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I am a plush pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I design patterns for stuffed animals from my home studio in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Sewing dolls and toys is my passion! I ...

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Head to Tail Bags

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Head to Tail Bags
Head to Tail Bags
Head to Tail Bags
Head to Tail Bags
Head to Tail Bags
Head to Tail Bags

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew two pieces right sides together
  • baste
  • ladder stitch
  • backstitch
  • whipstitch

Pattern Description:

Children love carrying around their special treasures! There's something magical about filling a little bag with toys, closing it up, and taking it with you for a walk or a trip to grandma's house. And it's especially fun when the bag is a treasure, too!

Sew these Head to Tail Bags for a child that you know and you'll be sure to bring a smile to their face. This sewing pattern includes four different designs: a lizard, a bear, a piggie, and a chick.

The pattern includes full-sized templates, step-by-step photos, and clear written instructions to make all four designs. You can print the pattern over and over again, making as many Head to Tail Bags as you'd like!

A perfect easy-to-make handmade gift for a birthday or holiday!


You can sell items made from this pattern as long as you follow these regulations:??

1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase.?
2. The items cannot be mass-produced. They must be made by hand, one at a time.?
3. Items must be made only by the individual who purchased the pattern.?
4. Credit is given to Abby Glassenberg as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and, if selling online, the listing (on Etsy, etc.) must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased.?
5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Abby Glassenberg on the item's tags and listings.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • the body of the bag is 6 inches x 6 inches


  • 1/4 yard of fleece for the bag
  • 1/4 yard of quilting cotton for the lining
  • fleece scraps for details
  • felt scraps for features
  • coordinating thread
  • a small handfull of polyester fiberfill stuffing
  • embroidery floss

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors for fabric
  • pins
  • embroidery needle
  • hand sewing needle
  • turning tool such as a chopstick
  • a disappearing fabric marker or chalk
  • optional: glue stick
  • optional: craft knife

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