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Caterpillar Phil softie pattern

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Caterpillar Phil softie pattern
Caterpillar Phil softie pattern
Caterpillar Phil softie pattern
Caterpillar Phil softie pattern
Caterpillar Phil softie pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • how to use your sewing machine - basics

Pattern Description:

Meet Phil - the friendly caterpillar.

Doesn't he have a sweet smile?

All those joints between his segments allow him to bend nicely for fun play. And they use a nifty (and easy) technique!

His embroidered face is safe for even the youngest babies. Add a bell or a rattle to his face segment when you stuff him for even more baby fun.

Or add a rattle to his tail and turn him into a friendly rattlesnake. :-) You're the maker - you decide!

What You Get

Full-sized pattern pieces - no enlarging needed.
Detailed instructions with loads of large, step-by-step photos. You'll never feel lost or wonder if you're doing things right.
Links to videos teaching you every skill you'll need to make him.

What You Need

1/4 yard fabric for the body
scraps of fabric for the face and antennae
embroidery thread for the face
stuffing (I like Fairfield brand Soft Touch Poly-fil Supreme Fiberfill)
a few hours


13 inches long (though you can easily add or subtract segments to make yours longer or shorter)
2 3/4 inches tall (not counting the antennae)

See the final photo for a picture of a customer-made Phil with an actual kid for scale. :-)


He's very easy to make, but the nifty joint technique is going to be new to most beginners. Yay! New skills!

As soon as payment is received you'll receive a link to download the pattern. Instant gratification!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13 inches long


  • 1/4 yard fabric
  • scraps for face and antennae
  • embroidery thread
  • stuffing
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Wendi Gratz on
high in the mountains of North Carolina
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I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to ...

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