Caterpillar and Butterfly Reversible Toy

from Abby Glassenberg Design

Caterpillar and Butterfly Reversible Toy Pattern


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Sewing: Caterpillar and Butterfly Reversible Toy
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basting
  • Topstitching
  • Basic softie construction

Pattern Description:

See that cute little green caterpillar? She has a secret! When you turn her inside out she transforms into a sparkly purple butterfly!

This clever softie is fun to make and fun to play with. And that "Wow!" moment when you first turn a her inside out and see the transformation is priceless!

This is the second in a series of reversible toy patterns I am designing. The first one was an egg that reverses into a cute yellow chick and is also available in my Craftsy pattern shop.

Check out my blog post to see an animation of the caterpillar/butterfly toy in action!


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:

  • 7 inches long by 2 1/4 inches tall


  • 1/4 yard each of magenta, purple and green fleece
  • scraps of white and black felt
  • 10 inches of cord or ribbon for antennae
  • 1/4 yard sparkly organza for wings
  • 12 inches of black and brown embroidery floss
  • craft glue (optional - for affixing the eyes)

You Will Also Need:

  • all-purpose thread in green and white
  • chalk for marking fabric
  • pins
  • scissors for fabric
  • hemostats, an awl, and a craft knife are optional

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 2 reviews)
JennaDancy on

Excellent Fun to make!  February 4, 2013

Easy to follow along, even though some of the sewing steps were somewhat challenging. I really liked the wings. I used snap-together eyes to save having to sew them (and I trust my kids not to bite them!)

My kids (ages 2 & 4) love the toy. My older one can change the caterpillar into a butterfly, but it takes more effort to get it back to a caterpillar. I wish there was some sort of closure along the bottom, but the kids don't seem to mind

Darling Design on

Excellent Super cute and fun toy  June 10, 2012

This is such a cute pattern. It is easy to make and does not take much time. My daughter has so much fun playing with it. She loves having the caterpillar turn into the butterfly and back again. Reversible toys are a great idea.

About Designer

About Designer

Abby Glassenberg on

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 ...

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