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Picture of Plushie Space Shuttle
Welcome to Virginia, Discovery!

The whole family went to go see OV-103 when she flew in this month (April, 2012) on the back of a 747. Completely awesome! I highly recommend it. Five stars.

I had orbiters on the brain all week, so the first thing I did on the weekend was to put together this plush space shuttle.  I had to wing it a bit, but it turned out just fine.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Consumables:
- Black fleece (1/2 a yard is fine, I usually just pick up the odds and ends from the remnants section of my local fleecery)
- White fleece (1/2 a yard here, too, ish)
- Black thread
- White thread
- 15" by 17" by 1/4" reusable foam Air Conditioner Filter (see the picture below, this worked great for the wings!)
- About 9 oz. of Polyfill (stuffing - you can buy it new like I did, or cannibalize an old pillow, I suppose)

Equipment:
- Sewing machine
- Scissors (A rotary cutter is even better!)
- Needle for hand sewing the last part
sunshiine1 year ago
Nice job! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is so cute! I could see this used in a lesson in a school as well, using liquid stich to put it goether. Note as lovely as sewing, but classroom friendly. Great 'able!
Phydeaux (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thanks! :-) I've never used liquid stitch, I'll have to check that out. It sounds like it would be great for putting on decals, too, you wouldn't have to worry so much about aligning them before putting together the major pieces.
It completely would! You will find it in any sewing section. Very handy.
Phydeaux (author) 2 years ago
Post Note: You could probably use 1/4" upholstery foam instead, I think it's essentially the same thing, and it'd probably be a bit cheaper (depending on where you get it). I just happened to have most of an unused air conditioner filter lying around.