For the first free pattern of 2021, I wanted to knock out a classic animal that had been on my list for a while, a cute koala! It’s really about time I introduced an Australian native, since so many adorable animals come from there.
This one has a basic shape, similar to the Panda from August of last year. It has the typical big head and little body style I do. The arms and legs have optional claws, and the face has the iconic big nose. It also features big fluffy ears, which would work especially great with faux fur fabric.
The centers of the ears are sewn in a really tight curved seam, but you could also applique them instead. In addition, the arms and legs are sewn into the side seams, so that part of the instructions can get a little crowded. With all that in mind, I rated it a 3/10. It might feel like a 4 if you’re not used to the curved sewing though.
As always, the pattern comes with both applique templates if you’ve got a regular sewing machine or embroidery files if you have an embroidery machine 🙂 Everything fits 4″ x 4″ hoops, you’ll just need to rotate the fabric for the face to make it fit.
I hope you all like it!
33 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Koala Plush”
It’s sooo cute, can’t wait to finish by Baby Yoda plush (also by u) and get started on this one💕
Adorable! Thank you!
Thank you for another adorable pattern. Just wondering if you would ever consider doing a Ponyo type doll or a Haku stuffie
Thank you, I’m glad you like it! I’ll certainly add Ponyo to the list of suggestions 🙂 As for Haku, for now I’ve done a scarf version ♥
Ganz lieben Dank für die wunderschönen Schnittmuster. Meine Enkel lieben diese Stofftiere
This little guy is sooooo cute! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
Thank you! Love all your patterns.
it is sooooo cute. thank you for your time to design these
Too cute! Thank you
What type of fabric did you use on the lighter grey one? It looks so soft, I usually use the shannon smooth but man it would be nice to make a cuddly Koala!
The fluffier grey one is Shannon Luxe Cuddle Marble in cloud 🙂
Thanks! Now all I need to do is find a good place that will deliver in the UK.
Can’t wait to try it though!
Je veux bien le patron et la broderie
Very cute! This really reminds me of a koala toy I had as a kid. Thank you!
Gibt es die Anleitung auch auf deutsch
Leider nein 🙁 Die Anleitung ist derzeit nur in englischer Sprache
Your talent is amazing. He is absolutely adorable. Thank you for everything you do !
Out of more nerdy stuff, have you considered designing some Fall Guys? Just a thought, they’re cute too 🙂
Thanks so much for the suggestion!
This koala looks like the one I had as a child, well, long long time ago…but i can download the pattern.
would you be kind enough to help me, please?
Thank you very much
Hello! I’m sorry it’s giving you issues! Sometimes trying a different web browser might work :/ But here is also a direct link to the file if that helps:
I got a sewing machine last month, I found this page today and I’m absolutely appalled at the amount of resources and the detail of the tutorials on these free patterns. I would love to get one of your books signed by you.
I’m glad you found me, and thank you for the kind words! 😀 I hope you enjoy what’s to come in the future!
I’ve been following you for a while now and have tried several of your patterns always with gereat results.
I liked the form of the body and head of this koala, so I used it as a base for a Wooper plush, and it is amazing, soft, and huggable.
Oh wonderful! I’m so glad it worked out well for you 😀
oh, this is soooo cute! Thank you so much! Greetings from Germany!
This is so so so cute! Remind me of how we need to see a Stitch pattern from you! I think so many people would adore that, myself included! I began sewing plushes from your patterns and now I have become quite good for a 15 year old haha. Keep up the good work<3
Thank you so much! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the patterns ♥ And thank you for the suggestion as well 🙂
I was wondering, the koala looks really cute in the classic grey, but would it work in another colour? I am making my sister a little memento for Christmas, and she loves koalas! I do not have grey fabric to use for the body, only baby blue and light pink fleece. What do you think would look best with the white stomach? I can’t decide!
Thank you anyway for a GREAT pattern😁
I personally think it looks great in other colors! I did one of the tests in blue and you can see it here:
Thanks😁 This helps a lot!
How long would it take to make this project? Would I be able to do it in a single day?
It depends a lot upon your skill level and familiarity with the techniques. But most users I’ve talked with say it takes 1-2 hours for an expert and about 2 days for a beginner 😊