With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I took inspiration from one of my mom’s favorite animals for creating my latest plush design. She loves raccoons, and I’m sure she would have one as a pet if she if could (I think I get my obsession with animals from her 😉). I made a raccoon last year, but I wanted to share a pattern that was a bit more user-friendly. Scrabbles the Raccoon free sewing pattern is easy to sew and is available in two sizes!
The pattern comes with two options for the raccoon face stripes. Forehead option 1, which is what I sewed for this tutorial, comes with a white band. Option 2 is slightly easier to sew but is just as cute!
Fabric colors are only suggestions. Feel free to switch them up! Make a brown raccoon or give your raccoon dark arms, legs, and ears to match the eye band!
To make the full-size raccoon you’ll need:
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If you sew your raccoon with natural fleece, I recommend using a 90/14 ball point needle; and if you sew with organic cotton thread, I recommend making your final stitch a stretch stitch (a stretch stitch is fairly permanent, so baste first when needed).
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Print pattern at 100%. Use card stock for detailed pieces like the forehead on page 4 of the PDF. (See a tutorial on printing and assembling patterns here.)
Line up arrows with grainline/nap direction of fabric. Trace all pieces (except the tail) and transfer all markings.
For the tail stripes, cut a 1.5″ x 8″ and a 2.5 x 8″ strip from both the light and dark fabrics for a total of 4 strips.
Make sure you have your eye and nose positions marked on the right side of the fabric. At this point, you can make the eyes and nose, or you can wait until after stuffing. I like to wait until then end so I can needle sculpt the eyes.
There are a number of options for the eyes and nose:
Tiny Scrabbles can be sewn entirely by hand or using a combination of machine-stitching and hand-stitching. The tiny raccoon is made using the same instructions as the large version with a few exceptions:
If you’d like to try sewing a raccoon with organic fabric, I have fabric kits available with just the right amount of hand-dyed organic fabric to complete the project. I also have Pick 2 Kits for sewing both a full-size and a tiny raccoon.
I’d love to see what you make! Share photos of your Scrabbles the Raccoon in my Fluffmonger Patterns group on Facebook!
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