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About the designer

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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Roger the Pirate

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Roger the Pirate
Roger the Pirate
Roger the Pirate
Roger the Pirate
Roger the Pirate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sewing a straigth stitch on a sewing machine.
  • Basting.
  • Ladder stitch.
  • Sewing two pieces right sides together.
  • Backstitch.

Pattern Description:

Ahoy, Matey! Meet Roger the Pirate. He's ready for adventure on the high seas!

His skull and cross bones hat, eye patch, vest, and tall boots make Roger a very handsome (and fun) pirate. Here's a boy doll for the modern child! Best of all, Roger is a doll designed for real play by real kids! He's big enough to really hug and his design makes him durable and ready for hours of play.

The pattern includes:
-step-by-step photos guiding you as you sew
-easy to understand directions that are clear and concise
-links to articles and videos made just for you!
-full-sized templates you can print again and again to make lots of pirates!

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!

The Roger the Pirate pattern was designed by me, Abby Glassenberg, and is copyrighted 2014. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission.

Thank you!

Have a question about this pattern? Email me: abbyglassenberg [!at] comcast.net


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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished doll is 22" tall.


  • 1/3 yard of flesh colored fleece
  • ligth weight fusible interfacing, 10" x 10" square
  • 1/4 yard hair colored fleece
  • 1/4 yard red fleece for his shirt
  • 1/4 yard blue fleece for his pants
  • 1/4 yard black fleece for his hat, boots, and eye patch
  • 6" x 16" piece of black felt for his vest
  • white felt for the skull applique, 5" x 5" piece
  • black 1/8 inch ribbon for his eye patch, 12 inches
  • 1 pair 12mm safety eyes
  • red embroidery floss or Perle cotton
  • coordinating all-purpose thread
  • fiberfill stuffing, 9 ounces

You Will Also Need:

  • pins
  • scissors for cutting fabric
  • disappearing fabric marker or chalk
  • stuffing tool such as a chopstick or hemostat
  • embroidery needle