Up next in my list of pattern poll winners was a seal plush! I thought it would be a good opportunity to make another simpler pattern that’s beginner friendly 💖 It’s similar to my previous shark, dolphin, and narwhal plush in construction. It has only 4 pattern pieces and very little hand sewing — so it comes together really fast!
Just like last month’s manta, I rated it a 2/10. It would be great for newbies to practice some new skills and see results right away. I found it was perfect for using long-pile minky, and creates a really fluffy seal. It also looks great in smooth minky too.
As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the eyes if you’re using a regular sewing machine or working by hand. A simple muzzle piece is available for this method, as tiny whiskers are difficult to sew with applique. Meanwhile the embroidery files available can make a more detailed muzzle with little whiskers. Everything is 4″ x 4″ hoop friendly, you’ll just need to rotate the fabric to make it fit.
I hope you all like it!