Haha, I don't know, I have both of those things going for me. I just enjoy other things as well. But thanks! :D
dont take this the wrong way but... u r HOT!
Rye2121 Rye21217 years ago
lol i gave u 5 stars because ur hot...!
true dat ( not in the stalker type way lol)
u huh
i meant to say : uh huh. like yes. or yeah
your' hot not you the girl:)
well, mind you manners, young man! not everyone needs to know your opinions!

I was going to put a clever little agreement down here, but I couldn't think of one.
mrbox6 years ago
LOL at the face what a great expression, its like YAY!
would cotton wool work for stuffing?
jessyratfink (author)  originalwynne6 years ago
Yeah, definitely. :)
dvnfntn6 years ago
this thing is awesome im going to make one for all of my friends and they will be great for birthdays, christmas etc.
An addition to my other comment.. EVER!!!!!!!!!!
jessyratfink (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
munchman6 years ago
This is awesome! Definitely making one of these
Plasmana7 years ago
Wow! I really like it! I would really want one!
But I suck at sewing. :( I am only very good using a soldering iron.
R4Man187 years ago
You look like this girl I went to HS with and you sew really well. It would take me forever to do that.
codongolev7 years ago
comfortable place to sew..... and a cat. comfortable place to sew a cat. wait, what?
codongolev7 years ago

hm... um... *cough* I mean... um.... that's pretty cool.


but seriously, aww.....
5Volt7 years ago
Molto bello ! Brava. A.
twisted 5Volt7 years ago
thats' pretty awsome.... i want one. .. ahha
AWW! This is so adorable! I think I'll have to make one. Two cute dolls in the first picture!!! You rock, and I love all of your instructables! Keep 'em coming. :)
Nekro7 years ago
Jeje! Esta muy lindo! Tanto el plushie como la que lo realizó xD Felicitaciones, muy buen instructable!
Buen Camino!
SoapyHollow7 years ago
Wow! This is SO cool! I'm gonna buy fabric tomorrow and make one for Igor! Thanks for great instructions and pattern.
jessyratfink (author)  SoapyHollow7 years ago
You're welcome. Let me know how it turns out! :)
mahi167 years ago
u both hav same smile
LOL!!! That's true. I never noticed that...
guyfrom7up7 years ago
congrats, this is rated 4th highest out of all instructables
A tad rotund, but...

puffyfluff7 years ago
Finally. Now you and GorillazMiko will stop fighting.
jessyratfink (author)  puffyfluff7 years ago
We weren't fighting, he just really really really wanted the plushie. :P
And unfortunately I couldn't go to the HQ... *cries*
What? I'm confused.
If I went to the HQ when she was interning, she was going to give me the plushie.
Oh... I feel sorry for you.

