• cover listing
  • squirrel picnic
  • squirrel trio
  • Cover Image
  • squirrel with corn
  • Back cover image
  • Heart Trio of diversity squirrels
  • Page fan
  • rodent sunflowers
  • rodent with donut
  • rodent with pastry
  • squirrel giving sunflower
  • Squirrel Cuddle
  • squrrel with strawberry
  • tail of a squirrel
  • Dasie 2
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Bushy Bandit Squirrel Plushie Sewing Pattern and Tutorial DIGITAL PDF


Deceptively easy to make squirrel stuffed animal sewing pattern. Spark the imagination of a child while igniting your own creativity!


The cutest bandit around!

Imagination can take you Anywhere!

The Bushy Bandit will steal your heart.  He is luxuriously soft when made with minky. Other fabrics, such as fleece, also work well. 

This sewing project is suitable for an adventurous confident beginner since the there isn’t any complicated sewing and I walk you through each step with detailed instructions and photos to illustrate each step.  Your creativity is encouraged with variations to help you customize your stuffed animal. Variations can also help you plan for the skill level and time commitment of your project. 

A squirrel just has to hold something! The pattern includes an acorn and a heart pattern and below are some links to free tutorials to make a donut, strawberry and corn on the cob for your squirrel.  Not only are they fun accessories but they are a quick and easy sewing project to embellish your new woodland friend.  

  • Deceptively easy to make
  • Detailed  step by step instructions 
  • Photos accompany each step
  • Full size pattern pieces
  • Tips for best results
  • Variations included
  • PDF digital download, available instantly after purchase
  • List of vendors for various materials
  • Print only the pages you need, instructions can be followed on your computer or mobile device (or printed if desired)
  • Make them for a special child, event or even sell your finished plush
  • Prints on standard 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper.  

Experience Level Adventurous Beginner with Intermediate/Advanced Variations

Language: English

Measurements: US Standard Units

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Size When Complete

~7.5 inches tall

~5.5 inches wide

Make Extra Food For Your Squirrel

"Easy to follow pattern, ingenious way to create his tail. Love him!"
Samantha Gibson
"I absolutely love sewing stuffed animals-it's brought me such joy and smiles. This squirrel pattern is that perfect combination of realistic and adorable cuddle friend. The directions are clear-and I love how there are different options with detailed directions for construction. As well, such a variety of fabric options for different looks! I've made three so far and everyone had been ooo-ing and ahhhing over them. An amazing pattern, great for even a determined beginner "
Rebekah Homer
"What an awesome pattern for a cute little friend. Being new to sewing toys I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make something so cute but the instructions made it fairly easy. I had to reread a few steps over to completely understand but once I grasped the concept each step seemed to flow smoothly. It was extremely rewarding to see the end result and I was very proud I had just made such a cute little squirrel."
Dayna Seely
Why do you sew?
Do you love the sense of accomplishment? Do you find it relaxing? Do you value handmade heirlooms? Is it your happy place? Do you enjoy the creative expression?

Copyright and Terms

This pattern and tutorial is copyright protected.  It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part.  A full copyright statement is in the tutorial. You may make items from this pattern to sell on a small ‘home crafter’ scale.  I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any items sold.  This is detailed in the tutorial.  I greatly appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work into not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this pattern and tutorial.


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