My name is Jennifer and I am the artist behind Handmade Stuffs. I have always been interested in exploring as many crafts and mediums as I can and in learning new things! As far back as I can remember I was making things, from cardboard forts to artwork to my own stuffed animals. Sewing is my favorite thing; I love taking a flat piece of fabric and turning into something cuddly or useful. Crafting is very cathartic for me, and I take a lot of pride in the things I make. I am mostly self-taught, figuring out techniques and methods from a number of sources and doing some experimenting on my own. I’ve also taken beginning and intermediate sewing at Fresno City College in California with a focus on apparel construction and have been sewing since the early 2000’s.
My goal is always a finished product that makes me smile, and I hope brings some happiness to others as well!
All my plush are made using original patterns that I have created, so you won’t find anything quite like them anywhere else. I machine sew each plush out of soft and cuddly anti-pill fleece and then stuff and assemble each by hand. I prefer fleece for its sturdiness, resistance to fraying, and soft texture. The plush may also feature soft cottons and cotton flannels for clothing, faux fur for selected hairstyles, and synthetic felt for small details. My plush are approximately 16″ tall and feature jointed arms and heads that turn. All the plush are stuffed firmly with all new polyester fiberfill so they are very huggable and squishy. The plush take anywhere from two to twelve hours or more to make, depending on how complicated it is and if drafting new patterns is required. You can check out a video of the process on my YouTube channel.
You can find my creations at various conventions and in my Etsy shop. Check out the Find Me! page for more details and browse the gallery for examples of what I may have for sale. You can also buy my designs on t-shirts, mugs, leggings, pillows, totes, notebooks, and more in my RedBubble shop or make your own items with fabric from my Spoonflower shop.
I also love to do custom work! If you’re interested in a custom plush toy, I’d be delighted to discuss options and pricing with you. Check out the Custom page for more information on pricing and policies and to send me a message!