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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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Owl and Pussycat Play Set

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Owl and Pussycat Play Set
Owl and Pussycat Play Set
Owl and Pussycat Play Set
Owl and Pussycat Play Set

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • hand or machine stitching
  • ladder stitch by hand
  • basting
  • sewing two pieces right sides together

Pattern Description:

The famous poem by Edward Lear comes to life with this Owl and Pussycat set! This adorable pair sets sail in their pea green boat and the Owl is ready to serenade his love with a little felt guitar. Enjoy reciting the classic poem while you sew, and then play with, these characters.

This play set is easy to sew! The instructions are detailed and clear and the step-by-step photos guide you through from start to finish. This sewing pattern is suited for advanced beginners. This set can be sewn by hand or by machine.

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 Owl and Pussycat are 5" x 4" and the boat is 5" x 7".

To make this play set you'll need:
-scraps of felt
-scraps of quilting cotton
-a small piece of lightweight fusible interfacing to stiffen the boat
-fiberfill stuffing
-white embroidery floss
-coordinating thread

The Owl and the Pussycat 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:

  • Owl and Pussycat are 5" x 4" and boat is 5" x 7"


  • scraps of felt
  • scraps of quilting cotton
  • small piece of fusible interfacing
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • coordinating thread
  • white embroidery floss
  • optional: poly pellets

You Will Also Need:

  • disappearing fabric marker or chalk
  • pins
  • scissors for fabric
  • embroidery needle