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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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from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Duck

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a straigth stitch on your sewing machine.
  • Baste.
  • Ladder stitch.
  • Topstitch.
  • Sew a dart.

Pattern Description:

Sew a soft, cuddly duck for someone special. This huggable sofite duck is ready to attend your next tea party or snuggle up for a bedtime story. Add a dapper necktie or a pretty bow to make your duck extra fun. This pattern includes instructions for both accessories, and gives you the option of making eyes from felt or using a pair of safety eyes.

This PDF sewing pattern guides you along with step-by-step photos and easy to understand instructions. If you've sewn a few projects before you'll be able to sew a duck! The pattern templates are full-sized and ready for you to print at home and the instructions are straightforward. The finished duck is 10" tall.

This listing is for a digital PDF sewing pattern. It will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.

To make a duck you'll need:

-1/2 yard of white minky or fleece
-1/4 yard of yellow minky or fleece
-1/4 yard of quilting cotton for Lester's necktie OR a scrap of quilting cotton for Lily's bow
-coordinating thread
-scraps of black and white felt for the eyes OR 1 pair of 12 mm safety eyes
-optional: poly pellets to give the duck's body weight (poly pellets are sold in most craft stores)

The Duck pattern was designed by me, Abby Glassenberg, and is copyrighted 2013. 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:

  • The finished duck is 10 inches tall x 5 inches wide.


  • 1/2 yard of white minky or fleece
  • 1/4 yard of yellow minky or fleece
  • 1/4 yard of blue polka dotted quilting cotton for the necktie OR a scrap of pink striped quilting cotton for the bow
  • coordinating thread
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • scraps of black and white felt for the eyes
  • white embroidery floss for the highlights on the eyes
  • optional: poly pellets, the foot of an old pair of pantyhose, pin back or safety pin

You Will Also Need:

  • hand sewing needle
  • embroidery needle
  • stuffing tool such as a chopstick or hemostats
  • scissors for fabric
  • pins
  • chalk or a disappearing fabric marker
  • optional: craft knife for cutting slits in the fabric and craft glue for the eyes