Note: She gave you instructions-just make one!
I suck at sewing. ;]
Don't worry. I do too.
I could tell.
Whoa! HOORAY! Congrats! Nice to meet you, roboplush! I think you'll enjoy this website very much... for the most part ;) Now.... I think we need a ladybot for roboplush :D
jessyratfink (author)  T3h_Muffinator7 years ago
I think I should make a pink one. BEST IDEA EVER
DO IT!!!! Maybe make one with a KFC helmet too...
jessyratfink (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
I do want to make him some little accessories. When I was in the craft store yesterday I almost bought pink fleece and more felt but then I realized I had come in on a mission and I needed to look for metal sheets. :P Maybe another day, haha.
I thought you broke your toe. :O
jessyratfink (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
I have a problem with staying still for long amounts of time. I hate being cooped up in the apartment. I'm hobbling but mobile!
jessyratfink (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
I don't like driving. Driving is awful. :P
Darkshot7 years ago
The best Instructable. Ever.
finfan77 years ago
I am surprised that the crew has not already found a company to make and sell these.
tech-king7 years ago
soo cute. i want one. but i have too many projects going on now to start another. maybe later..
carpespasm7 years ago
I'm not sure if the instructabot or jessyratfink is cuter.
thats true.
piper12347 years ago
this are the moments I'd like to be a. instructable robot :P hehehe
yeah... lucky lil doll....
and of course is a very well explained and cute instructy ;) thanks
Flumpkins7 years ago
I want one. I'll ask my mom to make one LOL. Jk...
puffyfluff7 years ago
I have to say it again. I am astounded. This is AWESOME!
jessyratfink (author)  puffyfluff7 years ago
Thank you very much. :D
You're welcome! It is very cool.
fwjs287 years ago
im a guy and i could sew it...thats how easy it was...although i put mine on a diet and put a piece of cardboard and folded into a box and put it in his head...+5
What, what, what?! I leave for a week, and the next thing you know the robot plushie is done! Yay!
jessyratfink (author)  Lithium Rain7 years ago
So when shall I be expecting pictures of yours, then? ;)
Doctor What7 years ago
Organic soymilk? That's the only thing wrong with this ible. It's just lovely!
jessyratfink (author)  Doctor What7 years ago
I can't drink regular milk because my stomach thinks "regular milk" translates roughly into "projectile vomiting is awesome!" Soy milk tastes and smells better, anyway. :D
whatsisface7 years ago
Picture 2 proves that the robot was one of the "Couple of guys that were up to no good". Bel Aired.
I love it. You should add it to the book contest. I'll vote.
It's already entered. :)
I've already voted for it ;-)
lawizeg7 years ago
The will smith bookmark looks hilarious. Nice i'ble btw.
I3uckwheat7 years ago
Keith-Kid7 years ago
uguy7 years ago
Jessy, Awesome, very well done robot and instructable. Thanks for sharing.*****
Goodhart7 years ago
Other then missing his wheels and antennae, he is wonderful. ;-) I guess "plushie wheels" would have been pretty difficult, eh?
jessyratfink (author)  Goodhart7 years ago
Not difficult, I was just running out of time. And I was thinking of using pipe cleaners for the antennae, but I didn't have any lying around. :P
Spiky antennae would not be good on a cuddly plushie.
jessyratfink (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
That's true - but considering mine will need to be kept high and out of little kitty paws it would work! I probably won't be hugging him while I sleep for fear of Didi molesting him and ripping his face off. :P
Kiteman7 years ago
Oh, that is well worth the wait.

You have so got to make that first/last photo your new avatar!

(my first +5 in a long time)

jessyratfink (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
Yay! I hope the boys like him. :D And yeah, I think i will make it my avatar. Good idea!
I'm full of them ;-)
jessyratfink (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
And modest to boot! ;)
Them? Did I type them? Sorry, I meant it.
The Jamalam7 years ago
yay, it looks so life like! 5 stars
Awesome! Great job and sweet as instructable.
jm1217 years ago
=SMART=7 years ago
WOW Fantastic, i love it He looks very happy :P Dont let him see the pictures of his insides :D 5*
canida7 years ago
Oh my.
jessyratfink (author)  canida7 years ago
I can give him pasties if you like. :D
acaz93 canida7 years ago


+5/5 stars.
(added to favorites)


Bravo! Bravo!
Sunbanks7 years ago
Yay! I can't wait to make one!!
Yay Jessy! great job the robot has successfully been plusherized...
The fifth pic or exhausted looks more like posing for the ladies... or he is posing as a lady...
puffyfluff7 years ago
Totally awesome, by the way. I am going to make one of these when I get the time.
Lego man7 years ago
He looks more like The Robots son, or the robot on a diet, maybe even young robot but no matter what it looks like... IT IS AWESOME!!!!
I must say, a little rotund, but otherwise....


n8man7 years ago
Someone Feature This!
zachninme n8man7 years ago
It already has!
n8man zachninme7 years ago
I think they featured this while I was looking at it.
Thornburg7 years ago
Very nice job, I saw you talking about this earlier in the forums. Very funny and favorited.
zachninme7 years ago
OMG SO CUTE!!! You finally did it!!! Who will be the first to duplicate it!?
jessyratfink (author)  zachninme7 years ago
I hope it ends up being about 20 people at once! :D
Wow, I guess I got lucky on the timing. I come home, hop online & look @ my feeds to see this staring at me, and I got to totally 1st p0st!
randofo7 years ago
It's alive!
jessyratfink (author)  randofo7 years ago
Alive and minglin'.
Awww! I like the third photo most!
jessyratfink (author)  Weissensteinburg7 years ago
For some reason I find that one really funny.
He looks chubby =]
bumpus7 years ago


This looks awesome!
jessyratfink (author)  bumpus7 years ago
Thank you sir. :)
Awww! I love the fourth photo!