Friday 19 July 2013

Sheldon the Dinosaur Plush DIY

For about a year now, my friends and I have adored the Sheldon the Dinosaur comic by Amburgered. Sheldon is a tiny dinosaur who thinks that he is a turtle, and uses an acorn for a shell. Whenever I know one of my very close friends, Abi, is feeling down, I make a point of finding a recent Sheldon comic and sending it to her to cheer her up.

I decided that, because of this love Abi and I share for Sheldon, I ought to make Abi a little Sheldon of her own.

If you want to make your own, here's how to do it:
  1. Download the pattern here.
  2. Sew your four leg pieces to the leg holes on the inside body.
  3. Sew the dart at the back of the inside body.
  4. Sew the two outside body pieces to either side of the inside body piece.
  5. Sew around the neck and head area and at the back, bottom area, making sure to leave a space for turning and stuffing.
  6. Turn the body right-side out. Put the safety eyes in on the face and stuff. Close your stuffing hole.
  7. Cut out your upper shell pattern.
  8. Hand-stitch your shell (right sides together) as close to the edge as possible. Add in a small scrap of felt in the centre of the shell as the acorn stalk.
  9. Stitch the upper shell to the shell base and stuff it.
  10. Paint small Xs onto the shell.
  11. Stitch the complete shell to the back of the body.
  12. Take your own little Sheldon on adventures with you! 

I'd love to know if you also read the Sheldon comics, or see if you make a Sheldon of your own, so please leave your comments below!

Thanks for reading!


  1. how cute is Sheldon! Thanks for sharing

  2. can you make a tutorial on how to make sheldon?

  3. Great work! Would you be able to upload a labelled version of the template though? I have no idea which pieces you're referring to in your instructions or how many of them I need to cut out!!!

    1. If I understand correctly: the circle and bottom most piece form the shell. You'll need two outer body pieces (top left), and 1 underbelly (top right). The remaining piece are the inner legs (x4), which attach to the underbelly and the outer body.

  4. Hi, I know that this is an old post but I need visuals. Could you make a video explaining that would be awesome. My sisters birthday is coming up and I would like to give her something hand made but I'm confussed. Thanks!