Shelly 25cm Steiff-Schulte Mohair 5-Way Jointed Tortoise Kit

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ZAR 440.00

Shelly's kit will enable you to create this 5-way jointed, Seychellois-inspired, Steiff-Schulte mohair tortoise.

Stylish Shelly, in her bucket hat, is a 5-way jointed Steiff Schulte Seychellois-inspired tortoise, and proudly displays the colourful embroidered applique detail on her shell.

Designed by Dianne Sturgess


25 cm

Skill Level

Advanced (See Skill Level explanation page)

Intermediate sewing and bearmaking skills/experience required.

Kit Includes


Step-by-step instructions, pattern sheet and photo.

  • Short, sparse, 10mm pile Steiff-Schulte mohair - sized 50 cm x 23 cm.
  • Felt or Ultrasuede for paw/foot pads – sized 18 cm x 5 cm.
  • Felt for Shell - sized 14.5 cm x 29 cm.
  • Felt for Shell shapes -  three pieces sized 7 cm x 4 cm and one piece sized 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm.
  • Felt for Hat - sized 24cm x 16cm.
  • Felt for Hat flowers & leaves - sized 4 cm x 7cm flowers and 7 cm x 2.5 cm leaves.
  • Felt for Eyes - 2.5 cm x 4.5 cm white.
  • Ultrasuede for Eyelids - sized 2.5 cm x 11cm.

One pair 14 mm black glass eyes with loops

  • 10 x size 25 mmx 4 mm id fibre joint discs for the head & legs.
  • 4 x Slot-head screws, 4 x Lock-nuts and 8 x Washers for limb connections.
  • 1 x Cotter pin and 2 x washers for head and body connection.
  • 0.50 metre #5 Black Perle embroidery thread to embroider her nose & mouth.
  • 10 metres #5 Coloured Perle embroidery thread for her hat and shell embellishment
  • 0.50 metre #5 Coloured Perle or stranded embroidery thread for flower centres


  • Hollofibre filling is not included in the kit.
  • Glass beads are optional, to add weight.
  • Shelly is a collectable tortoise and not suitable for young children due to small parts.
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