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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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Lovey Dovey Elephant, Penguin, Pig & Owl

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Lovey Dovey Elephant, Penguin, Pig & Owl
Lovey Dovey Elephant, Penguin, Pig & Owl
Lovey Dovey Elephant, Penguin, Pig & Owl
Lovey Dovey Elephant, Penguin, Pig & Owl
Lovey Dovey Elephant, Penguin, Pig & Owl
Lovey Dovey Elephant, Penguin, Pig & Owl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew two pieces right sides together
  • sew a straight stitch on a sewing machine
  • basic embroidery
  • basic hand-stitching

Pattern Description:

A sweet little animal face attached to a soft blankie body makes a perfect first toy for babies to hug and hold! This pattern gives you instructions to make adorable kitty, bear, bunny and puppy lovies that make great handmade gifts for new babies. Lovey Dovies are easy and quick to make and fun to customize. They are sure to be the star of your next baby shower!

Like all of my patterns, this sewing pattern includes step-by-step photos, written instructions, and templates. You'll be able to make a Lovey Dovey with ease! The finished toy will be approximately 11 inches tall x 8 inches wide.

This project comes together with just a little bit of fabric and a little bit of time, and the results are so adorable. I think you're going to love this toy!

This sewing pattern is best suited for advanced beginners who already know how to sew a straight stitch on their sewing machines, how to baste, and how to do some simple hand stitching. If you've made a softie or two before, you're ready for this pattern! I recommend using fleece for this project because it is soft, a bit stretchy, vibrantly colored, and inexpensive. Other fabrics may be substituted, but fleece is recommended.

The Lovey Dovey 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 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! Visit me on the web: www.whileshenaps.typepad.com

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11 inches x 8 inches


  • 1/4 yard fleece for the body (either light blue, white, pink, or brown)
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing, 3 ounces
  • Embroidery floss or Perle cotton in black
  • All-purpose thread (matching the fleece body color)
  • Extra-strong thread (matching the fleece body color)
  • Various scraps of fleece, felt, and quiting cotton depending on which animal you are making

You Will Also Need:

  • Chalk or a disappearing fabric marker
  • Fabric scissors
  • Craft knife or small embroidery scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Stuffing tool such as a chopstick or hemostat

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