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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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Cute Critters

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Cute Critters
Cute Critters
Cute Critters
Cute Critters
Cute Critters
Cute Critters

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a straight stitch on the sewing machine
  • Ladder stitch
  • Baste by hand
  • Sew two pieces right sides together

Pattern Description:

Make these adorable Cute Critter animal pals with this PDF sewing pattern. Cute Critters can be made as little toys or you can turn them into key chains for a backpack or holiday ornaments for your tree.

This pattern includes an owl, a mouse, a fox, and a panda. All four animals are based on the same basic pattern pieces so once you've made one you'll be able to easily make them all.

A great DIY gift to create for a child, a friend, or to make for yourself!

This sewing pattern is perfect for beginners. It involves sewing a straight stitch on the sewing machine, basting, and some simple hand stitching.

To make the Cute Critters into key chains (perfect for a school backpack) add a 4-pack of keychain clips:


Like all of my patterns, this sewing pattern includes step-by-step photos, clear written instructions, and full-sized templates. This pattern also includes great tips on how to accurately cut felt. You'll be able to easily make critters just like in the photo!

The finished toys will be approximately 6 inches tall x 4 inches wide. To make one Cute Critter you'll need: felt scraps, some fiberfill stuffing, and coordinating thread.

The Cute Critters pattern was designed by me, Abby Glassenberg, and is copyrighted 2012. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission.


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.

Thank you!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6 inches x 4 inches


  • Felt scraps
  • FIberfill stuffing, 1 ounce
  • Coordinating thread
  • Optional: narrow ribbon, keychain hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Optional: craft glue, hole punch, freezer paper
  • Disappearing fabric marker or chalk

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