Hi everyone!
Up next on my pattern poll for this year is a request for an opossum! These are obviously very underrated little darlings and I couldn’t resist the urge to make them extra cute! They have big shining eyes with big ears, tiny fingers and toes, curly tails, and slightly longer snouts than I usually make. It was while I was designing it that I discovered the longer snouts make them not friendly to 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoop users. So I created a tiny version that is 4″ x 4″ friendly — in doing so I created a mama and baby opossum set!

So the pattern includes two sizes — the mama is about 7″ tall and the baby is about 30% smaller at 5″ tall. They both have the same construction, but slightly different pattern shapes. I found that the mama size looks especially nice in longer faux fur fabric 🤩 I used Shannon Luxury Shag for a really impressive result.

The forehead has a y-seam, and all of the arms and legs are sewn on by hand so you can make different poses. So with all that in mind I rated it a 4/10 in difficulty. As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the face if you’re using a regular sewing machine or working by hand. There are also embroidery files available if you have an embroidery machine. If you have a 5″ x 7″ hoop, you can sew the mama size quite easily, and if you have a 4″ x 4″ hoop, you can make the baby size.
I hope you all like it!

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20 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Opossum Plush”

  1. Thanks as always! Though I am wondering about using beads or ball buttons for their eyes. I love the beady eyes on my nightly visitors.

  2. Omg, so cute!! I don’t know if you take requests or not, but I was wondering if you could please do a kakapo parrot plush? They are my favorite animals, and I think they would make a really cute plush🥰

  3. Now I’m going to sound weird but can you make a huggy wuggy and kissy missy plush pattern? I mean they’re kinda easy but I think they would be extra cute if you made it

  4. Once again, your pattern is ADORABLE! Question: would you be able to use this head with the body of your standing anthro or doll plush?

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