Over the past 5 years, I have been contemplating on whether or not I should take the big leap to make and sell my own plushie sewing pattern. I have always used other plush designer sewing patterns to make plushies and make modifications here and there. Don’t worry, I always credit the designer when I use their sewing patterns.
I tend to give excuses on why I haven’t made my own sewing patterns. Some can be, I think I am not good enough yet, or what if no one likes any of my designs, or I just don’t have the time. The list goes on and on. Basically, it boils down to; I wasn’t confident enough in myself to go to the next level.
Well, it took me 5 years to realize that no matter what happens, it is better to try than not try at all! You will never learn, improve your skills, or know what is good or bad if you don’t take the leap and just try!
I wish I can go back in time to tell my younger self, “You can do this! Don’t be discourage! You are only failing yourself for not trying.”
My ah-ha moment came when I started learning how to use procreate and adobe illustrator on my iPad Pro. I realized that I could sketch out my ideas and create sewing patterns using illustrator which in turn can make my sewing patterns and instructions look very professional! Not sure why this was my ah-ha moment and encouragement, but it was. LOL!
I use the Procreate App and Adobe Illustrator with this iPad Pro 2022 !
Don’t forget about the Apple Pencil! This is what I use to sketch on the iPad.
I started sketching out different ideas and concepts at this time, and my first thought was I need to make a fluffy bat plush. I had some faux fur and Shannon Cuddle Luxe Minky fabrics laying around, and it was calling to me to make something very fluffy.
After a lot of sketching and trial and error, I finally got to my final fluffy bat plush design! Do you want to see it? Here it is:
What do you all think? Isn’t it just adorable!?
At this point, my sewing pattern pieces were just sketches. Before I decided to take the time to fine tune the sewing pattern and make it pretty on adobe illustrator, I wanted to make start selling the fluffy bat plushies I make from the pattern I designed first. I wanted to reassure to myself, that there are people out there that would want to buy a physical fluffy bat plush I make and also others that will want to purchase the sewing pattern.
You would guess it, there was interest in the adorable fluffy bat plushies! As of today, when writing this blog post, I have sold 30 fluffy bat plushies! I also received many inquiries for the fluffy bat plush sewing pattern.
Here are some adorable examples of fluffy bat plushies I have made for customers:
Once I got this reassurance, I started working on making the sewing pattern more professional looking then writing and designing instructions on how to assemble the fluffy bat plush. Took a month or so to complete it, but it was totally worth it!
I am so happy that I finally took that huge leap and designed my own fluffy bat plush! As of today, 10 people have bought my fluffy bat sewing pattern! AAHHH!!! I am so happy and proud of myself! It is so rewarding that there are people out there who want to sew and make my cute, adorable bat plush design!
I am still learning, but I can’t wait to see what I create next!
Thank you all for stopping by!
P.S: if you like sewing your own plushies or love a variety of sewing projects, be sure to check out my favorite sewing tools I like to use all the time: Useful Sewing Tools for Beginners and Advanced Sewers! I list a variety of sewing tools that I wish I knew about when I first started sewing.
If you would like to purchase the fluffy bat sewing pattern, you can get it here:
If you do not want to make your own fluffy bat plush, then you can order a Made to Order one on my shop here: