I've have wanted to try to make a stuffed animal for a while now but I was always intimidated by the number of pattern pieces. I finally got around to it and the worst part wasn't the sewing but cutting out all the little pieces. I used a store bought pattern and I thought that the instructions were a bit lacking. At this point Ive sewn enough that between what instructions there were plus looking at the picture on the front of the pattern I was able to figure it out but I think it would be fairly hard for a new sewer.
If you would like your own, I have one available in my etsy shop.