Baby announcements are the perfect inspiration for custom plush animals. When a friend of mine recently shared her exciting news, I joined in the celebration by creating upcycled versions of our pets using a few old suits. My dog, a sassy Pomeranian named Tomatilla, became the foxy influence behind the fox plush animal, who together with my friend’s turtle, Clayton, creates a perfect pair of friends for her new baby girl.
A few sport coats in complementary colors create the fabric for this upcycled transformation. If you don’t have sport coats in your own closet, then try your friends, neighbors, or the closest thrift store. Sport coats that are stained or torn are still perfectly suitable for use. If you have more than one child to make these for, you’ll have plenty of fabric leftover to create several more stuffed animals.
The pattern provided in this project is for the fox. Check back on this site for the plush turtle, with a due date coming soon!