Reuben the Donkey Pattern


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Reuben the Donkey Pattern

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

Reuben stands 14 1/2 inches (37cms) tall which is pretty tall for a small bilingual donkey. Reuben has the cutest little removable jacket with button tabs on the back and the pocket. His little school satchel opens up to carry his treasures.

The boring (but necessary) bits:
You may sell items made from this pattern provided:
The item is made by you and you alone.
Items cannot be mass produced.
You give credit to the designer Jodie Carleton on either the swing tag attached to the item (for instance at a market) or in the item listing if you are selling online. This must include a direct link to where this pattern can be purchased.
Re-sale and/or distribution of pattern pieces and instructions is expressly prohibited.
This pattern Reuben the Donkey was designed by me, Jodie Carleton and is copyrighted 2013. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission.
If you have any questions please email me jodiericrac(AT)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx: 14 inches high


  • 1 fat quarter 100% cotton for donkey
  • 12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.5 cm ) black 100% wool felt for hoofs
  • 9 x 4 inches (23 x 10 cm) white 100% wool felt for face and ears
  • 12 x9 inches (30.5 x 23 cm) 100 % wool felt for coat
  • 12 x 4 inches (30.5 x 10 cm) for satchel
  • 2 x 10mm bar slides (the little slidey gizmo's on bra straps)
  • 3 x 3mm buttons for tabs
  • 3 x 4 mm shank buttons for coat
  • embroidery threads in Black
  • 4 x 24 mm four hole buttons for limbs
  • Doll needle
  • Hobbyfill

About Designer

About Designer

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by ricrac
Victoria, Australia
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I have been crafting ever since I can remember and have tried many many things. My passion is toy designing and thats where I spend most of my time (when not holding down the day-job). I design toys and bags, I teach adult and children's classes and blog at

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