Handmade Plush Toys

1061 Sales


Handmade Plush Toys

1061 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 29, 2016

Plush Engineer will be back soon!

Jessica Stern

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Jessica Stern


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jasmine Siefman

Jasmine Siefman on Feb 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Seller went out of her way to take care of my order. Thank you :)


Susan on Dec 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully designed and well made! Can't wait to see my daughter spot this under the tree Christmas morning!

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I made my first stuffed animal at the age of 5 with some scraps from one of my Mom's sewing projects and I was hooked. It was a raggedy little pink teddy bear with frayed edges and a face drawn on in blue ballpoint pen. I still have him.

I spent a lot of time in elementry school trying to sell my little plush creations to my classmates on the blacktop for a quarter and taking "The Pooh Craft Book" out at the library so I could make all of the toys.

In the late 90s I made clothes and accesories for beanie babies and sold them along side my Dad at beanie baby trading shows, often for a dollar.

Throughout High School I made my friends teddy bears for birthday presents and anything else I could sew.

In 2006 I stumbled upon Etsy and opened Dropkicktims Designs as a way to turn my hobby and love of plush toys into a side business while I earned my Bachelors Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

All items in the shop are the original designs. I hand draw all of my patterns, hand cut all of the fabric and I sew each one of the toys by hand with care and love.

Shop members
  • Jessica Stern

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Shipping, Founder

    I have a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University. Born and raised in New Jersey, I now live in Maryland where I design and sew plush toys while working full time as an Engineer and attending graduate school.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2016
Hi and thanks for checking out my Etsy shop! Take a look around, and then take home a new plush friend!

At this time Plush Engineer is not accepting ANY custom orders. Yes, you can still request an item in a different color then what is listed in the shop, or request to have plastic eyes replaced with felt ones. However, anything requiring the alteration of a pattern (making things bigger or smaller) or a brand new pattern cannot be done. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Plush Engineer is pleased to accept PayPal, Direct Checkout through Etsy, and Etsy Gift Cards!

If you wish to cancel your order, please contact me immediately so the item(s) can be returned to stock ASAP.

For international orders, if any fees/import taxes are added by your government, it is your responsibility to pay. Full value of merchandise will be declared on all customs forms.
The time it takes your order to ship out is noted in each listing. This will typically be 1-2 business days for ready to ship orders and 3-5 business days for made to order items.

All orders to the U.S. are shipped via USPS First Class Mail. Tracking numbers will be provided via e-mail shipping notification. The post office estimates 2-5 business days for arrival depending on location. If you would like to upgrade your shipping method, please contact me before placing an order.

International orders are shipped First Class International Mail via the USPS. Estimated time for arrival is 2-4 weeks but can take longer in rare circumstances. Limited tracking is included to countries which it is available to.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any problems what-so-ever with your purchase please contact me and give me a chance to fix it. Refunds and Exchanges will be considered and dealt with on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please be aware that I come from a Chihuahua friendly home. Josie is kept away from all supplies and finished products, but her crazy little hairs do find their way into everything. All orders are checked for her pesky little hairs before shipping, but if you are an allergy sufferer please keep this in mind.

Many items in my shop may contain choking hazards for small children such as safety eyes or beads. I do make my plush well and would not sell anything that I believe would not live up to my standards but items in my shop may not be appropriate for children under the age of 12.

Plush Engineer does NOT authorize re-sale through third party buyers. Bulk orders will be accepted for personal use, but not for re-sale.

All items come from a smoke free home.