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 ...
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 strive to make my patterns easy to follow by including step-by-step photos all along the way and writing clearly. My toys are clever and fun to sew. I think you're going to love making them! You are welcome to sell the toys made from my patterns!
Since 2005 I've been sharing my ideas on design, technique and the culture of craft through my blog (whileshenaps.typepad.com). I have a master's degree in education from Harvard and taught middle school social studies in Mississippi and Massachusetts before becoming a textile artist and the mother of three girls.
My daughters, now age 8, 6, and 18 months, are the happy recipients of all of her prototypes!
My first book, The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends To Make and Sew, was an ALA Booklist top ten craft book of 2011 and I have a new book coming out about soft toy design! It will be published by Lark in May of 2013.
Sew an animal rattle for a special baby and you're sure to get a big hug! This sewing pattern will show you have to make these super soft, adorable animal rattles! You get all three patterns in one: a bear, a bunny, and a puppy! The ring shaped body of these rattles makes them easy for baby to grasp and hold and the rattle inside the head keeps baby's attention. I'm a mom of three little girls and I know from experience that babies love these rattles!
Need a rattle insert? I sell them in packs of three in this listing right here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103111487/3-pack-of-rattle-inserts
The finished rattle is 6 inches x 4 inches and is machine washable.
Step-by-step photos and clear written directions help you each step of the way. You'll be able to make this sweet handmade baby gift with ease!
I sew these rattle with either fleece or cuddle fabrics like minky. You'll need less than 1/4 yard per rattle and will have some scraps leftover.
I like polyester fiberfill stuffing for baby toys because it's easy to find at fabric and craft stores, it's inexpensive and easy to work with, and it's machine washable.
To make these rattles you'll need basic sewing supplies such as a needle, all-purpose thread, pins, and scissors. I recommend machine sewing toys for babies for strong, sturdy seams, but careful hand-sewing is also an option.
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.