tasty portrait Stuffed Deep Sea Lobster Pattern

Kristen McQuillin made a plush kiwa hirsuta lobster, and a pattern so you can, too.

Inspired by the recently reported kiwa hirsuta lobster, I designed a plush toy. Although she’s not anatomically correct in every detail (PDF), I think she is an identifiable member of this new species.

For anyone interested in sewing one of their own, I’ve developed a pattern with instructions and released it under a Creative Commons license. I don’t recommend this project for people averse to hand-sewing or turning things inside out–there’s plenty of both involved. But it’s all simple sewing and assembly if you understand the basics of seaming and stuffing.

“Tasty” stuffed lobster pattern & instructions: 4 page A3 size 700 KB PDF
“Tasty” stuffed lobster pattern & instructions: 10 page Letter size, 1.1 MB PDF

Here’s a comparison of the plushy (top) and real deep sea lobster. (Thanks, Shannon!)

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becky stern headshot Stuffed Deep Sea Lobster Pattern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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