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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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Sam the Dinosaur

from Abby Glassenberg Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Sam the Dinosaur
Sam the Dinosaur
Sam the Dinosaur
Sam the Dinosaur
Sam the Dinosaur
Sam the Dinosaur

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • baste
  • ladder stitch
  • sew two pieces right sides together
  • zigzag stitch on the sewing machine

Pattern Description:

Roar! Meet Sam the Dinosaur!

Sew this fun, friendly dinosaur as a gift for any dinosaur-loving child in your life. Sam is very cuddly and fun to play with. He's machine washable and very sturdy. I designed this toy for real play by real kids! Sewing Sam is a great way to spend an afternoon, either with a kid helper in the sewing room or on your own.

This listing is for a digital PDF sewing pattern. The templates are full-size and ready for you to print again and again. The instructions are written in easy to understand language and include clear photos at every step to guide you through the sewing.

Sam is 13 inches tall and 19 inches long. To make him you'll need:

-1/2 yard of fleece
-1/4 yard of felt
-felt scraps
-brown or black embroidery floss
-fiberfill stuffing, 11 ounces
-all-purpose thread
-a pair of 15mm safety eyes (I use these adorable eyes: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189493379/8-pack-of-adorable-15mm-safety-eyes-with?ref=shop_home_active_1)

I recommend this pattern for confident beginners. The instructions are written in easy to understand language and every step is accompanied by a clear photo to help you along.

This is an original sewing pattern by Abby Glassenberg. Copyright 2014. 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!


  • 1/2 yard of fleece for the body
  • 1/4 yard of felt for the spikes
  • scrap of felt for the spots
  • black or dark brown embroidery floss for the smile
  • fiberfill stuffing, 11 ounces
  • coordinating all-purpose thread
  • a pair of 15 mm safety eyes

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors for fabric and paper
  • pins
  • embroidery needle
  • washable glue stick
  • disappearing fabric marker or chalk
  • optional: awl for poking holes in the fabric for the eyes

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