Hug Me Slugs have love to give. Lots. And they’re always happy to give it.
Hug Me Slug stuffed banana slug plush toys are handmade by me, Elizabeth Ruffing.
Hug Me Slug stuffed animals are meant to be displayed, loved, played with, and most of all, hugged. Hug one, and you can’t help but feel their joy. Their smiles are pretty contagious too.
Hug Me Slug stuffed animals are created from my own original design and pattern. Their bodies are made of 100% poly fleece, which has been pre-washed and air dried.
They have a circle of coordinating 100% cotton or cotton blend quilting fabric, which has also been pre-washed, on their bottoms.
Each Hug Me Slug is hand signed on his or her bottom. That tickles!
My fleece Hug Me Slugs have hand-embroidered smiles, sewn with a needle and embroidery floss, to make a chain stitch.
Their eyes and hearts are sewn on by hand, using embroidery floss, to form a blanket stitch around their edges.
Their eyes have been custom-printed from my design, onto fleece, and individually sealed by hand with nontoxic Liquitex Fabric Medium.
Hug Me Slug plush toys are stuffed with polyester stuffing. A doll needle is used to carefully move their stuffing around to form their sluggy shapes.
Each Hug Me Slug stuffed banana slug comes out a little different. Some are a bit chubby, and others more svelte. Each one is unique.
Hug Me Slug plush toys are quirky, fun, unique gifts for people of all ages.
Hug Me Slugs have welcomed new babies, celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and all kinds of special occasions. They have also comforted and cheered people who needed someone to hug. Hug Me Slugs make great friends.
Hug Me Slugs are cute, sweet, whimsical additions to a baby’s nursery, a child’s bedroom, a college student’s dorm room, or any room in the house where you’d like to have a happy slug smiling back at you.
Photos of my 9-inch Hug Me Slug stuffed banana slugs in their homes, shared by their adopters.
If you have adopted one or more of my Hug Me Slugs, please send photos. I love to see them in their new homes!
Hug Me Slugs have been loved by babies. I’ve been told their eye stalks are nice for chewing.
They make excellent napping buddies and comfort toys.
My 9-inch fleece slugs are a good size for hugging and cuddling.
They are great companions on trips and walks.
Babies and toddlers find them captivating.
They are fun to look at and they make you laugh. They’ve cheered up people of all ages and make great gifts.
Tips for caring for your Hug Me Slug.
Hug Me Slugs plush toys may be gently spot cleaned, rinsed with cool water, and set out to air dry. I use a wash cloth, or a good-quality paper towel, with a small amount of soapy water, to gently wash spots on them, if needed. Then I use a wet cloth or paper towel to rinse the spot, or if necessary, I hold them under a running faucet to rinse the surface with cool water.
Hug Me Slug stuffed animals are carefully soft sculpted with a doll needle, to achieve their shape, and so I avoid putting them in a washing machine and I avoid squeezing them to remove excess water. I let them sit on a counter to air dry, with a towel under them, if there is any excess water. If they look like they would like some grooming, once they are dry, a toothbrush has worked nicely for me.
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