In order to get better at sewing form, I started trying new mini projects, just small animals and I created patterns for them. These creatures have developed into a small business for me and my two employees and I have sold over 150 of them. I intend to sell many more at an upcoming convention.
Find more at Fleecimals.com.
This is Fleecimals in action at various conventions. We work hard to strategically organize our booth to give our customers a variety in what they see.
I have worked with my business manager on branding and creating a name for Fleecimals. We have business cards, tags, banners, posters and more.
Since growing my business, I translated all of my original paper patterns so that I can laser cut the fabric. This allows for a faster manufacturing time, as well as accuracy in pattern cutting.
The original Fleecimal was the octopus. We now have many colors and sizes and they are made by seamstress. Teaching another my technique helped to streamline the process.
Several of our plushies have function. I have designed Ouchie the octopus, this little bandaged octopi are filled with a special blend of rice that allows the user to put them in both the microwave or the freezer. I have also developed screen cleaning sting rays with a micro-fleece bottom, and we were the first to create a reversible octopus.
Since we started in 2016, we have developed various plushies which include, but are not limited to, elephants, cacti, squid, clams. fried eggs and avocados.